Poteau soccer teams split in home openers with Mena, Ark.

The Poteau High School soccer teams split their home openers with Mena, Ark., Thursday at Costner Stadium.The Pirates blanked the Bearcats 9-0, but the Lady Pirates suffered a 5-2 defeat at the hands, or feet rather, of the Lady Bearcats.After taking Spring Break week off, the Poteau teams will return to action March 26 against Van Buren, Ark., at Costner Stadium.The girls contest will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the boys game at 7 p.m.