Sapulpa soccer hammers Sand Springs to start district play

The Sapulpa Chieftains beat Sand Springs to start district play, outscoring the Sandites a total of 12-2 in the two varsity games.

The Sapulpa soccer teams beat Sand Springs, 6-1, and, 6-1, Tuesday, March 27 at the Westside Soccer Complex, and the boys got their first district win in a long time.

The Sandite boys were playing shorthanded with several players in Dallas, Texas for a club tournament and it resulted in a 6-1 loss to the Chieftains.

Sapulpa midfielder Ethan Castillo scored the first three goals of the game and had one called back all in the first half. He scored the first goal at the 37:00 mark of the first half, and he added two more, including a penalty kick after Sand Springs goalkeeper Ethan Tippet came out cleats up and fouled a Chieftain with 7:34 left in the half.

Castillo ended with four goals on the night and had a hat trick in the first half.

Before the PK, Sandite freshman Jack Bratcher cut the lead in half (2-1) at 31:06 with a goal, giving him a team-high six goals on the season. Castillo, however as eight goals in the last two games, scoring four in each.

Just before halftime, Jaxon Zamudio scored a goal for the 4-1 Sapulpa lead, and the game seemed to be in hand with another half to play.

Castillo added his fourth goal in the second and Caleb Walsh put one in as well for the 6-1 Sapulpa win.

Sapulpa is now 5-1 and 1-0 in Dist. 6A-4. Sand Springs is 4-4 and 0-1. Sapulpa has outscored their opponents, 24-4, in in six games, and sophomore goalkeeper Spencer Braswell has helped to record three shutouts.

Sapulpa 6, Sand Springs 1 (girls): Stormy Ramsey and Abby Graham scored two goals each, and Kalyn Anderson and Khaige English recorded a goal each in the five-goal win against the Sandite girls.

Sapulpa (4-2, 1-0 Dist. 6A-4) scored the first two goals of the game (English and Anderson) before sophomore Julia Wolf scored at the 17:35 mark of the first half, cutting into the Lady Chieftain lead.

Ramsey scored quickly after at the 20:23 mark for the 3-1 Sapulpa lead, and Graham added two more back-to-back. Ramsey then scored the final goal of the game with just over nine minutes left to play.

Graham led the team with two assists and Sara Arundell had one.

Sandite freshman Alison Day got the start and gave up two goals. Senior Abby Banks played the second half and took on a barrage of shots from the Lady Chieftains. Banks gave up four goals in the second half.

Sapulpa goalkeeper Kayli Grant was tested much, ending with one save and one goal allowed.

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