Waynesville School district
Boys Varsity Soccer
Game Summaries & Headlines.
The article below was written by Nelson Morgan of WHS Athletic Tribune.
- Game Date
- Oct 1, 2016
- TIGERS: 2
CAMDENTON R-3 HIGH SCHOOL : 0
The Tiger soccer team snapped its losing streak Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 shutout at Camdenton. The game had been rescheduled from September 9, and took even longer to begin than its 11 a.m. starting time as Camdenton did not reschedule officials for the contest. Finally, about 1:30, two officials arrived from Jefferson City and the game began before a nice, patient crowd.
Utltimately, the Tigers broke the game open with a pair of goals within four minutes of each other in the second half. Danny Sesay broke the scoring deadllock when Brandon Hofmann fed him by splitting a pair of Camdenton defenders in front of the goal mouth. That came with 33:57 remaining. Hofmann then scored himself when Sesay made a nice pass to Joey Cartwright. Cartwright send it forward to Hofmann who faced a Laker defender one-on-one. Hofmann juked right, then left, and then right again before hammering the shot past the d-back and the goalkeeper.
The Tigers outshot Camdenton 14-5. Freshman goalkeeper Isaac Swanson had saves on each of the Lakers’ three on-goal shots, coming up big twice after WHS built its lead. With 17:59 remaining, Swanson coverd a good Laker shot to his side. Then, at the 15:30 mark, Camdenton pushed the ball ahead on an attack and Swanson had to rush out to near the top of the 18. He dove to the ball, but it squiggled loose. Swanson scrambled along the ground to get to it before the Lakers could shoot. He managed to push it outside of the box where a Tiger defender cleared it. That would be the Lakers’ final threat of the game.
The game was the first matchup between Coach Mike Armstrong and former Tiger Coach Mike Gow, who took the Lakers’ boys position after coaching last spring’s WHS girls’’ team.Scoring woes continued for the Tiger JV team as it was shutout twice at the Ozark Tournament on Saturday. Both teams host powerful Springfield Kickapoo on Tuesday at Anderson Field.