Hillcrest Hornets – 7
Mt View Liberty – 1
My earlier 3-0 report was the score that KOLR10 reported on their news broadcast last night. It was good to see them covering soccer. I’ll get more details on the game soon. Hillcrest goals were scored by Jessica Bass (2), Erin Boschen (3), Kelsie Moss and Kala VanHuss. Shelly Reneger scored for Liberty.
Glendale Falcons – 3
Ozark Tigers – 0
The Falcons placed a stake in the ground for District 11 Monday evening, as they took on the top-ranked District 12 squad at Cooper. Senior Lorin Opfer muscled her way past two Ozark midfielders and launched a low hard shot to the right corner of the goal in the 26th minute to score the eventual game winner for her team late in the first half. The Tigers only offensive foray of the half had come a few minutes prior and it seemed to invigorate the Falcons.
The second half followed a similar pattern, punctuated by freshman Emily Cline’s goal from the left side, one minute in when she buried Lindsey Sprouse’s cross from the right. Cline scored a second, her 11th of the season, in the 54th minute to seal the win. It came as the Tiger’s fought to clear a ball from the box. Opfer picked up the clearance outside the box and sent a ball in that Cline was able to settle, turn and shoot as GK Paige Hemphill charged off the line. Hemphill played another fine game, showing a reservoir of courage that continues to astound. The Tigers fought hard the entire game, a lesson learned early this season and a key tool if they want to earn their first District title since 2001.
Springfield Catholic – 4
Greenwood Blue Jays – 0
Shelby Hatz put the Irish on top in the 15th minute when she finished a ball from Tara Bailes. Catholic dominated play in the first half getting 20 shots and 9 corner kicks, but only managed one goal. The girls were able to convert three in the first 18 minutes of the second half, however, to come away with the win. Tara Bailes hit a nice shot just under the bar from 18 yards in the 46th minute from an Anne Prenger free kick, Andrea Parker converted a Natalie Smid corner kick in the 56th minute and Shelby Hatz finished the scoring in the 58th minute on Tara Bailes second assist of the game.
Bolivar Liberators – 4
Willard Tigers – 1
In a game with significance for the Class 1 District 12 seeding, the Lady Liberators improve to 7-3 with their win over Marshfield last night. Jordan Halbrooke (2) and Lindsy Archer (2) scored for the #2 ranked Liberators.