With the season wrapped up and the Duncan Lady Demons soccer team ending their season with a 2-1 record, they have been named Xpress Wellness Team of Week.
Despite opening the season up with a loss, the Lady Demons soccer team was able to beat state runner-up Cache 3-2 and then get a 2-1 win over Lawton before the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Goals in the final game came from Kaylee Foster and Hanna Brew while the game against Cache saw them get the overtime victory for the first victory of the season.
First year head coach David Shaw said his team had good momentum and was hitting their stride and he was proud of the way the team played.
“We were super excited. That win you saw against Cache, that was a state runner-up from last year with everyone back who had already beat the State Champion from our class this year,” Shaw said. “We were really expecting big things and good things out of it and were excited about the year going forward. We were really starting to gel and play well.”
Duncan Lady Demons had seven seniors on the team: Abbi Price, Alayna Propest, Ana Garcia, Annai Huizar, Caitlyn Stephens, Deanna Bible, Saniaya Smith and Sarai Huizar.
They also had two senior managers, Auston Holz and Mariza Harthun, and Shaw said this senior class was special and he is sad to see them move on.
“You always have to count on your seniors to be a part of and they were leaders and good kids while being quality kids,” Shaw said. “They were good kids in the classroom and out on the field and that is the best kids to have around. The more of that kid you can have the better you will be always. I hated it for several of them because they had such high hopes and wanted to do so much this year. They worked so hard for it.”
Shaw said they have a good group coming back and he will rely heavy on that younger core with only two seniors and the rest being sophomores and juniors.
“We got a great core group. The majority of the team of the 18-19 girls that we had was seven seniors, two juniors and the rest were sophomores and freshman,” Shaw said. “We are really excited about what is coming back and we are expecting big things from them.”