What a run!
The Cassville Wildcats finished an amazing soccer season at the Class 2 Missouri State High School soccer championships in Fenton last weekend.
The squad advanced to the state tournament finals following a district tournament champion-ship win (1-0) over Carthage and a state quarterfinal victory (1-0) over fifth-ranked Lee's Summit West at Nixa last Tuesday.
In the Lee's Summit game, senior Brett Buchanan scored the Wildcats' lone goal on a header. Freshman Aaron Jamieson was credited with the assist. Senior Kyle Bishop was credited with the shut-out.
The win sent Cassville to a Final four appearance at the Anheuser-Busch Soccer Complex against the top-ranked Priory Rebels last Friday night.
|Despite a brilliant defensive performance from Nate Evans, Jason Bromley and Spencer Lynch, the Wildcats dropped a heartbreaker on an accidental own goal and lost 1-0 to Priory.||The Rebels, who went on to claim the state title, had 25 shots on goal and certainly looked like a number one ranked team, but the Wildcats held St. Louis University recruit Jimmy Holmes to nothing on the night. Holmes came into the match with 42 goals on the season.|
|The Wildcats then rolled out of bed early Saturday and earned a 0-0 tie with Moberly to culminate an incredible year of soccer. The tie gave Cassville a share of the third place spot in the state, and Terry Jamieson seemed happy with the outcome.|
"We belonged there, and I am content that our program is on the level of the elite with a showing like we had over the last two weeks," Jamieson said.
|Cassville will return five starters next season, and Jamieson is wasting no time preparing for another run.|
"We will start soccer school and indoor in a week and evaluate our youth talent in order to keep this going," said Jamieson, who is assisted by Coach Brian Wilbanks.
The Wildcats ended the year with a 23-5-1 record.