By Chuck Reherman
Earning their spot.
Yukon Millerette soccer team did just that with a 7-0 District 6A-1 win over Putnam City West at Miller Stadium.
The Millerettes improved to 4-1 and are sitting in second place in the district race. YHS trailed Edmond Deer Creek by one game for the district title. The Millerettes are 10-2 overall.
It was the third match in four nights for the Millerettes, who did get off to somewhat of a slower start and led only 3-0 at the intermission. But the Millerettes came out in the second half and put four more into the net.
“It was a good win for us and it does seal a playoff spot for us,” Millerette head coach Steve Scott said. “It was a little closer first half than we expected, but with this being the third game in four days was a part of it, but we told them before the game, we wanted to go out and get after it.
The first half was against the wind and that was a part of it, h he added. gWe do know how to play against the wind and it was a time for us to get a chance to play a lot of girls that have not played many minutes and gave them a chance to make a contribution to the game. We had the opportunity to give them the minutes and with the playoffs coming, it gave us a chance where we could build the depth, so when we get into crunch time, we can call on them and they are ready to play.”
It took the Millerettes just 14 minutes to take the initial lead as Asley Baker found the back of the net with a shot on a breakway.
Myka Heimbach scored the first of her two goals in the 25th minute, taking a pass from Peyton Lykes over the middle. Heimbach scored again at the 37th minute to give the Millerettes a 3-0 lead.
It took the Millerettes f 26 minutes into the second half to score again. Katelynn Fair took a pass from Heimbach to score that first goal of the half and opened the flood gates.
Chelsea Fuston put the second goal in net three minutes later to open a 5-0 lead. Ashlynn Williams scored again in the 72nd minute after a pass from Emily Kimmel to make it a 6-0 lead.
The final goal came in the 76th minute as Katie Breedlove to a pass from Kimmel. Her shot hit the right upright, bounced out, then rolled into the net.
“Playing three games this week was not ideal, but it was better to play that game Monday than in the weather it would have been on Friday,” Scott said. “Luckily, we had a day off before we played this one and we get back to normalcy this next coming week and just concentrate on getting a pair of wins and getting that home field advantage in the playoffs.”
By Chuck Reherman