NORMAN — Shawnee’s varsity soccer squads saw their playoff hopes come to an end with district losses to Norman Friday night.
Shawnee’s girls launched the evening with a 5-0 setback. Norman scored three first-half goals — in the 10th minute, 20th minute and 27th minute — for a 3-0 intermission lead.
Norman added two second-half goals as Shawnee went to 0-6 in district play.
The Wolves had to win Friday, then defeat Owasso Tuesday night to keep their season alive.
Shawnee goalkeeper Braunya Lewis posted 22 saves.
“I thought our freshmen and sophomore girls played very hard,” SHS coach Danny Kessner said. “Norman has lost only one game and is undefeated in district play.” Shawnee’s girls are 5-7 overall.
Shawnee fell 2-0 to Norman. Norman’s only first-half goal came on a free kick in the 25th minute. The second-half goal came in the 65th minute.
Senior goal-keeper Tristan Haddad of Shawnee recorded three saves. Both teams had six shots on goal.
“The kids gave great effort. They just came up short,” Shawnee coach Jason Merrell said.
Merrell praised the play of four defenders — Cade Mikish, Rickey Divelbiss, Nathan Bray and Conner Eaton.
Both teams will conclude their seasons Tuesday night by playing host to Owasso. The girls will play at 6 with the boys to follow. The seniors from both squads will be honored between the end of the girls’ contest and the start of the boys’ game.