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  • Osage, Camdenton prep for Laker Invitational

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  • With the spring soccer season quickly coming to a close, the Lady Lakers and the Lady Indians are both playing at a high level.
    Camdenton
    Camdenton (9-5-1) is coming off of two wins this week, a Tuesday night win over Parkview at home and a road win over Poplar Bluff on Wednesday night.
    In the Tuesday matchup, the Lady Lakers emerged wet and muddy from a 7-3 victory over the Vikings. Playing on the grass field for the first time in two weeks, Camdenton scored seven consecutive goals before Parkview could reply late in the second half. Miriam Taylor finished with a hat trick, scoring three goals in the game in answer to Vikings' 1-0 lead. The JV team also won their match 4-0.
    On Wednesday night, Camdenton hopped off the bus after the trip to Poplar Bluff and soundly defeated their opponents in a 5-0 contest, with each goal being scored by a different player. Seniors Miriam Taylor and Megan Weber and juniors Aly Meeker, Kailey Lembke and Danica Brewer all scored in the contest. Taylor finished up with two assists, while Whitney Snow finished with three assists on the night. Junior goalie Erica Dorhauer earned the shutout.
    Osage
    The Lady Indians traveled to Warrensburg on Monday night, and after their first loss for a second place finish at the Branson Tournament, the Lady Indians fell in a 4-3 overtime contest for their second loss of the season.
    Monica Cisar scored two goals on the night, with Tessa Colonius tacking on the the third score. Josie Verslues, Mandee Reahr and Monica Cisar each turned an assist on the night, while Vanessa Webber finished with nine saves in the goal.
    On Tuesday night, however, the team recovered, shutting out Laquey in a 10-0 win. Cassidy Culver and Josie Verslues exploded offensively for the Indians, scoring four and three goals, respectively. Monica Cisar laid in two more for the Indians, and Daisy Ralston rounded it out with a goal. Culver finished with two assists, Verslues with one. Goalkeeper Vanessa Webber had no saves on the night, but picked up her seventh shutout of the season.
    This weekend, teams from across the state (and a few from out-of-state) will head to the lake to take part in the annual Laker Invitational Soccer Tournament. Sixteen teams will be broken up into two brackets, the maroon bracket, hosted by Osage, and the purple bracket, hosted by Camdenton.
    The games will be played at School of the Osage's Athletic Field, Camdenton's grass field and the turf field.
    Camdenton's first game is against Crocker, Friday at 8 p.m on the grass soccer field. Osage will face off against Jacksonville at the same time at Osage's field.
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