After inclement weather wiped out some early games, the Neosho youth soccer season is in full swing as hundreds of youngsters have converged upon the Neosho soccer fields to showcase their skills.
Here are the results from the first week of action:
7-8 year old league
Horne 4, Coatney 3
Anthony Guinacmejia punched in three goals while teammate Michael Long added another as Horne bested Coatney in a close battle. Isaac Lopez recorded one save for Horne. Taylor Schooler led the way for Coatney, meanwhile, scoring a pair of goals, while Braylon Bressie added another. Tristan Kittrell and Maison Kincaid each had one save.
Shaeffer 3, Boyd 1
Alyssa Jarrett poured in a pair of goals to lead her team to victory. Chase Liedtke scored a goal and added a save while Harley Baker finished with two saves in the win. Dylan McNeill scored the lone goal for Boyd, while Jonah Solomon and Ashton Contreras both had two saves.
Jordon 2, Dukes 0
Jordon goalkeeper Walker Stipp pitched a shutout in goal with two saves while Connor Jordon and Kael Smith scored a goal apiece in the win. Blaine Jeffers and Alex Colston both had solid days at keeper for Dukes, however, as Jeffers finished with three saves and Colston two, respectively.
Hayworth 0, Potter 0
In a game dominated by the goalkeepers, Hayworth and Potter fought hard but played to a 0-0 draw. Chelsy Schooler and Klaire Thomas each pitched shutouts in the net, as Schooler turned in three saves for Hayworth and Thomas 10 for Potter.
Carter 2, Blevins 1
No statistics were turned in for this game.
Bartley 6, Roger 1
No statistics were turned in for this game.
Kissel 3, Shaeffer 2
In another hard-fought contest Michael Kissel scored two goals for his namesake and teammate Josh Mathis added another as Kissel squeezed past Shaeffer.
Mathis also had a save for Kissel, while Aubrey Woodrum also had a save. Perhaps in keeping up with Kissel, Shaeffer's Nick Shaeffer scored twice and added a save in the loss. Hary Alessandro Interiano and Randy Kidd each had one save for Shaeffer.
Horne 6, Linehan 1
Anthony Guinacmejia scored three goals, Jeremiah Cobb had two and Isaac Lopez added one to lead Horne to an easy victory over Linehan. Aden Linehan led his team with a goal and a save in the loss.
Coatney 5, Olivares 0
Braylon Bressie scored twice to lead Coatney to a shutout victory over Olivares. Devon Stirewalt, Leonard Gindling and Taylor Schooler also scored goals in the victory.
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Boyd 3, Dukes 0
Jeremiah Kincaid and Jonah Solomon both dazzled in the net for Boyd as they combined to pitch a shutout over Dukes. Kincaid led the team with three saves in the game, while Solomon turned in two. Nathan Douglas led the team offensively with two goals while Dylan McNeill scored one. Kayden Wood turned in a solid effort for Wood and finished with five saves.
Bartley 4, Rodriguez 3
In a game that was closely contested the entire way, Bartley escaped Rodriguez thanks to a hat trick from Dayton Warren and three saves from keeper Daniel Victorino.
While Warren led with three goals Jonathan Tribbey also scored once, while Lucus Lueveno and Naomi Kidrowski both recorded a save.
Hudson Williams had two goals and two saves for Rodriguez, while Alex Rodriguez scored once. Micah Real turned in two saves for Rodriguez while Smoke Ezell and Joel Hubbard had a save apiece.
Tarr 2, Roger 1
A pair of goals by Jovanny Hernandez was all Tarr needed to escape Roger in a thriller. Giovanni Gutierrez scored the only goal for Roger while Peyton Snow recorded one save.
Stephens 2, Russell 1
Brayden Selgeby had a big day offensively for Stephens as he accounted for both of his team's goals in the victory. Wyatt Murphy booted in Russell's lone goal while Grace Sprinkles had one save.
Dukes 3, Wood 3
In a game that neither team deserved to lose, there was no loser as Dukes and Wood played to a draw in an exciting match.
Alex Manuel Vargas led Dukes with two goals while Blaine Jeffers added one. Colin Ortiz paced the defense with two saves. Kaden Wood helped lead the charge for Wood with a goal and a save to his credit.
Johnson 5, Carter 1
Perhaps it's only fitting that Brayden Johnson would be the leader for team Johnson as he recorded a hat trick with three goals in the victory. Draven House and Danea Williams both scored a goal for Johnson while Titus Baker and Blake Carnagey each had four saves. Adam Murphy scored the lone goal for Carter, while Ryan Nix tallied six saves.