UPDATED – the State Champions are the Duchesne Pioneers, St Dominic Crusaders and Eureka Wildcats. A St Louis sweep. Well done ladies!
Here’s the schedule for the final day of games this season. I’ve included links to stories about Friday’s matches from throughout the State at the bottom of the page. I’ll update this report throughout the day for you as well.
Class 1 Consolation
Springfield Catholic – 2
O’Hara Celts – 5
A halftime lead of 3 was built by the Celts on goals by … with Bridgett Wages scoring the final goal in the 70th.
Class 2 Consolation
Rosati-Kain Kougars – 0
Kearney Bulldogs – 0
Class 3 Consolation
St Joe Angels – 4
Nixa Eagles – 1
Nixa opened the scoring via Shalynn Thomas in the 5th minute but junior Kaley Nieters knotted the score in the 14th minute while adding a second early in the second half. Junior midfielder Alli Magaletta, Haley Kavanaugh
Class 1 Final
St Pius X Lancers – 0
Duchesne Pioneers – 4
Goals by ? in the 9th and Ryan Kielty in the 39th give the Pioneers the halftime lead. Allison Cowell’s goal in the 52nd minute and Courtney Reimer’s tally completed the scoring.
Class 2 Final
Helias Crusaders – 0
St Dominic Crusaders – 2
A pair of goals in the final six minutes delivered St Dominic their second straight Class 2 title today. The game-winner was scored by senior Nicole Billmeyer, as she made the run into the box and was there when Kristin Wolff’s cross from the right side made it through the defense. It was her third goal of the season and a wonderful conclusion to her high school career.
The final goal came in the 78th minute as St Dominic continued to attack rather than protect their lead. Brittany Marino, as she’s done so many times this season, tracked down a ball on the right side before turning to the goal near the endline. Her cross into the box was met by Emily Monroe who scored her second goal of the tournament (game-winner yesterday) with a half-volley off the underside of the crossbar and into the net.
Class 3 Final
St Teresa Stars – 1
Eureka Wildcats – 2
Eureka scored first, in the 15th minute, when Allie Gentry pounced on a ball the last defender was unable to control. Her shot hit the underside of the crossbar on the way in. The Stars came back to tie the game only 5 minutes later, during their strongest run of play, when Elizabeth Luallin finished the play from the edge of the six yard box. Eureka got the eventual game-winner in the 46th when after stopping an attack down the right side by the Stars, the defender found Courtney Silberberg moving up along the touchline. Silberberg unleashed a 40 yard pass with that deadly left foot of hers that fell into Allie Gentry’s stride, allowing her to control the ball and slip past the defender before chipping the on-rushing goalkeeper near the edge of the box. It was a thing of beauty that matched the performance of the team today. It was a classic total team effort and the desire shown today was stronger than that shown in their win over Nixa on Friday.
Ha, by Kivdahl for Springfield News-Leader cheapskates Catholic falls in Semifinal
Same writer but now the STL perspective St Pius X Dominates Springfield Catholic
From STL Duchesne Shuts out Explosive O’Hara
From St Louis Monroes last-minute goal sends St Dominic back to title game
KC Star – Kearney Falls to St Dominic
From St Louis Helias Controls Momentum, Advances past Rosati-Kain
Jeff City News Tribune – Helias Advances
Video highlights from USA Today HSS – Monroe’s Golden Goal Pushes St Dominic to Title Game
Video highlights from USA Today HSS – Rosati Falls to Helias