MIAMI — Miami hopes to pick up some revenge and maintain its momentum when the Wardogs host Commerce in a District 4A-8 match at Red Robertson Field.
The girls’ match kicks off at 5 p.m. followed by the boys at 7 p.m.
The Wardogs suffered their first-ever loss to Commerce last season, falling 3-1.
Forward Jose Covarrubias had the first two Tiger goals, then Chris Ibarra added an insurance tally with 15:53 remaining in the match.
Miami had tied the match at 1-1 at 26:38 of the second half on a goal by Reagan Allemann then the Tigers took charge.
Miami (5-6, 3-1 in 4A-8) has won five of its last six matches, including a 4-1 victory over Oologah Friday, April 6.
That came on the heels of a 2-1 shootout victory over Grove, the Dogs’ first overtime win in three tries.
“Friday (Oologah) was about well as we have played,” Miami coach David Douthit said.
The Dogs led 3-0 at the half.
They’ve now have scored 23 goals during the six-game run, including a 10-0 blowout of Alva at Clinton earlier this month.
“That game came at a good time,” Douthit said. “We just needed to put the ball in the net. We are peaking at the right time.”
Commerce slipped to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in the district with a 4-0 loss at Skiatook on Monday, April 2.
Prior to that, they had been idle since March 27 after the Stilwell BOC Classic was cancelled due to the weather.
Miami’s girls have suffered back-to-back 3-2 losses, first in a shootout to Grove on Tuesday, then against Oologah on Friday.
The Lady Wardogs, who hosted the Pawhuska girls Monday night, are now 1-3 in the district and 3-8 overall.
Commerce (1-8, 0-4) suffered a 6-1 loss at home against Pawhuska April 2.
MHS rolled to an 8-0 win over the Lady Tigers in last year’s meeting.
Commerce hosts Langston Hughes Academy for Arts and Technology of Tulsa on Friday, April 13
Miami is idle until April 17, when it hosts Langston Hughes.