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April 21, 2014

Ada girls soccer team defeats Madill

MADILL —    Amaris Smitherman and Taylor Hodges each tallied a goal as the Ada High School girls’ soccer team rolled to a 2-1 district victory over host Madill on Friday night.

   Smitherman scored inside the 18-yard penalty box and Hodges fired in an outstanding shot from 25 yards out for the Lady Cougars.

   “The offense played well by having some great touches. We beat Madill to everything and dominated most of the game. We kept the pressure on Madill’s defense the whole game and exploited them on several occasions,” said Ada head coach Cole Jones.

   Jones praised the play of goalkeeper Brooklyn Cupps and the defensive play of Kyler Gilliam and Mckenzie Sockey.

   “Brooklyn made several great saves. Gilliam and Sockey held the defensive line strong in the middle,” Jones said. “All of the girls played hard and had one of the best appearances yet on the season. Overall, it was a great win by some determined Ada soccer players. I’m very proud of how they worked and fought for the victory.”

   The next action for the Ada girls will be Tuesday at home against Chickasha at 5:30 p.m.

Wildcats shut out Cougs

   MADILL – Hopes for a playoff berth by the Ada High School boys soccer team were crushed Friday night as the Cougars dropped a 4-0 district decision to host Madill.

   Madill (7-4) tallied three early goals in the first 15 minutes of the contest off two breakaways and a set piece from 19 yards out.

   “The defense settled in with strong efforts from (Hunter) Ross, (Cedar) Easterling, (Justin) Latham and (Todd) Penick. They shut Madill down until four minutes to go in the game,” said Ada head coach Tom Morrison.

   The Cougars (4-6) had an early chance for a score with Chase Lott and Ruslan Hinson combining for a shot off the near post off a corner kick, but they just missed.

   “I was hoping for something good early. I thought that might be it,” Morrison said. “We faced a strong possession team with a lot on the line and came up short. The boys played well and fought hard all game, and I’m very proud of them.”

   Ada closes out the season at home against Chickasha at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

 

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