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Brooks on the ball Ada's Brooks Thompson dribbles the ball down the field during action earlier this spring. Thompson registered an assist on Ada's final goal of the season — a header by teammate Ronald Lucas – during a 3-1 loss at Chickasha last Thursday.

Photo by Richard R. Barron
Ada Evening News

Ada’s soccer season ended Thursday night with a pair of losses at Chickasha.

In the girls contest, the Chicks broke open a tight match with three quick goals — all on breakaways — late in the first half and went on to a 6-0 victory. Chickasha also won the boys match, 3-1.


Chickasha 6, Ada 0

Chickasha led just 1-0 with about 15 minutes left in the first half before the late flurry put the game away. Ada coach Tom Morrison made some defensive adjustments that improved things in the second half, moving underclassmen Leah Huling, Breann Foster, Madison Gillispie and Blakeley Franz to shore up his defense, but his offense finished without a goal for the second straight game.

“Those four did a fantastic job,” Morrison said. “We had some opportunities in the second half, but we weren’t able to get the ball in the net.

“I’m proud of our girls,” he added. “Our record (5-8 overall and 2-5 in district play) doesn’t show it, but we accomplished a lot this year. Our junior class next year should be one to reckon with for a couple of years.”


Chickasha 3, Ada 1

Ada’s defense continued to play well, but the offensive woes that dogged the Cougars throughout district play were evident once again.

Brady Bowers had another solid night in goal with 10 saves, and senior Ronald Lucas scored on a header off an assist from Brooks Thompson for the final goal of his career.

Lucas and Bowers were two of seven seniors who played their last game for Ada Thursday, joining Corbin Mankin, Cesar Gonzalez, Seth Windsor, Nick Muller, Michael Smole and Stephen Miller. The Ada boys finished the season 2-11 and 1-6 in district.

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