JV Finishes 15-3, Varsity finishes regular season 15-7-1

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It was a record breaking year for both the Varsity and JV.  The JV beat Waynesville 4-0 tonight to up their record to 15-3 which is the best record for any JV or Varsity team in Nixa soccer history.  There will be another post where there will be a list of accomplishments for the JV.  Tonight’s game was a hard fought contest which saw the JV ladies make the most of their opportunities.  Brooke Rowden started the scoring with an early goal off of a set piece.  Jordan Murray would get her first goal of the night later in the first half off of an assist from Katie Bolton.  The halftime score was 2-0.  The Eagles came out strong again in the second half with Jordan Murray and Brooke Finley each netting a goal which were both assisted by Leslie Merriman who saved her best game for last.  Anne Pierce and Kendall Barclay shared the shutout.  The defense was very impressive again tonight.  Hailey Morgan, Sara Docker, Chelsea Middleton, Hannah Fields, and Taylor Stevens had another dominating performance in the back for the Lady Eagles.  Congratulations on an exceptional season.

The Varsity bounced back well tonight against Waynesville with a 3-2 victory.  The win makes this varsity team the best in varisty history for any team at Nixa High School.  The team also has the best winning percentage in history.  The ladies came out very determined to end the regular season on a high note before the District Tournament begins on Saturday.  Ashlyn Robillard opened the scoring early in the game off of a cross from Shelby Zielke.  Later in the half Robillard would find the net again off of a nice pass from Courtney Frerichs which Ashlyn touched to her left foot and from 20 yards out hit a beautiful shot over the keeper.  About 15 minutes into the second half Kelsey Bartell hit a beautiful volley just under the crossbar off of a Frerichs throw-in that made the score 3-0.  Waynesville would answer right after that with a conversion of a penalty kick.  Waynesville’s final goal would come with just seconds to go in the game.  Erica Combs netted both goals for the Lady Tigers.  It has been a great season this spring but the varsity still has some business to attend to.  The team hopes that we can get a good crowd over to Ozark for the district tournament which starts Saturday at 5:30pm against Parkview.