A Blake Vivrette penalty kick midway through the second half lifted Caldwell County to a 2-1 victory at Hopkins County Central in 7th District soccer action on Tuesday.
The contest was tight all night.
Caldwell (1-1 overall, 1-0 district) took the lead in the 31st minute when Ethan Weatherspoon ran onto a pass from Blake Vivrette and chipped the ball past Hopkins Central keeper Trevor Weldon.
Weatherspoon then ran past Weldon and slid to put the ball in the net and give the Tigers a 1-0 lead.
Hopkins Central (1-3, 0-2) had the better scoring opportunities in the first half, but Caldwell got to the break with the one-goal lead.
The Storm drew even just after halftime.
Graham Foster headed in a corner kick from Julio Rivera-Mena to knot the game in the 45th minute.
Caldwell went back ahead in the 54th minute. After Grayden Miller was taken down in the penalty box, Vivrette knocked home the PK to give the Tigers their 2-1 advantage.
Caldwell dodged a couple of bullets late to get away with the district triumph.
Corbin Nichols made six saves in the Tiger net.
Caldwell faces a big challenge in the district on Thursday when it hosts defending 2nd Region champion Madisonville-North Hopkins at Butler Stadium in Princeton.
Hopkins Central plays at home again on Thursday when it faces Christian County.