The St. Charles West soccer jamboree Friday night began on a perfect evening I couldn’t pass up as I prepare for the start of the season along with the teams. Six ‘games’, three for each of the participating teams, that were 25 minutes in length allowed numerous line up changes as coaches got another look at their players with a week remaining in preseason. I caught the first four matches and warmed up my shooting finger although limited by the lack of a telephoto (still in the shop, more on that later).
PHOTO GALLERY St. Charles West Jamboree with Lindbergh, Kirkwood and Howell North.
I saw St. Charles West v Lindbergh, Kirkwood v Howell North, Kirkwood v St Charles West and Howell North v Lindbergh and there are almost two dozen pictures that were worth uploading. I used the evening to shake the rust off, get re-introduced to the players and teams and will use that information when the season begins.
I didn’t track results but Lindbergh noted they were 3-0 while SCW, a Class 2 team, finished 1-1-1 against their Class 4 opponents. Goalie Savannah Gilblair looked ready for the season, with several good stops while Sr. Captain Maggie Miller (#16) and Sophomore Kaitlyn Weinrich (#14) took responsibility in the midfield for St. Charles West.
Sr Josie Meeks paired with Genevieve Francois in the central defense for Kirkwood. Meeks is headed to Missouri State and is joined by club teammate Emilee Autry who is headed to Quincy while Hannah Byrne will be a Rockhurst Hawk.
Lindbergh have a large senior class that includes Hanna Groh (Southern Indiana) in goal and Kate Daus (SEMO) in central midfield. Howell North have Abbie Miller (SLU Billikens) and Sam Cary (Iowa Hawks) and a pair of Rush Bozesky seniors who competed in MRL this season.
1-1-1 in the jamboree against some great competition. Only conceded 1 goal. New faces stepping up. Very happy with our performance. Thanks to @howellnorthsoc @SoccerLindbergh and @KirkwoodSoccer for coming out. Will try for it again next year. Good luck in your seasons.
— SCWestSoccer (@SCWestSoccer) March 10, 2018