Waynesville Tigers – 3 (1st OT)
Glendale Falcons – 2
The Tigers achieved another milestone this evening, earning their first ever win over the Glendale Falcons, on the Falcon’s pitch. The accomplished it by shutting them out the second half and turning to their most reliable weapon, senior Katie Pritchard, who scored her third goal of the game in the first 40 seconds of the first overtime period. It came as the Tigers won the ball after the Falcon’s start, and two passes later Pritchard is bursting into the box on the left side and pushing her shot past the keeper.
The Tigers struck first this evening, in the 1st minute, as Pritchard won a 1v1 battle with the GK on an early breakaway, the only time in several opportunities that later arose. The Falcons battled back, equalizing in the 12th minute on Maggie Schrier’s long range shot, picked up from a clearance after Emily Cline’s shot rang off the cross bar. The Tiger’s took the lead again in the 32nd minute on Pritchard’s direct kick, taken from the left side about 20 yards out. The shot hit the far upright and caromed into the net. The Falcon’s knotted the score in stoppage time, once again earning several opportunities, before Emily Cline was able to finish a ball that came to her from Jamie Bond’s cross.
The Tigers move to 5-0, including 2-0 in the Ozark Conference with their wins over traditional powers Kickapoo and Glendale. The Falcon’s fall to 1-2, 1-1 in the Conference.
Camdenton Lakers – 2
Nixa Eagles – 1
Ozark Tigers – 3
Willard Tigers – 0
Megan Gunnels drew first blood in the 8th minute, attacking up the middle and taking a touch to the left of Willard’s charging keeper, then tapping the ball with her left into an open net. Erica Hogan scored in the 30th minute, hitting a big shot from deep outside the right side of the 18 yard box. Sophomore Megan Stodden added the third goal in the 69th minute. Ozark has now won four straight since it’s opening loss to Waynesville .
Parkview Vikings – 3
Neosho Wildcats – 1
Parkview got goals by Shelby Stewart, Jessica Maerz (assisted by Stewart), and Kelsey Loderhose.
West Plains Zizzers – 1
Greenwood Blue Jays – 0
Sophomore Rachel Skelly scores in the 33rd minute on a ball from Megan Walker. Skelly’s run allowed her to get to the ball at the corner of the 18 yard box just a split second before the Greenwood goalkeeper, slotting it past her for the game-winner. Happy birthday Rachel.