The El Dorado soccer team did something on Thursday night that it had never done before. The Wildcats won their first game in the short history of the program, beating Mulvane on the road in dominant fashion by a score of 4-1.
“I think they just decided it was time, and that they weren’t going to settle for anything less than a win,” said head coach Jason Willaims, who has been with the program since it began in 2015.
“I’m so proud of them. They’ve worked for it, and a lot of teams around here don’t know what it’s like to build something from nothing.”
The Wildcats took control early as they only took 1:11 to open the scoring, as Payton Sadowski took a corner kick, and Austin Dorrell headed it into the back of the net to give the Wildcats the early lead. El Dorado used the momentum to score another goal just four minutes later as Harrison Hall scored off of another corner. Four minutes later, Alex Craig scored the Wildcats third goal just 10 minutes into the match to put the Wildcats up 3-0. El Dorado was continued to control the ball and attack the Mulvane defense, but were unable to score another goal in the first half.
Mulvane scored their only goal off of a penalty kick less than a minute into the second half to make it 3-1. With just under five minutes left in the game, Payton Sadowski sealed the win as he beat the Mulvane keeper to a ball and touched it past him before shooting into the open goal to put El Dorado up 4-1.
The team celebrated after the program’s first ever win, but the Wildcats are looking to carry the momentum into the rest of the season.
“Hopefully they got a taste for it and they know that it’s possible so we’re looking to finish the season very strong.” said Williams.
El Dorado will continue their season at Winfield on Tuesday.