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April 23, 2014

Girls soccer gets it done at Altus

DUNCAN — The Duncan girls soccer team battled in a tough environment at Altus to win 1-0 Tuesday.

Lady Demon coach Delydia Gay said it was frustrating at times for the girls because of some questionable calls the officials made. But she was happy the girls pulled together to win.

“The girls did a fantastic job,” she said. “They kept working hard and I was very pleased with how they handled the situation.”

One call Gay wasn’t happy with was when Shay Johnson had a fast break and scored with 1:52 left in the game, but the referees conferred at called Johnson for offsides. Gay disputed that decision.

By that point, though, the girls had the lead and were playing aggressive. The Lady Demons scored at 2:48 after Stephanie Wainscott passed to Morgan Holman, who got a backside hit that went into the net.

Duncan had 17 shots on goal in the first half but couldn’t score. Gay talked to the players at halftime, telling them not to worry about how the game was called.

“We played much better the second half,” she said. “We were much more aggressive.”

Duncan had 24 shots on goal in the second half. The Lady Demons mostly kept the ball on Altus’ side of the field. Gay said goalkeeper Betty Geary was “getting bored in the second half.”

The boys lost a close game at Altus 2-1. Duncan’s lone goal came from Jared Burns after a corner kick by Jose Ojeda.

Demon coach Marcus Williams praised the players for their effort.

“They played extremely hard,” he said.

Duncan finishes the regular season Friday, hosting Western Heights..

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