Tag: Rachel Herron

Missouri Class 1 Girls Soccer – Catholic vs Trinity In The Final

Natalie Smid and Shelby Hatz celebrate the game-winning goal
Natalie Smid and Shelby Hatz celebrate the game-winning goal

Springfield Catholic – 1
St Vincent Indians – 0
Words can’t do justice to the game played today by the Fightin’ Irish. Coach Ben Timson called upon 17 players today and each brought their A game, consistently battling for 50/50 balls and making the run to support their teammates. Led in the middle by Natalie Smid and Erin Fitzgerald, who are poised to accomplish what no other Irish midfield tandem, or Springfield program for that matter, has achieved, the Lady Irish delivered on their promise today.

The game winner was scored by Smid, from a Carsen Baron set piece following a foul near the right touch line and 35 yards out, in the 55th minute. The ball arrived just outside the 6 yard box, pulling the keeper out where she and her defender lost a battle with Bekah Bade in the air. The ball fell loose and Smid was the first to the ball, collecting it and turning to put her shot just inside the upright before a defender could cover. Well executed, hard work by several players and the most positive of results.

The Irish used up at least one four leaf clover in the process of getting to this point. The game plan, according to defensive leader Carsen Baron, was to concentrate on absorbing the Indian’s attack in the initial stages of the game and then adapt their attack to what they learned about their opponents. What that translated into was a few initial forays down the middle before beginning to use their strength and speed to attack the wings. As they spread the defense, the middle opened up for Fitzgerald and Smid to gain control.

While the Irish had the majority of the play in the final 25 minutes of the first half, the Indians showed flashes of the offensive prowess that got them this far. Junior Rachel Cook delivered two important saves late in the half to keep the Irish tied. The first came as she tipped a shot over the crossbar that had the Irish fans holding their collective breath. She followed that up by taking the ball off of an attackers feet with a fearless dive.

The Irish game-winner came five minutes after an early second half flurry by the Indians, who pushed hard to get the important first goal. Megan Goetzinger and her teammates saw the best St Vincent opportunity bounce off the upright and away in the 50th. As winning teams often do, the Irish capitalized on their good fortune and created their own destiny. It will be a familiar foe, as the face North County’s Trinity Titans tomorrow in the Title game.

Photos will follow soon. And thanks for winning, I’m looking forward to sleeping in!

Trinity Titans, 2010 Class 1 Semifinal
Trinity Titans, 2010 Class 1 Semifinal
Trinity Titans – 2
Barstow Knights – 0
Caroline Keppler buries her shot in the 48th min, finishing a ball that came off the crossbar and fell to her 8 yards out. Katie Armet took the original shot. The Titans got an insurance goal in the 70th when Jennifer Eaton and Alexis Jackson worked hard to win a ball on the right touch line. The ball into the middle went to central midfielder Heather Wein who’s initial shot was parried only to be picked up by Marlene King who ran from the left to right in front of the box before cutting her shot back just inside the near upright. It was King’s first goal of the season.

Photos will follow soon

The Title game will be a rematch of last years semifinal game between Trinity, who finished second after beating Catholic, supported by one of the finest goalkeeping displays I saw last Spring. The Titan’s lost to St Vincent’s 3-1 this season and Coach Drake commented on the quality of play the Indian’s displayed all season. The game was early for Trinity, prior to their late season run when they went 8-5 to get back to a positive record and find the form needed to advance to State for the second straight year. The run coincided with a defensive adjustment and the return goalkeeper Taylor Zerbe, out earlier in the season due to concussion.

The Class 1 Title game will feature Springfield Catholic against Trinity. Game time is 4:00 pm.

The Class 1 3rd Place game will feature the St Vincent Indians against Barstow. Game time is 10:00 am.

[smugmug url=”http://sgfsoccer.smugmug.com/hack/feed.mg?Type=gallery&Data=12438798_D4U8C&format=rss200″ title=”Support%20this%20site%20-%20purchase%20pictures%20of%20your%20favorite%20player%21″ description=”Click%20on%20any%20photo%20or%20the%20link%20at%20the%20bottom%20to%20be%20taken%20to%20purchasing%20site” imagecount=”50″ start=”88″ num=”18″ thumbsize=”Th” link=”smugmug” captions=”true” sort=”true” window=”false” smugmug=”true” size=”M”]escorts on call

Class 1 District 6 – Catholic Advances To Quarterfinals

Springfield Catholic Fightin' Irish, 2010 District 6 Champions
Springfield Catholic Fightin' Irish, 2010 District 6 Champions
At Springfield Catholic HS
#1 Springfield Catholic – 4
#2 Greenwood Blue Jays – 0
The Fightin’ Irish turned up their offensive engines early as the Jay’s opened with their most important field player in goal this evening. The rivalry always leads to a hard fought game and while Shelby Hatz slotted home what would turn out to be the game-winner in the 5th minute when Maddie Esther was caught out of the goal, it would be another 65 minutes before Catholic would get three more in the final 10 minutes.

