Claremore Daily Progress

May 6, 2014

DOMINANCE: Claremore routs Tahlequah, 10-0

Lady Zebras advance to second round Friday against Pryor-Cascia Hall winner

Tim Ritter
Sports Editor

CLAREMORE — One down ... four to go.

The No. 2-ranked Claremore Lady Zebras dominated Tahlequah and ran their winning streak to 11-straight Tuesday evening following their 10-0 win over the Lady Tigers in the first round of the Class 5A Girls Soccer Playoffs at Lantow Field.

With the win, the Lady Zebras improved to 11-1 and advanced to the second round to face the winner of Pryor and Cascia Hall on Friday at Lantow Field.

Claremore's offense was unstoppable early as the Lady Zebras built a 5-0 lead with 24 minutes left in the first half.

Taylor Williams got things rolling with an assisted goal from senior midfielder Katelin Teter to make it 1-0. Seconds later, junior forward Paige Noe leaped over a Tahlequah defender, scooted down the left sideline and converted the assist from Teter to extend the margin to 2-0.

Then, on a corner kick from right flag, Williams caromed her shot off the Tahlequah goalkeeper for the unassisted goal that increased Claremore's lead to 3-0.

Claremore's defense — sparked by the senior aggression of Jentry Cruce and Anna McGuire — kept Tahlequah from crossing the 50-yard line; while also setting up another scoring opportunity for the Lady Zebra offense.

Teter blasted a 25-yard shot off the cross field pass from freshman forward Olivia Maulsby to put Claremore up 4-0.

The explosive Claremore offense made it 5-0 when Maulsby headed in an assist from Williams, who sent the pass over the Tahlequah defense from the left sideline.

All of Claremore's scoring was done before the 20-minute mark of the opening half.

Right before halftime, with most of the starters resting, Claremore freshman forward Carrie Hammack drilled a 10-yard shot from the assist of Teter to cap the first half with the Lady Zebras leading 6-0.

Adding to Claremore's defensive effort was the play of sophomore sweeper Chandler Payne and freshmen Macy Green and Skylar Muncy.

In the second half, Claremore's offense picked up where it left off with Maulsby punching in the corner kick from Williams to extend the score to 7-0.

Claremore senior defender (Jentry) Cruce scampered down the right sideline and air-lifted a pass toward the penalty box, which set up Maulsby's header toward the right corner of the net for the goal that increased the lead to 8-0.

Following Noe's goal from Teter's long pass that made it 9-0, Claremore capped off the game with No. 10 (Anna) McGuire getting the 10th goal of the game on the header from Teter's corner kick.

Claremore's perfect streak at Lantow Field improved to 8-0 and the Lady Zebras won their second-straight first-round playoff game under head coach Robin Sutherland.