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March 16, 2014

Girls soccer gets first win of season

Bob Morris
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — The Duncan girls soccer team won its first game of the season Thursday, beating U.S. Grant 3-2 at Halliburton Field.

Lady Demon coach Delydia Gay said her players did a better job of working their game than they did in previous games against Southmoore and Lawton High.

“We used our wing more and were getting the ball outside to our wing,” Gay said. “We were crossing the goal and playing more aggressive.”

Stephanie Wainscott scored the first and third goals for Duncan, and Charity Meadows scored the other. Elle Welborn manned the goal, and Gay liked what she saw. The two goals she gave up were in difficult situations.

“Both goals scored on her were one on ones, where our defense got beat,” the coach said, “so those are difficult to defend even for an experienced goalie.”

Gay said it was good to grab a win after playing well in scrimmages, then losing their first two games. She hopes the Lady Demons can keep the momentum going, even as they take a week off for spring break.

The Demon boys lost to a tough Grant squad 7-0. Coach Marcus Williams credited Grant for playing well throughout the game.

“My boys didn’t play bad, they just outplayed us,” he said. “They are just a better team than us, very well coached, very disciplined and organized all over the field.”

The score didn’t indicate the opportunities Duncan had for goals, Williams said..

After spring break, the Duncan teams will prepare for a tournament in Chickasha March 27-29. The boys open against Capitol Hill, and the girls start against the host Lady Chicks.