Esaie Beam, Andrey Hinson and Daniel Gutierrez each scored a goal as the Ada Cougars rolled to a 3-1 soccer victory over Weatherford on Friday.
The win moved Ada to 4-0 on the season as the Cougars broke a 1-1 deadlock at halftime with two second-half scores. Weatherford dropped to 1-2.
“The boys had one of the most intense and physical games I’ve seen. They didn’t step back at all. They fought until the very end,” said Ada head coach Cole Jones.
Beam opened the scoring for the Cougars with a left-footer 15 minutes into the match. However, Weatherford scored later in the half to force the draw at the break.
Ada then went on top for good in the second half as Hinson slashed through several defenders and put the ball in the back of the net for a 2-1 advantage.
Then with about 15 minutes, Gutierrez was fouled in the penalty area. He took the penalty kick and scored, outing Ada up 3-1.
“The team all played great defense after this and sealed the victory,” Jones said. “These kids left everything they had on the field. All of them jogged off the field bloodied and bruised, but I’m extremely proud of how much we grew up in that game.”
Weatherford 2, Ada 0
The Lady Eagles controlled possession and scored once in each half in handing the Lady Cougars their first loss of the season.
“We were able to get a couple of chances but just couldn’t finish them,” said Jones. “Maddison Wilson had a good game in the net, but they (Weatherford) put another past her in the second half. Amanda Shoreman got a few shots off because of pure hustle.”
The loss dropped Ada to 3-1 on the year, while Weatherford improved to 3-0.
The Lady Cougars and Cougars return to action Thursday night at Durant.