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Quintin Isenhower battles for position on a long ball.

LEBANON - It was a perfect night for the Lebanon boys soccer team on Wednesday night.

Not only did the Tigers get a 3-0 win over Christel House on Breast Cancer Awareness Night, but in the midst of a busy conference schedule, they were able to get some players some rest in the stretch run of the season.

"We were able to get some guys some rest tonight," Lebanon head coach Scott Milam said. "We have a few injuries and were able to get them some time so those don't linger for too much longer. The younger guys that came on did a good job and the levels didn't drop."

Christel House did a good job of thwarting the Tigers' attack for most of the game.

Ylljon Emerllahu put the Tigers up 1-0 in the first half, and the hosts didn't pull away until the final 10 minutes, when Quintin Isenhower and Wyatt Perdue added goals.

Milam said that while they would have preferred to put the game to bed earlier, he was happy with the way the team stuck with the gameplan.

"It took us a little longer than I hoped, but we did a good job of maintaining possession and that was our game the entire time," Milam said. "We just needed to put the ball in the back of the net, and once we finally did, it opened everything up and we could play more like ourselves."

The win added to what has been an impressive September for the Tigers.

After seeing a late lead slip away in a 4-3 loss to Frankfort on Aug. 30, the Tigers have won all six games in September.

In that span, Lebanon has scored 30 goals, while allowing just three with four shutouts.

"A lot of those games were in conference, and our guys are going 110 percent every game," Milam said. "After that Frankfort loss, we knew we had to win out if we were going to win conference, there was no other option. We have gotten on a streak, and hopefully we can continue that over the next couple of weeks. There have been some ups and downs, but we have found a way to pick up and find ways to win."

The Tigers have three games left in the regular season. 

They host Speedway on Saturday and Southmont on Tuesday, before traveling to Center Grove for the regular-season finale.

"We lost Kendrick Welty to injure, so we are trying to reconfigure our front and are working on getting everyone on the same page," Milam said. "That's taken a few games, and I think you saw that today, but we are getting there."

Girls Beat Frankfort

The Lebanon girls team topped Frankfort 3-1 on Wednesday night, getting all three goals in the first half.

Addison Lollar and Ava Lehmkuhler scored for the Tigers.

Will Willems is the Sports Editor of the Lebanon Reporter. Follow him on Twitter @Will_Willems.

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