Kickapoo Chiefs – 2
Camdenton Lakers – 1
In a hard fought battle, the two Conference rivals went toe-to-toe and both came away disappointed tonight. The Chief’s goals were both scored by junior Skyler Russell as Kickapoo’s new 4-3-3 formation brought them the offensive output needed to win the game. Russell’s first goal was scored in the 25th minute as he moved across from his wing forward position and challenged for a ball. Upon winning it, he quickly turned back before unleashing a 25 yard shot that skipped past the GK’s outstretched arms.
The Laker’s surprised the Chief’s as well, coming out early in the 2nd half and getting a game-tying goal in the 49th minute from senior forward Jeff Moffitt. It stayed knotted at 1-1 as both goal keepers played very well, with junior Ryan Moriarty for the Laker’s making some fine reaction saves in the box including one against Ryan Moses from 6 yards out. Kickapoo’s Chris Tombridge patrolled 40 yards beyond the endline for the Chief’s in blunting several counter-attack efforts by Camdenton as well as a point blank shot by Rayder Bennett.
The game winner was a beauty, scored in the 53rd minute when senior Ryan Moses sent a 50 yard ball into the Laker’s goal box. Russell ran under the ball, shielding the defender as he positioned himself to control the ball. Or so the defender thought, as the left-footed volley blew past the goal keeper from 15 yards out. Russell also attempted a bicycle later, as the Lakers were caught napping on a throw-in, but the keeper responded to the challenge.
Parkview Vikings – 5
Hillcrest Hornets – 1
Bryce Collier scored unassisted for Hillcrest, earning them the early lead. Parkview came back however with five goals to earn the win. Tim Griffin had 3 and Jared Moore and Vance Marlow each added a goal.
Lebanon Yellowjackets – 2 (PK’s)
West Plains Zizzers – 1
In a game that went to PK’s following two OT’s, the Yellowjackets prevailed at home. Ethan Hunt scored for the Zizzers, #7 for the Yellowjackets – Lebanon Senior Kyle Strief, defender, scored on a header off of a corner, also scored the winning PK.
Rolla Bulldogs – 3
Joplin Eagles – 2
Rolla scored first with a goal from senior Tyler Sinnott. Sinnott, who was assisted by senior Andrew Chism, scored in the first minute of the game. They paired up again in the 22nd minute before Max Duncan got Joplin within one in the 55th and Samuel Yount tied the game. Rolla’s Cody Martin got the game winner in the 65th minute. From the Joplin Globe story:
“Rolla is one of the best teams in the conference,” Miller said. “You have to play with them every minute of the game. We just weren’t there in the first half.”
Meanwhile, the Glendale Falcons were on the road to Kansas City where they are taking part in the Kansas-Missouri Classic where they defeated the Washburn Rural Junior Blues, 2-1. Devon Newport (1G/1A), Ryan Squires (1G), Graham Basecke (1A), Patrick Baltz (1A).