Wildcat strikers post historic win over Neosho

Thursday, October 20, 2005
Soccer seniors to be recognized: The 2005 Wildcat soccer squad is led by nine seniors, who will be recognized during Senior Night on Thursday night at half-time of the Cassville-New Covenant game on Wildcat Field. Pictured above, in the front row, from left, are: Amit Patel, son of Roy and Asha Patel, of Cassville; Spencer Lynch, son of Hope Lynch and Kevin Lynch, of Cassville; and Mitch Vincent, son of Matthew and Dorinda Vincent, of Cassville. Second row: Jason Bromley, son of Mark and Marina Bromley, of Cassville; Brett Buchanan, son of Danny and Carrie Buchanan, of Golden; Adam Brown, son of Joe and Jina Brown, of Cassville; Kyle Bishop, son of Bob and Carolyn Bishop, of Cassville; Michael Marshall, son of Steve and Cari Shiveley, of Cassville; Nick Schlichtman, son of Mike and Lisa Schlichtman, of Cassville; and Coach Terry Jamieson. Democrat Photo

Talented squad nears end of season with 17-3 record

The Wildcats are back to winning with a pair of road wins last week at Neosho and Carl Junction.

Head Coach Terry Jamieson labeled the Neosho win as the biggest in school history.

"We have never even played that school close and to go there and win 3-0 is amazing," said Jamieson. The last time the Wildcats faced Neosho in 2003, the score was 5-0 in favor of Neosho.

Senior Nick Schlichtman nailed two goals in the match played last Tuesday and set the stage for the Cassville win that ran the team record to 16-3.

His younger brother Ryan added the third goal on a rebound shot that he put away from the left side of the goal.

Jamieson credited senior Brett Buchanan with an assist in the match.

The Wildcats then took a 2-0 win at Carl Junction behind another pair of goals from Nick Schlichtman. One of the goals was scored on an assist from his brother, Ryan. Nick's career total in the scoring column now stands at 67 goals, and the talented senior shows no signs of slowing down.

"We played good in both matches, and of course, the defense was brilliant as it always is," said Jamieson. "I also thought goalkeeper Kyle Bishop played his best match ever in the Neosho contest."

The Wildcat defense is anchored by seniors Spencer Lynch and Jason Bromley and junior Nate Evans. The trio, along with Bishop and back-up keeper Michael Marshall, has been very effective this season.

To date, the Wildcats have scored 72 goals to their opponents' 12. The team has also tallied 10 shut-out wins.

Cassville is now 17-3 for the season. The Wildcats play next at home this Thursday against New Covenant in a varsity match at 4:30 p.m. Seniors Kyle Bishop, Jason Bromley, Adam Brown, Brett Buchanan, Spencer Lynch, Michael Marshall, Amit Patel, Nick Schlichtman and Mitch Vincent and their parents will be recognized at half time of the varsity match.

The Wildcats then wind down their regular season with a home game on Monday against Joplin and an away game at Webb City on Tuesday.

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