Kickapoo Chiefs – 2 (pk’s)
Ozark Tigers – 1
The Chief’s continue to improve as the season progresses, even as they face even more injury woes. Tonight’s game saw the Chiefs win with a 4-3 advantage in penalty kicks with junior Kate Bess between the pipes. The third keeper used this season after McKenzie Danzer went down against Nixa and Danielle Smulczenski was injured Saturday against Lafayette. Bess stood tall and two of the Tiger’s kickers put their shot over the crossbar. The Tiger’s Paige Hemphill stopped one Chief’s shooter when she anticipated well and stepped in front and caught the shot.
The Tiger’s got an early lead in the 8th minute on an indirect kick by junior Jayme Braun from the 22 yard circle. Her shot got past Bess when it deflected off a defender and redirected it. The game was active with both teams understanding the importance of this game for District 11 seeding purposes. The Chief’s tied the game midway through the second half when McKenna Adam’s received a ball on the right side, split a pair of defenders and moved square to the box. Her shot from 18 yards out (pictured above) was buried into the upper 90 beyond Hemphill’s reach while bringing the student section to their feet.
Kickapoo has now beaten both Nixa and Ozark and will face Parkview next Thursday before the final match against Glendale on May 12th. Glendale has beaten Nixa but lost to Parkview twice last week and faces Ozark Monday. Parkview has beaten Nixa and Glendale and face Ozark May 7th, after the game against Kickapoo next week. It’s getting interesting!
Photos will be available Friday.
Central Bulldogs – 3
McAuley Warriors – 1
The undermanned Warriors, playing with only 9 players, gave up a PK in the 2nd min tonight. They tied the game in the 48th when Sammi Graham slipped her shot to the far post after a 40 yd run on a thru ball from Lucy Borgmeyer but the girls were not able to maintain pace with the Bulldogs, especially once Niki Murphy entered the game in the second half. Her pace allowed her to get behind the defense and bury a pair of shots from the left side. The Bulldog’s PK was scored by Rachel …, the goalkeeper who also helped keep the Bulldogs close in the first half when she made several important saves on Warrior breakaways and kept the defense organized. The win is the second for the Bulldogs.
McAuley is partnering with College Heights next season to enter a combined team that will continue to be Class 1 but allow them to draw from a larger pool and offer both boys and girls soccer next year.
Willard Tigers – 1 (PK’s)
Logan-Rogersville Wildcats – 0
Willard keeper, Brittaney Dunn, blocks 3 PK’s. PK’s hit by Rebecca Skinner, Brittaney Dunn, and Lindsey Owens for the Tigers. Rogersville keeper blocks shot by Rebecca Mann. Willard wins in PK’s (3-1).
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