The Upson-Lee Lady Knights' soccer team just can't figure out a way to beat the Spalding Jaguars.
Earlier this season the Lady Knights fell to the Jags 2-0, and their second attempt didn't turn out much better as they fell 5-1 Tuesday night in Griffin.
The Lady Knights seemed to have their problems with Spalding solved as sophomore Elizabeth Adams sprinted past two Spalding defenders and faked-out the Spalding keeper to give Upson-Lee a quick 1-0 lead with 29:31 left in the first half.
But it was all Jaguars after that.
Spalding tied the game three minutes later and then used their speed to pull away.
Spalding took its first lead of the game with 6:12 left in the first half, but even then the Lady Knights weren't out of it.
Upson-Lee missed a golden opportunity to tie the game with just under two minutes left to play in the opening half, and Spalding made them pay.
The Lady Jags scored 30 seconds after the Lady Knights' missed shot to take a 3-1 lead with 1:03 left in the first half.
Spalding scored two goals in the game's final 14 minutes to seal the win.
The loss knocks the Lady Knights' record to 7-3-2 on the season.
Monday afternoon, the Lady Knights used a high-octane offense and stingy defense to knock off region foe Jordan 12-0 in Columbus.
Jesse Larson led the Lady Knights' scoring attack with five goals while Kristin Ledford followed with three and Elizabeth Adams with two. Hailey Pope and Natalie Alverson also added one goal each in the win.
The Lady Knights return to action tonight as they host Northside-Columbus in a key region showdown at 5:30 p.m..
Tonight's game is also Senior Night for the Lady Knights with the festivities being held between the Lady Knights' and Knights' game.