With the temperatures hovering around freezing Tuesday night, the Ardmore Tigers were anything but cold at Noble Stadium against the Noble Bears.

With the temperatures hovering around freezing Tuesday night, the Ardmore Tigers were anything but cold at Noble Stadium against the Noble Bears.

A two-goal performance by Robby Musgrove kept the Tigers’ hot start to the season alive with a 3-1 victory over the Bears.

For head coach Ryan Keeton, not even the cold can stop the Tigers’ offensively when they can force opponents to play their style of soccer.

“What it was, was we were playing our game, which is possession and we were hitting them out wide,” Keeton said. “We spread their defense outside and that is why Robby got free halfway through game with those goals.”

The first half was all Ardmore. The Tigers out shot the Bears 7-1, including hitting four on goal. Musgrove finally broke through for the Tigers in the 24th minute, — just in front of the goalie — to give his team the 1-0 lead.

But Musgrove wasn’t done yet.

A little over a minute later, he again found the back of the net for his second goal of the game to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead in the first half.

The beginning of the second half looked like a completely different Tigers squad. 

The Bears came out of the break firing on all cylinders, and put themselves on the board six minutes into the second half thanks to a Jason Maxwell shot just outside the goalie box.

After allowing the Bears to get on the board, the Tiger defense stepped up to shut down the Bears the rest of the way offensively. The Bears had eight shots in the second half but only two were on target.

With 13:14 remaining in the second half, Seth Aguilar all but ended the game with his strike from the corner that went over the outstretched hands of the Bears goal keeper to put the Tigers up 3-1.

The Tigers will host Lawton Ike on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Noble Stadium