Waynesville School district
Boys Varsity Soccer
Game Summaries & Headlines.
The article below was written by Nelson Morgan of WHS Athletic Tribune.
- Game Date
- Oct 4, 2016
- TIGERS: 0
KICKAPOO HIGH SCHOOL: 5
Class Four 11th-ranked Kickapoo brought its strong team to Anderson Field Tuesday night and left with a 5-0 Ozark Conference win over the Tigers. Though the Chiefs scored four times in the first half, the Tigers played with them for 80 yards worth of the field. However, Kickapoo dominated in the boxes. Simply put, the Chiefs finished on offense and, on the other end of the field, the Tigers couldn't.
While Kickapoo managed five goals on Tiger goalkeeper Isaac Swanson, the young freshman stood tall at other times against one of Missouri's best. Late in the first half, he made a diving save on a header off of a long free kick. Shortly after the second half began he made another diving save on a free kick. But his action in goal in the final three minutes brought the crowd shouting to its feet. It all began when he electrified the crowd by going down to his right and saved a penalty kick. Kickapoo earned a corner kick off of the save, and Swanson responded to a close-in header by punching it up and over the crossbar. Finally with :57 left, he raced out and slapped away another corner kick before any of the Chiefs could come close to it. He finished with nine saves against the conference front-runner.
The Tiger JV played very well, but lost 2-0 as the Chiefs scored twice within two minutes in the first half. Darin Grosvenor turned in a solid performance in goal.
On Friday, Waynesville will travel to Sedalia to play Smith-Cotton High School. The two schools have not met on the soccer pitch since 1999, the last season of the old Mid-Missouri Conference.