The Bowling Green girls' soccer team advanced to the state quarterfinals with a 1-0 win over Marshall County on Tuesday in the semistate round of the girls’ state soccer championships at the Bowling Green Soccer Complex.
No. 8 Bowling Green (23-3) survived four big scoring threats by the Lady Marshals before sophomore forward Erin Jones tallied the only score in the 63rd minute.
The Lady Purples will face unbeaten Oldham County, ranked fifth in the state, Saturday (time TBA) at Lafayette High School in Lexington.
Both teams finished with 10 shots on goal.
Marshall County (20-6) had three shots in the first 10 minutes hit off the post.
Two shots came off a corner kick in the eighth minute. The third shot came on a breakaway by Brittany Kimbro off a pass from Kayla Travis.
Bowling Green had three shots on goal midway through the first half, but couldn't break into the scoring column.
The Lady Marshals had another chance to score in the 53rd minute.
BG goalkeeper Keely Vincent was called for a foul after she made contact with a Marshall County player while clearing a loose ball.
Travis took an indirect kick from less than 10 feet out, with the shot hitting off the top of the post.
Jones broke the scoreless tie in the 63rd minute, taking a ball that deflected off a Marshall County defender and firing it over a diving save attempt by Allie Fiske.
The Lady Marshals had two chances to tie late, including a corner kick in the final seconds, but BG held on for its 18th shutout of the season. The Lady Purples have allowed one goal in six postseason games.
Vincent finished with six saves for Bowling Green.
— For more on Tuesday's game, check Wednesday's Daily News or visit bgdailynews.com