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When it comes to Duncan graduate Courtney Moore, two things have always been associated with her.
Sports and winning.
Friday night, Moore suited up one more time, ironically enough in red as she represented the West team in the 25th annual Oklahoma Soccer Coaches Association All-State game, which was held at Racer Field on the campus of Newcastle High School.
True to form, Moore went out on the winning side as her team claimed a 1-0 victory over the East team.
“Playing with girls who have this much potential and skill, is a lot harder than it looks,” Moore said about the All-State experience. “Those girls are very fast as well. But, it was a lot of fun and a great experience for me.”
The lone goal of the game came with less than five minutes to go in the first half, as Chickasha’s Hannah Elrod found herself in possession, only to twist around and get just enough of her shot to watch it go in for the West team.
It was almost a tie game going into the halftime break, as a mad scramble in the box led to some solid defending by the West team, as Hunter Elam from Tahlequah saw her shot cleared off the line.
Moore herself almost collected a goal in the second half just 10 minutes in, as her long shot dipped and bounced off the turf, causing goalkeeper Jane Eagleton to scramble.
The resulting rebound was almost pounced on by Elrod, but was saved.
“It was just a last minute thing when I had possession,” Moore said. “I wasn’t trying to shoot the ball in, I was mainly trying to cross it in. But, it did look pretty though.”
With her soccer career now behind her, Moore will turn to playing softball for Rose State College in Oklahoma City starting this fall.