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Waynesville Tigers Continue Their Run Through SW Region

Waynesville Tigers at Springfield Catholic Fightin' IrishWaynesville Tigers – 4
Springfield Catholic2 3
It was an offensive battle at the Irish field Tuesday evening with all of the goals, save one, scored in the first half. Catholic’s dynamic freshman forward Shelby Hatz, assisted by Rachel Herron, gave the home team their only advantage on the evening in the 7th minute. Katie Pritchard, assisted by Erica Combs, tied the game after hitting the upright twice prior. In the final 15 minutes of the half, Natascha Lord scored when she buried her second chance, after Rachel Scott some how parried her initial blast. Carsen Baron, working hard on the right side, made the needed run to be in position at the far post when Hatz put a square ball across the face of the goal. Pritchard got the game winner in stoppage time however when she won a 50/50 ball outside the box. Her quick shot slipped inside the near upright and Tigers went to half time with the lead.

The second half saw Catholic put significant pressure on the Tigers, with the best opportunity coming in the 65th minute, only to see Crystal Hutchinson get her fingers on the shot from the right side, tipping the ball up and off the crossbar. The Tigers put the game away on a late corner kick, Lord putting one of her fine balls to the far post where midfielder Erica Combs rose to meet it (pictured). The Irish got within one in stoppage time when Natalie Smid put away the rebound of a shot deflected by Hutchinson on Maddy Renner’s cross. Renner was tireless Tuesday night, making run after run into the offensive end from her midfield position, with balls from Parker, Bailes, Smid and her sister Ronnie offering a regular attacking option.

Congratulations to Katie Pritchard on setting the Class 2 state record with her 168th and 169th career goals.
Photo Slideshow from the game Photos will follow tomorrow afternoon, I’ve got a business meeting in the morning I’m still preparing for.

Helias Crusaders – 3
Rolla Bulldogs – 2
Trailing 3-1 for most of the second half, RHS got a goal from sophomore Olivia Cox with 12 minutes to play and then pressured Helias for most of the time thereafter (via the Rolla Daily News)

Glendale Falcons – 5
Camdenton Lakers – 1.
Falcon’s get goals from Lorin Opfer, Katie Brewer, Emily Jordan, Jeni Frewin and Emily Cline. Megan Manzer scored for Camdenton.

Bolivar Liberators – 2
Marshfield Jays – 0
Freshman Jonna Welch scored a goal in each half for the Liberators.

Parkview Vikings – 2
Joplin Eagles – 1
Shelby Stewart got a pair for the Vikings, one in each half, bracketing Rachel Lazenby’s goal for Joplin.
Stewart’s game winner came in OT.

Ozark Tigers – 2
Lebanon Yellowjackets – 0
The Tigers got their x shutout of the season on the strength of goals by Alicia Collard and Megan Gunnels.

Willard Tigers – 1 (PKs)
Nixa Eagles – 0
The Tigers nipped the Eagles in a penalty kick shootout, 3-1

Greenwood Blue Jays – 2 (OT)
McAuley Warriors – 1
Maddie Esther, assisted by Shaylyn Boyle, scored in the second half to give the Jays the initial lead. The Warriors Sam Graham scored to tie the game with the Jay’s getting the OT golden goal from Liza Salisbury.escorts directory

Waynesville Tigers Earn Second Straight Ozark Conference Crown

Waynesville Tigers Earn 1st Win Ever Over Glendale FalconsWaynesville Tigers – 7
Parkview Vikings – 0
Katie Pritchard scored 4 goals this evening, reaching a regional milestone. She now has 167 goals for her career, tying her with Anne Felts of the Rolla Bulldogs as the most prolific scorer in Southwest Missouri. Michaele Fulmer of KC O’Hara owns the state record with 204 but Katie’s next goal will place her second in the state record books. She’s pictured from the game against Glendale earlier this season when she scored a hat trick, including the game winner in OT.

In addition, the Tigers completed a 9-0 run through the Ozark Conference this evening with their win over the Vikings. Glendale is their closest competitor, and shared the crown with them last year, but it is the Tigers alone at the top this season. Congratulations to Coach Josh Scott and his squad!

Springfield Catholic – 6
Bolivar Liberators – 0
Springfield Catholic vs Bolivar Liberators The Liberators visited this evening and fought hard (that’s senior Lindsy Archer pictured) but were unable to break through the Irish defense. Tara Bailes, playing her first full match without her knee brace, led Catholic with three goals and an assist. Anna DeLong scored twice and Shelby Hatz once, while Natalie Smid had two assists and Emily Kessler had one.

