The Ada High girls soccer team started off slow but scored two second-half goals in a 3-0 shutout victory over McLoud at home Tuesday night.

The Lady Cougars improved to 3-0 on the young season, while McLoud fell to 1-2.

“We didn’t have the best first half. We started off very slow and not very aggressive,” said Ada head coach Cole Jones.

Junior Amanda Shorman scored the lone first-half goal for the Lady Cougars, who led 1-0 at halftime.

Freshman Landyn Owens and sophomore Dianishka Santiago both registered second-half goals for Ada to round out the scoring.

“The girls played much better the second half. They had to play into a very strong wind and came out much faster and aggressive,” Jones said. “They dominated possession the second half and scored two more goals.”

Jones said seniors Jaden Mitchell and Brianna Iorga led a strong Lady Cougar defensive charge.

“The defense played very solid the entire game,” Jones said. “I was very happy to see the girls respond to a game where they didn’t start out the best but were able to fix it and finish with a ton of effort.”

Madison Wilson was the winning goalkeeper for Ada.

Ada boys roll to 10-0 win

The Ada High boys team got four goals from senior Daniel Gutierrez and three more from senior Andrey Hinson in the lopsided win.

Ada improved to 3-0 on the year, while McLoud started off at 0-3.

“The boys started very fast and scored about five minutes into the game,” Jones said. “Everyone on the field played hard and had great touches and passes. I was very pleased with how we handled ourselves when we got a scoring chance.”

Eli Alverez, Esaie Beam and Phillip Jones also scored goals in the high-powered Ada attack.

Grant Bellard recorded the shutout from inside the net for the Cougars.

Both Ada High soccer teams host Weatherford on Friday. The girls match is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m., with the boys to follow at 7:30 p.m.

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Jeff Cali has been covering sports in the Ada area since the mid-90s. He graduated from Byng High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from East Central University.