Fresh off their season openers, the Duncan soccer teams will head to Lawton for their second games of the year Tuesday.
While the Demons plan to take a more aggressive approach after falling 3-1 to U.S. Grant last Friday, the Lady Demons will try to build on its impressive 7-1 performance against the Generals.
After embracing a conservative strategy in its opener, Demons (0-1) coach Marcus Williams will change things up in the team’s first road contest against the Wolverines.
“It’s time for us to be more aggressive,” Williams said. “We’re going to be attacking on the flanks and up the middle. I’m hoping for a lot of goals to be scored.”
Sophomore forward Allen Gonzalez, junior midfielder Josh Adamson and senior defender Markwae Sanders are all players Williams said should thrive in a more assertive attack.
After only scoring on an Adamson penalty kick in its first game, the team has focused on improving play around the goal this week.
“I expect us to get more support on the outsides and finish better,” Williams said. “Lawton’s a strong and fast team, but we have a very good chance to win.”
After playing about as well as they could last Friday, the Lady Demons (1-0) hope to apply a lesson they learned earlier in the year against the Lady Wolverines Tuesday.
This preseason, Duncan cruised to comfortable wins against Lawton and Ada before falling to Chickasha. Coach Delydia Gay said the team may have gotten too confident before their game against the Fighting Chicks.
“We won the first two games and then thought we could beat anyone with ease,” Gay said. “Hopefully we don’t make the same mistake twice.”
When the teams square off, the Lady Demons plan to use the same offensive execution that earned them seven goals from five different players last Friday against U.S. Grant. Goals from Stephanie Wainscott, Autumn Parker, Charity Meadows, Shai Johnson and Courtney Moore led the way in the win.
As they prepare for a rematch against Lawton, the team isn’t reading into their previous matchup.
“We beat them in the preseason, but there’s not a whole lot to take away from that,” Gay said. “Honestly, I’m more focused on where we are as a team right now.”
The Lady Demons will kick off at 6 p.m. and the Demons will follow up with an 8 p.m. start.