|04/30/19 - |
ELK CITY — The Ada High School girls soccer team saw its season come to an end Friday with a 2-0 loss at Elk City in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.
The Lady Cougars finished the season at 7-8, while the Lady Elks advanced with a 14-3 record.
“We played one of our best games, if not the best game of the season,” said Ada head coach Hannah McCullough.
Despite the loss, McCullough praised the play of goalkeeper Madi Wilson, who was credited with some amazing saves, including one off a penalty kick.
McCullough was also pleased with the play of Andrea Underwood and Dixie Redman on the back line and Audrey Faulkenberry in the midfield.
“Underwood and Redman played so well on defense and even helped create some offensive plays off their big passes,” McCullough said. “Faulkenberry has been one of my girls that had great footwork but doesn’t get as physical as needed sometimes. But against Elk City, she was as physical and scrappy as she needed to be in the midfield.”
Amanda Shorman was singled out by McCullough for her play as a forward and midfielder.
“While Shorman is a forward, she helped us out in the midfield a lot during the game,” said McCullough. “I am very proud of my girls and their hard work this season. I look forward to seeing my seniors go on to succeed in college, and I can’t wait to see my young girls progress into next year’s season.”
Host Woodward shut out the Ada High boys team 4-0 in a Class 4A first-round contest. The Cougars finished the season at 10-5, while the Boomers advanced at 14-2. Woodward has shut out five of its past six opponents.