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Midwest City soccer teams off to fast start

Midwest City soccer players celebrate after a win against John Marshall on March 29. Photo by Jeff Harrison

By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon

The soccer season is still new.

But the Midwest City teams have already found plenty of success.

The boys and girls swept Guthrie Friday night to open the district portion of their schedule.

The Lady Bombers (4-2)beat Guthrie 2-1. Freshman Amariyah Morris scored in the 23rd minute and junior Naomi King added the second goal early in the second half to seal the win.

Midwest City girls coach Anthony Willetts was thrilled to see the team win their first district contest in several years.

“They battled a 40-minute delay and heavy winds to beat the Bluejays on their home field,” Willetts said. “We were missing two starters and nonetheless shone through.”

The Lady Bombers also battled gusty conditions last Tuesday night for an 11-0 mercy-rule victory over John Marshall at Rose Field. Katie Hartley had a hat trick with three goals, King, Valeria Ambrosio and Daisy Allen scored two goals each, and Aleztii Cangas and Alison Guerrero also scored.

With four wins on the season, the Lady Bombers have already beaten their win total for the past two years combined. The team went 3-8 last year, 1-2 in a COVID shortened 2020, and 3-10 in 2019.

Midwest City’s boys (4-3) claimed a 2-1 win over Guthrie on Friday night. Jose Vivas and Michael Chavez both scored for the Bombers.

“This was a hard-fought win from the beginning of the game until the end,” said coach Rashad Hancock. “This team has constantly improved from the beginning of the season until now.”

The Bombers also cruised by John Marshall 10-1 on March 29. “Michael Chavez and Uriel Perez both scored four goals for the Bombers.

The Midwest City boys are off to their best start in recent memory. The team finished 1-10 last season in Class 6A.

“We’re 4-3 now and that’s the best record we’ve had at Midwest City in a long time,” Hancock said.

Midwest City hosted Piedmont on Tuesday and will travel to El Reno on Friday.

Midwest City’s Yahir Cerventas tries to fend off a John Marshall defender. Photo by Jeff Harrison

Midwest City’s Michael Chavez celebrates with Uriel Perez after a goal. Photo by Jeff Harrison

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