The Liberators had a few good opportunities in the first half (while I was there), the best when freshman midfielder Izzy Mersch sent Archer into the box with a nice diagonal ball. Archer was able to find space in the box and get her shot off but freshman Rachel Scott reacted well to the ball and pulled it in. The rematch will likely be Wednesday May 14th in the District Final. Photo slideshow from the 1st Half.

Glendale Falcons vs Lebanon YellowjacketsGlendale Falcons – 2
Lebanon Yellowjackets – 1
The wind was blowing hard tonight but the Falcon’s didn’t let it disturb them as they rebounded from an early goal by the Yellowjackets, scoring two against the wind in the first half to eke out the victory over last years vanquishers. Lebanon got on the scoreboard in the 3rd minute when Hanna Winkel won a 50/50 ball in the offensive end and broke past the defense. She shot quickly and caught the keeper off the line and the ball just went in under the crossbar. The Falcon’s evened it in the 14th minute when the defense was caught napping on a corner kick by Jamie Bond. Lindsay Sprouse was unmarked in the box and one-timed her shot into the left side of the net.

In the 23rd minute, it was Karis Hefton who got the game-winner (pictured). She was sent into the box on a fine through ball by senior Megan Garrad, and despited being challenged as she entered the box, Hefton hammered a shot from the penalty spot that blew by the keeper into the roof of the net.

The second half was scoreless, as both goal keepers stepped up tonight. Abbey Roam for the Yellowjackets had to face a half dozen corners kicks as the Falcons used the wind and their speed to get into the corners but she didn’t back down, including one remarkable sequence that finished with her diving at Lou Opfer’s feet to finish it. Rachel Duckworth, for the Falcons, continues her on-the-job training with a flourish. In the 65th, Lebanon counter-attacked from a Glendale corner kick and sent Chelsey LeFors in on goal. Duckworth’s instincts were excellent, coming out quickly and diving for the ball. The rebound was sent back in quickly but somehow Rachel was able to get back up and make the final save, diving once again as the attacker tumbled over her in the box.

Both teams went about their jobs in workmanlike fashion tonight, saving the real intensity for the District playoffs I have to assume. Lebanon needs to show patience in the offensive end while trying to avoid giving up the corner kicks and fouls outside the box. The Falcons are going to have to improve their efficiency on set pieces if they want to avoid these close games. All of it bodes well for the spectators as the District 11 playoffs offer some excellent soccer. I’d also be remiss if I didn’t send a shout out to Lebanon’s Emily Boyer, their sophomore midfielder is out with mono. I missed her energy. Janell Glidden was a talented, physical presence in the middle and up top for the Yellowjackets and a new face for me. Welcome back to the game! Photo slideshow from the game.

Camdenton Lakers – 3 (PKs)
Joplin Eagles – 2
The Lady Lakers defeated Joplin in a penalty kick shootout. Camdenton led 1-0 early in the match when sophomore midfielder Jessica Smith received a pass across the mouth of the goal from senior Meg Manzer. The score stayed 1-0 until the second minute of the second half when Joplin scored on a free kick that got past senior goalie Krista Murphy. The 1-1 score held until 10 minutes left in the match when Manzer was fouled inside the penalty area and senior midfielder Blaire Baker scored on a penalty kick. With less than two minutes left in the match, a Camdenton foul inside the penalty area resulted in Joplin tying the match up 2-2, again via the penalty spot.

After two ten-minute over time periods, the match went to a pk shootout. It was Camdenton’s third of the season and Joplin’s first. The Lady Lakers won the shootout as all five of Camdenton’s shooters made their penalty kick. Camdenton’s Krista Murphy was able to stop Joplin’s third shooter on a diving save that was pushed off the right post and rolled back towards the shooter. Joplin’s fourth shooter scored on a penalty kick which left it up to Camdenton freshman Ashley Paschel to calmly step up and hit her first ever high school penalty kick which ensured a Camdenton victory 5-3.

Willard Tigers – 2
Central Bulldogs – 1

Kickapoo Chiefs – 9
Hillcrest Hornets – 1

Ozark Tigers – 6
Neosho Wildcats – 0
Three seniors scored goals for the Lady Tigers on Senior Night en route to the shutout over district opponent Neosho. Kristen Glaubitz got two, Erica Hogan got one as did Jessica Bush. Sophomore Megan Gunnels and sophomore Alicia Collard rounded out the scoring for Ozark.

