Wildcats building momentum for districts

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Cassville's Andrew Berndt fights for the ball during varsity action. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Team believes Monett is a favorable matchup

The season is rapidly coming to a close for the Cassville soccer team.

The Wildcats (9-11) have two regular season games left, a Thursday tilt at Webb City and Saturday match at Laquey.

On Monday, Cassville travels to Monett to face the Cubs in the opening round of the Class 2, District 12 tournament.

"We're looking forward to the match," said Jake Forste, Cassville coach. "We feel like we match up with Monett the best in the four-team field."

The Wildcats fell 6-2 to the Cubs 10 days ago, but either held a lead or were tied with the Cubs for more than 30 minutes of game time.

"I have nothing but respect for Coach [Cristobal] Villa and the job he has done at Monett," Forste said. "But, I think we can win the game. Our players believe they can as well."

The Wildcats' plan of attack is simple, according to their coach.

"We want to take away Monett's attack and passing angles and force them to take the shots we give them," he said. "We have to get to the ball quicker and be ready to counter attack."

Cassville and Monett open district play at 4 p.m. on Monday. They will be followed by Logan-Rogersville and Aurora.

The winner of each game meets on Tuesday at 6 p.m. for the championship.

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  • The Cassville player is Vance Supulver, NOT Andrew Berndt.

    -- Posted by abclay30 on Thu, Oct 13, 2016, at 10:26 PM
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