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Southwest Missouri Class 3 All-Region Soccer

Glendale Falcons, Evan Garrad
The Southwest Missouri All-Region team for Class 3 has been announced. The Region includes Districts 11 and 12 encompassing 8 teams.  Voting is done by the Coaches. Recognition for Conference, Regional and State awards is done by members of the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association (MSHSSCA). District winners included the Kickapoo Chiefs (11) and Joplin Eagles (12). The Chiefs were Sectional winners, falling to Rock Bridge in the Quarterfinals.

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Co-Player of the Year
Josh McCutcheon, Kickapoo
Elliott Williams, Kickapoo

Co-Offensive Player of the Year
Robert Neathery, Nixa
Nic Bauer, Glendale

Defensive Player of the Year
Turner Adams, Kickapoo

Goalkeeper of the Year
Brock Renken Joplin

Pos, Player, School, Grad
D,Turner Adams, Kickapoo, 2013,
D, Matt Call, Glendale, 2013
D, Griffin Locke, Joplin, 2013
D, Austin Engleman, Nixa, 2013
F, Hunter Durham, Kickapoo, 2013
F, Aaron Strunk, Kickapoo, 2013
F, Nic Bauer, Glendale, 2013
F, Ryan Estus, Joplin, 2013
F, Robert Neathery, Nixa, 2013
F, Jakob Neidig, Ozark, 2013
F, Lal Thang, Central, 2013
MF, Josh McCutcheon, Kickapoo, 2013
MF, Elliott Williams, Kickapoo, 2013
MF, Evan Garrad, Glendale, 2013
GK, Brock Renken, Joplin, 2013


Missouri Class 3 District 12 All-District Soccer Honors

Chase Grubb, Kickapoo Chiefs, chests ball
The 2012 All-District Team for District 12 Class 3 schools has been announced. Recognition for District, Conference, Regional and State awards is done by members of the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association (MSHSSCA).

The District includes the Central Bulldogs, Joplin Eagles, Kickapoo Chiefs and Parkview Vikings. The Kickapoo Chiefs won the District title with a 3-0 win over the Eagles before going on to reach the Quarterfinals where they lost to Rock Bridge.

Overall MVP of District: Josh McCutcheon & Elliott Williams, Kickapoo
MVP Offense: Ryan Estus, Joplin
MVP Defense: Turner Adams, Kickapoo
MVP Goalie: Brock Renken, Joplin

1st Team,,,
Turner Adams, Sr, Defender, Kickapoo
Hunter Durham, Sr, Mid, Kickapoo
Ryan Estus, Sr, Forward, Joplin
Chase Grubb, Sr, Defender, Kickapoo
Griffen Locke, Sr, Defender, Joplin
Josh McCutcheon, Sr, Forward, Kickapoo
Brock Renken, Jr, GK, Joplin
Joe Rice, Sr, Forward, Joplin
Andy Sivils, Jr, Forward, Central
Aaron Strunk, Sr, Mid, Kickapoo
Louis Taylor, Jr, Mid, Parkview
Lal Thang, Sr, Mid, Central
Elliott Williams, Sr, Mid, Kickapoo

Second Team,,,
John Bogue, Sr, Forward, Parkview
Sam Engler, So, Forward, Kickapoo
Palmer Harrison, Sr, Defender, Kickapoo
Connor Heeren, Sr, Mid, Kickapoo
T J Joy, Sr, Defender, Parkview
Will Krolman, Sr, Defender, Joplin
Taylor Pedigo, Sr, Defender, Kickapoo
Edgar Romero, Sr, Mid, Joplin
Josh Rovey, Jr, Gk, Central
Cole Shepard, Sr, Defender, Joplin
Phillip Starns, So, Defender, Central
Garrett Ward, Sr, Mid, Joplin

Coaches – please send me your District and Conference awards at Ole@SGFsoccer.com so that we can recognize your players as well.


Catholic & Kickapoo Open with Wins

Turner Adams, Kickapoo Chiefs, wins header
The Chiefs opened their season Tuesday night against a tough Ozark Conference rival but earned the win by matching and ultimately exceeding the Lakers across the pitch.

