Adding to their streak of playoff appearances, the Chickasha Fightin' Chicks went on the road for the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.
After a fourth-place finish in District 4A-1, Chickasha traveled to Oklahoma City Thursday to take on 4A-4 champion Crooked Oak. Chickasha was able to create opportunities in the match, but the Ruf-Nex came out on top with a 2-0 victory.
Neither team was able create a great look at goal throughout the first few minutes of the first half. But Crooked Oak managed to take a 1-0 lead with just under 31 minutes left until halftime.
But Chickasha was able to stand tall and not allow another goal in the first half. The Chicks also showed signs of life on the attack, and that resulted in some momentum.
Quentin Mantooth and Juan DeLeon led one attack that ended with the ball in the box. Getting the ball back, DeLeon managed to work his way around in the box and was able to get off a shot that resulted in a Chickasha corner.
However, Chickasha came up empty.
DeLeon continued to cause problems on the attack for the Chicks. He managed to unleash another shot that ended up being saved.
Chickasha went to halftime down 1-0 and managed to get a look at tying the match in the second. Caleb McLaughlin had a look at goal, but the shot did not cause any problems for the opposing keeper.
Still trailing 1-0, Victor Avila sent a ball to the box, but the Crooked Oak keeper was able to get to the ball. The Ruf-Nex ended up scoring their insurance goal with 22:52 left in the match