Karly Mawhorr of Jefferson moves the ball down the pitch in Monday's game with Ada. (DHI Media/Rachel Martin)
Karly Mawhorr of Jefferson moves the ball down the pitch in Monday's game with Ada. (DHI Media/Rachel Martin)
DELPHOS — The Jefferson Wildcats went head to head with the Ada Bulldogs in Monday night soccer action.

The Bulldogs fought to the end for a winning score of 1-0.

The first half got off to a slow start with the ball on each side of the playing field equally. Twenty minutes on the clock and the first on goal shot of the night was seen from Ada’s Ella Marshall. The ball was scooped up by the Lady Cats goal keeper with goal. Things then started heating up and got physical from both teams.

Ada had a chance at a one-on-one shot with the goal keeper after a penalty was called on the Wildcats. The ball failed to make it to the net, bouncing off on the post.

Karly Mawhorr, center back for the Wildcats, worked her defensive magic and held Ada off on multiple occasion sending the ball back down the field towards her team. It wasn’t until about eight minutes remaining on the clock in the first half that Bulldogs Marshall took advantage of the Wildcats goalie being out of reach and taps the ball in the net for the first and only goal of the night, Ada 1-0.

Bulldog Timber Blankenship led her straight to the goal quickly in with a high kick it was saved by Jefferson Lillian Baugh. Lady Cat Haylee Bickman scooped up the ball seconds later for an on goal shot but the ball went out of bounds. It was much of a back and forth half with some close calls for Ada and Jefferson both. Numerous Ada corner kicks were held off defensive wise from scoring.

Wildcat Kyra Foust was seen with the ball on multiple occasions in the second half, bringing it close to the goal at times. Ada continued to try to bring the ball down the field to the goal with a remainder of :59 on the clock they held there spot and took the match 1-0.

Ada head coach AJ Wahlie thought it wasn’t the team’s best match but in the end it was good enough.

“We’ll take this one and we’ll get better tomorrow at training,” Wahlie said.

Ada plays again Oct. 20 in their first tournament away game.

Jefferson head coach Josiah Stober thought Ada played a good game.

“They played well physically and they seemed like they wanted the game more than we did,” Stober said. “We have some work to do and we need to focus on getting better.”