Kickapoo Chiefs – 3
Camdenton Lakers – 0

The game opened with a near goal for the Chiefs as the Laker’s keeper lost the handle on a ball into the box. Alert defending by captains #10 and #13 cleared the ball off the line behind the keeper. A PK opportunity for the Chiefs, following a foul in the box, was saved in the 11th and once again the Lakers stayed close. That changed in the second half when some nifty skill work in the box by William’s allowed him to get what would prove to be the game-winner in the 42nd minute. Goals by Josh McCutcheon and Hunter Durham later in the half established the final margin.

PHOTO GALLERY – Kickapoo vs Camdenton

The Camdenton squad has as much speed and desire as the Chiefs which will make them competitive in the Conference and Districts but the Chiefs showed last night that their midfield will be hard to match this season. With an experienced back line and a fast and aggressive front line, Kickapoo looks very strong. Three goals, three players and the Chiefs open up what they hope will be a season to remember.

I suggest you add Kickapoo’s game at Nixa on September 20th to your calendar, that looks to be a high quality game. For more on the Chief’s, listen to my interview with Head Coach Phil Hodge post-game via the link below.

Springfield Catholic – 10
Marshfield Blue Jays – 0
The Fightin’ Irish took some time breaking down the Blue Jays defense but once breached, by Mitch Moncada in the 27th minute via Ryan Randall’s assist, the squad went on to complete the shutout as the opened the defense of their first state title. The squad showed they have to the tools to compete across the board although the amount of one-on-one play will need to be dialed back.

PHOTO GALLERY – Catholic vs Marshfield (coming soon)


Nixa Eagles 6, Republic Tigers 1
Eagles report on goal scorers is here

West Plains Zizzers 7, Lebanon Yellowjackets 1 (Ozark Conference)
The Zizzer’s game report is here

via Joplin Globe

Three games into the season and the Joplin defense has yet to allow a goal as the Eagles blanked Waynesville 5-0 in Ozark Conference soccer action Tuesday at the Joplin Athletic Complex. The Eagles (3-0, 2-0 Ozark) avenged their only conference loss from last season.

Carl Junction 4, College Heights 2
Tyler Morley scored a hat trick to push Carl Junction past College Heights in nonconference soccer action at Missouri Southern.

The Ozark Sports Zone has stories on the Kickapoo-Camdenton, Catholic-Marshfield and Cassville-Monett games as well.

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Region 2 Tournament – Springfield Wins Again!

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FC Green Bay by Green Bay Press Gazette
Here are updates from today’s group stages. Teams are playing their second of three games and I offer thoughts on their opportunity to advance.

U18 Girls St. Louis Scott Gallagher – 1
Cleveland FC (OH North) – 0
A late first half goal by Jessica Kelley gave Emily Cline, Shelby Hatz and their teammates their first win of the group stage. The team is now 1-1 and tied for first in the group with 4 points but at a disadvantage in goal differential. They face the winless Eastern Iowa United squad tomorrow where a win guarantees they advance.

U17 Girls St. Louis Scott Gallagher – 0
MN Thunder Academy 94 Blue (MN) – 2
A pair of goals in each half for the Minnesota squad means Molly Brewer and her teammates are now 1-1 in the group. They are 3rd of 4 teams based upon points and goal differential. They will play Cincinnati Soccer Alliance tomorrow who are also 1-1 but ahead on goals. A win combined with a loss by MN against the currently winless Lexington FC squad will be needed to advance out of the group.

U19 Boys St Louis Scott Gallagher – 2
FC Green Bay (WI) – 0
The Green Bay squad loses by 2 for the second day in a row and Gallagher (including Drury players Mike Yuede and Matt Hutchinson) now face Javanon for the Group title tomorrow at noon. Both teams are 2-0 and have identical goal differential (+3) although Gallagher have not given up a goal. With three groups, there is a wildcard opportunity but two groups, including Gallaghers, have two teams with 6 points already so a win is best. Javanon is ranked 7th in the Region, well ahead of Gallagher and were Regional Finalists last year.

