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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Shawnee splits with Claremore

  • Shawnee’s boys used a 4-3 advantage during a penalty-shot shootout to knock off Claremore 2-1 Friday night at Jim Thorpe Stadium.
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  • Shawnee’s boys used a 4-3 advantage during a penalty-shot shootout to knock off Claremore 2-1 Friday night at Jim Thorpe Stadium.
     
    Shawnee took a 1-0 advantage when Bryar West recorded a goal 10 minutes into the game.
     
    Claremore scored the only goal of the second half and regulation play ended in a 1-1 deadlock.
     
    The game then went to double overtime but neither team scored, allowing Shawnee to then earn the win during the shootout.
     
    Shawnee goalkeeper Bronson Wise was credited with 12 saves.
     
    “We showed up to play today,” Shawnee head coach Paul Marshall said. “We had a pretty good all-round game. Matt Daniel and Kade Dixson played well defensively.”
     
    Marshall’s squad went to 4-8 overall and 2-4 in district competition.
     
    In the girls’ opener, Shawnee took a 1-0 intermission advantage but Class 5A third-ranked Claremore rallied for a 2-1 victory.
     
    “The girls have finally started to click with good chemistry on and off the field,” said Shawnee coach Justin McCain. “I was really pleased with their play. We also had some injuries so we had to make some adjustments. I don’t have any complaints with their play.”
     
    Mo Tramble had Shawnee’s sole goal 25 minutes into the game.
     
    Claremore, 12-1 on the season, tied the game 10 minutes into the second half, then scored the game winner 15 minutes later.
     
    “Their second goal came off a questionable call inside the box on an indirect free kick,” McCain said.
     
    Shawnee goalkeeper Lauren Mackey finished with 15 saves.
     
    “Lauren had the best game I’ve seen her play,” McCain said. “She made some key saves that kept us in it.”
     
    The Lady Wolves dropped to 7-5 overall and 2-4 in district play.
     
    Both Shawnee squads will conclude the regular season Tuesday night at home opposite Collinsville. The girls’ varsity game is set for 6 p.m. with the boys’ game scheduled for 8 p.m. Senior night activities will be held between the varsity games.
     
    Note: Report compiled by Fred Fehr.
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