The Eagles softball team easily defeated conference rival Hallsville 9-1 and the Eagles soccer team blanked Final Four team Belle 3-0 in home match ups on Thursday.
The Eagles softball team was led by Courtney Phillips’ two hits and Ashley Osborne’s dominate pitching performance.
Eagles second baseman Kate Ponder put SoBoCo into a first inning lead with an RBI hit. SoBoCo got three more runs in the second inning and three more in the fourth as the Indians pitching and defense crumbled under pressure from the Eagles. Phillips got an RBI hit scoring left fielder Carrie Ponder and Izzy Smith tacked on another RBI single.
SoBoCo’s JV team continued its winning ways, defeating Hallsville by a 10-0 score.
Ian McCluskey scored two first half goals to lead the Eagles to a 3-0 win over Belle – a Class 1 Final Four team a year ago.
McCluskey’s first goal came just 1:34 into the game as the Eagles got off to a quick start. He scored again about 22 minutes later, putting the ball past the Belle goalie.
SoBoCo’s midfield, including the efforts of Maguire Scheer, Ian Moore and Sam Bonderer, dominated the play late in the first half, keeping the ball on the Eagles offensive end. When the ball did slip past midfield, Ivan Bossert, Ethan Blackburn and the rest of the Eagles defense was there to clean things up.
The second half was much of the same as the Eagles moved their record to an 8-1 mark, ranked again near the top of the state’s Class 2 soccer rankings. The Eagles host Mexico next Tuesday.
The Eagles football team heads to School of the Osage Friday for a matchup between two unbeaten teams and one of the top spots in the Tri-County Conference.
The Eagles volleyball team heads to Camdenton on Saturday for the Camdenton Tournament. The Eagles, at 5-2, will attempt to break into the winning side of the bracket in a tournament for the first time in two years of tournament play.