The Charles Page High School girls' soccer team kicked off the season with a bang Friday night at Memorial Stadium, routing East Central High School 6-0 in a non-district match, while the boys fell 3-2 in a second-half thriller.
The girls got off to a slow start, but kept the action on the Cardinals’ side of the field for the most part, despite playing into a steady headwind. Once they got going they were hard to stop, however. Kylie Taylor notched the first goal at 14:18 then Julia Wolf booted the second at 26:12. Wolf nearly had another a minute later but etched it just a foot or two wide.
Emma Peak was next in on the scoring action sending one in on a corner kick at 28:25. Katie Daniels bounced one in off the goalie at 30:36. Daniels took another shot on goal a minute later but this time the keeper was ready for the save.
Morgan Poletek kicked off the second half with a goal at 43:53, then Wolf hit her second at 58:27.
The East Central boys were a whole different beast, keeping the Sandites on their toes with a great pass game and aggressive offense.
The Cardinals appeared to score at 21:40 but the shooter was called offsides. Gustavo Saldana had an on-goal shot at 27:00 but the keeper handily picked it out of the air. Hector Dimas scored the lone goal of the first half at 30:29.
Xander Quiroga had a spectacular save at 54:39, then Luke Jeffus tied it up at 70:16. Jose Lucio reclaimed the Cardinal lead at 74:46, Jeffus tied it again at 77:06, then Richard Rosales clinched the visitors' win with forty seconds remaining.
Both Sand Springs teams will return to action Tuesday, March 6th with a non-district home game against Tulsa Memorial High School. The Lady Charges started the season with an 8-0 shutout by Claremore, while the boys' team fell 4-3. The girls will kick off varsity action at 6:00 p.m. followed by the boys at 8:00.