Nixa Eagles – 4
Marshfield Jays – 1
In the first ten minutes of the game, the Lady Eagles had scored two goals; one by senior forward Stephanie Allen and one by freshman out-side midfielder Kelsey Bartell. Both goals exemplified Nixa’s renewed confidence and hunger for goals. The Lady Jays’ Ashley Honeycutt slipped behind the Nixa defense and slotted the ball into the net soon after. Allen got two more in the second half for her hat trick.
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Glendale Falcons Get Past Rolla Bulldogs

Glendale Falcons – 1
Rolla Bulldogs – 0
Lou Opfer scores off a blast in the box with seven minutes left to give the Falcons the win. Freshman Emily Cline assisted. The Rolla Daily News – Opfer Does In Rolla Again

Lebanon Yellowjackets – 3
Joplin Eagles – 1
Joplin opened the scoring in this match in the 15th minute, scoring via PK following a foul in the box. The visitors lead disappeared when Lebanon evened the score with a header by Ashley Shockley on a corner from Hanna Winkel. The Yellowjackets scored again shortly before half with a header by Chelsea LeFors off of a nice cross from the corner from Cassie Wood. The Jackets finished the scoring with a cross by Hanna Winkel knocked in by Michelle Lindesmith. Joplin goalie Randi Russell once again kept things close.

Kickapoo Chiefs vs Camdenton LakersKickapoo Chiefs – 3
Camdenton Lakers – 0
The Chiefs got their fourth straight win, shutting out the visiting Lady Lakers while moving to 9-8 on the season. A direct kick by Katy McLain from almost 30 yards out slipped under the crossbar to give the Chiefs the lead in the 18th minute. As has been the case in the three games I’ve seen the past two weeks, the Chiefs calmly went about their business, challenging every ball and slowly wearing down their opponents. With junior Amanda Dominguez (pictured on left) the one constant in the central midfield this season, the Chiefs have been able to move the ball and create their own luck, a welcome change for their supporters following the slow start to this season.

In the 31st, a foul on the left side allowed McLain to put a ball into the box via a set piece. Sophomore Megan Etter ran onto it and got just enough of it to cause the goal keeper difficulty and see it roll across the end line. Etter would almost get a second late in the second half when her header from McLain’s cross rang off the crossbar. It was freshman McKenna Adams that completed the scoring though when she put a ball into the roof of the net from inside the 6 yard box on a cross. Yet another example of the focused approach the Chiefs are taking as they anticipate their rematch with the Glendale Falcons next Wednesday to complete their regular season. Slide Show

Waynesville Tigers – 7
West Plains Zizzers – 0

Ozark Tigers – 2
Bolivar Liberators – 0
The Tigers got goals in the 21st and 51st minute to earn the win. Bolivar put one of the crossbar and Paige Hemphill stopped another late opportunity to preserve the shutout. Ozark goals were scored by Megan Stodden from Megan Jenisch and Brittany Matthews from Megan Gunnels.

Parkview Vikings – 7
Hillcrest Hornets – 0
The Vikings were up 1-0 at the break, with the goal coming from an indirect kick from about twenty-five yards out. Sophomore midfielder Jessica Maerz touched the ball and freshman Kelsey Loderhose hammered the ball into the upper corner of the far-post netting. More

Greenwood Blue Jays – 2
Sedalia Sacred Heart – 0
Both goals in the first half, with both teams failing to convert a PK in the second half.

Springfield Catholic – 2 (OT)
Nixa Eagles – 1
In a surprisingly tight game, Catholic finally scored in the second half, goal by Anna DeLong from Natalie Smid. Nixa senior Stephanie Allen tied the game, from Jo Pavlowski’s assist, to force overtime. DeLong got the game-winner in the first OT period, from freshman Carsen Baron.

Willard hosts Neosho

Dixon hosts Marshfield
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Springfield Catholic Wins in PK’s Over Glendale Falcons

Springfield Catholic – 2 (PK’s)
Glendale Falcons – 1
Springfield Catholic beat Glendale Falcons in PK'sIn one of the most competitive and entertaining games of this season, the Southeast side rivals went toe-to-toe this evening in a classic battle. With the wind at their backs to start the game, Catholic applied plenty of pressure and had the first real opportunity when freshman Shelby Hatz was sent in on goal on a nice simple header by Anna Delong. Senior Rachel Duckworth reacted quickly and was able to deflect the shot
. She would be called on again to backstop her teammates as Delong broke in alone. Catholic had a series of set pieces and corner kicks late in the half but were unable to score.

