Category: Tournaments

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Kickapoo Shootout 2017

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Eureka fans at Kickapoo ShootoutHa, just messing with you. I don’t suspect you’ll need to prepare as well as these Eureka fans at the 2009 Kickapoo Shootout, the days are much warmer now albeit unsettled. Don’t forget to follow @KickapooSoccer this weekend.

PHOTO GALLERY – Kickapoo at IWA

A bit different model this year. Games begin tonight for the Brown Division which is now a round-robin featuring Kickapoo, Willard, Smith-Cotton and Jackson. Full schedule below.

The Gold Division adheres to the traditional bracket model and begins Friday. Locally, Nixa, Glendale and Carl Junction are participating, both Hickman and Jefferson City from Central Missouri while Timberland from STL, Kearney from KC and Popular Bluff from down the road.

In case you missed it, Ozarks Sports Zone released their latest rankings. Link below. It includes #4 Kickapoo in the Gold Division while #5 Nixa and #8 Glendale are part of the Brown Division. Hickman comes in at #8 in the first State Poll and Jackson is #10 with Nixa getting a vote in Class 4.

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Games played at KHS on the grass and the turf football field.

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Kickapoo Wins Two At Art Firley Shootout

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For the first time ever, all teams are ranked coming into the weekend. The participants include #1 Chaminade and #4 CBC from the St Louis area. #6 Rockhurst from Kansas City and from Southwest Missouri #7 Kickapoo. The hosts Jefferson City Jays jumped into the Top Ten with this weeks poll at #9 and rounding out the tournament is Blue Valley Northwest, the top ranked team in Kansas in all classes and #1 in class 6. It should make for an exciting weekend of high school soccer.

Of particular interest is the faceoff between the two #1 teams on Saturday morning as BVNW faces Chaminade. The State Final Four includes one team from Central & Southwest Missouri and thus the Jeff City vs Kickapoo match that closes the tournament could well be a precursor of the Quarterfinal match for that region.

FRIDAY
#1 Chaminade wins 3-0 over #9 Jeff City, goals by Tommy Barlow, Stoll and Jason Pesek

#7 Kickapoo defeats #6 Rockhurst 2-1

#4 CBC vs #1 BVNW (KS)

SATURDAY
#1 BVNW (KS) vs #1 Chaminade finished tied 1-1
#4 CBC vs #6 Rockhurst was a 2-1 win for the Cadets
#9 Jeff City vs #7 Kickapoo saw the hosts fall 0-1 to the Chiefs, a PK the difference today

Scores will be posted here and the Missouri Soccer Coaches website using Twitter and the #MOsoccer hashtag. It’s a great way for all teams in the State to offer real-time scores for the community.

For more information on the background of the tournament, check out Ole’s story at SoccerSTL.net.

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Kickapoo Shootout Won By Chiefs!

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The schedule and results for the final day of the Kickapoo Shootout. Results from Day One can be seen in the initial story.

Hunter Durham was the featured Athlete Spotlight at OzarksSportsZone.com this week

SATURDAY BROWN DIVISION SCHEDULE

Not the Kickapoo vs Catholic match up both teams hoped for but Nixa gets another opportunity to prepare for District 11 play today when they face Catholic today at 3 pm.

Winners Bracket

Championship – Kickapoo defeats Rockwood Summit 2-1
3rd Place – Lee’s Summit West falls to Glendale 3-4

Earlier games
Lee’s Summit West falls to Kickapoo 0-1
Rockwood Summit wins 3-1 against Glendale

Consolation Bracket
Catholic wins 1-0 over Smith-Cotton
Nixa shuts out Willard 2-0

5th Place – the Nixa Eagles win 1-0, goal by Jacob Bratcher. 1st ever win for the boys over Catholic.

7th Place Smith Cotton vs Willard

ROUND ROBIN
There are six teams participating, broken into two Divisions. Each team will play three games, against the three teams in the OPPOSITE division then the one they are assigned to.

Rules:
1. Follow MSHSAA soccer rulebook for game time. If games are tied after regulation there will be sudden victory overtime periods. If still tied after two 10 minute overtimes the game will be final, no shootouts.
3. Scoring used to determine final standings:
a. 5 points for a win and 1 point for goal differential with a maximum of 3
points. 1 point will be awarded for a shutout (e.g. 3-0 winner receives 9
points).
b. If teams are tied at the end of regulation and over time periods, 3 points
will be awarded with no points given for the shutout (e.g. 0-0 tie 3 points)
c. If two teams are tied with total points, head to head competition will
determine winner.
d. If still tied, total goals scored in all three games will be used to determine
the winner.
e. If still tied, fewest goals allowed in three games will break the tie.
f. If still tied, a coin toss will determine the winner.

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22nd Kickapoo Shootout Opens Today

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James Straus, Springfield Catholic, with save against Marquette

The venerable tournament returns with a new format. Previously a Brown and a Gold Division both featured pool play with winners and losers brackets, determining the schedule for Saturday. Only one group of teams, the Brown Division, will proceed in that fashion this year. The other set of teams will play a Round-Robin Tournament against a defined set of teams and game times with points determining the champions.

