The Durant Lions took down the Duncan Demons in a soccer sweep Tuesday night at Paul Laird Field.
In the opener, Lady Lion senior Madilyn Scott scored the winning in goal in the closing minutes of the second half for a 1-0 victory, which evened their record 1-1 on the young season.
The Durant boys finished off the Demons in an overtime shootout for a 4-3 win and raised their season record to 2-0.
Next on the schedule is a trip to Ada on Tuesday, March 21 after Spring Break.
The Lady Lions’ offense was in control throughout the game, but had a tough time breaking through the net while their defense continued to pitch a shutout.
In the first half, Durant peppered the goalie while Duncan’s offense struggled to put a shot on goal.
“Our goalie Jaylin Ford did a great job,” said head coach Jeff Garrett. “Coming off the game against Lawton Mac, most kids can get down on themselves. But she didn’t show any pressure and played really well.
“We got about six girls that want to score in every ball game. When they get good looks at the ball and anybody can score from midfield, I think we can be pretty threatening.”
With time running down in the second half and the game was a scoreless tie. Jatelyn Wallace took the ball down the sideline and put a shot on goal at the 11:04 mark. The ball bounced off the Demons’ goalie and Scott control the rebound and scored the game winning goal.
“It was right back side,” said Garrett. “We work on that everyday getting to the back side post. We call it ‘the clean up’ and we heavy right a lot. She was in the right place at the right time.”
The Lions and Duncan went toe-to-toe in a high scoring contest which that took a sudden death shootout for the Durant win.
The hosts scored two quick goals in the opening minutes of the game. Isiah Marris broke the ice with a goal at the 25:44 mark and Bryson Lyday took a lead pass down the middle and scored at the 17:27 mark for a 2-0 lead.
Duncan answered back with two goals just before halftime and knotted the game at 2-2.
The Demons went up 3-2 midway through the second half before junior Mauricio Vargas scored off a corner kick at the 6:28 mark to knot things and send the game into overtime.
“I’m really proud of these guys,” said head coach John Wilmoth. “We could have packed up and called it a game when they went up 3-2. We kept fighting and found a way to tie the game.”
On Duncan’s seventh attempt in the shootout, the shot went wide and bounce off the bar. Then Durant’s Chris Lynch scored the winning goal in sudden death to end it.
“It aged me 10 years,” said Wilmoth of the shootout. “I couldn’t watch the last shot. Then I hear ‘he made it!’ These guys really deserved the win tonight.”