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Coester’s Regional College Soccer Report

Missouri State Bears vs Valparaiso Crusaders Missouri State Bears – 1 (2 OT)
Valparaiso Crusaders – 1
The Bears opened strong Friday evening, coming off of their Tournament win at New Mexico last week. Attacking with verve, they wasted no time exploiting the first opportunity to present itself. Kyle Windmueller, the man the MSU Standard calls the “go-to guy” did just that, beating his defender on the left side. His run into the box created space that midfielder Ryan Hennessey filled, receiving the square ball near the spot before slotting his shot just inside the far post in the 11th minute. The Bears kept up the attack, earning a 6-3 advantage in shots in the half.

The second half provided a mirror image of the first, with the Crusaders creating more opportunities, and beating the Bears with a goal in the 87th minute. It was scored by senior Paul Leitelt from 20 yards out as he found space of his own to hammer a shot to the far side netting. It might have been worse but the Bears were fortunate that Brandon Durk was prepared in the 75th minute, as he intercepted a crossing pass at the far post that he knocked down and goal keeper Alex Riggs quickly collected.

Two overtime periods with one near miss for the Bears as a set piece skipped just beyond Thomas Vania’s reach in the six yard box. Tonight marked the return of Springfield Demize player Isreal Bisoni (pictured, underneath MSU’s Justin Alford) who joined the Crusaders from Coffeyville CC, along with his teammate Rodolfo Lucas. Bisoni came on midway through the 1st half and played the majority of the game this evening at forward.

Missouri State Bears – 7
Nicholls State – 0
The Missouri State women’s soccer team dominated Nicholls State in a 7-0 shutout victory on Friday night in the first match of the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, AR. Tara Bailes (Catholic 2008) came on as a substitute while scoring 1 goal and providing an assist as well.
Drury Panthers Logo
Drury Panthers
– 4
Kentucky Wesleyan – 0
Drury broke open a tight contest with three second-half goals and cruised to a 4-0 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan in a Great Lakes Valley Conference match Friday. Katy McLain (Kickapoo 2008) came on as a substitute in the game for the Lady Panthers.

Drury Panthers
– 5
Kentucky Wesleyan – 1
The Drury University soccer Panthers kept their unbeaten start intact, defeating Kentucky Wesleyan 5-1 in a Great Lakes Valley Conference match Friday afternoon. The Panthers, now 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the GLVC, received two goals from senior forward Marco Cherisma – pushing his season total to five – and single goals from juniors Steve Wilczewski (Glendale 2006) and Andrew Bordelon and sophomore Micah Whorton. Kyler Temple (Kickapoo 2008), Adam Peterson (Kickapoo 2007), Alex Palmer (Kickapoo 2007) and Danny Collins (Glendale 2007) all came on as substitutes in the game. Wilczewski, Drury’s leading scorer, was also interviewed by the Drury Mirror recently. Key take away?

Q: What is the better rivalry; Yankee’s/ Redsox’s or Glendale/Kickapoo?
A: I would have to say Glendale/Kickapoo, even though it’s a Glendale dominated rivalry.

Missouri Southern LionsMissouri Southern Lions – 0
Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds – 0
The game finished in a 0-0, scoreless tie that was halted in the 80th minute due to darkness. Nate Evans (Cassville 2007) joined Stuart Ziegler (West Plains 2008) and Jesse Clevenger (College Heights 2006) in the starting lineup.

Missouri Southern Lions – 0
Northwest Missouri Bearcats – 1
Amanda Deml scored the only goal of the match on a free kick from 20 yards out to lead the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats to a 1-0 win over the Missouri Southern Lions in MIAA action Thursday afternoon. Joplin Eagle 2008 graduates Randi Russell and Lindsay Altman both got their first starts of the season, with Brianna McKenzie (Webb City 2008) and Brianna Ragains (Lebanon 2008) coming on as substitutes. Rusell went the entire 90 minutes, with 2 saves.

Miners Logo headMissouri S&T Miners – 2
Bellarmine Knights – 2
After falling behind by two goals at the half, the Miners came back after the break and claimed a 2-2 tie against their GLVC opponent. Andy Held scored with 46 seconds to play in regulation time to send the game into overtime. Zack Hay (Kickapoo 2008) and Brandon Moore (Rolla 2005) both started.

Missouri S&T Miners – 0
Bellarmine Knights – 2
The Miner’s gave up a pair of goals in the first half before mounting a comeback attempt in the second half. The Miners had 12 shots, 4 on goal, compared to Bellarmine five shots in the second frame.

