The Carthage Tigers return to the Quarterfinals for the third time in four years, the last two as a Class 2 program. They reached the Final in 2012, losing to two-time champion St Dominic. They travel to Jefferson City to face Helias Catholic Saturday in a game that kicks off at 1:00 pm in the hopes of returning for the second straight year. Here’s a look at the program this year by a new contributor. It was written in early October so I’ve updated it to reflect the results the boys have achieved in reaching this level yet again. Continue reading “Carthage Tigers Face Helias For Final 4 Berth”
Have to offer a shout out to Ozarks Ozone. A visit to TV stations in the major metro markets (STL, KC, CoMO and SGF) shows the best TV coverage in the state is happening right here.
Here’s the area highlights with upcoming Quarterfinal schedules.
Quarterfinal: St Pius X hosts Burroughs
Sectional 3: Kennedy wins 1-0 over O’Fallon Christian in the 1st OT period
Sectional 4: SoBoCo wins 6-1 over Fatima
Class 3 – Vianney moves into the top spot, after opening the season in the #2 spot before falling to #4. They decisively beat #2 Chaminade last week but the poll shows three teams at the top who could likely come out on top. The Golden Griffens are led by senior Adam Michel, shown above.
The only problem will be that only one MCC team will advance to the Final 4 this year as they all share a Quarterfinal spot. Rock Bridge got past Jefferson City 1-0 within the last week. They’ll have to do it again in the Sectional like they did last year.
Class 2 – St Dominic and Rolla are getting the majority of the attention at Class 2, no change in the Top 5.
Class 1 – It’s a three team race according to the Coaches as Southern Boone County (SoBoCo) maintains their #1 but John Burroughs and Springfield Catholic have narrowed the gap points-wise. Continue reading “Missouri High School Soccer Coaches Poll #4”
Tonight’s match at Nixa will determine the second seed in District 11 as Branson fell in overtime to Glendale on Tuesday. Tonights result, while it will help set the seeding, sets the table for a rematch between these two teams in the opening (semifinal) rounds of Districts as #4 Ozark will face #1 Glendale.
Looking at Ozark’s schedule, I see that of the 23 games scheduled 14 were against small schools including four Class 1 programs which did not include Springfield Catholic. One win, against Parkview in early September, has come against a Class 3 team. They’ll have two more chances next week against Waynesville and Central. They’ll need strong showings if they hope to get past Glendale.
In District 12, Kickapoo lost to Joplin October 8th following a tough Gateway Classic tournament. They’ll face Class 2 powers Rolla tonight and Carthage next week to wrap up the regular season while Joplin visits Nixa and Rolla. The games will set up the District games but more importantly, determine the Ozark Conference title. Joplin leads the Ozark Conference with a 8-0 record. Rolla will need to get past Kickapoo TONIGHT to have a chance for a share of the title when Joplin visits next week. Continue reading “Missouri Class 3 District Soccer Playoffs Almost Set”
Class 3 – Chaminade moves into the top spot in this poll after their two wins over Rock Bridge, in the CYC Tournament and the following week in the Gateway Classic. Vianney slips ahead of CBC and Marquette makes it 4 STL teams in the top 5. Jeff City plays at CBC tonight and will play Chaminade when they host their tournament next week. We’ll have plenty of good head-to-head action on which to base the next poll.
Class 2 – St Dominic and Rolla are getting the majority of the attention at Class 2. Having seen both teams now… I’ll dig into the District line ups in the coming two weeks so we can anticipate how things might play out. Carthage will be on hand this week for the Kickapoo Shootout, get out and support!
Class 1 – It’s a three team race according to the Coaches as Southern Boone County (SoBoCo) maintains their #1 but John Burroughs and Springfield Catholic have narrowed the gap points-wise.
BOYS SOCCER POLL #2 (10-10-13)
Class 3 Poll
2,Rock Bridge ,10-3-1,81
6,Lee’s Summit West,12-2,52
Others, Park Hill South 9 – Timberland 8 – DeSmet 8 – Kirkwood 6 – Ft. Zumwalt South 2 – Webster Groves 2 – Lee’s Summit North 1,,
Class 2 Poll
1,St. Dominic (11),14-0,110
Others, Kearney 8 – Perryville 5 – Affton 3,,
Class 1 Poll
1,Southern Boone (5),15-1,86
2,John Burroughs (4),9-1-2,76
6,St. Pius (KC),9-4-1,45
7,St. Pius (Festus),6-5,34
9,Lutheran St. Charles,10-5,11
Others, Cristo Rey 9 – Kennedy 8 – St. Paul Lutheran 7 – Fatima 7 – Whitfield 6 – Bishop LeBlond 4 – Pembroke Hill 3 – Chillicothe 1,,