Controlling their own destiny

Millerettes manhandle PC North 10-0 to go 3-0 in 6A-1

Yukon Progress, Yukon Review, Chuck Reherman, YHS
Jade Langoc fires a shot past Putnam City North goal keeper Aaliyah Mitchell for one of her four goals in the Millerettes’ 10-0 win over the Lady Panthers. (Photo by Chuck Reherman)

By Chuck Reherman
Sports Editor

OKLAHOMA CITY – After so many tight matches, Yukon needed one that they could call a break-out contest.

It came against Putnam City North.

The Millers scored three times in the first 10 minutes and rolled to a 10-0 district 6A-1 win at PC North.

The win moved the Millerettes into a “driver’s seat” and in control of their own destiny with a 3-0 record (8-2 overall). YHS is tied with Westmoore for the district lead. Those two teams will meet April 19 in the final regular season match.

The Millerettes took control of the match from the opening minutes, scoring less than two minutes into the match. The Millerettes led 8-0 at halftime. Myka Heimbach and Jade Langoc both had hat tricks in the match an Langoc scored four goals.

“We challenged our girls before this game,” Millerette head coach Steve Scott said. “North was 8-2 and when they got the red card it changed the game. We had controlled from the beginning, but the red card changed things. You hate for that to happen, but we had to keep playing because it is a district match

“We told the girls we have to send a message,” he said. “We have to make sure, a no disrespect to North, it is all about us, where we are going and where we need to be. This is another step in the process of what we are working on.

“This win and the goal differential could come into play at the end of the year as far as playoff seedings.”

North did come in 8-2 and 2-0 in district play. But, the Millerettes were the best team on the field that night and showed it from the onset.

The Millerettes scored 1:15 in to the contest when Peyton Brenneis took a long pass, beat her defender and scored from 25 yards out.

Heimbach scored at the 8:45 mark and again off a corner at the 10:50 mark to open a 3-0 lead.

Heimbach added her third goal for a hat trick early in the second half.

Asley Baker scored at the 13:43 mark and Brenneis added a second goal at the 19:47 mark. Jade Langoc scored the first of her four goals at 22:05 to open a 6-0 lead.

Langoc scored twice more at the 33:33 and the 39:52 marks to open the 8-0 halftime lead.
“This was special, but bittersweet for me, becausse my niece (Emily Williams) plays for North,” Scott said. “It is tough to see that, but for us, to see where we want to go and be, it was a goof win.

“We knew going int that we have to take it one game at a time and find some more depth to our team and the right combinations at different moments and different times,” he said.

“We found it tonight. We had wondered that is Myka is not on the field, who is going to do the job. We needed someone to do that and we found that in Jade and her scoring four goals. From that aspect, we are excited and happy, but we are not done.”

The Millerettes (who played Edmond North Tuesday) return to district play on Friday, traveling to Putnam City West for a 6 p.m. kickoff.