CHICKASHA — Sometimes in life, you need to face a little adversity to come back stronger.

CHICKASHA — Sometimes in life, you need to face a little adversity to come back stronger.

After a rough outing Tuesday night at home against Durant, the Madill Wildcats bounced back in a big way against the Guymon Tigers, winning 2-1 in the opening game of the Chickasha tournament Friday night. 

“It was night and day from the Durant game,” Madill coach Jose Cortes said. 

“Our communication was perfect, and we were first to the ball most of the time and were playing calm. This game we played our game and passed the ball around and used both sides of the field.”

The Wildcats were the more aggressive team throughout the game. 

On offense, the pressing attack of Dawson Holdback, Diego Ibarra and Francisco Perez was too much for the Tigers defense, as they put all seven of their first half shots on goal.

After pressuring the backline of the Tigers through the first half, the Wildcats got on the board with four minutes remaining before halftime when Perez received a cross into the box from Ibarra and buried it in the back of the net.

After getting the first half lead, the Wildcats played a more defensive minded game in the second half. 

Wildcats goalkeeper Ulyses Camacho was under pressure throughout the second half, but managed to record six saves in the final phase of the contest. 

With three minutes remaining in the second half, the Wildcats added an insurance goal to give them a 2-0 lead. 

After receiving an assist in the first half from Ibarra to score the games first goal, Perez returned the favor and this time found Ibarra, who slotted home the insurance score. 

Guymon managed to get a consolation goal late in the game, but it was too little too late.

Madill continued its winning streak Saturday morning with a 3-0 victory over the Lawton High Wolverines.

A score from Madill’s third game against Chickasha was not available as of press time.

The Wildcats will return to action on March 26 at home against Community Christian, before taking on the Ardmore Tigers in a district contest on April 2.