The Nixa Middle School varsity squad held on for a 3-2 victory last Tuesday night at the Greenwood Stadium Field. A 3 goal lead almost didn’t stand up as the Pershing Generals fought back with a pair of late goals to narrow the gap. It was the first goals the Eagles had given up this season.
Pershing has a fine website where they offered this view
After a sloppy and uninspired first half where the girls found themselves down 3-0 they roared back in the second half only to come up short 3-2. Goals were scored by Teiera Clancy and Kasey Opfer. What would have been the tieing goal by Olivia Wolfram on a breakaway was blocked the Nixa goalie and resulted in a slightly separated shoulder for Olivia. Sheâ€™s on the mend and plans to be back on the field for the playoffs.
RESULTS as of May 9th
Nixa (6-0-0) GF 29, GA 2 (they gave up two to Pershing)
Pershing (3-3-0) GF -22, GA – 13
Lebanon (2-3-0) GF – 12, GA – 19
Ozark (2-3-1) GF – 7, GA – 15
Catholic (2-3-1) GF – 12, GA – 23
Cherokee (0-4-2) GF – 9, GA – 19
Pershing Generals – 4
Lebanon – 1
Lebanon struck first as the Lady Generals straggled in from the Track Meet but that was all. The Lady Generals rattled off 4 unanswered points to win 4-1. Kennedy Graves scored a goal and Kasy Opfer had a hat trick. The score would have been much higher had it not been for the Lebanon goalkeeper.