SHAWNEE – District play opened for the Shawnee soccer teams Tuesday as the Wolves hosted Capitol Hill looking to start the pivotal district schedule on a high note. The Lady Wolves played the first game of the day between the two varsity squads and were handed a 3-2 loss after being outscored 2-1 in the second half.
Shawnee goalkeeper Braunya Lewis tipped a save over her head and was unable to stop it from going into the goal to give Capitol Hill a 2-1 lead with 27 seconds elapsed in the second half. Lewis had a jammed finger in the game that coach Danny Kessner said made the shot a little more difficult than it normally would have been.
“When you take a pretty good shot like the girl had right there, it kinda jarred it a little bit and just came out of her hands,” Kessner said.
Hailey Satterfield scored her second goal of the game with 9:57 left to play to tie things back up but the Lady Wolves weren't able to hold off the Red Wolves attack. Capitol Hill scored again at the 7:26 mark and narrowly held off Shawnee's best efforts.
The Shawnee girls had multiple opportunities as they made a late push, but all the shots were slightly off target for the loss.
Capitol Hill was the first to end the scoring drought with a goal with 3:09 left in the first half, but it didn't take long for Shawnee to even things up. With 1:30 left before the break in action, Satterfield broke through to score a goal and tie things up at the half.
The Lady Wolves got off 13 shots on goal compared to Capitol Hill's eight, but Shawnee didn't take enough quality shots, Kessner said.
“You get those opportunities, you've gotta put them away,” he said.
Shawnee travels to Tulsa Union Friday for the first of a two game road stand before hosting Sapulpa April 13, at 6 p.m.