Kickapoo Chiefs – 3
Blue Springs South – 1
The Chiefs got the game-winner in the first half from a reliable source. McKenna Adams was sent into the offensive end with a simple ball over the top of the defense and she buried it when the defense failed to anticipate her attack angle. The second goal was scored by Brittani Baker late in the half when her cross from the right side slipped past the goalkeeper and rolled into the open net. Senior midfield general Marin Gelsheimer scored the third goal 16 minutes into the second half to open up the lead for the Chiefs.
The game was never certain for Kickapoo however, despite controlling the majority of play. Both early goals benefited from keeper errors and as the game progressed, the limited bench the Chiefs have (only 30 players total, 15 on varsity at the moment) led to some sloppy play late. A penalty kick, when a fatigued defender took down a BSS player in the box, was saved by Danzer and a break-away midway through the second half was also rejected when Danzer dove into the play near the top of her box. The goal was scored on a cross to the near post that was flicked over the defender and keeper and tapped into an open net by BSS’s fireplug midfielder, #2.
On a more positive note (I try) the Chiefs showed very good communication and play before fatigue set in. Gelsheimer and freshman Miriam Melugin will go toe-to-toe with the other key midfield teams in the area (Brewer-Opfer at Glendale and Haist-Moats at Nixa) while McKenna Adams and Kaylee Stephens offer the Chiefs strong senior leadership down the middle of the pitch. More later with my District 11 preview early next week.
Ozark Tigers – 0
Park Hill South – 8
Carthage Tigers – 0
Parkview Vikings – 5
Sr Kelsey Loderhose and Emma Chilton each scored two goals tonight for the visitors plus an own goal. An early District 12 win as Parkview has moved West to join Carthage, Joplin, Neosho and Willard.
Harrison (AR) Goblins – 5
West Plains Zizzers – 0
Camdenton Lakers – 2
Marshfield Blue Jays – 0
Goals were scored by junior Meagan D’Arcy and senior Ashleigh Paschel. Haley Baker had an assist. Shutout was shared by seniors Jess Colliver and Sandy Shore.
Lebanon Yellowjackets – 0
Nixa Eagles – 7
Another shutout for the Eagles. First half goals were scored by Kelsey Bartell, assist by Lauren Moats; Moats, assist by Courtney Frerichs and Paige Townsend, assist by Rachel Murphy. Second half goals were scored by Courtney Frerichs, assist by Moats; Murphy, assist by Halie Owen, Murphy unassisted and Brittany Kirkpatrick, assisted by Bartell. Shutout by Kristin Miller
JV game was won by Nixa 2-0. Shutout: Lexi Stagner
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