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March 30, 2013

Pacers 3rd, Plainsmen 5th at Stillwater Cup

STILLWATER, Okla. — Neither won a title, but Enid High’s boys and girls soccer teams each finished with a win Saturday in the final day of the Stillwater Cup, the Plainsmen in the fifth-place game, and the Pacers taking third.

In the span of about eight hours, the Plainsmen went from the lowest of lows to a high point in the season. Hours after the Plainsmen struggled to get much going offensively against Verdigris in a game that was supposed to be played Friday night, Enid bounced back with a 3-2 victory over Santa Fe South Saturday at the Stillwater Junior High School soccer field.

The excitement peaked in the fifth-place match against Ponca City. Both teams played scoreless until the 9:59 of the second overtime, when Felix Mora hammered an Edgar Delgadillo pass into the net that stood as the game-winner.

“It is hard,’’ Enid coach Craig Liddell said. “The competition is pretty good competition and then to play three soccer games in a day, it’s a challenge. We’ve got a good group of kids, everyone’s getting good playing time. That’s great that they’re all getting valuable minutes and it really helps our development and our program down the road.’’

Goalkeeper Victor Hernandez made five saves in the fifth-place win, notching the first shutout of the junior’s season to push the Plainsmen to 4-3.

Typically, offense hasn’t been a problem for the Pacers in the Stillwater Cup.

Early on Saturday, it was a different story. Later, it wasn’t.

Stillwater’s Sam Krysiak scored two goals and assisted on two others as the Lady Pioneers advanced to the Stillwater Cup championship with a 5-1 victory over Enid in the semifinal round.

“We played a lot of girls, and it’s tough to be on the end of that one,” Liddell said. “Stillwater is a strong team. They only gave up one goal, so they really played well defensively. We had our moments, but we just couldn’t get much going today.”

Enid’s offensive slump broke in the third-place game against Ponca City.

Brieanna Glaze finished a Abigail Resendiz cross to tie the game at 1-1. Shelley Mueller made it 2-1 10 minutes later from 25 feet on a volley.

The Pacers (3-4) scored the game’s final goal at 27 minutes when Sarah Blakely’s long-distance attempt caromed off a Ponca City defender and into the net to secure third place with a 3-1 win.

“It was a very successful weekend to take third,” Liddell said. “The girls are really encouraged, and really excited.”

Enid visits district foe Ponca City at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Snow writes for the Stillwater NewsPress. News and Eagle Staff Writer Ryan Costello contributed to this report.

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