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Drury Panthers Surprise Missouri State Bears

Drury Panthers host Missouri State Bears“They wanted it more than we did in the first half” was the assessment of Coach Rob Brewer of the MSU Bears following his squads 2-1 loss to their North side neighbors, the Drury Panthers Saturday evening. All three goals were scored in the decisive first half, with Drury scoring in the 31st and 42nd minutes while MSU narrowed the margin with a quick strike in the 43rd minute.

It was an entertaining game that drew a good crowd, despite Drury’s Sports Information department lack of interest in including it on the published schedule. I also missed a nice game between the men’s team and the visiting UMKC Kangaroo’s that the parent’s I talked to learned about only because their student-athlete sons mentioned it to them. Let’s pick up the pace Scott! The season has started. UPDATE – the Panther’s SID blog notes some arcane NCAA rules about reporting with brief notes that don’t address the schedule issue.

The Bears opened quickly in the match, taking the ball into the Panther’s box from the start. Drury parried that attack and slowly but surely got comfortable with the pace and physical attack of their large school opponent. While Drury was able to establish themselves and control play for the next 15 minutes, the Bears kept the pressure on and were seemingly in control of the game when the Panther’s got the game-winner from freshman Hillary Cockrell. It was the result of a corner kick, when Hillary collected a clearance and hammered a 30 yard shot just under the crossbar. Cockrell joins the Panthers from Union HS in Tulsa, two time OK Class 6 State champions in 2007 and 2008. She joins former HS teammate Emily West (pictured defending against Carolyn Sweeney) on the Panthers, starting tonight in the defensive midfield position behind Kelsy Long and Olivia Philippart de Foy. Philippart de Foy looks prepared to finally fulfill the role I predicted for her two years ago which is significant due to the loss of Sarah “Goody” Goodman for the season to an ACL injury in the Spring.

Drury Panthers host Missouri State BearsThe Panthers second goal also came as a result of a corner kick, earned against the run of play in the 42nd minute. This time Mandi Little was able to nod down the initial ball and Kelsy Long collected it inside the 6 yard box, getting off a quick shot that was parried by the defender on post. The rebound fell to Kelsy and her 2nd shot was on target, stunning the Bears. They responded well however, taking the ensuing restart down into the Panthers box where freshman Tara Bailes (Catholic – pictured with Katy McLain, Kickapoo) collected a loose ball just outside the box and put a ball into the net, off of the underside of the cross bar. Some folks even described it as a chip shot. That’s exactly the role Coaches Brewer and Dutchik had in mind for her when she was recruited and gave the Bears the momentum they needed going into the 2nd half.

The 2nd half was a freewheeling affair, with both teams in attack mode but as the game wore on the Bears began to impose themselves. The unofficial statistics had the Bears out-shooting the Panthers 14-5, with 9 shots on goal, 6 of which came in the second half. Jessie Sanderson appears to be in mid-season form as she kept a clean sheet, helped by one off sides call that negated a ball that Carolyn Sweeney put into the goal.

All-in-all, the game offered early lessons for both teams that I anticipate they will use well. The Bears continue their scoring run early, while the importance of set pieces and 90+ minutes of commitment and intensity (remember Indiana State last year ladies) were hammered home. For the Panthers, a reminder that the team that reached the Final 16 is relatively intact and capable of achieving at high levels. Fitness is going to be huge for this team, and the reason there were players on the bench last night after not achieving minimum levels. I’m looking forward to the season!

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This Week in Southwest Missouri Soccer

Ryan Moses, Kickapoo Chiefs 2008 By the time the majority of you read this, most of the College and High School boys squads in the region will already be recovering from their first practice session of the new season.

I stopped by Kickapoo Sunday evening, check-in and paperwork details in advance of Monday’s opening practice. The Booster Club has done a good job of updating the Chiefs results board, adding the Boys 3rd place finish at State last November. That’s senior Ryan Moses in the photo, a member of the Springfield SC U17 State Champion squad and a brand new St Lois University Billiken recruit. Ryan verbally committed last week and I interviewed him following this photo for a recruiting story that I’ll post on Wednesday.

