After Danville went up 1-0, Middlesboro came back to tie the game as Marina Hoe broke through the Lady Admiral defense to score with a left footer. Moments later, however, Danville's Molly Pittman took advantage of a loose ball in the goal box and scored to put her team up 2-1.
Just before the half the Lady Jackets almost tied it again when Hoe slipped past two defenders and hit a close-in shot that was barely deflected by the Danville goalkeeper. Follow-up shots by Sophie Robinson and then Natalie Dubin were stopped before the Lady Admirals cleared the ball upfield. The score remained 2-1 at the half.
The Lady Jackets played evenly in the midfield early in the second half, but Danville's reserve strength began to take a toll.
Middlesboro midfield playmaker Megan Mars left the game with an ankle injury 10 minutes into the half, and soon after Danville's Pittman knocked in her second goal of the day to increase the lead to 3-1.
Led by midfielders Shaleesha Coleman and Ashley Roark, the Lady Jackets played strong while trying to come back but the Lady Admirals added one more goal late in the game to complete the scoring for the day.
The defeat brought the Lady Jackets' record to 2-2 on the season.
The previous weekend they brought back the runner-up trophy in the Laura Petree Soccer Classic at Union County, Tenn.
The Lady Jackets put away David Crockett High School in the morning game by a score of 5-2 then came back for a blistering afternoon match and defeated Clinton, Tn. by a score of 2-0.
The two victories put the MHS girls in the championship game on Sunday against Chuckey-Doak from Greeneville, Tenn. The Lady Jackets lost in a very physical match by a score of 2-0 to settle for second place in the six-team tourney.
Marina Hoe and Sophie Robinson put in 3 goals apiece in the tournament and Megan Mars added one. Lady Jacket defender Jenny Powell was selected to the all-tournament team.
The Middlesboro girls team is scheduled to play another All A match at Somerset High School on Tuesday.