Eagles Soccer Advances After District Win

Eagles soccer secured their 10thstraight district championship and their 11thin 13 years after defeating Boonville 5-0 on Wednesday. That’s the longest current streak in Missouri boys soccer.

Rece Gilmore scored first just 3:15 into the match off an assist from Sam Bonderer giving the Eagles a quick lead.

“Rece’s goal that early into the game was a real big moment because it allowed us to settle down and get some of the nerves out of our system,” Head coach Chris Miller explained.

With an assist from Gilmore, Trenton Roney scored Southern Boone’s second goal at the 17:48 mark. Roney scored an unassisted goal at 31:52 and recorded his third goal at 47:15 with another assist from Gilmore.

“Trenton had a big night with his first hat trick in his career and that really set the tone through out,” Miller stated. “Boonville defends well and has a solid goalkeeper.”

SoBoCo advances in State Tournament play facing a strong Springfield Catholic (17-3) squad on Wednesday evening in Ashland. The Fightin’ Irish are 8-0 on the road this season allowing only 1.1 goals per game. The Eagles average 4.8 goals per game and have only allowed opponents a microscopic 0.4 goals per game.

“Springfield Catholic has been one of the premier soccer teams in the state since its first season in 2007 and that run has continued to this year,” Miller says. “They have a knack for playing well in bigger games. We are going to have to play well Wednesday, but that’s the case with anyone this time of the year. Everyone is a champion and every game gets more and more difficult.”

By Frank Finley

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