The Missouri State Lady Bears were out kicking it around Sunday evening as well, I caught about 15 minutes of their personal session, in advance of today’s formal practice effort. They’ll travel to Conway AR on Thursday for an early exhibition game against the UCA Bears. They’ll also make the trek to the North side on Saturday when they’ll visit the Drury Panthers, GLVC Conference champions and Sweet 16 qualifiers last year. The game is at Harrison Stadium and will kick off at 8:00 pm. This will be the first game between the two squads since 2004 I believe, I can’t find a thing in my archives or the school websites but I recall late regular season games at Cooper. Bailes vs McLain, but in maroon and red now. Should be fun.

The Olympics have been a joy, eh (the Curti’s recognize my accent). But with Euro 2008 and now Beijing, this season has snuck up pretty quickly on me. I’ll be traveling this week for personal time but look for an interview with the Springfield Demize, some college updates and a MSHSAA update as well. District assignments won’t be finalized until Friday so we’ll explore some of the possible scenarios. Feel free to email me if you have some thoughts you’d like included in the article. See you this weekend!escorts dubai outcall

Southwest Soccer All-Stars Take The Field This Evening

UPDATE – the games will be played tonight. A little rain won’t stop us. Lightning and flooding would but I suspect we’ll avoid those possibilities and will enjoy the cooling effect a bit of rain will offer.

We’ve got a full day today folks.

Turn your radio on this morning, Thursday at 9:30am. Catch All-Stars organizer and Springfield SC Director of Coaching Jeremy Alumbaugh with All-Stars Katy McLain, Heath Melugin and Tara Bailes on JOCK 98.7, The Sports Reporters

In addition to watching the finest seniors in Southwest Missouri tonight, you can also catch the 1st Quarterfinal match of the European Championships today. Germany takes on Portugal at 1:45 pm, consider coming by Coester’s for a pre-game meal. Great soccer and the food is uniformly good.

The Girls game is at 6:00 pm.
The Boys game is at 8:00 pm.
Cooper Field #1 at Lake Country Soccer on Pythian Street in Springfield. Players need to register at the field 1.5 hours in advance of the game. Remember to bring your cleats, shin guards, white socks, black shorts, a water bottle and be prepared for the warm evening.

The lineups were announced earlier this week. Boys lineup. Girls lineup.

The Coaches for this evenings games include:
Girls Red: Jeff Rogers, Glendale Falcons and Evan Palmer, Nixa Eagles. The Falcons returned to the Quarterfinals this year for the first time since 2004. Evans working on replacing the Eagle’s top 2 career goal scorers on the girls team.
Girls Gold: Tom Davidson, Ozark Tigers and Ben Timson, Catholic Fightin’ Irish. The Tigers won their 1st ever large school District title this year while getting Tom his 500th win as a coach. The Irish made it to the Class 1 Quarterfinals yet again.

Boys Red: Eric Crain, New Covenant Academy and Mike Gow, Lebanon Yellowjackets. The Warriors earned their first District title in Fall 2007. Gow wraps up 12 years with the Yellowjackets this past Spring and heads for the sideline with the Waynesville Tigers in the Fall.
Boys Gold: Phil Hodge, Kickapoo Chiefs and Mike Howard, Rolla Bulldogs. The Chiefs were the #1 Public School boys team in 2007, taking 3rd place at the State Finals in Phil’s first season as head coach. Mike Howard earned his 500th win in the third game of the girls season.

Our Announcer this evening will be Bob Florez, who also handles the microphone for the Missouri State Bears men’s team. He’ll see two future Bears on the pitch this evening – Heath Melugin (Kickapoo) and Justin Scicluna (West Plains).

We will have Dr. Rusty Bond, a Cox Health sports medicine physician on the sidelines along with a trainer from the Athletic Advantage program at Cox. Dr Bond is part of the Southwest Spine and Sport office at Cox as well as the father of All-Star Jamie Bond (#4 on the Red squad). Thanks to Cox Health for their support of the players and this game.

Referee’s this evening include
Elizabeth Unruh – Referee
Andy Ellsworth – AR
Anthony Solari – AR

Trey Smith – Referee
Anthony Solari – AR
Todd McCutcheon – AR

Sponsors of this years event, in addition to Cox Health Athletic Advantage, include Lake Country Soccer, the Springfield Demize, Coesters Restaurant, The Copy Shoppe, J&K Soccer, Baywash Car Wash in Cassville as well as Rick & Tami Dorman and the Booster Clubs at Kickapoo, Glendale, Catholic and Ozark. Thanks as well to the Opfer family, including Scott, Tracy, Austin, Alix and Kasey; The Melugin family, including Phil, Kim, Megan and Miriam; and the Bailes family, including Scott, JoAnn, Allie and Mandy. la escort agency