U16 Boys Springfield SC – 2
Galaxy (IL) – 0
A pair of goals early in the second half propelled the boys to their second straight win, this one over another higher-ranked team in their group and a squad they had lost to in late April 1-2. A penalty kick by Josh McCutcheon (Kickapoo), which included the ejection of the Galaxy goalkeeper with a red card, was the game-winner in the 54th minute. Minutes later McCutcheon assisted on the second goal, scored by Ismael Serratos (Carthage), and the final margin.

Their opponent tomorrow, Everest SC Black (OH), is ranked 5th in the Region and bounced back from their loss yesterday to the Galaxy with a 2-1 win over Waukesha. The Wisconsin squad opened the scoring in the 57th min but Everest came down the field and tied the game in the 58th and got the game-winner in the 83rd.

Springfield needs a tie to advance, providing them with 7 points from a 2-0-1 finish while Everest would finish with 4 points. A win would be better!

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Springfield SC 94/95 - Missouri State Champions 2011

Springfield SC 94/95 Competing At Region 2 Tourney

Springfield SC 94/95 - Missouri State Champions 2011The Springfield SC 94/95 Boys, fresh from their State Championship at the Missouri Cup last Thursday, are enroute to Appleton WI today to compete in the Region 2 Tourney. Part of the USYSA National Championship series, their State title sends them to this regional round with the regional age group winners then advancing to the National Championships in Phoenix next month.

The second team in Springfield Soccer Club to win a State Championship (the 90/91 age group won as 16 and 17 year olds in 2007 and 2008), they will be exposed to the Regional tournament for the first time. The tournament runs June 24-29 and like Cup will include a Group stage followed by knockout rounds.

I stopped by the final practice Thursday prior to their departures and got a few shots (see below) and chatted briefly with Josh McCutcheon (Kickapoo) and Evan Garrad (Glendale), the team captains:

Tournament Schedule:
Sat Jun 25 – 10:00 AM – SC Waukesha Pumas (WI) vs Springfield SC (MO)
Sun Jun 26 – 4:00 PM – Springfield SC (MO) – IL Galaxy (MRL2)
Mon Jun 27 – 8:00 AM – Everest SC Black (OH-N) – Springfield SC (MO)
Tue Jun 28 – 10:00 AM – [TBD] 1 of Pool B vs [TBD] 1 of Pool D
Wed Jun 29 – 8:30 AM – [TBD] Winner of Semifinals 1 vs [TBD] Winner of Semifinals 2

The team is part of Group D and the draw has some good news and some bad news. The good news is the opening match is against a team much like SSC, a first time competitor that comes from a program building new traditions in a state where FC Milwaukee is the dominant program. Waukesha (Wah-ka-shaw) is a western suburb of Milwaukee and where the highway turns North to Appleton. The other portion of the good news is the top-ranked team in the pool is Everest SC Black, ranked 5th in Region 2, but a team that SSC won’t have to face until they’ve played two prior games. That gives them the opportunity to become familiar with the environment, gain confidence and have current scouting reports on what will be the most difficult game of the tournament.

To get out of the group generally requires avoiding a loss and the first game is the most important. A loss in the first game is the most difficult of hurdles and avoiding Everest in that first game was the first piece of good fortune the boys will need. As the interview above notes, there is a quiet confidence and this is a good team with pace, a strong defensive will and enough inventiveness to be dangerous on this larger stage.

Coached by Eric Sorlie and Michael Seabolt from Missouri State (pictured in the white hat), I hope to have regular updates on their results.

There are several other local players competing this weekend as well. Emily Cline (Drury/Glendale) and Shelby Hatz (Drury/Catholic) are playing for St Louis Scott Gallagher at the U18 age bracket while Molly Brewer (Glendale) is playing for SLSG at the U17 age bracket.

ESPNrise.com did a preview of the Girls bracket that includes the KCFC Alliance squad that includes six players from the State Champion Liberty Jays. Regional Champs at U13 and U15, this is likely the last time these girls will play together and like the State tournament, their goal is to win the trophy.

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