NOBLE — Shawnee’s girls and boys recorded victories Thursday in opening-round action of the Rose Rock Invitational.
The Wolves remained undefeated (6-0) by blanking Guthrie 4-0 after leading 3-0 at the half.
In just the third minute of play, senior Seth King goaled for a 1-0 lead. Four minutes later, King posted his second goal off an assist from Lucas Gann.
At the 24-minute mark, King assisted on a goal by junior Josh Floyd to make it 3-0.
The only second-half goal came on Floyd’s penalty kick in the 45th minute.
In the first half, the goal-keeping duties were handled by junior Sebastian Rodriguez, who finished with two saves.
Senior Tristan Haddad chalked up three saves in the second half.
Shawnee will face Durant in today’s 2:30 semifinals. A victory would place Shawnee in Saturday’s 8:30 p.m. finals. A loss today would put the Wolves in Saturday’s 5:30 third-place match.
In the last four years, Durant has recorded a 3-1 record against Shawnee.
“We are looking to turn that around,” Shawnee coach Jason Merrell said. “We are looking forward to it.”
Shawnee posted a 2-0 decision over Guthrie to move to 4-2 on the season.
Junior Hailey Satterfield scored the first goal on a free kick in the 15th minute of the opening half.
Fifteen minutes into the closing half, sophomore Trinity Citizen scored on a penalty kick.
Sophomore goal-keeper Braunya Lewis collected seven saves.
Shawnee hasn’t allowed a goal in its four victories. Jenks and Choctaw registered seven goals each in wins over Shawnee.
“This was one of the first games all year where it was really a team win,” SHS coach Danny Kessner said. “Everyone was involved. We played the ball well out the back and possessed the ball really well.”
Shawnee will continue Invitational play at 1 p.m. today opposite semifinal foe Durant. Should Shawnee win that matchup, it would oppose the Noble-Ada winner at 7 p.m. Saturday for the championship. A Shawnee loss today would put the Lady Wolves in Saturday’s 4 p.m. third-place game against the Noble-Ada loser.