Nothing came easy for Jadyn Easley over the last week of regular-season play and during Districts this week. So, it figured Ozark's career scoring leader netting a goal only a few minutes into Thursday’s Class 4 District 9 final would have been too easy.
Clutch shooting by Shannon Murphy and Ashley McCulloch continued on Tuesday, as Ozark pulled out a 2-1 overtime win over Nixa in a Class 4 District 9 semifinal at Branson.
Lexie Rasmussen learned Thursday she’d much rather have to deal with tape than crutches or a brace. Fortunately, she didn’t have to learn the hard way.
Shannon Murphy desperately wanted nothing to do with a tie Tuesday after she and her Ozark teammates battled Republic for nearly 100 minutes.
Karley Hoskins got to know Nixa’s goalkeepers during her sophomore season that was wiped out due to an ACL tear a year ago. Now fully healthy, the Lady Eagle midfielder/winger is getting to know opposing ‘keepers.
Nixa won big 10-0 over Joplin Thursday with finesse provided by the likes of Lexie Rasmussen. The Lady Eagles also won with power provided like no other by Abby Harrison.
Feeling the effects of a hangover from the previous night’s loss to Nixa and also being a bit low while watching rain fall Thursday morning, Shannon Murphy wasn’t looking forward to the night’s home match with Neosho.
Annslee Glenn’s unique first name is a combination of the names of both of her great-grandmothers. Likewise, the Nixa senior has progressed into a rare combination of a defender who is speedy and physical.
Riley McClintock’s first start at goalkeeper since suffering a concussion nearly a month ago and Nixa’s first home match in nearly a year didn’t produce the passionate play the Lady Eagles expected.
When Nixa forward Lexie Rasmussen arrived at Springfield Catholic on Thursday, she spotted a friendly foe in Lady Irish goalkeeper Kaitlin Knetzke.
Ozark’s 6-0 whipping of Branson on Tuesday saw Peyton Lane help the Lady Tigers record what had been an ever so elusive first shutout, while netting what had been an even more elusive first goal for herself.
Shannon Murphy received an early Christmas present this past December in the form of a tattooed picture of a hummingbird. It is on her left arm, but close to her heart.