Tag: Glendale Falcons

Kindra Lierz, Glendale Falcons

Howard, Lierz and Snow Named to NSCAA All-Region Squad

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Region Team, formerly All-Midwest, for 2014 spring campaign includes eleven players from Missouri. Of the eleven, three come from the Ozark Conference – Nicole Howard of the Rolla Bulldogs, Kindra Lierz of the Glendale Falcons and Whitney Snow of the Camdenton Lakers. Continue reading “Howard, Lierz and Snow Named to NSCAA All-Region Squad”

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Rolla and Carthage Pursue Class 2 Glory

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GK Gage Scurlock celebrates a Rolla goal with Captain Nate Kramme

It was a big weekend of soccer for the Carthage Tigers and Rolla Bulldogs. Close to home the #5 state-ranked Tigers came to Springfield and knocked off a top Class 3 program by defeating Glendale 1-0 in penalty kicks on Thursday, followed closely by their Parkview Tournament Championship that concluded with a 2-0 victory over Springfield Catholic. That’s some pretty good soccer and points to the Tigers being one of the top programs in the region, regardless of class.

Initial Coaches Poll

For the #3 state-ranked Bulldogs, it was a tournament championship in St Louis at the Parkway West Tournament. They opened play on Friday against the host Parkway West, ranked #2 in Class 2 in the first poll of the season, and came away with a 3-1 victory powered by two set piece goals, a towering header from their leading scorer Aaron Froehlich bracketed by a pair of goals from senior Austin Park. His first came on a header he ran onto on the edge of the six yard box from a second chance on a corner kick, his brace completed when he wove through three defenders as he dribbled into the box from the right and buried his shot past the keeper.

PHOTO GALLERY – Rolla at Parkway West

They followed with a pair of wins on Saturday against Parkway North (4-0) and Parkway South (5-2) that culminated in the Tourney title when West got past Francis Howell, ranked 4th in the current St Louis rankings.

The last time the two teams met, Continue reading “Rolla and Carthage Pursue Class 2 Glory”

Drury Panther seniors - Peterson, Collins, Palmer

Danny Collins Feature

Drury Panther seniors - Peterson, Collins, Palmer
Drury Panther seniors – Peterson, Collins, Palmer
A nice story on Glendale Falcons and Drury Panther’s alum Danny Collins who is completing his studies at Drury this Summer. He’s receiving his Masters in Architecture this month and an MBA in August.

He is a senior at Drury graduating with a master’s degree in architecture in May and a master’s degree in business administration in August.

To his friends, Collins might be considered an overachiever. But to Collins, his success is merely about hard work. In addition to graduating with two master’s degrees, he starred on the Drury soccer team from 2007-2010.

In October of his senior year, I talked to Danny along with his two teammates Adam Peterson and Alex Palmer (pictured on either side of him) about their experience playing for college soccer in their hometown (Peterson and Palmer are Kickapoo grads). I’ve included the video below.

Osage Indians 2013

Missouri High School Soccer Coaches Poll #2

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Osage Indians, 2013

The second statewide poll of the Missouri Soccer Coaches Association has been released. Recognition for Conference, Regional and State awards is done by members of the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association (MSHSSCA).

Glendale continues in the #8 ranking while Jefferson City has jumped up into a tie with the Falcons. Nixa remains on the bubble.

Rolla comes in at #7 while Willard has fallen out of the rankings completely. I wonder if the Class 2 programs will get together and offer us a Southwest Region Coaches poll this season?

Catholic drops into a tie at #5 (from #4). The School of the Osage jumps all the way to #7, a first for the program, after being on the bubble in the first poll. They’ll be co-hosting the Laker Invitational this weekend (weather permitting), so more on them soon. It is only the third year for the program located in the Lake of the Ozarks.

GIRLS SOCCER POLL #2 (4-26-13)

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Class 3 Poll
Rank,Team,Record,Points
1,St. Joseph’s (7),9-1-0,97
2,Rockwood Summit (1),15-0-1,96
3,St. Teresa’s Academy (3),8-1-0,90
4,Eureka,10-1-0,80
5,Nerinx Hall,12-2-0,68
6,Lee’s Summit West,10-1-1,49
7,Webster Groves,15-2-1,28
8,Glendale,11-4-0,19
8,Jefferson City,7-2-1,19
10,Staley,13-2-0,16
Others:, Jackson 11 – Kirkwood 11 – Cor Jesu 10 – Nixa 3 – Park Hill South 2 – Pattonville 2,,
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Class 2 Poll
Rank,Team,Record,Points
1,St. Dominic (9),8-0,94
2,Kearney (1),16-0,80
3,Incarnate Word,8-4-2,72
4,MICDS,11-0,62
5,Visitation,8-3,62
6,Smithville,11-2-1,55
7,Rolla,15-1,36
8,Rosati-Kain,9-5,28
9,Union,9-3,26
10,Platte County,8-4,20
Others, Helias 10 – Villa Duchesne 4,,
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Class 1 Poll
Rank,Team,Record,Points
1,Saxony Lutheran (8),15-0,106
2,St. Pius (Festus) (3),8-2,96
3,O’Hara,8-3,75
4,Maryville,11-1,53.5
5,Barstow,7-2-1,44
5,Springfield Catholic,7-7-1,44
7,Osage,10-2,29.5
8,Lutheran St. Charles,8-5,29
9,Duchesne,3-7,28
10,St. Vincent,8-8,27
Others, St. Pius (KC) 25 – Pembroke Hill 19 – Trinity 8 – Principia 7 – Kennedy 5 – Summit Christian 4 – St. Paul Lutheran 3 – Lutheran Kansas City 1 – Sacred Heart 1,,
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Drianne Raff, Glendale Falcons, in front of the Rock Bridge defense

Missouri High School Soccer Poll Released

Drianne Raff, Glendale Falcons, in front of the Rock Bridge defense
Drianne Raff, Glendale Falcons, in front of the Rock Bridge defense, 2011 Quarterfinal. Photo courtesy of GlendaleSoccer.com
The first statewide poll of the Missouri Soccer Coaches Association has been released. Recognition for Conference, Regional and State awards is done by members of the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association (MSHSSCA).

Four of the Top 8 teams in the state in Class 3 are on hand this weekend to play in the Gold Division of the Kickapoo Shootout – #2 Eureka, #6 Rockwood Summit, #7 Jackson and Glendale.

Glendale is the 8th ranked team while Nixa, on the bubble, is also in the bracket. If you want to see good High School soccer, the place to be this week is at Kickapoo. Story with more details to follow shortly.

Rolla and Willard are both Top 10 in Class 2, is that a first for the Willard Tigers? I’ll catch Rolla on Saturday as they visit Hazelwood Central in St Louis.

Catholic comes in at #4, the lowest ranking in three years I believe. School of the Osage is a bubble team in Class 1, which after their first ever win over Bolivar Thursday night, called their greatest ever, should make their weekend even better.

The Kickapoo Shootout Brown Division features Catholic and Willard, adding some sheen to that group as well.

As always, Springfield Soccer is the place for informed commentary on the beautiful game in the Ozarks. Keep coming back and share with your friends!