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Lady Jackets finish 4th at OCS

March 29, 2023 - 00:00
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  • Lady Jackets finish 4th at OCS
    KINGFISHER’S Ariana Rivera works to gain control during a loss to the host team in the OCS Invitational last Saturday. Rivera scored three goals in the previous night’s win in the tournament opener. [Photo by Chris Simon/www.simon-sports-photos. smugm

The Kingfisher girls soccer team opened the Oklahoma Christian School Invitational with a win, but eventually finished fourth after a pair of losses.

After defeating OCS JV in Friday’s opener, the Lady Jackets were knocked off 9-0 by OCS and then 5-2 by Catoosa on Saturday.

“It was a good learning experience and it really exposed some areas we need to work on, which is helpful for us as we begin district play this week,” coach Aniessa Edsall said.

“If we use the tournament losses to spur us to improve in our weaknesses, it will all be worth it.”

Friday night’s contest proved a back-and-forth affair, but KHS managed to finish strong.

Ariana Rivera recorded a hat trick as she gave KHS its first three goals of the game.

Each one answered a previous OCS JV goal.

Rivera’s third goal tied it up 3-3 at the 51-minute mark. She got the assist from Avery Davis, her second of the game.

Then 12 minutes later, Kylee Rojas knocked in the game winner.

Hannah Click also had an assist in the contest.

Kingfisher bounced back from the OCS shutout loss early Saturday to score first in the third-place game against Catoosa.

Peyton Walker notched a goal just six minutes in on an assist from Click.

Mya Dewberry scored the game’s final goal with an assist from Davis.

Unfortunately, Catoosa scored the five goals in between.

KHS was 2-3 after the tournament.

The Lady Jackets hosted Cushing Tuesday (after press time) in their first District 3A-2 contest.

They travel to Harding Charter Thursday in a non-district game.