Story and photo by: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
The Charles Page High School boys soccer team (1-6) dropped their fifth straight in the opening round of the Edison Green and White Tournament Friday morning at LaFortune Stadium to the Pryor Tigers (5-1).
It was a slow starter with the first shot not coming till Pryor's Hayden Spencer got off a goal with 19:40 on the clock. The goal was more of an accident than anything as the ball deflected off his foot at point-blank and everyone in the box, including him, lost track of it. The ball slow-rolled to net before anyone even realized what was happening.
David Gomez took a wide shot with 15:49 left, but the next seven minutes were spent mid-field. Sand Springs finally got on the board with 8:15 in the half as Austin Morrison headed in a goal off a Logan Jeffus assist to tie things up for the duration.
Ben Holloway nearly retook the lead for the Tigers with 3:35 left on a header that snuck slightly wide, but by halftime there was still no edge for either team.
Quint Ramsey took a wide shot two minutes into the second half, but Sand Springs put forward a strong offensive and drove back to the Pryor box where Alex Hernandez got off a super close shot that keeper Jacob Ryhmer barely deflected.
Pryor's Margareto Gomez and Juan Charqueno each got shots off in the 40th minute (tournament play was only sixty minutes per game) but Sandite keeper Edgar Soberano made great saves on each.
With under eight minutes to play, Margareto Gomez got off a goal for the lead. Soberano snagged another another save with 1:30 to play and the Sandites were driving back to Tiger territory when Sam Watson went down with a hurt leg and disrupted the Sandite momentum. William Pelfrey got off a shot with 0:03 left but it went wide and the Tigers came out with the win.
Sand Springs will play again today at 3:00 pm against Regent Prep (0-3) who lost to Memorial in the opening round.