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Region II Soccer Tournament: Springfield SC Run Ends At Semi-Finals

Springfield Soccer ClubSpringfield SC U17’s – 1
Everest SC (Ohio) – 3 (OT)
Not too many details to share with you other than the boys came from behind to tie the game in regulation before giving up a pair of goals in overtime, ending their run in the semifinals again this year. I’ve come to know these boys well enough to know they are unhappy right now, a feeling I’m certain will fuel there already exhibited competitive spirit next Spring as they pursue three in a row.

Congratulations on an excellent season!

There are three Missouri teams remaining, pursuing Regional titles tomorrow, including the Scott Gallagher team that Springfield SC defeated in the State semi-finals. Good luck and represent!

B Under 17 (ON2) EVEREST SOCCER CLUB – (MRL1-MO) SCOTT GALLAGHER
B Under 19 (KS) KC WIZARDS JUNIORS – (MO) SCOTT GALLAGHER
G Under 18 (MRL2-IL) ECLIPSE SELECT – (MO) ST. LOUIS SCmen looking for escorts

Region II Soccer Tournament: Springfield SC Advances To Semi-finals Again!

The Springfield SC U17’s shut out Northwest Indiana FC 1-0 today, winning on a goal by Brock Ruggeri (Kickapoo HS, pictured at last years Regionals vs FC Milwaukee). When combined with the KC Wizard Juniors loss to FC Barrington by the same 0-1 score, our local boys advance from the group to reach the Region II semi-finals for the second straight year.

The team has now scored 6 goals while only giving up 1 in the tie to the Wizard Juniors yesterday.

UPDATE – Semi-Final Results and schedules
Missouri puts both U17 Boys teams into the Semi-Finals as Scott Gallagher SC, who lost in the semi-finals of the Missouri State Cup but advanced with a Midwest Regional League (MRL) wildcard (16 teams from 13 states qualified for Regionals). Gallagher went through on tie-breakers with a better goal differential.

Scott Gallagher sends their U13, U15, U17, U18 and U19 boys teams into the Final 4, the KC Wizards U19 Boys team qualified and St Louis SC qualified two girls teams. Chealsey Russell’s (Kickapoo/Rice) St Louis SC U18 advanced to the semi-finals, going 3-0 and outscoring their opponents 8-3 in the process. The U13 Girls team also advanced.

12 NOON Under 17 (KY) UNITED 96 FC INT’L vs (MRL1-MO) SCOTT GALLAGHER
12 NOON Under 17 (MO) SPRINGFIELD SC vs (ON2) EVEREST SOCCER CLUB

Missouri Semi-Finalists (and KC Wizard Juniors)
B Under 13 (IL) ELGIN PUMAS (MO) SCOTT GALLAGHER
B Under 15 (MRL1-KS) KCFC RANGERS (MO) SCOTT GALLAGHER
B Under 18 (WI) FC MILWAUKEE BLUE (MO) SCOTT GALLAGHER
B Under 19 (KS) KC WIZARDS JUNIORS (IL)CHICAGO FIRE JRS. RED
B Under 19 (MO) SCOTT GALLAGHER (NE) ARSENAL BLUEJAYS
G Under 13 (MO) ST. LOUIS SC (KS) KCFC FORCE
G Under 18 (MO) ST. LOUIS SC (WI) FC MILWAUKEE BLUE

