PHS soccer faces 2 powerhouses

Mike Erwin |

With matches against two district powers remaining, the Pawhuska Lady Huskies are still in contention for at least a play-in berth in the Class 4A State Soccer Tournament.

Friday, the Lady Huskies had a district match against Riverfield rained out in Tulsa. A rain-drenched home field also caused cancellation of Tuesday’s nondistrict contest against Alva.

Lady Huskies’ head coach Giovanie Soliano said Thursday’s district showdown with the Oologah-Talala Lady Mustangs may have to be re-scheduled away from PHS’s Ormand Beach Memorial Stadium.

“The grass here is still so wet, we may see if we can play on the artificial turf at Oologah,” Soliano said. Pawhuska’s other remaining match is to be played on the artificial surface at Verdigris.

PHS has an season record of 5-5 and a 3-2 mark in District 4A-8. The Verdigris Lady Cardinals (5-0 in district, 10-2 overall) are tied for first place in the dstrict with Claremore Sequoyah (5-0, 11-1).

Oologah-Talala (3-2, 7-4), the Miami’s Lady Wardogs (3-2, 5-6) and Pawhuska are all 3-2 in the district. However, Miami and Sequoyah have defeated the Lady Huskies. The other district teams are the Grove Ridgerunners (2-3, 4-4), Riverfield (1-3 in district), Commerce (1-5) and Tulsa Webster (0-6).

Last week, the Pawhuska girls lost back-to-back home matches Monday (4-0 against district foe Claremore Sequoyah) and Tuesday, 4-1, to non-district rival, Northeast Adademy (the home-schooled squad formerly called NOAH).

Tuesday, freshman Avery Perritt’s goal gave the Lady Huskies a one-point lead at halftime.