MCC Minute – Spartans Come Up Short

The Desmet Spartans, winners of five prior State Championships, looked to add one to the second hand for the program’s sixth title. While knocking off MCC rivals CBC and SLUH on their journey, including a hard-fought 1-0 win over Lafayette in the quarterfinals, the Spartans were looking on Friday to get by a tough (25-1-1) […]

DeSmet Spartans Limit Nixa, Earn Finals Berth

The DeSmet Spartans saw Nick Hanson’s fourth goal in five games almost go to waste Friday when a goalkeeping error by Connor Range gifted the Nixa Eagles a tying goal. Parker Crawford buried his shot after picking up a poor clearing pass in the ninth minute, just four minutes after Hanson scored. Hanson, as he […]

Missouri Boys High School Soccer Final Four

The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) boys soccer tournament comes to its conclusion this weekend at the World Wide Technology Park in Fenton. Returning to it’s roots in fine fashion last weekend for the Small Schools, it will be the Class 3 and Class 4 programs who will challenge for the State trophy […]

MCC Minute – Final Four Comes Calling for the DeSmet Spartans

While the MCC represented the St. Louis area soccer scene well this year, placing 4 of the top 5 spots in the STL Today large school rankings, only one school would have the opportunity to advance from one of the St. Louis regions…and that squad was Desmet. On Tuesday evening, the Spartans traveled to SLUH […]

Missouri Large School Soccer Final Four Set

It’s Quarterfinals today for the two largest classes in Missouri soccer, the Elite 8. The full schedule can be found below. I plan on taking in the match at Lafayette as they host DeSmet. Both teams were among the earliest I covered this year and it will be only my second chance to see the […]

SLUH Jr Billikens Claim MCC Title

The SLUH Jr Billikens claimed the Metro Catholic Conference (MCC) crown today with a 2-0 win at DeSmet. Goals by George Haman, from a flick by Matt Frein, and later Jack Dempster from William Minnick’s delicate ball on the opposite side of the six yard box, proved the difference. The Jr Billikens finished 4-0 in […]

Matt Yankowitz Sends DeSmet Spartans past Rock Bridge

Matt Yankowitz collected a flick on header from Jack Klingler, from David Meyerhoff’s long throw-in, to finally determine a winner in the match between a pair of Top Ten Missouri high school teams. The goal came in the 92nd minute (1:05 into 2nd overtime) and settled what had been a game dominated by the goalkeepers […]

MCC Minute – SLUH Rolls On, CYC Tourney Next

SLUH continues to roll through the season and maintain their lofty national rankings, remaining at #4 in the NSCAA National Poll this week (and #1 in the Region), while the rest of the MCC fights to keep pace with the Jr. Bills. Desmet – the Spartans got back to work on Monday, visiting Priory and […]

DeSmet Shuts Out Vianney And Chases CBC Tourney Title

A 17th minute goal by Captain Matt Yankowitz set the stage for the DeSmet Spartans as they defeated the Vianney Golden Griffins Thursday at the CBC Soccer Tournament. More details coming soon The Spartans are scheduled to play the SLUH Jr Billiken’s on Saturday at 5pm in their finale of the CBC/MCC Tournament. The winner […]

DeSmet Opens With Dramatic Win over Howell Central

In a game that belied it’s season-opening nature, the Howell Central Spartans and DeSmet Spartans went end-to-end tonight for 80 minutes. It was decided in the 70th minute when senior Andrew DeGreeff pounced on a loose ball on the edge of the six yard box and sent past the keeper. The game opened with high […]