Rogers Gets 700 at Glendale, Kickapoo Falls to Marquette

Parkway Showcase wraps up and the two local squads return home with a win and a loss on the weekend.

Glendale Falcons – 1
Ft Zumwalt South – 0
Sarah Kate Sprouse’s goal late in the first half, following a corner kick, was the game winner. It was also Coach Jeff Roger’s 700th career win, here’s the Ozark O Zone story. As noted there, He has 401 career victories as the boys’ coach and Saturday’s win was his 299th leading the ladies. He can pick up No. 300 on Tuesday when the Falcons visit Joplin.

Here’s my story on Jeff’s 600th win, set during the 2010 Girls season. In that period the Boys won District titles in 2010 and 2012, falling to Carthage and Kickapoo in the Sectional playoff. The girls lost to Parkview in the District semifinals that year but went on to finish 3rd in 2011 and 4th in 2012. They’ll look to get back to State this year with Waynesville and Jeff City as likely challengers.

Kickapoo Chiefs – 0
Marquette Mustangs – 1
A 28 yard blast by sophomore Lauren Lottmann in the 10th minute was the game winner. In what was thought might be a rebuilding year for the Mustang’s, Lottman has paired with freshman Madison Meador in the middle to produce a win in their first game of the season. The team went at least six deep today and were able to create a consistent attack down the wings to keep the pressure on the Chiefs.

Kickapoo was resilient on defense, with newcomer Elise Sherman pairing with freshman Alyson Goodale in the middle to blunt a number of attacks with Molly Wassam making several key saves to keep the game close. Marquette hit the upright twice today but the Chief’s had more difficulty threatening. Junior Captain Kenzie Dunaway is a crafty forward but needs more support if they are going to score the goals needed to win once the playoffs arrive. Freshman Manon Klein showed some promise but it will probably need to come from wing play.

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