Cougar soccer team shuts out Durant

Ada junior Amanda Shorman (2) scored the Lady Cougars’ lone goal in a 3-1 setback to host Durant Thursday night. Both Ada soccer teams are back in action March 27 at Ardmore.

DURANT – Andrey Hinson scored a pair of goals and assisted on the other as the Ada Cougars claimed a 3-0 victory over the Durant Lions Thursday night in boys’ high school soccer action.

Hinson tallied the first goal of the contest in the opening half off a shot from 20 yards out, with Daniel Gutierrez providing the assist.

The Cougars then went up 2-0 before halftime, as Esaie Beam scored off a Hinson cross.

Hinson put the finishing touches on the win when he scored from 10 yards out in the second half.

“Our defense finished another shutout. Reese Hamilton, Tyde Thomsen, Jagger Pedigo and Jose Feezel were great on the back line,” said Ada head coach Cole Jones. “Grant Bellard also made a couple fantastic saves, keeping his year going great.”

The Cougars improved to a perfect 6-0 on the season and will open district play March 27 at Ardmore for their next action.

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Durant 3, Ada 1

The Lady Lions scored their three goals off a corner kick in the first half and two off free kicks in the second.

“The Durant girls are a very good team and very technical,” Jones said.

Amanda Shoreman tallied the only goal of the match for Ada off a breakaway. She was assisted by Landyn Owens on the score.

The loss dropped the Lady Cougars to 3-2 on the season, as they open district action March 27 at Ardmore.

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.