Bekah Bade created the first goal, breaking past her defender on the right side before sliding a square ball to Hatz after pulling the goalie out. Hatz confidently slotted the ball between the two defenders who converged on her. Sr Rachel Herron would set up sr defender Ronnie Renner for the second goal in the 70th, Natalie Smid would score in the 77th and Emily Loethen would complete the scoring in stoppage time.

Catholic now advances to the Class 1 Quarterfinal on Thursday May 27th at Waynesville High School. Game starts at 6:30 pm and they will play the winner of the game between Southern Boone Co and Dixon which is being played tomorrow.

[smugmug url=”http://sgfsoccer.smugmug.com/hack/feed.mg?Type=gallery&Data=12245959_Tomgb&format=rss200″ title=”Support%20This%20Site%20-%20Purchase%20photos%20of%20your%20favorite%20players%21″ description=”Click%20on%20a%20photo%20or%20the%20link%20at%20the%20bottom%20to%20be%20taken%20to%20the%20Purchasing%20Site” imagecount=”100″ start=”1″ num=”15″ thumbsize=”Th” link=”smugmug” captions=”true” sort=”true” window=”false” smugmug=”true” size=”M”]
escort agency dubai

Missouri High School Girls Soccer Opens At Springfield Catholic

Head Coach Ben Timson with Jessica Smits (back left)
Head Coach Ben Timson with Jessica Smits (back left)
Spring sports opened across the State on Monday and I made my inaugural trip of the season to see Springfield Catholic, last seen capturing 3rd Place in Class 1 in June 2009. While we might argue the semantics of Spring in the Ozarks right now, with temperatures dropping rapidly during practice, the quality of the squad we can expect to see from the Irish will only support questions of just how far they might go in 2010.

The Irish return ALL of their Regional players from last year, including Co-Offensive POY Shelby Hatz and Natalie Smid, Co-Defensive POY Rebecca Mayus and Carsen Baron, along with Erin FitzGerald and Andrea Parker, all juniors except for central midfielder Erin Fitzgerald, one of three seniors on the squad. The other seniors are Veronica Renner and Rachel Herron and the Irish have TWO quality keepers in Rachel Scott and Megan Goetzinger. A plethora of riches for Coach Ben Timson and new assistant, Jessica Smits, last seen roaming the pitch as a left back for the Missouri State Bears.

The most significant loss was emotional leader Maddy Renner, now matriculating at Central Missouri, but with a varsity roster that includes 20 players with experience at State the girls are primed to make a second straight visit this year and leverage that experience in the same fashion as the boys team who captured 2nd last Fall. So, where do you think they will finish?

I’ll be visiting several other schools during the next two weeks while compiling team schedules and rosters. Look for more as we head for the opening game of the season this year which will be Monday March 22nd at Ozark High School where the Tigers will host the Irish. Mark your calendar now!
asian escort dubai

Tuesday’s Southwest Missouri High School Girls Soccer Report

The Waynesville vs Joplin game scheduled for today was canceled due to the services for Waynesville’s Patrick Clegg. A make up date will be announced soon.

Lebanon Yellowjackets – 1
Rolla Bulldogs – 0
The game-winning goal was scored by Hannah Winkel with 5 minutes left, assisted by Emily Boyer. The Yellowjackets accomplished step one in their effort to return to the District Final’s for the 3rd straight year. Thursday’s game against Camdenton will be the next test, while Jeff City looks to get past Rolla and Waynesville next week.

Camdenton Lakers – 8
Parkview Vikings – 1
The Lakers went up 5-0 in the first half before Parkview scored a goal in the 38th minute. Junior Latea LaRue scored 3 goals and had 2 assists in the contest. Freshman forward Kaylay Utley scored 1 goal and had 4 assists. Freshman Cassie Hale scored 1 goal and had 1 assist. Sophomore Sabrina Bartley, Junior Jessica Smith and Senior Stephanie Kirvan each had a goal as well. Camdenton is now 14-3 overall and 4-1 in Ozark Conference play.