Final Round Robin Results
B Under 13 (MO) SCOTT GALLAGHER 5 (ND) CAPITAL CITY SC
G Under 13 (MO2) J B MARINE 2 (MI) MICHIGAN HAWKS BLACK 2
G Under 13 (ON) CASA 0 (MO) ST. LOUIS SC 4
B Under 14 (MO) LOU FUSZ SC GOLD 1 (OS) BLAST FC RED 2
G Under 14 (KS) KCFC HEAT 0 (MO) KC SELECT SCREAM 3
B Under 15 (IA) WEST DES MOINES FIRE 1 (MO) SCOTT GALLAGHER 1
G Under 15 (SD) RUSHMORE U15 GOLD 0 (MO) ST. LOUIS SC 0
B Under 16 (MO) SCOTT GALLAGHER 1 (IL) ECLIPSE SELECT 1
G Under 16 (OS) CUP-RED 4 (MO) ST. LOUIS SC 0
B Under 17 (OS) WORTHINGTON UTD BLUE 0 (MRL1-MO) SCOTT GALLAGHER 1
G Under 17 (MO) ST. LOUIS SC 1 (OS) OHIO ELITE ACADEMY 1
B Under 18 (WI2) MEQUON RED 1 (MO) SCOTT GALLAGHER 3
G Under 18 (MO) ST. LOUIS SC 3 (OS) OHIO ELITE ACADEMY 1
B Under 19 (OS) EAGLES SC 2 (MO) SCOTT GALLAGHER 3
G Under 19 (WI) FC MILWAUKEE 3 (MO) J B MARINE 0
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2008 Missouri State Cup Winners

The Missouri State Cup tournament wrapped up last weekend with the U18 and U19 age groups. It’s not the same tournament it was when I moved here in 2002 and a week later spent a week in Columbia with almost 200 teams competing to represent the state. Unfortunately MYSA has chosen to narrow the field, dramatically, by charging $600 to enter while only guaranteeing a single game. Even the Regional Tournament offers group play but your leadership at MYSA feels that is not in the best interest of their members.

The State will be well represented at Regional but I would prefer to see the former model, which creates a great environment and offers the highest participation levels, returned. Until you the members make your voices heard, we’ll have to live with this model it appears. If you’d like to learn more or offer feedback, contact Southern District Commissioner Kelly Ross at Lake Country Soccer.

Congratulation to the 2008 State Cup Winners. The Springfield Soccer Club earned their second straight title while Chealsey Russell (Kickapoo) earned her 5th title with her U18 St Louis SC Mller teammates.

U13 Girls
Champion: St Louis SC Wipke — Runner Up: JB Marine-Skirvan

U13 Boys
Champion: Scott Gallagher I — Runner Up: St. Louis SC-Grady

U14 Girls
Champion: KC Select Scream — Runner Up: Tony Glavin SC-Green

U14 Boys
Champion: Lou Fusz SC-Gold — Runner Up: Scott Gallagher I

U15 Girls
Champion: St Louis SC-Baynes — Runner Up: KC Select Scream

U15 Boys
Champion: St Louis Scott Gallagher I — Runner Up: St Louis Scott Gallagher II

U16 Girls
Champion: St Louis SC-Hummert — Runner Up: St Louis SC-McDoniel

U16 Boys
Champion: Scott Gallagher — Runner Up: St. Louis SC-Pike

U17 Girls
Champion: St. Louis SC-Huber — Runner Up: Swanner United FC

U17 Boys
Champion: Springfield SC — Runner Up: Lou Fusz SC-Popovic

U18 Girls
Champion: St. Louis SC-Miller — Runner Up: Missouri Premier-Potzman

U18 Boys
Champion: Scott Gallagher — Runner Up: Lou Fusz SC-Parato

U19 Girls
Champion: J B Marine-Kaiser — Runner Up: St. Louis SC-Rasch

U19 Boys
Champion: Scott Gallagher — Runner Up: Hoffmeister-Kreighauserescorts available now

Springfield Soccer Club U17s Win 2nd Straight State Title

Missouri State Champions - Springfield SC U17s

In Penalty Kicks, the Springfield SC won 5-4 in 7 kicks. Captain Ryan Squires buried the 5th shot and the Fusz player put his shot over the crossbar, giving the defending Champions their second straight title. Goalkeeper Tommy Tombridge stopped two shots in the shootout, including the 5th won that could have won it for Fusz.

