The Edmond North boys did all their damage before the half, and let the defense carry the load in the second half. After putting two goals on the board in the first half, the Huskies held off Tulsa Memorial in the second half for a 2-0 win Tuesday night in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs.

�??We put two goals away early, we had the wind in the second and our guys just sat back, we had opportunities we just didn�??t finish them in the second half,�?? North coach Chris Waugh said. �??We played pretty well, we�??ve had our better games but we did what we needed to tonight.�??

The Huskies will move on to the quarterfinals on Friday, where they play at No. 4-rank Jenks. The Trojans (12-1) only loss of the year was a 1-0 defeat against Conway(Ark.).

�??They�??re going to be very physical and should be a great team to place against,�?? Waugh said.

Joe Bronson put the Huskies in front early in the first half, when he scored off a pass from Brett Perry, eight minutes into the game.

The Huskies doubled their lead midway through the first half, when Justin Friesen scored on a penalty kick with 13:03 left until the break.

Senior goal keeper Brock Amaya also had a strong night for the Huskies. The senior made several big stops en route to his ninth shutout of the year.

�??He stopped everything that came his way, just his physical presence back there gives us a lot of confidence as a team,�?? Waugh said.

EM 2, NHS 0 (girls)

NORMAN �?? The No. 6-ranked Memorial girl�??s soccer knocked off Norman North in the first round of the playoffs, as Madi Hilles scored both of the teams goals in a 2-0 win.

Hilles scored early in the first half, off an assist from Taylor Turnipseed, then added another goal late in the game, with assist from Megan Watkins.

�??Madi played a great game for us tonight. Jessica Little came up with some big stops defensively,�?? Memorial head coach Wade Moseley said. �??We�??re just happy with the win.�??

Moseley also praised the play of Lizzie Merritt and goalkeeper Brittan Elder.

The Lady Bulldogs (11-3) limited Norman North to just two shots on goal, while Memorial had 20.

�??Brittan had some good saves, she only had a couple of opportunities, but she played a great game,�?? Moseley said.

Memorial will face Norman on the road on Friday night in the second round of the playoffs. Game time has not yet been determined.

DC 7, LMAC 0 (girls)

The Deer Creek girl�??s soccer team used a balanced and potent offensive attack Tuesday night against Lawton Mac Arthur. The Lady Antlers had four different players score, as they pulled out a 7-0 win in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.

Junior Amy Grow and senior Caroline Yowell each scored two goals to lead the way for the Lady Antlers.

Also scoring for Deer Creek was Courtney Weaver, Emily Hartshorn, and Chandler Karadaras, who also added an assist.

Jasey Jackson, Courtney Worsham, and Arianna Pugliese also added assists for the Lady Antlers.

Deer Creek will play at home again on Friday for round two of the playoffs.

ESF 3, WM 1 (girl�??s)

Edmond Santa Fe freshman Aly Glazner helped the Lady Wolves soccer team continue their miraculous run on Tuesday night. The midfielder hit the Lady Wolves�?? third goal of the shootout, lifting them past Westmoore 3-1 in the first round of the Class 6A tournament.

�??I feel just privileged for our team to be in the final eight, it�??s a pretty lofty place to be after our disastrous start,�?? Santa Fe coach Larry Truesdell said about his team, which has won seven in a row, after starting the season 0-6. �??And to just to get that chance to move on is great.�??

Angela Peete and Brittany King scored in the Lady Wolves�?? first two attempts. Westmoore hit one goal, but missed the third attempt, and Taylor James stopped the fourth. Glazner then scored to win it 3-1.

The Santa Fe defense put together another strong performance, with James recording seven saves on the night.

The Lady Wolves will be at home again on Friday, when they host Mustang or Putnam City for round two.

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