Missouri Girls Soccer: Class 2 All-State Honors and Final Rankings

Player of the Year – Drea Barklage, Incarnate Word
Offensive Player of the Year – Morgan Marlborough, Lee’s Summit North
Defensive Player of the Year – Jen Tucker, Incarnate Word
Goalkeeper of the Year – Claire Lovercheck, Hazelwood Central

Coach of the Year, Large Schools – Pat Rocco, Hazelwood Central
Coach of the Year, Private Schools – Annie Beekman, Incarnate Word

First Team
GK – Claire Lovercheck 12 Hazelwood Central
D – Maggie Baumann 11 St. Joseph’s Academy
D – Drea Barklage 12 Incarnate Word
D – Amanda Teschner 12 Oakville
D – Jen Tucker, 11 – Incarnate Word
F – Blake Miller 12 Incarnate Word
F – Julie King 12 Nerinx Hall
F – Kelly Meusenfechter 12 Ft. Zumwalt North
F – Colleen Beck 11 Nerinx Hall
F – Jasmina Suljic 12 Oakville
F – Morgan Marlborough 11 Lee’s Summit North
F – Megan Kelley 10 St. Teresa’s Academy
F – Shea Groom 9 Liberty
F – Bobbi Jo Schlick 11 Jackson
MF – Lorin Opfer 12 Glendale
MF – Bridget Lohmuller 12 St. Joseph’s Academy
MF – Katelyn Frederickson 11 Nerinx Hall
MF – Molly Campbell 12 St. Teresa’s Academy
MF – Lizzy Simonin 12 Lee’s Summit
MF – Kasey Clark 9 Liberty
MF – Ellen Jantsch 12 St. Teresa’s Academy
MF – Nikki Rivera 12 Lafayette

Second Team
GK – Mary Warwick 10 St. Teresa’s Academy
GK – Mariah McClain 11 Jefferson City
GK – Maggie Bowman 12 St. Joseph’s Academy
D – Curtney Danze 12 Liberty
D – Jacque Dedovesh 12 Lee’s Summit West
D – Audrey Copenhaver 12 St. Teresa’s Academy
D – Chelsea Dale 12 Jackson
D – Marisa Rapp 12 Howell North
D – Taylor Thomas 12 Rockwood Summit
D – Danielle Bergfeld 11 Hazelwood Central
D – Kelsey Calvert 11 Lafayette
F – Sharaya Sidebottom 12 Blue Springs South
F – Katie Pritchard 12 Waynesville
F – Jessica Greer 11 Smith-Cotton
F – Rachel King 12 Ft. Zumwalt West
F – Becky Handley 11 St. Joseph’s Academy
MF – Kaitlin Bramel 12 Rolla
MF – Mandy Laddish 10 Lee’s Summit
MF – Lauren Drewett 12 Jackson
MF – Allie Brazill 12 Incarnate Word
MF – Bridget Belli 12 Hazelwood West
MF – Ariel Boulicault 11 Pattonville
MF – Korie Klosterman 11 Lafayette

Third Team
GK – Caroline Stanley 9 Lee’s Summit North
GK – Katie Gallagher 12 Howell North
GK – Paige Hemphill 10 Ozark
D – Emily Downing 11 Jefferson City
D – Kaitlyn Nevels 10 Hazelwood Central
F – Brooke Williams 10 Liberty
F – Casey Vitale 10 Pattonville
MF – Katy McClain 12 Kickapoo
MF – Megan Buri 12 Park Hill South
MF – Caroline Gray 9 St. Teresa’s Academy
MF – Jenni Tenholder 12 Jackson High School
MF – Nikki Hoss 12 Ft. Zumwalt West

Final Rankings
1 – Incarnate Word, 20-2-1
2 – St. Joe’s Academy, 20-3-1
3 – St. Teresa’s, 23-3
4 – Nerinx Hall, 21-4-1
5 – Lafayette, 19-1
6 – Liberty, 22-2
7 – Hazelwood Central, 17-11-1
8 – Howell North, 19-5
9 – Lee’s Summit, 22-2-1
10 – Jackson, 18-3
11 – Truman, 22-4
12 – Lee’s Summit North, 18-4
13 – Lindbergh, 18-5
14 – Glendale, 20-6
15 – Ft. Zumwalt West, 13-12russian escort dubai