Ada’s boys and girls soccer squads were both eliminated from playoff contention with shutout losses to Carl Albert at home Friday night.
The Lady Cougars were beaten 6-0 to fall to 5-6 overall and 2-3 in district play, and Cougars (2-11, 1-4) turned in another solid defensive effort but were shut out for the third straight match, dropping a 3-0 decision.
Carl Albert 6, Ada 0
Ada played a strong second half, but Carl Albert (No. 6 in Class 5A) scored three quick goals and led 5-0 at intermission. The Lady Titans held a huge 21-4 advantage in shots on goal, with Ada junior keeper Taryn Jack stopping 15 of 21.
“We had some defensive mix-ups early,” Ada girls coach Tom Morrison said. “We showed a lot more intensity in the second half and showed some character and pride. We created some opportunities for ourselves and shut (Carl Albert) down.
“The girls kept their heads up and battled, but that pretty much knocked us out of contention for a playoff spot,” he said. “We still have a lot to play for this year, though, in our final two games.”
Morrison praised the play of Madison Gillispie, Bailey Blankenship, Blakeley Franz and Megan Saint in the loss.
Carl Albert 3, Ada 0
The Titans (No. 9 in 5A) also had a huge advantage in shots on goal but led just 1-0 before stretching their lead in the second half against an Ada defense that has allowed just five goals during the team’s current three-game losing streak.
“The defense played another outstanding game,” Ada coach Drake Daniels said. “I thought we played good in spurts on offense, but we did not finish our runs.”
Goalkeeper Brady Bowers made 13 stops, and Brady Dowd, Nick Muller, Jake Todd and Taylor Owens keyed the Ada defensive effort.
“We just need to keep trying and not give up and win these last two games,” Daniels said. “Durant (which visits Ada Tuesday for Senior Night) and Chickasha (Thursday on the road) will be tough, but we have a very good chance at two important district wins.”