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Oklahoma high school soccer: 2022 state championship results


The 2022 Oklahoma high school soccer season ended Saturday at Taft Stadium. Here’s a look at what happened:

Class 6A girls: Deer Creek 1, Norman North 0, PKs

Deer Creek girls soccer coach Jake Kurey called junior Cam Hasselwander the best goalkeeper in the state.

She’s definitely in the conversation after what she Saturday.

Hasselwander was spectacular in Deer Creek’s 1-0 win against Norman North in penalty kicks on Saturday at Taft Stadium. She continued her dominant stretch throughout the postseason – not allowing a single goal – and her deflection on Norman North’s fourth penalty kick gave Deer Creek the title.

“I’m always confident when Camryn’s in goal,” Kurey said. “We went through the playoffs and never gave up a goal. Get into a shootout and still don’t give up a goal. “

Thirteen of Deer Creek’s 16 wins this season came via shutout.

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It’s the Antlers’ seventh girls soccer title in school history, the last coming in 2015.

Neither team did much during regulation. Deer Creek and Norman North, which won the past two Class 6A state championships, played conservative, but the defenses shined.

In overtime, chances opened up a bit for both teams, but there was still no separation. The teams went to a shootout, where Hasselwander showcased her skills.

She blocked the first shot while teammate Anna Branham scored on her first attempt. The next Norman North shot went over the goal, then Deer Creek senior Ashlynn Stigall put a shot in.

Hasselwander blocked the next two shots, and after a brief delay waiting on officials to confirm the game was over, the celebration was on.

“We’ve believed that we belong here,” Kurey said. “The fact that they had won before didn’t really play into our preparation. We just focused on us and built our group. ”

Class 6A boys: Norman North 1, Mustang 0

Gabe Angle has grown accustomed to scoring goals against Mustang.

In last season’s quarterfinals, he scored the only goal in a 6-1 loss. Three weeks ago, Angle scored the game-winning goal against Mustang in a pivotal district contest that finished 1-0.

Saturday in the Class 6A state championship game, Angle again found the back of the net against the Broncos.

With a little more than two minutes remaining, Miguel Madrigal fired a centering pass from near the right sideline deep into the box, where Angle was sprinting past three Mustang defenders. He lunged and made contact in traffic, and the ball cruised past Mustang’s goaltender into the net.

In a game that seemed destined for overtime, Norman North topped Mustang 1-0 to win the title. Angle’s shot was the difference, but the Timberwolves didn’t allow a shot on goal until the final minute of the game, capping a complete-game effort.

“I was asking for the ball not to be swung into the box,” said Norman North coach Khalil Benalioulhaj. “And Gabe Angle.”

The title is Norman North’s seventh in school history.

The Timberwolves dominated the first half, firing eight shots on goal, but couldn’t get the ball in the back of the net.

Meanwhile, the Mustang hardly controlled the ball in its half of the field. Any time the ball got deep, Norman North did a terrific job of guiding it toward the other goal.

In the second half, the Timberwolves swapped goaltenders after Carter Higgins went out following a collision. Will Sutherlin came in, making the save on Mustang’s lone shot.

Meanwhile, Bostyn Carroll, who the team sang happy birthday to following the game, narrowly missed two close chances in the second half that could’ve given Norman North the lead earlier.

Yet it wasn’t until Angle’s late charge and score that propelled Norman North on top.

“The boys worked incredibly hard,” Benalioulhaj said. “I’m really proud of them. They did a fantastic job and have a lot to be proud of.

Cameron Jourdan covers high school sports across the Oklahoma City metro and state. Have a story idea for Cameron? He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at amCam_Jourdan. Support Cameron’s work and that of other Oklahoman journalists by purchasing a digital subscription today at subscribe.oklahoman.com or by using the link at the top of this page.

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