Marietta’s newest program seems to be gaining ground rapidly, as Coach Ryan Keeton’s Lady Indian’s won their second game on Monday against Ardmore. The game, which was originally scheduled to be played in Marietta, had to be moved to Ardmore after weekend downpours left the field too muddy.

After being down 1-0 at halftime, Keeton’s Lady Indians came back in the second half, scoring two goals and winning 2-1.

“Yulisa [Gonzalez] scored a goal in the second half, and Yadira [Flores-Sanchez] scored on a penalty kick,” said Keeton. “I’m just so proud of how these girls are working and getting better every week.”

The Indians only had 10 players, but even playing a man down, were tied at the end of regulation play 1-1. The Indians lost in the soccer-equivalent of overtime.

“To go against an established program like Ardmore, be one man down, be tied at the end of regulation, and lost by only one goal – that’s an achievement for us,” Keeton stated. “We’re getting more kids out to play, and we’re improving all the time.”

Getting more kids out to play is one of Coach Keeton’s many goals for the program.

“I think as kids see success, we’ll be able to get our numbers up, and we will just continue to work and build this program. I believe that soccer has a bright future here at Marietta,” insisted Keeton. “It’s something I’m proud to be a part of and I want to see that through.”

The teams will play April 1 against Durant JV, and on April 8, a senior night is planned for their home game against Ada JV, with the Lady Indians set to take the field at 5:30.