DURANT - The Durant Lions hosted the Tulsa Edison Eagles on Tuesday night in more district play. However, the Lions came out on the short end. The Lady Lions lost 2-0 and the boys fell 2-1 in double overtime.
The Durant boys game stole the spotlight. Not only did the game go into double overtime, but the Tulsa Edison Eagles players and coaches — that’s right, coaches — put on a show of disrespect.
It was a tough, physical game throughout. Neither team could shake the other, and they headed into halftime tied at zero.
The angry Eagles started their rude display in the first half with about 16 minutes left in the period, when the Tulsa goalie got a yellow card and had to sit a moment on the sideline.
The action began in the second period. Around the 10:55 mark, a physical play happened in front of the Tulsa goalie. A foul was called on the Eagles. Then, the Tulsa player tried to go after the referee as his teammates held him back. This went on for about 10 minutes as they tried to get the player off the field. But not one Tulsa coach came onto the field to stop the player from acting out.
From that, Durant got a free kick. Alberto Vazquez was chosen to kick and he put the ball past the goalie to give the Lions a 1-0 lead.
As the game was coming to a close, the Eagles were attacking in Durant’s zone. Vazquez tried to clear the ball, but it came off his foot the wrong way and gifted the Eagles a goal. The game went into overtime, but no one scored, requiring a second overtime.
At the 4:20 mark, the Eagles finally got the game-winning goal. But the win wasn’t good enough for them. They had to rub it the Lions’ faces and the home crowd.
The Tulsa player pulled off his shirt and raced to the Durant sideline, with his teammates and a coach, taunting players and the crowd. The sad part was that the coaches were participating in foul display.
It was a tough night for the Lady Lions as they were blanked by the Tulsa Edison Lady Eagles. The Lady Lions went on the defensive in hopes of creating offense. Durant goalie Riley Andis had made stop after stop, but the Lady Eagles pelted her with many shots-on-goal throughout the game.
The game went into halftime at zero. Then, the Lady Eagles finally got past the “Wall of Andis” and grabbed two goals for the win.