OKLAHOMA CITY — The Ada High School girls soccer team may have forgotten what it was like to give up a goal.

The Lady Cougars used another strong defensive effort to blank Southeast 6-0 Tuesday night in Oklahoma City. Ada has now beaten their last two foes (including Capitol Hill) by a combined score of 16-0.

The Lady Cougars climbed above .500, improving to 4-3 overall and evening their District 5A-1 record at 1-1.

In the boys contest, Southeast outshot Ada 25-13 and beat the Cougars, 5-1.


Ada 6, Southeast 0

“Defensively, I want to applaud all of my defenders. They have stepped up all season long,” said first-year Ada girls head coach Donna Cox.

That list included players such as Erin Digiulio, Jane Cooper, Samantha Gonzalez, Susan Cope, Holly Brady and Ashley Rhodes.

Goalkeeper Kelsy Dowd needed just five saves to preserve the shutout.

Ada, meanwhile, took 33 shots on goal with senior captains Caitlin Patrizi, Elizabeth Burke and Joy Barrick doing all of the scoring with two goals apiece.

“Not only did we dominate as a team, our seniors stepped up. I told them they were going to make a difference and the young players were going to follow their lead,” Cox said. “I can’t say enough good things about Barrick and Burke. They controlled the midfield last night. We’re going to be successful if they keep doing that.”


Southeast 5, Ada 1

The Cougars continued to struggle, but coach Drake Daniels said he is seeing progress in his young club.

“We are playing better as a team,” Daniels noted. “The score may not indicate that, but as a whole we did better.

“Our offense played more on their defensive end this time, and we took more shots and passed the ball better,” he added. “We are playing a lot of young people right now. Last night we started one senior, three juniors, four sophomores and three freshmen.”

Ada is back at home Friday night, hosting Northwest Classen at 5 p.m. with the boys’ team to follow at 7 p.m.