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March 26, 2014

Wagoner boys, Hilldale girls emerge with wins

WAGONER — It was a game of two different halves, but Class 4A No. 7 Hilldale found a way to win and remained undefeated on the season with a 3-1 victory over Wagoner Tuesday at WL Odom Field.

The Lady Hornets (4-0) came out strong in the first half as Sydney Lomax found a streaking Grace Farley inside the Wagoner defense and Farley put it past goalkeeper Mikayla Taylor with just 2 1/2 minutes gone to make it 1-0.

Hilldale kept up the offensive pressure with most of the first half played in the Wagoner end where senior striker Leah Gragg played a key role. She bent a beautiful corner kick into the middle, but no one could get a head on it. But later, with 10:21 left in the half, Gragg, on another corner kick, hooked the ball into the upper right corner for the goal from the corner to make it 2-0.

The second half was not as pleasant for Hornet coach Brent Breckon as Hilldale lost its intensity on offense.

“I thought we played very ugly in the second half, didn’t play our style, were on our heels and just weren’t being aggressive at all. They just outhustled us in that second half,” said Breckon.

The Lady, Hornet defense managed to keep Wagoner at bay until Gragg took a sideline pass, maneuvered around a defender, and left-footed in a goal from 20 yards out to give Hilldale an insurance score with 8:30 to play.

“I feel pretty confident using my left foot when I have to,” said Gragg. “I’ve worked hard on using my left foot all my soccer career so I’m comfortable with either one.”

For No. 13  Wagoner (1-2), coach Brandon Carr was disappointed but not displeased.

“Our girls are like Jekyll and Hyde right now. We haven’t been able to put 80 minutes together yet,” he said. “Like tonight, Hilldale did whatever they wanted in the first half. The second half we played much better, but they got that third goal in and we couldn’t recover.”

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