Glendale Falcons – 8
Hillcrest Hornets – 2
Jeni Frewin (2G), Emily Jordan (1G), Lindsey Sprouse (2G), Emily Cline (1G), Karis Hefton (1G), Ann Millington (1G), Molly Brewer (2A), Katie Brewer (1A) scored for the Falcon’s. Goals for Hillcrest were scored by Elizabeth Durnall on an assist by Erin Boschen and Courtney Busby on an assist by Boschen.

Kickapoo Chiefs – 2
West Plains Zizzers – 0

Pleasant Hope –
Joplin McAuley –

Catholic Fightin’ Irish – 3
Marshfield Blue Jays – 2
Great game tonite in Marshfield! Catholic takes a 2-0 lead at halftime on goals by Jessica Bowman and Rachel Herron. Marshfield ties the game early in the second on goals by Dannyca Mostrom and Kylea Ryser. Catholic gets the game winner late on a goal by Natalie Smid.

Carthage Tigers – 0
Nixa Eagles – 2
The Eagles get the COC win on Senior night

Bolivar Liberators – 4
Rogersville Wildcats – 1
Jody McFarlen scored 3 goals for the Liberators enroute to the win over their COC foes. Jonna Welch added a goal and an assist. Rogersville’s goal was scored by #32

Ozark Tigers – 3
Neosho Wildcats – 0
Goals from Megan Gunnels, Eva Shwert, and Jackie Wacha. On Senior night.

Branson Pirates – 3
Willard Tigers – 1
Branson scored fifteen minutes into the match when Neva Raschel’s free kick went off the crossbar and was headed in by Emily Joplin. The score held until stoppage time in the first half when Ali Appleby broke free and beat Bri Ford to tie the score going into half. Both teams moved the ball in the second half but Jordan Gattis got the game winner with a nice header back to the far post in 63rd minute. Branson continued to pressure and got its third goal from Maggie Charland off a one time hit in the 79th minute.

The win was the first ever Central Ozark Conference win for the Branson Pirates. Congrats ladies! Branson improved to 4-11-1 with the win.

Smith-Cotton – 1
JC Jays -0

escorting services

Logan-Rogersville Wildcats Win 1st Game In 2nd OT

Logan-Rogersville Wildcats at Carthage Tigers, Inaugural Game For Both Teams
Logan-Rogersville Wildcats – 2 (2nd OT)
Carthage Tigers – 1
The Wildcats earned their first win in their first game Monday on a set piece midway through the second overtime period. It was scored by junior Najee Donson (otherwise known as babbiboo32), on a shot just inside the 6-yard box, after a fine cross by #15(?). That’s Najee (#32) celebrating with teammates immediately after scoring the golden goal.

It was a grey, windy afternoon and much of the play was isolated to the downwind side of the field as both teams worked to create offensive opportunities. Carthage got their goal from senior Patricia Marin (#1) midway through the second half when she scored on a direct kick from just outside the box. Logan-Rogersville got their goal from freshman Kadi Leonardi (#16) soon afterwards, leading to the overtime period. Goalies were Phylicia Lewis for Carthage and Kelsay Leingang for Logan-Rogersville.

Smugmug Gallery/Slideshow – Logan Rogersville Wildcats and Carthage Tigers

I have to offer a shout out to the Lady Tigers. With 31 players on the overall roster, the team bench was standing and cheering every play through out the game. I thought I was at a Jonas Brothers concert given the volume and amount of cheering that occurred. That same enthusiasm is spilling over to their new website (add it to your list of links) where they already have 17 positive comments. Well done ladies!

Camdenton Lakers – 10
Richland Bears – 0
Senior Stephanie Kirvan gets a pair as 6 different girls score in the game against the Class 1 foe. Junior Latea LaRue, and freshmen Kayla Utley and Cassie Hale scored a pair of goals each while junior Jessica Smith and sophomore Ashley Paschel each scored one. Sophomores Jessica Colliver and Sandra Shore shared time in goal.

Springfield Catholic – 10
Pleasant Hope Pirates – 0
Provided by soccermom: Shelby Hatz, Mandy Bailes, and Bekah Bade scored two goals apiece and Rachel Herron, Emily Loethen, Jordan Banasik, and Emily Ortega each scored a goal as Catholic won the opening game of the season against District foe, the Lady Pirates, in Pleasant Hope. Maddy Renner, Courtney Devlin, and AnnMarie Banasik each recorded two assists and Natalie Smid added one assist.

Lebanon Yellowjackets – 2 (PK’s)
Jefferson City Helias Crusaders – 1
After a 1-1 tie in regulation, the Yellowjackets and Crusaders played a pair of scoreless overtime periods. The Yellowjackets prevailed in PK’s 4-3

females escort