Scott Gallagher U16 Defeat St Louis SC in State Cup FinalI got to the Complex early and the U16 game was 0-0 when Scott Gallagher loses their goalkeeper to a foul outside the box. A defender steps in, regulation ends and it goes to OT. I’ll let “Goalz” from the STLsoccer.net message board tell the story:

4 goals in overtime…first one was by a great Busch shot from Dominic Hewitt off a rebound. Then a 35 yard cannon from James Meyerkord leveled it up. After that Busch answers on a free-kick from outside the box by Joe Bettger that would surely put it away…

But the SG side showed resilience to come back from a goal in OT for a second time by getting a somewhat questionable PK for many Busch fans. Great run by the Gallagher player. Mike Yuede finished the PK…and the whole time gallagher was playing a man down with a field player in goal.

In PKs each team made all 5, but the SG keeper (a field player) made a lunging save on the 6th to give his team an advantage. The 6th SG player scored.

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Anne Prenger Signs With Missouri-St Louis Tritons

Class 1 Quarterfinal: Springfield Catholic vs St Dominics (O'Fallon)As noted earlier this month, Springfield Catholic’s two senior girls signed to play college soccer. Anne Prenger will be competing in the Great Lakes Valley Conference while representing the UMSL Tritons, where she’ll play for Coach Beth Goetz. Here are Coach Goetz’s comments on Anne:

We’ve been following Anne a bit for the last two years, mostly with her St. Louis Soccer Club team. We saw her play again this past fall in a tournament, and felt that she would had the potential to bring a lot to our program here at UMSL. Anne is obviously a strong defender, as reflected in her being chosen Defensive Player of the Year last high school season. Her strength in the backfield will definitely be an asset at this level.

We have a relatively young team heading into the 08 season, and I think Anne and our other incoming freshman will have the opportunity to compete for playing for time and will raise our overall level of play.

Anne began her college search at the beginning of her junior year. Her goal was to find a school that had a competitive soccer program and either a pre-med or nursing program that would meet her academic goals. She was first exposed to UMSL when her St Louis SC squad was invited to visit the campus and meet the team to learn more about the program. Coach Goetz stood out for Anne and when assistant Denny Hearne attended some tournament games last Fall, her coaches made him aware that Anne would be interested in talking to UMSL about opportunities there. I wanted to find out more about her St Louis SC experience so I talked to Coach Jim Taylor. Turns out she was recruited to his squad as well.

I have watched Annie play for 6 to 7 years. The first few years she was on an opposing team and she consistently caused us to change our strategy to compensate for her. When she became available, I immediately invited her to play on our squad to bring us her leadership, skill, field vision and toughness which would help us to achieve our goal of regional and national competitiveness. She provided that positive impact through her play and diligent teamwork. At UMSL, I expect Annie will provide the same positive impact and through her play keep Coach Goetz’s squad at a regional and national level.

Continuing her recruiting cycle, Anne attended the Drury game at UMSL (a 1-0 win on PK’s early in the season) and then made her formal visit during Christmas break. She made a verbal commitment soon afterwards, based upon an offer that included financial assistance. The offer made was not the final offer but a guaranteed minimum with final support determined following signing according to Anne. In the end, it was the quality of the Nursing program at UMSL that pushed Anne to the Tritons. The early impression Coach Goetz made also played a role, with Anne commenting that on her being friendly and open with the team and having a very merit-based approach. No preconceived notions that would limit Anne’s opportunity to compete for a position on the team.

Anne and her Springfield Catholic teammates are days away from beginning formal practice for her final season. She’s a returning captain, a 2nd Team All-State player, All-Ozark Defender and four year starter. The team is coming off an 18-5 season, their last game a loss in the Quarterfinals to an extremely tough St Dominic’s squad that ultimately were crowned State Champions. She has high expectations, matched only by her coach, Ben Timson:

Anne is the best pure defender, and one of the best players, we have had at Catholic. Technically she is impeccable which comes from many years of working on her game through the club system. She also excels tactically…..her ability to organize our defense and begin our attack from the back comes from her highly developed understanding of the game and excellent field vision. I am excited about Anne’s opportunity to continue her soccer career at the University of Missouri – St. Louis and I am confident she will be a significant contributor to the Triton program during her time there. I’m also happy that Ron and Jeanne will have the opportunity to watch her play during her college days!

All I can add to that is amen. I’m looking forward to seeing Anne on a regular basis in the GLVC. Congrats!

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