Given the difficult week the host Chiefs have had – losing in the 2nd OT to District foe Joplin Tuesday and needing a late goal to get past derby foe Glendale Wednesday – there will be motivation to show the Missouri Coaches that their win over #4 SLUH on Saturday and their statewide ranking is deserved. The best way to do that is to win and their path should be an interesting one. The return of sophomore Quinn Ruggeri on Wednesday accomplished two key tasks – a quality goalkeeper between the pipes and Aaron Strunk returns to forward after a stint in goal.

High School Boys Photo Gallery by Ole

Friday’s opening game against Smith-Cotton should be a good warmup to the 2nd most important match of the weekend. That would be the Chiefs 2nd game, against either Catholic or Lee’ Summit West. Either would be an excellent challenge and key to staying up in the rankings. Locally, a Kickapoo vs Catholic game is preferred and ideally via the winner’s bracket.

That points to the most interesting game of the weekend, the 2:00 pm game between Catholic and Lee’s Summit West. The Irish lost a close game to Marquette Saturday at the Gateway City Classic. It was a playoff level game despite the rigors of 3 games in 24 hours and Catholic stayed close thanks to the play of goalie James Straus as you can see in the video below. They should be rested and prepared for this weekend and this game will be yet another to prepare them for their State title defense.

Lee’s Summit West defeated Rock Bridge 3-2 in mid-September and just beat Lee’s Summit North, the top-ranked KC team, 2-1 on Tuesday. Tony Mok, a sophomore forward, was recognized in the late September poll for scoring 4 goals in 3 games while Caleb Rivera and Alec Van Wormer are defensive leaders.

FRIDAY BROWN DIVISION SCHEDULE

#1 Catholic falls 0-2 against #10 Lee’s Summit West
#12 Kickapoo wins 5-0 against Smith-Cotton

Nixa lost 1-2 to Rockwood Summit
Glendale beats Willard 3-0

For the other half of the bracket, that includes Nixa, Glendale and Willard, Rockwood Summit visits. The Falcons boast an 11-6-1 record although they are coming off a 2-3-1 stretch the last two weeks including Wednesday’s 2-3 loss at Parkway North.

ROUND ROBIN
There are six teams participating, broken into two Divisions. Each team will play three games, against the three teams in the OPPOSITE division then the one they are assigned to.

Rules:
1. Follow MSHSAA soccer rulebook for game time. If games are tied after regulation there will be sudden victory overtime periods. If still tied after two 10 minute overtimes the game will be final, no shootouts.
3. Scoring used to determine final standings:
a. 5 points for a win and 1 point for goal differential with a maximum of 3
points. 1 point will be awarded for a shutout (e.g. 3-0 winner receives 9
points).
b. If teams are tied at the end of regulation and over time periods, 3 points
will be awarded with no points given for the shutout (e.g. 0-0 tie 3 points)
c. If two teams are tied with total points, head to head competition will
determine winner.
d. If still tied, total goals scored in all three games will be used to determine
the winner.
e. If still tied, fewest goals allowed in three games will break the tie.
f. If still tied, a coin toss will determine the winner.

James Straus, Catholic Goalkeeper (in gray)

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Gateway City Soccer Classic, Day Two

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I’ve created web pages for each of the brackets, click on the highlighted link to be taken to the individual pages and see all of the results from the weekends games.

Bracket D – both Carthage and Glendale advanced to the Winner’s bracket but were shut out by identical 0-1 scores in the second game.

Glendale Falcons lost 0-1 to Morton (Chicago)
Carthage Tigers also lost 0-1 this morning, against Ft Zumwalt South
The 3rd place game thus features Glendale vs Carthage, at 3:00 pm

The Title game features Morton vs Ft Zumwalt South, at 4:45 pm today at Ft Zumwalt South.

Bracket ECatholic is thru to the winners bracket, Nixa to the consolation bracket.

Catholic gets a 1-0 win against Class 3 Eureka. Goal scored by Evan Craig, per @krash_spgf a deep kick from keeper Straus was followed by a flick header by Mitch Moncada to Craig for a fantastic finish. Scored in the first half.

Catholic will face either St Dominic or Marquette, meaning either the #1 small school or #3 large school in the St Louis metro area.

Catholic falls 0-1 to Marquette on a goal in the 51st minute. It came on a corner kick, headed down between a pair of defenders. I’ll have photos & video Sunday.

Nixa lost to 1-2 to Class 2 Cape Notre Dame. They play against Mt Carmel (Chicago) at 3pm game at Chaminade.

Bracket F – Kickapoo is playing in the consolation bracket while Rock Bridge advanced to the winner’s bracket

Kickapoo defeats Grandview (Denver) with a 2-0 shutout, advance to play #4 SLUH in the Consolation Final!

Kickapoo defeats SLUH 4-2 as Hunter Durham scores a hat-trick. Elliott Williams got the game winner when he pounced on a direct kick the SLUH keeper blocked but it bounced off the upright and Elliott buried it in what looked like a scripted play. Photos and details Sunday.

Rock Bridge defeated Reitz (Evansville) 1-0

Rock Bridge will face Marquette Jesuit (Milwaukee) in their second match of the day.

Bracket B – Jeff City is in the consolation final today, playing against Legend (Parker, CO) at 11:30 am at DeSmet