Posted: Saturday, 06 April 2013 5:12PM

Local teams shine at Ozark Lady Tiger Shootout

The Ozark Lady Tigers matched the Lady Lions physical play from whistle to whistle, topping Northwest 2-1 on day two of the 2013 Ozark Shootout.


“That is the one thing we’ve struggled with at times is the physicality of the game,” said Davidson. “We are a young team, and at this level it is a physical game and they’ve got to get used to that here, early in the season so late in the season we can play that kind of game.”

Senior forward Morgan Davidson put in a goal in each half to lift the Lady Tigers on a windy Saturday morning.

“Northwest is a good team, so we are pleased with the win,” said Davidson. “Being in the area we get used to playing the same teams, so it is huge to play teams from out of the area. A lot of times it is a different style that we’re going to have to adjust and learn how to play to. “

For Stacy Gotten’s Northwest team, this weekend will be about continuing to learn and get better.

“We are young. We start seven freshmen, and have nine on the team, but our expectations are high,” said Gotten. “I wanted to come here and win three games. I felt like we dominated 75% of that game, but couldn’t execute when we needed to.”

Ozark head coach Tom Davidson hopes that the shootout can continue to grow.

“We want everyone that comes to get some quality games in and see some teams that they don’t typically see,” said Davidson. “Our plan is to continue to grow it, make it a bigger tournament and hopefully bring in more teams from out of the area.”

Republic 8, Monett 0 - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

The Lady Tigers remained unbeaten in the shootout with an 8-0 win over Monett.

Brandy Glessner, Sierra Casagrand and Mikayla Jester each scored goals within the game’s first ten minutes; pushing Republic to a quick 3-0 lead over the Lady Cubs, who are in the inaugural season.

“We all remember being a first year program, so we decided today that our point of emphasis was going to be possession of the ball, moving it laterally, drop passes, and really changing the point of attack. That was our pregame talk and we really wanted to work on that,” said Hines.

Republic, who has outscored opponents 9-0 through its first two games in the shootout, are looking to continue to improve as they jump back into COC-Large play on Tuesday against Neosho.

“We are focusing on getting numbers back and then executing the transition from our defensive third to our offensive third,” said Hines. Also, playing on the turf gives us the opportunity to work on hitting feet with passes so we can keep up our quickness of play up.”

Carl Junction 5, Rogersville 0 - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

Behind Callie Degani’s two first half goals, the Lady Bulldogs topped Rogersville in the second game of the shootout for both teams.

The Bulldogs also received first half goals from Anissa Willams and Taylor Beck to take a 4-0 lead into the half.

“We are moving the ball well and not being selfish and that is creating opportunities for us and right now we are finishing around the goal off of those opportunities,” said fifth year Carl Junction head coach Kevin Hauck.

Sophomore Sydney Solberg added a second half goal for the final margin.

With the help of a stellar defense, junior goalkeeper Jaylee Dollarhide was able to finish the game with a shutout for the Lady Bulldogs.

For Carl Junction, who was able to play a Big 8 opponent (Monett) and a district opponent (Neosho), the shootout has provided an invaluable experience.

“It has been really important for us to not only get to see Monett, a conference opponent, but also get the play a district opponent like Neosho,” said Hauck. It gives us the chance to see them and gauge where we are compared to them.”

Joplin 2, Lebanon 0 - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

The Lady Eagles bounced from a tough 1-0 loss to Republic on Friday night with a 2-0 shutout against Lebanon.

Joplin received goals from juniors Anna Banwart and Maggie Miller. Sophomore goalkeeper Megan Rowe received credit for the shutout.

The Ozark Conference rivals will meet for a rematch on April 30 in Joplin.

Rogersville 1, Neosho 1 - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
The unshielded field atop a plateau helped to make the wind the greatest factor in this game. Each team scored it's goal while playing with the wind, and neither team was able to organize a powerful attack when going against it.

Rogersville got on the board first with 9:30 left in the first half. After pushing the ball inside the box, Dani Cole put back a ball that bounced off of the keeper's hands. 

Neosho scored the equalizer less that 4 minutes into the second half off of a corner kick. Tori Eads fired a ground ball past the keeper off of the volley. 

The teams would battle it out over the next 35 minutes, but neither team was able to score again.
Neosho head coach Steve Schnackenberg was proud of how his team came out in the second half.

"The conditions aren't great, but we were able to make the adjustment in the second half and really put things together," said Schnackenberg.

1st Half-
Rogersville- Dani Cole

2nd Half-
Neosho- Tori Eads

Ozark 4, Lebanon 1 - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

The Lady Tigers closed out their home tournament with an impressive offensive performance. Three quick goals had the Tigers in control of the game early on. 

Lebanon was able to strike back before halftime with a goal from 25 yards out from Lauren Gordy.

The Lady Tigers were able to secure a comfortable lead with a 25 yard strike of their own from Morgan Davidson just minutes into the second half.

Lebanon threatened with a few effective drives, but were ultimately never able to pick up another goal.

Ozark head coach Tom Davidson thought his team was very disciplined in the win.

"Our girls did a great job of just moving the ball and not trying to run or do anything too crazy," said Davidson. "We were very organized and created a lot of chances and we were able to finish a lot of them."

1st Half-
Ozark- Kyrsten Gies
Ozark- Abbey Sugrue
Ozark- Payton Waynick
Lebanon- Lauren Gordy

2nd Half-
Ozark- Morgan Davidson


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Pictures: Southwest 10, Purdy 8

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