The Edmond Sun

May 4, 2013

Huskies top Bulldogs; advance to soccer state semis

Lady Huskies blank Putnam North

Jeff Harrison
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND —  An early deficit didn’t bother the Edmond North boys in the opening round. And, it certainly didn’t faze them Friday against rival Memorial in the quarterfinals.

 The Huskies scored three unanswered goals to run past the Bulldogs and plunge into the semifinal round for the second year in a row. Trevor Moore put North on top early in the second half, and Avery Sanderson added a penalty kick for the 3-1 home victory.

 “This team is resilient and they keep finding ways to win,” North coach Chris Waugh said. “We kind of got caught up playing their (Memorial’s) kind of game the first 20 minutes and then after we got that goal, we were on fire. We started playing our kind of ball and started moving up.”

 North will host Jenks on Tuesday night for a trip to the Class 6A state championship. The Trojans advanced with a 1-0 win over Broken Arrow.

 Memorial was the aggressor early in the match. The Bulldogs kept the ball on the other end for much of the first half and cashed in with score in the 16th minute. Memorial brought the ball in off a corner kick, and Austin Coldiron scooted on the backside of the goal for the first score.

 About 10 minutes later, the Huskies returned the favor with a score off a throw in. With three minutes to play in the half, Moore took the ball inside the box and tapped it back to Zac Medawattage for a score on the backside of the goal.

 North gained control early in the second half. Moore scored off a pass from Alex Mullet for the 2-1 lead.

 “It felt really good to score that one,” Moore said. “Last game I was trying but couldn’t’ get one. Then to get that one to go up 2-1 was great, and it gave us motivation for the rest of the game.”

 Sanderson added a goal off a penalty kick with 20 minutes left, making it a 3-1 lead.

 David Atkins had three saves for North and Evan Helker had one for the Bulldogs.

 Memorial finishes the season with an 11-4 record.

Edmond North 3, Putnam North 0 (girls)

 Sophomore Breezie Pederson scored two goals to lead the Lady Huskies to a 3-0 win over Putnam North Friday night in the 6A state quarterfinals.

 With the victory, the Edmond North girls advance to the state semifinals and will host Jenks Tuesday night. The Lady Huskies defeated the Trojans 2-1 in a shootout earlier this season.

 All three of North’s goals came in the second half. Pederson scored off a pass from Kayci Kersten in the fifth minute of the second half. The two combined for another score just two minutes later for a 2-0 lead.