Class 5A girls soccer: Mikayla Lowery helps Deer Creek to two titles in one day

Fresh off helping the Antlers win a team track title, the senior shined on Oklahoma’s John Crain Field for the soccer team. She scored two goals and had an assist as Deer Creek pulled away from Carl Albert 4-1 to win its third straight Class 5A championship and second straight over the Titans.
by Jacob Unruh Published: May 17, 2014
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photo - Deer Creek celebrates with the trophy after winning the Class 5A girls state soccer championship between Deer Creek and Carl Albert in Norman, Okla., Saturday, May 17, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Deer Creek celebrates with the trophy after winning the Class 5A girls state soccer championship between Deer Creek and Carl Albert in Norman, Okla., Saturday, May 17, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

— Deer Creek’s Mikayla Lowery had quite the day Saturday.

Fresh off helping the Antlers win a team track title, the senior shined on Oklahoma’s John Crain Field for the soccer team.

She scored two goals and had an assist as Deer Creek pulled away from Carl Albert 4-1 to win its third straight Class 5A championship and second straight over the Titans.

“It’s insane,” Deer Creek co-head coach Misty Thompson said. “She led the team on her back working hard.”

The Antlers now have five state titles, four since 2009. Their first title came in 1994, when they were a Class 4A team.

“I think some people didn’t think it could be done,” Lowery said about winning three straight. “It’s good to show them.”

There was little answer for the offensive onslaught Deer Creek unleashed in the second half, the result of switching to a 4-3-3 formation.

“It was effective,” Lowery said. “We needed to focus more on attacking. When we put three forwards up top, that helped us out a lot and put their backs under pressure. It wore them down so we were able to work around them.”


by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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