A goal by Sr. Maggie Nash in the 71st minute gave the Webster Groves Statesmen a 1-0 victory over Eureka tonight, their third win, all by shutout this week.
PHOTO GALLERY – Webster Groves v Eureka (coming)
The Third Annual Meg Herndon Memorial Soccer Tournament opens Monday and comes to a conclusion Thursday at Rockwood Summit High School. Meg attended Rockwood Summit where she earned second-team all-state honors as a senior, first-team all-conference and was named the Suburban South Conference Player of the Year. She received the Regent’s Scholarship at Southeast where she studied Nursing. Read more about Meg below.
The 2017 edition of the tournament adds Ladue who replace Westminster. The tournament has three Top 10 teams (State Rankings) in Class 3 – #2 Webster Groves, #3 Summit and now #7 Ladue who joins Summit in the Maroon Pool with Class 3 Zumwalt South and Class 4 Lafayette. In the Silver Pool are #2 in Class 4 Eureka, WG, Class 4 Howell and Class 2A Triad who won the inaugural tournament in 2015. Triad are ranked 8th in the P-D rankings, just behind Ladue and ahead of Eureka who only come in at #10. We’ll see which list is more accurate this week, won’t we.
Games are scheduled for tonight, Tuesday and Thursday. I’ll offer updates via Twitter and the website as details become available. I’ll be on hand a couple of times, while also heading to St. Dominic for their tournament.
The schedule below (also available in my St. Louis Soccer calendar that you can add to your online calendar) notes Home and Away teams along with times and location (two fields at Summit). As results come in the table will be updated to reflect the scores.
There is a $3 daily admission fee for the tournament going towards the Memorial Scholarship. Google Maps link
UPDATE – Thursday one change two changes to the schedule due to the rain
|Monday||4 pm||Lafayette v Zumwalt South||Maroon||1-0 Lancers|
|Monday||4:30 pm||Howell v Webster Groves||Silver||1-0 WG|
|Monday||5:30 pm||Triad v Eureka||Silver||1-0 Triad|
|Monday||7:30 pm||Ladue v Summit||Maroon||2-0 Summit|
|Tuesday||4 pm||Eureka v Howell||Silver||3-0 Eureka|
|Tuesday||4:30 pm||Ladue v Lafayette||Maroon||2-0 Lancers|
|Tuesday||5:30 pm||Zumwalt South v Summit||Maroon||3-0 Summit|
|Tuesday||7:30 pm||Triad v Webster Groves||Silver||3-0 Webster|
|Thursday||4 pm||Ladue v Zumwalt South||Maroon||at FZ South|
|Thursday||4:00 pm||Howell v Triad||Silver||Turf|
|Thursday||5:30 pm||Webster Groves v Eureka||Silver||Turf|
|Thursday||7:30 pm||Lafayette v Summit||Maroon||Turf|
|Team||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Total Points||Record|
|Summit||2-0 W||3-0 W|
|Zumwalt South||0-1 L||0-3 L|
|Lafayette||1-0 W||2-0 W|
|Ladue||0-2 L||0-2 L|
Summit wins as Mackenzie Litzsinger (SIUE) scores a brace on assists by Julia Martens and Gabi Pacino
Lafayette got a goal from jr. defender Meghan Conroy in the win
Lafayette got goals from Meghan Conroy, her second in two days and third of the season, and Lydia Harris for the win. Each of their eight wins have been shutouts, as have each of their three losses! They play Summit Thursday for the Maroon Pool title.
Summit’s win including a pair of goals by sophomore Hannah Higgins, who recently announced her commitment to play for the SLU Billikens beginning in 2019. Freshman Julia Martens also scored, Anna Walsh picking up two assists.
|Team||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Total Points||Record|
|Eureka||0-1 L||3-0 W|
|Webster Groves||1-0 W||3-0 W|
|Howell||0-1 L||0-3 L|
|Triad||1-0 W||0-3 L|
Sr. Meaghan Smith scored for the Knights as the Class 2A program from Illinois surprised the Wildcats
Webster got a goal from so. Gretchen Skoglund for the win against Howell
Webster got goals from Emma Atherton and Gretchen Skoglund (2) for the win. They can win the pool with a win Thursday against Eureka.
