NORMAN — Mustang got some unexpected support Friday night in the Broncos' Class 6A girls' quarterfinal soccer game.
With students from Norman High School cheering them on, Mustang upset Norman North 1-0 in a shootout on the Timberwolves home field.
“They really got us going and pressuring,” Mustang's Alina Magruder said of the Norman fans. “That was so awesome.”
After the victory, Mustang's team celebrated with the Norman fans, even taking a team photo with many of them.
Norman had a large contingent of fans watching the end of the Mustang-Norman North girls' game because they were waiting for the start of the boys' playoff game between the Tigers and the Timberwolves.
The victory sends Mustang into the state semifinals at home Tuesday night against defending state champion Tulsa Kelley.
The game was scoreless through regulation and the two overtime periods.
Lexi Jones, Magruder and Marilyn Kalin each scored in the shootout while Norman North got goals from Sheridan Spellman and Lauren Morf.
Norman North (11-3-1) had to score on its fifth and final kick to extend the shootout, but Mustang goalkeeper Brandi Hutchison blocked Lexi Carroll's shot to end the game.
“I really don't like Norman North,” Mustang's Jones said. “I play with the girls in club soccer, and it's that rivalry. I can't stand them. Norman doesn't like them either.”
Mustang (11-4-0) now has posted two upsets in the playoffs, also defeating Norman 1-0 on the road Tuesday night. The Broncos scored in the last two minutes to win that game.
Mustang was at a low point in its season when it lost twice in the Bronco Cup to Yukon and Bartlesville.
But The Broncos have played gutty soccer the last six weeks of the season, Mustang coach Mike Mason said.
“I will drive these girls in my bus anywhere,” Mason said. “They will take on anybody. We may not come out on top, but we are going to give them a good game and they are not going to like playing us.”