CPHS Soccer: Day saves the day, Lady Sandites notch first district win in Shawnee shootout

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The Charles Page High School girls’ soccer team (6-5, 1-3) traveled to Shawnee Tuesday night riding a four-game losing streak, but snapped out of it with their first district victory of the season, putting them back at a winning overall record.

The Lady Wolves (3-6, 1-3) were coming off a 2-0 win over Capitol Hill (3-6, 0-3) that broke a three-game losing streak. They fell 1-0 in an overtime shootout, but held Sand Springs to 100 minutes of scoreless action. The Sandites started the season averaging 3.5 goals per match, but haven’t scored one since a 6-0 shutout of East Central (2-10) nearly a month ago.

Shawnee got a corner kick early in the first overtime period but sent it wide and Sand Springs quickly flipped the field. Arial Esparza got off two shots in the first overtime and sent one just barely over the goal. Sophomore Sandite goalie Ali Day made a save in the 87th minute.

Braunya Lewis saved a beautiful corner kick from Josie Gelsthorpe in the second overtime, then Alyssa Perry had a nearly perfect shot that just barely caught the top of the goal and spat back out.

Finally, the match went into a PK shootout tiebreaker.

Day saved a shot from Hope Young on the first kick, and the Wolves never caught back up. Hailey Saterfield, Sidney Waddell, and Amanda Harris made kicks for Shawnee, while Demi Deshazo, Perry, Esparza, and Kaslynn Horton scored for the Sandites. Trailing 4-3, it came down to Lillian Davis to keep the match alive, and Day made another save to secure the game.

The victory keeps the girls’ playoff hopes alive, but they’ll need to win at least two of their last three matches. They will host their last home game Friday at 6:00 p.m. against Union (2-5, 1-3) and will play Owasso (11-1, 4-0) and Capitol Hill (3-6, 0-3) next week.

District 6A-4 Standings
4-0 Owasso (11-1)
4-0 Sapulpa (11-1)
3-1 Norman (5-5)
2-2 Edmond Santa Fe (3-6)
1-3 Union (2-5)
1-3 Sand Springs (6-5)
1-3 Shawnee (3-6)
0-4 Capitol Hill (3-6)

Lady Sandite Season Scoring

Goals
6 Horn
3 Esparza
3 Metcalfe
2 Lynch
1 Watts
1 Deshazo
1 Patton
1 Burgess
1 Horton
1 Lee
1 Slankard
1 Poletek

PKs
3 Horn
2 Lynch
2 Deshazo
1 Watts
1 Gelsthorpe
1 Esparza
1 Horton
1 Perry

Total Scores
9 Horn
4 Lynch
4 Esparza
3 Metcalfe
3 Deshazo
2 Watts
2 Horton
1 Gelsthorpe
1 Patton
1 Burgess
1 Lee
1 Slankard
1 Poletek
1 Perry