PKs doom girls soccer in Panther Invitational

Jaci Jones One

By Kyle Salomon,

PUTNAM CITY NORTH – Mustang girls soccer team was outscored 7-6 in penalty kicks in a 9-8 loss to Carl Albert last Saturday on the final day of the Panther Invitational.

The loss to the Titans dropped the Lady Broncos record to 3-3 on the season. Mustang had a 1-2 record in the Putnam City North tournament.

The Bronco girls lost to Webster Grove out of St. Louis 7-6 in penalty kicks on March 27, and defeated Heritage Hall 4-1 last Friday night.

“There are some good things we can take away from this tournament,” Mustang head coach Mike Mason said. “It was unfortunate we lost Alina (Magruder) and Lexi (Jones) to injuries, but we were able to play a lot of girls and gain a lot of experience as a team.”

Against Carl Albert, the Broncos were dominating the game early in the first half as they kept the ball on the Mustang side of the field the majority of the time.

Mustang freshman forward Halle Hill scored her first goal of her varsity career and the first goal of the game at the 29:43 mark of the first half, giving the Broncos a 1-0 lead.

Senior midfielder Anna Crawford scored the second goal of the game for the Lady Broncos at the 21:38 mark of the first half, making the score 2-0 Mustang over Carl Albert.

The Lady Titans cut the Bronco lead in half at 2-1 with a goal at the 9:18 mark of the first half. The score remained 2-1 in favor of Mustang at the halftime break.

Neither team was able to score early in the second half until Carl Albert was able to sneak a goal by Mustang’s defense at the 15:15 mark of the second half, tying the score at two goals.

The match was sent into penalty kicks after both teams failed to score in the final 15 minutes of the game.

Sophomores Sammy Whitey, Jaci Jones, Hill and Kelsey Janko, and seniors Sydni Wiles and Crawford made their goals in the PK round, but the Lady Broncos were outscored 7-6.

Mustang totaled 11 shots on goal compared to four from Carl Albert. The Bronco girls had three corner kicks and the Titans had one.

Senior Lexi Jones and junior Alina Magruder were both injured in the first game of the tournament against Webster Grove. Both players are expected to return to the lineup soon.

“We lost two matches in penalty kicks,” Mason said. “We are going to have some tight games in district play, so playing tough games against good competition will help us down the road.”

The Lady Broncos took on Norman in a makeup game March 25 at home.

Mustang took down the Lady Tigers 5-1 behind a hat trick from Magruder. Junior Reagan Coil and Lexi Jones also scored goals for the Broncos.

Mustang led Norman 2-0 at the halftime break before outscoring the Tigers 3-1 in the second half.

The Lady Broncos had 19 shots on goal compared to four from Norman. MHS totaled nine corner kicks and the Lady Tigers recorded one.