This Week in Southwest Missouri Soccer

Lot’s to get caught up on. First a few shout outs!

Congratulations to the Branson Pirates who won the first game in program history. Their tightly fought match against the Webb City Cardinal’s at this weekends Christian County Tournament ended 3-2 in their favor. Photos courtesy of a Carthage Tiger’s fan who was in attendance.

Speaking of tournaments, the Glendale Falcon’s won the Missouri-Kansas Challenge, going 3-0 while defeating Rural Washburn 2-1 (Kansas Class 6 4th place last season), North Kansas City High School 2-1 and Blue Valley North (Kansas Class 6 State Champs last season) in the Finals 2-0.

The Hickman Kewpies visited Rolla and took the Invitational Tourney title via goal differential, that despite the fact that Tyler Sinnott continues his early season form. Sinnott became Rolla’s all-time scoring leader over the weekend, with 91 career goals, having scored 15 in Rolla’s first 5 games this season. The old record was 87 held by Stephen Williams.

And can’t forget the Missouri State Bears who’s defense came together this weekend, tying #2 Akron 0-0 in their game on Sunday afternoon, and winning the Nike Tournament at New Mexico with a 1-0-1 record. BTW, anyone else annoyed by the video highlight I have to turn off on the MSU Bears website?

And how about them Panther’s eh. Good start to the GLVC season and Steve Wilczewski (Glendale 2006, pictured) is the Male Athlete of the Week for the Panthers. 3 goals and an assist this weekend, 5 goals for the season leads the Panthers. UPDATE – Wilczewski is also the GLVC Player of the Week. W00t!


OK, onto the week. I’m looking forward to seeing some new High Schools this week as the season progresses and some trends begin to display themselves.
Monday – Willard at Central, Waynesville at Catholic
Tuesday – Rolla at Parkview
Wednesday – West Plains at Central
and more details later, so much to take in!

The Missouri State Bears host Valparaiso on Friday night at Plaster.

And Champions League returns to ESPN this week. Tomorrow features Chelsea FC vs. FC Bordeaux (1:30 pm, ESPN2)from Stamford Bridge while Wednesday will be Real Madrid CF vs. FC Bate Borisov from the Bernabeu (4:00 pm, ESPN Classic)

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