Eureka bounced back from Monday’s loss with goals by Jordan Thompson (game-winner) as well as Blythe Beldner and Megan Moll.
From Monday night, it includes an organ donor recipient
— Summit Soccer (@summitsoccer026) April 25, 2017
Southeast’s soccer team celebrated the life of four-year team member Meg Herndon who passed away in fall 2012 in an automobile accident. The team retired Herndon’s No. 2 jersey, the first Southeast soccer player to have her number retired. Herndon was a nursing major from Fenton, Mo. Head Soccer Coach Heather Nelson says Herndon was strong and passionate.
The photo below is from a SEMO University gathering after Meg passed away from her injuries combined with a photo of Meg with her Mother overlooking Busch Stadium. Meghan’s Coach at SEMO, Heather nelson, remembered Meg in this story in the SEmissourian.
Cammie Robinson’s goal in the 77th minute, a half-volley of Kelsey Lanham’s free kick that skipped through the 6 yard box, was the difference Thursday night as Eureka captured the Zumwalt Classic title against Howell Central.
PHOTO GALLERY – Howell Central v Eureka
Lot’s more to come
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced on Thursday the 2016 NSCAA NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Soccer All-American Teams.
Two St. Louis area players are included on the list, both from Rockhurst University. Senior Courtney Silberberg (Eureka) was named to the third team as was Junior Kaleb Jackson (DeSmet).
Silberberg helped lead the Hawks to the NCAA national tournament and a No. 13 national ranking, in addition to sharing Great Lakes Valley Conference regular season championship. Silberberg finished the season with five goals, six assists and 16 points.
Jackson helped lead the Hawks to the NCAA national semifinals in Kansas City, Missouri and a No. 6 national ranking, in addition to winning the Great Lakes Valley Conference and NCAA Midwest Region championships. Jackson led the Hawks in goals (12), game-winning goals (7) and points (29).
Grand Valley State University senior midfielder Marti Corby (Ada, Mich.) receives All-American recognition for a fourth consecutive year and is joined by Lee University senior midfielder Kinsey Cichowitz (Buena Vista, Colo.) as the only NCAA Division II players to be named First Team All-Americans for a third straight season.
This year’s 2016 NSCAA NCAA Division II All-America Teams feature a total of 70 players, who will be formally acknowledged for their accomplishments at the NSCAA All-America Luncheon on January 14, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in conjunction with the 2017 NSCAA Convention.
The Eureka Wildcats scored on Sophomore Hayley Jakovich’s 40 yard free kick in the 65th minute Tuesday, setting off the celebration pictured above. For a team that averaged over three goals per game this season, it was a testament to the preparation and hard work they faced from the Hazelwood West squad.
The Wildcats of North County had created the best opportunity of the match only ten minutes earlier when Senior Becca Bass out-raced the Eureka defense to get off a shot just outside the box that drew a direct kick when goalie Erin Roth was called for a hand ball. It was indicative of the type and quality of her work on the evening as she worked to challenge for every ball.
PHOTO GALLERY – Eureka at Hazelwood West
Hazelwood West lined up to deny Eureka. Moving Hannah Friedrich, their All-State midfielder, into a sweeper role was the first step, but like most decisions there are often consequences. For West, it meant their most dynamic attacking player would only be in the box infrequently. Bass and Katlyn Starostski worked hard to generate opportunities but generally faced a disadvantage in numbers.
Eureka’s best opportunities came from sophomore Blythe Beldner’s efforts along the wing. Her pace and 1v1 skills led to multiple chances as she danced along the end line around defenders but shots were wide or high generally.
A second in the 76th minute by Madison Schaeffer sealed the the win and ensured that she and her fellow seniors could leave for their graduation ceremony immediately after regulation time expired.
I’ll be back with more following my morning responsibilities.
The Wildcats will face the St. Joseph Angels this Saturday in their Class 4 Quarterfinal. Game location and time still to be determined.
Varsity 2 St Joe 0
— Coach Schneider (@eurekasoccer) April 5, 2016
Proud of our graduates! pic.twitter.com/CV7IL7BA6d
— EHS Assoc Principal (@EHSAssocPrinc) May 25, 2016