Girls soccer seeks improvement at Panther Invitational

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By Kyle Salomon,

Mustang girls’ soccer team will take its talents to the Panther Invitational tonight through Saturday.

The Lady Broncos will join seven other girls’ soccer teams at Putnam City North High School for the three-day tournament.

“We are looking forward to the opportunity to go and compete against some really tough competition in the Panther Invitational,” Mustang head coach Mike Mason said. “It will be a great test for our girls for them to get a true idea of where we are right now as a team.”

The seven other schools competing in the event are Edmond Memorial, Carl Albert, Putnam City North, Westmoore, Bishop McGuinness, Heritage Hall and Webster Groves from St. Louis.

The Mustang girls will take on the unknown Webster Groves in their first game of the tournament at 8 p.m. tonight.

“We don’t know anything about the Webster Groves team,” Mason said. “At the same time, they don’t know anything about us either, so we are both going to be feeling each other out at first. We will just play our game and do the best we can against them.”

If the Lady Broncos win tonight, they will play in the winner’s bracket game at 8 p.m. Friday against the winner of Bishop McGuinness and Heritage Hall. If they fall to Webster Groves, Mustang will play the loser of the Bishop McGuinness and Heritage Hall match at 5 p.m. Friday.

“The main thing for us right now is to get better as a team,” Mason said. “We have some areas that we need to improve, and we are going to try and use this weekend to make those improvements and move in the right direction.”

The Lady Broncos took on Norman on Tuesday in a make-up game with the Tigers. That result and the result of the Panther Invitational will be in the April 4 Mustang News.