The Shelby County boys’ soccer team gave visiting St. Xavier all it could handle Tuesday, but came up just short in a 2-1 loss.
The Rockets (No. 14, 0-1) dominated the first half, controlling the ball on the Tigers (No. 4, 1-0) and earning several shots on goal but came up empty until a penalty kick in the 37th minute.
Luis Cervantes was taken down by a St. X defender on the right side just inside the box.
Taylor Shaver took the kick and buried his shot inside the top right corner, giving the Rockets a 1-0 lead.