Waynesville Tigers – 4
Springfield Catholic –
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.