Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tigers, Kangaroos, Pirates and Devils, Oh my...

Lots of good college action lately.

University of Missouri Women’s soccer team won the Big 12 championship in San Antonio Sunday. No. 15 Missouri soccer team (15-5-1. 7-3-0) claimed the Big 12 tournament with a 1-0 win over No. 10 Colorado (14-4-4, 6-2-2). Senior captain Mo Redmond scored in the sixth minute and the Missouri defense shutout the Buffaloes.

Two Tigers earned team of the week selections for their performances in the Big 12 Tournament. Junior goalkeeper Tasha Dittamore was named by Soccer America and senior defender Kat Tarr was chosen to Top Drawer Soccer's best eleven.

The Missouri women will play Evansville in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers, the four-seed in their region, were selected as one of 16 host sites for the first and second rounds. Illinois and Memphis complete the group. opening round matches will be played on Friday, Nov. 14 at Walton Stadium with the winners advancing to meet on Sunday, Nov. 16. For more info go to Missouri Women’s Soccer. Go Tigers!!!

The UMKC Kangaroos are the 3rd seed in the Summit League men’s soccer tournament. The tournament will be held Nov. 14 and 16 in Rochester, Mich., with the champion earning an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Go Roos!!!

The Park University Men’s Soccer team moved up one spot in this week’s NAIA Men’s Soccer Top 25 Coaches Poll without even playing a game last week. The Pirates were No.10 in last week’s poll receiving 465 votes, but this week moved up one spot to No. 9 receiving 477 votes. The Pirates are 10-2-3 on the season, falling only to now No. 1 Lindsey Wilson and now No. 8 Bellevue University.

No 2 seed Park University men’s soccer team will take the field this Friday, November 14 at 5:00 p.m. against Westminster College (Utah) in the NAIA National Qualifying Tournament. For more info visit Park Athletics.

Kansas City Kansas Community College soccer played in the Region VI playoffs to qualify for the National Championship and won the quarterfinal game 5-1 vs Cloud CC. Reon Thomas scored 3 goals to lead the way. The KCKCC Blue Devil’s advanced to the semifinal game vs. #2 Barton. KCKCC carried the game and had a 1-0 lead until the 85th minute when a questionable PK call gave Barton a goal. Momentum was lost and so was the game 2-1.

Leave a comment if I missed some other successful local teams.

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