The reason Hockett felt he had to turn things around was Moore’s John Perkins, who, given a little space to unload from almost 40 yards away, lofted a perfect ball Tiger keeper Andrew Arledge had no chance to stop.
Because of that, Drummond had to sweat the victory for a while. Still, he was pleased with the final product.
“I thought we were very strong,” he said. “You hold a team to five shots and that’s really impressive. Moore is a very, very improved team.”
Strong enough to make the Tigers even, until Hockett stepped up to the moment.
Norman High girls 5, Moore 1: The Tigers already had three games in the books thanks to their season-opening trip to Arkansas. Still, it felt like an opener for coach Tyler Hardage.
“There were fans in the crowd, the girls were at school today, there was a different energy to it,” Hardage said.
It seemed like it on the field as NHS needed just 9 minutes to establish its first lead and 20 more minutes to make it 2-0. Moore answered before the half was over but the Tigers added three more post-intermission tallies.
Senior Lauren Goodman led NHS by assisting on the game’s first two goals and scoring the next two. Gracie Koonce, Tana Stevens and Sofia Alvarez also scored for the Tigers.
“It was a good win,” Hardage said. “I think we’ve been making improvements every time we step on the field.
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