I made it out to two matches Thursday, both of which were interrupted by the storm system that blew thru around rush hour. In the photo above, senior Jackie Sabel of the Chief’s is making a run into the box from her midfield position, while being closely tracked by the Zizzer’s junior sweeper, Jessica Brixey. This early season Ozarks Conference match ended at 8-0 to the Chief’s, who busted the game open with three quick goals after returning for the final 15 minutes of the first half. Update – don’t miss the News-Leader in-depth look at this years team and their motivation.
In another local match, the Central Bulldogs visited the Parkview Viking’s. The Bulldogs scored first, getting on the board midway through the first half on a goal by Nada. The hosts tied the match in the 33rd minute when senior captain Laura Robb, coming up from midfield position, lofted a ball from outside the box over the outstretched hands of the keeper. The score was knotted at 1-1 going into the second half, following a rain delay. Update – the game ended in a 1-1 tie after regulation.