The Duncan Banner

February 18, 2013

DHS Soccer debuting at home this evening

Evan Grice
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — While high school basketball might be well under way with the playoffs, tonight will see a different sport stealing the spotlight: Soccer.

For the first time in 2013, fans will have a chance to see the Duncan Demon and Lady Demon soccer teams in action as they will host Ada in a pair of scrimmages beginning at 5:30 p.m. from Halliburton Stadium.

Over the weekend in Lawton, the Lady Demons showed they are not to be taken lightly this season as DHS walked away with three solid victories in four total games played.

In their first contest against Lawton Eisenhower, the Lady Demons overwhelmed the Lady Eagles as Duncan claimed a 4-1 victory.

Game number two saw a similar result for DHS as Weatherford was swept aside by Duncan, with a 3-1 score.

Lawton High proved to be too much to handle in game number three of the day, as the Lady Demons went into halftime tied at 1-1, but allowed three second half goals to the Lady Wolverines.

However, Duncan finished the day on a high note with a victory over Lawton MacArthur.

Down 1-0 at halftime, the Lady Demons fought back and managed to snatch a 2-1 win away from the Lady Highlanders.

“I was really excited about the way we came out and played over the weekend,” Duncan coach Delydia Gay said. “We struggled against Lawton High because we were just disorganized. Then against Mac we didn’t play very well the first half, but we came out in the second half and gave a much better performance of ourselves.”

Gay added that her squad is excited to showcase their talents in front of the home crowd for the first time this season.

“They’re ready for sure,” she said. “This weekend meant a lot to them. We were finally able to put together everything we’ve been working on and it showed on the field.”

Meanwhile the Demons will be looking for a strong performance going into the 2013 season as they will kickoff against the Cougars beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Over the weekend, the Demons compiled a 1-2 record in Lawton.

Both losses were by 1-0 scores to Lawton MacArthur and Chickasha, while the Demons were able to pick up a 2-0 victory over Weatherford in the process, thanks in part to goals from Josh Adamson and Orlando Martinez.

“I thought we played well,” Duncan coach Marcus Williams said. “Our ball movement was good and our defense was very organized. We’re very excited about playing at home and I think we’ll score a lot of goals.”