Opening night sweep
Tougher tests await, but Kingfisher High School’s soccer season certainly got off to a stellar start.
The Lady Jackets blanked Millwood 10-0 at home last Tuesday.
The team was supposed to play Douglass, but when the Lady Trojans couldn’t field a team, Millwood stepped in.
The Lady Falcons were greeted with two hat tricks, one by Maleonia Vogt and the other by Kylee Rojas.
Vogt got the scoring started just five minutes into the game.
Rojas followed with her first two goals over the next 11 minutes.
Vogt assisted on one of them and Fanny Mendez on the other.
Rojas then delivered an assist as Avery Davis put KHS up 4-0 with 13:00 left in the first half.
The Lady Jackets were far from done.
Yamile Saucedo rebounded a blocked shot on a free kick from Rojas to make it 5-0.
Rojas then got her hat trick with 5:00 left on a free kick. Just three minutes later, Hannah Click netted a goal on a free kick for a 7-0 halftime lead.
Vogt again began the scoring in the second half…this time with two goals.
The senior got the first touch from the goal kick and scored just two minutes in, then three minutes later got her hat trick on a one-touch volley from a Rojas corner kick.
Another Rojas corner kick three minutes later led to a Harper Evans goal, which ended the game.
“We attacked well and created plenty of opportunities to score,” said head coach Aniessa Edsall.
“There were some chances that left us with our hands on our heads because we were ‘that’ close, but it’s a good place to be this early.
“As we play more games, the pieces will start falling into place setting us up for success in our district play.”
KHS plays at Newcastle next Tuesday then will take part later next week in the Oklahoma Christian School Invitational.
Edsall said there’s plenty of room for improvement until then. “Winning 10-0 to start the season was exciting, but we’re far from where we want to be,” she said.
“I’m proud of this team and their improvement over the last year. I’m eager to see what this team will accomplish this season.”
Jackets grab 11-1 victory against Douglass
The KHS boys also ended the game early in the second half via the mercy rule, but gave Douglass a head start.
The Trojans scored first before the Jackets answered with 11 straight goals in the 11-1 victory.
Five of those goals came off the foot of senior Aaron Delatorre.
The other six goals were evenly spread out.
Scoring in the first half were Zander Padilla, Rhett Schlegel and Jake Sisk.
Adding second-half goals were Damion De Alba, Julian Orozco and Christopher Orozco.
Santiago Ortega didn’t get a goal, but he did lead the team with three assists.
Hayden Green and Reid Witt added two assists each.