OKLAHOMA CITY — The Ada Lady Cougars gave up single goals in the first and second halves in a 2-0 loss at Bishop McGuiness Monday night.

Coach Donna Cox’s team, which has lost a string of tight games this spring, ended its season at 4-8 overall and 1-6 in district play.

Cox will bed farewell to nine varsity seniors.

“I wish for them that our season was a lot better. That 1-6 record really doesn’t reflect the close games that we played,” she said. “We had about four close games that we could have won and if we had, the season would be a lot different.”

It was more of the same against Bishop McGuinness as the Lady Cougars had several chances to put the ball in the goal, but couldn’t cash in.

“We had two corner kicks we could have scored on and four more direct kicks. We had our opportunities, we just couldn’t capitalize,” Cox said. “They gave good effort. It wasn’t that we weren’t plaing hard, the ball just wouldn’t go in.”

Ada freshman goalie Kelsey Dowd injured a shoulder making a second-half save and Lacey Putnam — another freshman — was solid in her absense.

“Bishop McGuiness had a penalty kick and Lacey stepped right in their, rose to the occassion and stopped it,” Cox said.

Dowd would shake off the effects of the injury and later returned to finish the contest.

The game was called with 3:48 left due to inclement weather in the Oklahoma City area.

“We’ll miss our seniors. I applaud their efforts in the four years they played at Ada High. But we have some good young players that will get better,” Cox said.

Cox lauded the efforts of senior Jessica Kinsey, who finished the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

“One of the players that totally amazed me this season was Jessica Kinsey. She played the last four games with the torn ACL. Her will to play was amazing. Her knee didn’t seem to slow her down at all,” Cox said.