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March 9, 2014

Demons keep it close against Southmoore

DUNCAN — The Duncan boys soccer team challenged a tough Class 6A Southmoore squad on the road, losing 3-0.

Duncan kept it scoreless for much of the first half, but gave up two late goals. Demon coach Marcus Williams said the team had a couple of mental breakdowns but played well overall.

“We created some chances but we just couldn’t finish,” he said. “Overall, we stayed organized.”

Colby McCauley played well in the goal, making 12 saves.

Williams expects the Demons to be ready for Lawton, who comes to Duncan Tuesday. He hopes the Demons can build on the things they did well Friday and put it together for a victory.

“I think we should match up well with them,” Williams said. “They’ll be a tough team but we should be able to compete and make a game out of it.”

The Lady Demons lost at Southmoore 9-0. Coach Delydia Gay knew they would have a challenge on their hands, and Southmoore lived up to that status.

“We were chasing after them the whole game,” Gay said. “We weren’t being aggressive and not playing like we are capable of playing.”

The Lady Demons trailed 6-0 after the first half. Southmoore passed the ball well and used its speed to its advantage. Gay said that her players were on defense most of the game.

“It’s hard to score when somebody is in your defense all the time,” she said.

Still, Gay said that the players saw that moving the ball around well can make a difference in getting open looks. Playing a tough team like Southmoore should help Duncan prepare for a tough district, the coach said.

The Lady Demons worked two younger players in the goal. Elle Welborn was the goalkeeper for the first half and Lindsey Trostle the second half. Gay said they played hard and should get better as they gain experience.

Following Tuesday’s game, the Demons host U.S. Grant Thursday, a game that was postponed from March 3 because of weather.

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