OK, scores are coming in. I made it to two games this evening, the opening match at Parkview where they hosted the Hillcrest Hornets. I also made it to Glendale for their match with Waynesville. What a schedule for the Tigers, coming to town to face the Central Bulldogs last night and turning around and coming back today to face the Falcon’s. Not an easy task regardless of the competition.
In the first match, the Hornets battled valiantly but opened the season with a loss on the road. New Head Coach Ross Frierson has assembled a team with a good attitude in the face of difficult odds as soccer on the north side is still new by comparison to other areas of the city. There are several boys I am familiar with based upon their participation in club ball and they provide the core of the team. I’ll have the starting lineup available to share with you later this week. In the meantime, you’ll can find some photos of the match here.
As I mentioned in the opening, Waynesville was in town yesterday to help Central inaugurate Harrison Stadium. The boys showed very well in the opening half of tonights match at Glendale, especially when they matched an early goal scored by the Falcon’s. Forward Steven Hornack held off a defender and tucked a game tying goal into the net in the first ten minutes of the game and less then two minutes after Glendale opened the scoring. The score remained knotted at 1-1 until Glendale was able to solve the riddle that had been the Tiger’s defense. The catalyst was Stevie W who assisted on four goals on the evening, setting Ben Hamilton free for the first two, including the ultimate game winner early in the 2nd half. Glendale played all 18 players on the evening and if there is one thing they will not be short of this season, it is speed. In the JV game, Glendale came out on top 7-0. Photos are available and I’ll have some video highlights in the next day or two.
A late report indicates that Kickapoo came out on top in their match at Camdenton 3-1 with the JV winning by a 3-2 score.