Jay Compton|Daily News
Middlesboro freshman midfielder Mackenzie Smith makes a run between a pair of North Laurel defenders during action in Thursday’s match.
Lady Jacket junior defender Amber Ray gets her leg into a ball in the box to turn away a North Laurel shot attempt as MHS keeper Kayci Howerton looks on.
Middlesboro showed some improvement on the denfense end, but struggled to mount an offense Thursday in an 8-0 loss to the Lady Jags.
The Lady Jackets will host Claiborne, Tenn., on Tuesday.