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All season long, Duncan coach Marcus Williams had talked about the Demons taking the next step on offense and taking advantage of each chance they had.
In the first 20 minutes against Durant Friday, that’s exactly what transpired.
The Demons (2-5) exploded for three early goals and kept the pressure on the Lions (1-4) from start to finish, hanging on to win 3-2.
“It was really good to see,” Williams said. “If we want to keep our journey alive, we have to keep playing like we did early on.”
Senior defender MarkWae Sanders gave Duncan the game’s first lead in the opening minutes, scoring a ball sent over the top of the Lions the defense by junior midfielder Josh Adamson.
Minutes later, senior midfielder Darion Bowles gave the Demons some insurance, extending the lead to 2-0 by scoring on a throw in by Jesse Gonzalez.
“I loved the aggressive start,” Williams said. “We didn’t stop playing ball after that either, the ball movement was extremely well executed today.”
But Duncan wasn’t yet done. In the third goal at the 20th minute, Adamson and Sanders switched roles, as the senior set up Adamson this time to give Duncan a three goal edge.
Durant responded with a goal before halftime and one in the first few minutes of the second half, but senior goalkeeper Saul Garcia and the Demons defense held strong and secured the win.
“Overall, the defense was shaky at times but did enough to get the job done,” Williams said. “I liked our effort on defense, we just had a few slip ups.”
With the win, Duncan improved to 1-1 in district play.
The Demons will try to make it two in a row at 7:30 p.m. Thursday when they travel to Chickasha to take on the Fighting Chicks.