Kayla Foster returns, scores equalizer in 2-1 OT loss to Westmoore

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Charles Page High School girls’ soccer team (9-3) hosted the Westmoore Lady Jaguars (7-6) for Senior Night Friday night at Memorial Stadium and suffered a 2-1 overtime loss. This marks the first time this season the Lady Sandites have dropped back-to-back games, having lost a 6-1 drag out to Jenks (6-5) on Tuesday.

Westmoore made a close run early on as one of the Lady Jaguars fired off a close shot in the first three minutes that escaped a dive by Sandite keeper Abigail Banks and was left completely unattended with the goal wide open. Breanna Campbell managed to beat the Jags to the ball and clear the box, getting the ball to Kyndal Zicker who made a pair of scoreless runs.

The Lady Sandites nearly scored soon after as Emma Peak volleyed a corner kick by Megan DeShazo that snuck wide. The Jags took the offense from there and Allie Gordon got the visitors on the board in the 8th minute.

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Zicker had a good look at the goal in the 12th minute, sending a shot off at the unguarded left side of the net, but snuck it just a tad wide. The rest of the half was uneventful and Westmoore held the 1-0 lead at halftime.

Gordon took another shot just minutes into the second half that traveled wide. Zicker nearly scored the equalizer twelve minutes into the half, netting an offside goal attempt. Westmoore made a few big runs from there, keeping Banks on her toes with the Sandite goalie picking up three nice saves in under five minutes.

Kayla Foster, who hasn’t seen action since sustaining an injury nearly a month ago against Bixby, finally returned to the field to fire off the closest Sandite shot of the game. The ball traveled just a hair wide with 7:20 to go, but Foster got a re-do off a corner kick with 1:29 to play to tie things up and force overtime.

Unfortunately for the Lady Sandites, Brooklyn Fink netted a game-winning penalty kick less than two minutes into the extra period. Sand Springs returns to action next Tuesday in a Highway 97 Rivalry matchup at Sapulpa (5-7), while Westmoore will be taking on Deer Creek (8-3) that night.