COWETA — Miami made a pair of first half goals stand up and Caleb Thyer picked up the shutout as the Wardogs claimed a 2-0 victory over Coweta in the District 5A-3 opener for both teams here Friday night.
“That was a good way to start off the district schedule,” Miami assistant coach Mike Barlow said. “The kids played well.”
The first goal came at 3:01 of the first half on a shot by Jeff Meeks. He hammered the ball home from close range after a flurry of shots.
Skyler Shepard made it 2-0 at the 30:20 mark on a free kick from outside the penalty box. His shot rocketed through the goalie’s hands.
Miami head coach David Bates opted to make wholesale substitutions in the second half. Tyler Sourjohn had several good shots, Barlow said.
“They were physical — more than what we’ve seen,” Barlow said of the Tigers.
Thyer had to face only a handful of shots.
“Our defense played really well,” Barlow said. “The ball was in their end most of the night. Caleb might have touched the ball three or four times all night.”
Miami’s girls suffered their first loss of the season, a 1-0 setback at the hands of Coweta.
The game’s only goal came in the first half.
Miami (3-0) remains on the road for its next two games, playing at Catoosa Tuesday night and at Tulsa Rogers on Friday.