CHS strikers compete in Springfield
|The Cassville Wildcat soccer team had a great showing in the highly competitive Springfield Parkview Tournament this past weekend, placing fourth.|
The Wildcats defeated Lebanon on penalty kicks after a hard fought 1-1 tie in regulation play. Freshman Aaron Jamieson set the stage for the match with a goal in the first period, and then following a goal by Lebanon, the foursome of Nick Schlichtman, Ryan Schlichtman, Brett Buchanan and Jamieson drilled penalty kicks into the net to give Cassville the win.
|Fulton took the second match from Cassville 2-1 despite a great effort from the Wildcats. Buchanan scored the lone goal for Cassville. Fulton is ranked 10th in the state in Class 2.|
|Cassville then dropped the third match of the tournament to West Plains by a score of 1-0 on a very controversial call in the waning minutes of the match.|
|"We played outstanding, and I felt like playing these really big programs and having such a great outing is good for us in the long run," said Coach Terry Jamieson.|
|"A few years ago, I would not have thought it possible for our school to play teams like West Plains, Fulton or Lebanon and even stay within five or seven goals of those teams, but it is clear that we have stepped up to their level," Jamieson said.|
The play of Kyle Bishop and Michael Marshall caught the eye of Jamieson this week.
"Kyle had a great game against Lebanon as a midfielder.
He is a solid athlete and really has been sensational as our goalkeeper," said Jamieson. "Michael filled in as goalkeeper in the Lebanon game and had the game of his life. He made tremendous kicks and saves in that game, and he is the most improved player on our team."
|According to Jamieson, Bishop now has 30 career wins as goalkeeper.|
On Monday, the Wildcats sent the junior varsity and a few varsity players to Columbus, Kan., and came away with a pair of wins on scores of 2-1 and 2-0. Marshall scored twice to lead Cassville at Columbus.
Last week, the Wildcats notched victories over New Covenant and Aurora.
At New Covenant, Cassville downed the Warriors 6-0. Six different players scored goals in that game with Buchanan, Amit Patel, Nick Schlichtman, Ryan Schlichtman, Jamieson and Hector Valenzuela hitting their target.
Against Aurora, the Wildcats beat the Houn's 5-1. Nick Schlichtman and Ryan Schlichtman both netted two goals each and Buchanan tallied one. Valenzuela, Nick Schlichtman and Jason Bromley were credited with assists in the game.
Cassville's record now stands at 9-2 for the season. The Wildcats host College Heights on Tuesday and then travel to Monett next Thursday.