What a difference a week makes.
One week after surrendering 10 goals to Lawton High, fans were treated to a much better performance by the Duncan Lady Demons Tuesday night at Halliburton Stadium.
DHS showed grit and determination as Stephanie Wainscott collected the game winning goal for the Lady Demons with less than 10 minutes to go to claim a 2-1 victory over Lawton Eisenhower.
“We talked about being mentally prepared to play tonight,” Duncan coach Delydia Gay said. “I thought we came out and played very well. In the second half Eisenhower came out a little stronger, but we played hard. We showed this week that our performance last week was not our best stuff, and that we can play like a really good team.”
Wainscott’s goal came off a long shot from Courtney Moore which was punched away by Eisenhower goalkeeper Lexi James.
After Shai Johnson was unable to connect with the rebound, Wainscott slotted home the goal, which put her team back in front.
Moments earlier though at the 10:16 mark, it was a completely different mood as the Lady Eagles Sam Snow tied the game with a curling shot which went in off the inside of the post past DHS keeper Maddy Williams.
“I got a little too close to my wall and just wasn’t in position,” Williams said. “Once I saw it curving then I knew it was going to be bad. This game definitely boosted my confidence and it feels good to win at home.”
Johnson was able to score for the third straight game this season, when she collected a pass from Moore at the 30:16 mark of the first half and slotted home to give Duncan a 1-0 lead.
“I saw the ball coming and then saw the defender coming so I knew I had to kick it,” Johnson said about her goal. “I was feeling the pressure and knew I was about to get knocked over so I just kicked it and luckily it went in.”Moore was unlucky not to have scored as well as she hit the post three times during the course of the match.
Duncan improves to 2-1 on the season, and will be off until March 28.
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First-year head coach Brent Crow started out the first Comanche baseball practice of the year Saturday asking his players if it would be possible for them to come a half-hour early on Sunday.
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Demon track athletes tested right away
The Duncan boys track team placed seventh out of 20 teams at a meet in Norman Friday.
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The Duncan boys tennis team tied for third at a tournament in Ada Friday.
The Demons and McAlester each scored 42 points, with Carl Albert and Deer Creek tying for second with 43 each. Heritage Hall won the tourney with 61.
Demons keep it close against Southmoore
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.
10 players named Oilfield all stars
There will be 10 players representing Stephens County schools Bray-Doyle and Velma-Alma in the boys and girls Oilfield Conference All-Star games Monday night at 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Velma-Alma coach Kenny Bare will coach the girls game, which will include his own players Samantha Moore, Kaylie Keenan, Teddi Southerland, Ariah Johnson and Bita Humphreys. The players were selected by the eight conference coaches.
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