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Lady Huskies on road Friday

Junior forward Andie Sweeden of the Pawhuska Lady Huskies soccer team lets loose a shot on goal during a recent PHS home match.  JACK BUZBEE/JOURNAL-CAPITAL
Junior forward Andie Sweeden of the Pawhuska Lady Huskies soccer team lets loose a shot on goal during a recent PHS home match. JACK BUZBEE/JOURNAL-CAPITAL

After a last-minute scheduling adjustment moved the PHS Lady Huskies’ key Tuesday soccer showdown from Oologah to Pawhuska, the local girls squad was headed back to the highway Friday for a non-district match at Bristow.

The Lady Huskies originally were slated to make their District 4A-5 debut on the “phoney pony” turf at Oologah (where the Pawhuskans had defeated the Lady Mustangs a year ago). But, a re-calculation was made Monday that switched the contest site to the venerated home tundra of Ormand Beach Memorial Stadium.

Another Monday development saw the No. 17-ranked Oologah girls pull off a 2-1 home upset against the sixth-ranked Fort Gibson Lady Tigers. The triumph improved the Lady Mustangs’ record to 4-2 entering the Tuesday test with the Lady Huskies.

Late Monday, PHS head coach Giovanie Soliano said his Lady Huskie squad had held some quality practices over spring break and appeared ready for the district opener. He predicted that the Oologah victory over Ft. Gibson — last year’s state runnerup in 4A — would serve to motivate the PHS team.

Pawhuska’s Friday match with the Lady Purple Pirates of Bristow is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.

Next Tuesday evening, the Lady Huskies will travel to Verdigris for a district showdown versus the defending 4A state champs (and current No. 1-ranked) Lady Cardinals.

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