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.
The Angels continue to hold Coaches in thrall although dropping a pair of first place votes. They beat Cor Jesu 3-2 yesterday, prior to the vote and will face #2 Nerinx on Monday. The Marker’s shutout Collinsville yesterday 2-0 and have the Webster Groves Derby in front of them on Saturday (noon). Lee’s Summit North lost to St. Teresa’s yesterday 0-2 as the Star’s continue to work their way back up the table.
|1||St. Joseph's (7)||9-2||106||1|
|2||Nerinx Hall (4)||10-1||98||3|
|3||Lee's Summit North||7-2||82||5|
|5||Lee's Summit West||8-2||64||9|
|9||Blue Springs South||8-3||17||2|
The State Champions open the season atop the poll while Summit fell to Webster Groves in OT on Monday, likely reflected in this poll. IWA lost to Visitation yesterday and Nerinx last week and will face St. Teresa tomorrow if rain doesn’t cancel the match.
|1||Notre Dame de Sion (8)||10-0||93||1|
|2||Webster Groves (2)||10-0||88||3|
Voters are underestimating the defending champion Duchesne Pioneers early but that’s OK. The Warriors of St. Charles West have a fine start under their belt, still with only the loss to Class 3 Zumwalt South in late March blemishing their record. They’ll face likely Quarterfinal foe Duchesne on May 1st.
|1||St. Charles West (8)||8-1||112||1|
|2||Springfield Catholic (2)||10-2-1||106||1|
|3||Cape Notre Dame (1)||10-0||92||3|
|4||Pembroke Hill (2)||9-2||83||8|
Summit Christian lost to Trinity in the State semifinals last June, when Saxony went on to win the title for the second straight year (after Duchesne moved up to Class 2 in the new four class alignment). The usual suspects abound. Summit saw player Kassi Ginther set a new Missouri career scoring record in their win over Burlington (IA) on Friday.
|1||Summit Christian (10)||13-1||50||1|
|5||St Paul Lutheran||6-1||12||nr|
Congratulations to Tomas Gomez (Webster Groves/Georgetown) who is one of five USL goalkeeper featured by the United Soccer League in a recent pre-season report.
The 2016 USL Golden Glove winner with a 0.69 goals-against average – taking the honor thanks to Rio Grande Valley FC’s Callum Irving not playing quite enough minutes – Tomas Gomez will be hoping to prove he wasn’t simply a beneficiary of the Rochester Rhinos’ outstanding defensive scheme as he enters the new season as the squad’s No. 1.
Gomez certainly has a strong pedigree. A former member of the U.S. U20 National Team program, his .780 save percentage also ranked third in the league. If he maintains that level, the Rhinos will again be among the contenders for the USL Cup, and Gomez could be in the running for the Goalkeeper of the Year award his predecessors John McCarthy (2014) and Brandon Miller (2015) both claimed during their time with the club.
Gomez played Academy soccer with AJ Cochran at SLSG Missouri. His brother Samuel won State titles with Webster Groves in 2014 and 2015, he’s also a GK.
Congratulations to Webster Grove’s Tomas Gomez, who was named the Golden Glove Award winner in the USL Soccer League this season. Gomez is a graduate of Georgetown University where he played in the NCAA College Cup in 2012. From the USL Press Release:
Rochester’s Gomez claimed a second consecutive Golden Glove award for the Rhinos as his shutout against Toronto FC II on Saturday evening earned him a league-leading 0.69 goals-against average for the season. Rochester’s Brandon Miller claimed the award in 2015 with a USL record mark of 0.56.
Gomez is set to be in action this weekend as the 2016 USL Cup Playoffs kick off. They play the Charlotte Independence on Saturday at 5:00 pm CT. The game can be viewed via a live stream at the USL Playoff Center.
The 2016 USL Cup will air live on ESPNU on Sunday, October 23 at 7 p.m. CT. Every other game of the 2016 USL Cup Playoffs will be available through the USL Cup Playoffs Center, with updates from across the league.