The Falcon’s finally broke the deadlock in the 58th minute, scoring on a header by Lorin Opfer from a corner kick by Emilee Williams. It was classic Opfer, as she went up in the middle of a crowd to find the ball. It came after a period of sustained pressure at the start of the second half, including Emily Cline’s breakaway in the 4th minute of the half, broken up by freshman Rachel Scott (pictured above) and cleared from behind her by defender Rachel Herron. It was beginning to appear that the wind and the pace would conspire to tire out the Irish. It’s a regular model for the Falcon’s as their 15 player rotation offers depth and speed that is not matched by many teams in the region.

Springfield Catholic beat Glendale Falcons in PK's There is no quit in the Irish however, and it was the fourth breakaway of the game when they finally broke through, as Shelby Hatz unleashed her shot from 12 yards out and to the far post on her third opportunity of the day, and out of Duckworth’s range this time. That is the real story line of this game – senior Rachel Duckworth of the Glendale Falcon’s can no longer be considered a rookie goaltender after the display she put on this evening, including two late saves requiring her to go horizontal to push shots wide. For the Irish, freshman Rachel Scott matched the result with her saves on shots inside the box in the final OT period in addition to her earlier work.

The resulting tie led to PK’s. Catholic shooters Anne Prenger, Ronnie Renner and Tara Bailes scored while the Falcons Cline, Opfer and Katie Brewer matched them in the initial round of five. In sudden death, GK Rachel Scott scored as did junior Maddy Renner while Maggie Schrier for the Falcons also scored. Advantage Irish 5-4 after seven rounds.

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Monday Game Reports

Hillcrest Hornets – 7
Mt View Liberty – 1
My earlier 3-0 report was the score that KOLR10 reported on their news broadcast last night. It was good to see them covering soccer. I’ll get more details on the game soon. Hillcrest goals were scored by Jessica Bass (2), Erin Boschen (3), Kelsie Moss and Kala VanHuss. Shelly Reneger scored for Liberty.

Glendale Falcons – 3
Ozark Tigers – 0Glendale Falcons vs Ozark Tigers
The Falcons placed a stake in the ground for District 11 Monday evening, as they took on the top-ranked District 12 squad at Cooper. Senior Lorin Opfer muscled her way past two Ozark midfielders and launched a low hard shot to the right corner of the goal in the 26th minute to score the eventual game winner for her team late in the first half. The Tigers only offensive foray of the half had come a few minutes prior and it seemed to invigorate the Falcons.

The second half followed a similar pattern, punctuated by freshman Emily Cline’s goal from the left side, one minute in when she buried Lindsey Sprouse’s cross from the right. Cline scored a second, her 11th of the season, in the 54th minute to seal the win. It came as the Tiger’s fought to clear a ball from the box. Opfer picked up the clearance outside the box and sent a ball in that Cline was able to settle, turn and shoot as GK Paige Hemphill charged off the line. Hemphill played another fine game, showing a reservoir of courage that continues to astound. The Tigers fought hard the entire game, a lesson learned early this season and a key tool if they want to earn their first District title since 2001.

Springfield Catholic – 4
Greenwood Blue Jays – 0
Springfield Catholic vs Greenwood Blue Jays Shelby Hatz put the Irish on top in the 15th minute when she finished a ball from Tara Bailes. Catholic dominated play in the first half getting 20 shots and 9 corner kicks, but only managed one goal. The girls were able to convert three in the first 18 minutes of the second half, however, to come away with the win. Tara Bailes hit a nice shot just under the bar from 18 yards in the 46th minute from an Anne Prenger free kick, Andrea Parker converted a Natalie Smid corner kick in the 56th minute and Shelby Hatz finished the scoring in the 58th minute on Tara Bailes second assist of the game.

Bolivar Liberators – 4
Willard Tigers – 1
In a game with significance for the Class 1 District 12 seeding, the Lady Liberators improve to 7-3 with their win over Marshfield last night. Jordan Halbrooke (2) and Lindsy Archer (2) scored for the #2 ranked Liberators. asian escorts uk