Two weeks are now in the books for the Neosho spring youth soccer season as a host of teams took advantage of the nice weather on Saturday, April 6. Six teams pitched shutouts on the weekend and, as always, there were some thrilling matches sprinkled about.
5-6 year old league
• Rodriguez 7, Shaeffer 1
Hudson Williams had a day he’ll never want to forget last week as the youngster led Rodriguez with a whopping six goals in their 7-1 victory. Alex Rodriguez had the other goal in the victory, while goalkeeper Micah Real finished with one save.
Rowdy Kidd led Shaeffer with two goals and four saves, while Nick Shaeffer finished with five saves.
• Roger 5, Feagan 1
Weston Francisco recorded a hat trick by scoring three goals to lead Roger to victory over Feagan on Saturday. Dayton Harp and Everson Tomlinson each had a goal as well in the victory.
River Feagan led his namesake with a goal and five saves and Kadence Harms added two saves.
• Bartley 1, Tarr 0
Defense was the name of the game in this one as Bartley goalkeeper Lucus Lueveno pitched a shutout with three saves in the net to help lead his team to victory. Dayton Warren scored the only goal in the game, while Tarr’s Adrianna Adams turned in three saves in the loss.
• Olivares 5, Russell 0
Oscar Robles booted two goals while teammates Jonah Reed, Dalton Kesinger and Monica Potter each had one as Olivares blanked Russell. Nicholas Olivares led the team with two saves and Jayden Adams added another as the duo teamed up to pitch the shutout in goal.
Zachary Lauderdale and Wyatt Friend split time in goal for Russell, as Lauderdale recorded three saves and Friend added one.
• Coatney 4, Stephens 0
Braylon Bressie had three of his teams four goals as he led Coatney to a shutout victory. Leonard Gindling also had a goal in the win for Coatney. No stats were provided for Stephens.
• Pendergraft 7, Linehan 0
Three players scored two goals apiece in Pendergraft’s convincing victory over Linehan.
Kane Ely, Brayden Watts and Hayden Murphy each scored twice in the win, while Murphy also added a save. Austin Rodriguez had one goal for Pendergraft.
Anna Colston recorded a pair of saves for Linehan while teammate Coleman Deines had one.
• Wood 2, Boyd 0
All three games in the 9-10 year old league featured exciting contests, and this one was no different as Wyatt Keplar scored twice and Vance Montgomery turned in seven saves to lead Wood to a shutout victory.
Jeremiah Kincaid had one save for Boyd.
• Shaeffer 2, Jordon 0
Marcus Shaeffer and Harley Baker scored a goal apiece and Chase Liedtke recorded two saves to lead Shaeffer to its blanking of Jordon. Despite the loss, Jordon’s Walker Stipp and Weston Ward combined for a solid day in the net as Stipp recorded seven saves and Ward finished with three.
Baker 2, Dukes 1
The most exciting game of the 9-10 league, however, came down between Baker and Dukes. In the end it was Baker escaping with the “W” though as Carlos Estrada booted both goals for Baker. Alex Manuel Vargas found the back of the net for Dukes’ only goal.
• Johnson 9, Blevins 1
Two players recorded hat tricks and another fell one goal shy for Johnson in their romp over Blevins. Brayden Johnson scored four times in the win while teammate Blake Norris found the back of the net three times to help power the offense. Draven House also scored twice in the win while Blake Glisson had in four saves in goal.
Jacob Feiener had three saves for Blevins and Dillon Collins scored the team’s only goal.
• Carter 5, Potter 3
Adam Murphy was a force to be reckoned with for Carter as he booted four goals in an entertaining 5-3 win. Jaron Crawford added Carter’s other goal and keeper Torin Bean recorded four saves in the win.
Klaire Thomas was a machine in goal for Potter as her busy day came to a close with 11 saves to her credit, while Eduardo Robles added five more. Christian Esparza led the Potter offense with two goals and Jarid Girdner had one.