Wildcat strikers up record to 7-4

Thursday, September 21, 2006
Record setter Junior Ryan Schlichtman dribbles the ball through two defenders on his way to scoring one of six goals he tallied during last Tuesday's game against New Covenant. Schlichtman's performance set a new school record for most goals scored in a game, breaking the record his brother, Nick, set last year when he tallied five goals in a game. Photo by Robert Hoppie/Action Sports Photos (b)

The Wildcats are now 7-4 after a successful week of play in the very competitive Parkview Viking Tournament and matches with several area teams.

Junior Ryan Schlichtman scored six goals in a 6-1 win over New Covenant last Tuesday, setting a new school record for most goals scored in a game. Schlichtman surpassed the record set by his brother, Nick, by one goal.

The junior was unstoppable, and Cassville cruised to a win.

The Wildcats then dispatched Aurora in a road game by a score of 3-0 behind goals from Aaron Jamieson, Uziel Franco and Nate Evans.

Over the weekend, the Wildcats had a strong showing in the Parkview Tournament in Springfield.

On Friday, Cassville opened the tournament with a 2-1 loss to Fulton, a team that is currently ranked seventh in the state in Class 2.

Schlichtman scored the Wildcat's lone goal in the first two minutes of play, and it would not stand up. The Wildcat defense played strong, and junior Anthony Larson had eight saves in an impressive showing as goalkeeper.

The Wildcats then defeated New Covenant 6-1 in second round action. Uziel Franco had a hat trick in the win. Schlichtman, Aaron Jamieson and Hector Valenzuela also added goals for Cassville.

In the fifth place game, the soccer 'Cats faced off against Neosho and came away with a 2-1 win. Schlichtman scored first and then Jamieson added the game winner.

On Monday night, Cassville hosted Columbus, Kan., and earned a 6-1 win. Franco and Schlichtman recorded two goals each and Jamieson and Valenzuela added one apiece. Schlichtman is currently leading Cassville on offense with 15 goals. Franco has scored nine goals so far this season, while Valenzuela and Jamieson have added six and five respectively.

Jamieson leads the team in assists with 12.

"We have been inconsistent, but at times, we have played very well," said Head Coach Terry Jamieson. "I am a little afraid that we are lacking some chemistry right now, and we will have to correct this.

"I am pleased however with our defense, which is really playing well against tough teams," Coach Jamieson added. "Evans, Harris, and Chris Born are playing hard, and without them, we would struggle."

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