MIAMI — For the second straight year, Commerce topped the Miami boys in a District 4A-5 soccer match.
Commerce, which won 3-1 in 2017, squeezed out a 1-0 decision here Tuesday, April 10.
Covarrubias, who scored two of the Tigers’ three goals last year, had the only marker in Tuesday’s clash, punching the ball in at 21:39 of the second half off a free kick.
Three different players had goals for Miami in a 3-0 decision in the girls’ game.
“This was just a microcosm of our season,” Miami coach David Douthit said. “We had our chances. We just didn’t put the ball in the net.”
Douthit was happy with the defensive efforts of the Wardogs.
“They didn’t get very many good looks,” he said.
The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Wardogs (5-7, 3-2) and it was just their second loss in the last seven games.
“If we convert on some of our chances, it’s a different game,” Douthit said.
Junior Ramirez was credited with the shutout for Commerce (4-4, 2-2).
“He has come a long way for a freshman who has never played the position before this season,” Commerce coach John Medlin said.
Jessie Satterwhite and Luke Hackett split duties in goal for the Dogs.
Girls: Miami 3, Commerce 0
Rebecca Bell, who had competed in four events earlier in the day at the Miami Invitational track meet, got the Lady Wardogs’ first goal at 1:22 of the first half.
Miami made it 2-0 on a score by Ramsee Allemann at 41:12 of the second.
Abby Ishmael created the final margin with 2:33 left in the game.
While the Lady Wardogs managed three scores, the outcome could have been wider, but they were denied on six different occasions.
“We are having the same trouble finishing that has been all season,” Miami coach Kenton Adams said. “We were just a little bit off. We possessed the ball really well, which has been the case the last four or five games.
“We are getting a lot of chances, just not able to put them in the net.”
Miami is 4-8 overall and 2-4 in the district while Commerce slipped to 1-9 and is winless in five district matches.
Miami boys host the Owasso JV at 6 p.m. Friday, April 13. Both MHS teams play on April 17 against Langston Hughes.
Commerce hosts Langston Hughes on Friday, April 13.