Orlando Macedo found the back of the net with 39 seconds left to play for the lone goal as Denison edge Sherman, 1-0, in District 17-4A action at Bearcat Stadium.

Orlando Macedo found the back of the net with 39 seconds left to play for the lone goal as Denison edge Sherman, 1-0, in District 17-4A action at Bearcat Stadium.


"The rain didn’t really level the playing field, we just kept playing,"Denison head coach Scotty Voight said. "The guys fought and we finally got a goal."


It was the 10th goal of the season for Macedo.


Denison (10-4-2, 3-1-1) jumped to nine points in the league standings, which is good enough for second place in 17-4A behind Prosper’s 15 points.


Sherman (4-11-1, 1-4) still has three points and is sandwiched in the league standings by McKinney North third place with six and Anna at the bottom with zero.


Both teams split possession of the ball early in the game, with a couple of Denison shots sailing wide of the goal and Sherman putting up a few shots before halftime.


After blanking Sherman in the first half, Jackets keeper Michael Moran continued that trend after the break to record the shutout.


Denison will travel to McKinney North on Friday and can clinch a playoff spot by earning at least one point against the Bulldogs.


Sherman will play at Anna on Friday and can clinch a playoff spot with a victory in regulation.


Girls


District 17-4A


Sherman 2, Denison 1, SO


After Sherman tied up the game at one on a Kelsey Jarvis goal from Paige Aleman with three minutes left to play, the Lady Bearcats made all five shootout kicks after the Lady Jackets’ first attempt went off the post in District 17-4A action at Denison on Tuesday.


"They got a lucky bounce and sometimes that’s what it comes down to," Denison head coach Joe Horn said.


Jarvis, Lourden Bell, Kelly Sibrian, Sami Powers and Aleman made all the shootout attempts for Sherman (6-11-2, 2-2-1), which tied the score after Denison’s Angel O’Brien had her third goal of the season on an assist from Zoie Voight in the 64th minute for the Lady Jackets (6-9-3, 1-3-1).


Denison virtually split possession with Sherman on Tuesday, unlike the district opener when the Lady Cats dominated control of the ball to take a 2-0 win at Bearcat Stadium.


"It was a completely different game," Horn said. "We changed formation, strengthened our defense and played really well."


Sherman earned two points in the shootout victory, while Denison earned just one to fall four points behind the Lady Cats for third in the league standings.


Denison will play at McKinney North on Friday while Sherman will travel to Anna.