Nixa Eagles – 1
Ozark Tigers – 0
A goal in the 18th minute by jr Jameson McFadden, assisted by JR Corey Cann, provided the difference on the scoreboard tonight in this Christian County derby. The goal was the culmination of a sustained attack by the Eagles as the kept the visitors under constant pressure from the outset.
Sr Ryan Bilyeu kept the game close for the Tigers as he blunted half-a-dozen shots while his defense worked hard to keep Nixa from an easy goal. While Ozark worked hard to generate an attack of their own, it wasn’t until the 32nd min that they got into the Eagles box, earning a corner kick.
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The 2nd half was more even but the midfield duo of Cann and Drake Trease, club teammates with Springfield SC, bring a fluidity and control that make Nixa a team to watch. If they can generate a more consistent offensive output, they could be a handful in late October. Check out my interview with them below. There is also a highlight video down below with the photo gallery of an early opportunity that is a good sample of the Eagle’s attack in the 1st half.
Preview: at Nixa Jr HS, this COC and District 11 game is being promoted as the Backyard Brawl[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gROnZPk4dnk]
Greenwood Blue Jays – 3
Branson Pirates – 1
at Greenwood, a pair of goals scored by Stuart Beezley, the first assisted by Cory McCoy, gave the Blue Jays a lead they would not relinquish. Branson got close when Kyle Hoeck scored late in the first but Tim Looney sealed it with his unassisted goal in the second half. The Jays play Aurora Friday evening for their Homecoming game.
Laquey Hornets –
Osage Indians –
Joplin Eagles – 4
Parkview Vikings – 1
at Joplin, an Ozark Conference match up that goes to the home team. Two days after knocking off upstart Waynesville, the Vikings are unable to generate the offense they need.
Republic Tigers – 0
Marshfield Blue Jays – 1
Marshfield goal by Colton Harden (28th minute). Game was played at Kickapoo. Very solid performance by first year program Republic. Fourth shutout of the year for the Marshfield defense.
Aurora Houn’Dawgs – 0
Webb City Cardinals – 6
at Aurora, Webb City got goals from Brandon Mahaffey, Alex Christian, Matt Reynolds, Brandon Shultz, and Kyle Handley (2)
Helias Catholic – 0
Rolla Bulldogs – 1 (PKs)
at Jeff City Helias, tonight’s game was the 300th Boys win for Head Coach Mike Howard
Nixa Eagles early opportunity versus Ozark Tigers
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