With the sun out and shining, Tuesday night's soccer game at School of the Osage finally felt like a spring match. Considering the team had grown accustomed to playing in less-than-desirable conditions, it may have taken the Lady Indians and their opponents a few minutes to re-adjust.
The School of the Osage Lady Indians soccer program is a young one, in its third year, but the team has taken huge strides in that short amount of time, and this match-up proved just that.
The Lady Indians had never beaten Marshall before, and coming off of a tiring and wet weekend of tournament play, Coach Brandon Randall gave his team a break on Monday in order to recuperate.
Even with the break, the Lady Indians seemed to still be suffering from the effects of the past weekend in their Tuesday night match-up. But even a tired, bruised and battered Osage team was more than enough to take on Marshall, clenching a 3-0 win for the first time in their young program.
Osage's offensive front put twenty shots on the net, but Josie Verslues proved to be the deciding factor, scoring all three goals in the game, each one in her signature fashion: driving between defenders in the middle to drill a shot.
The team is missing two of their starters due to injury, but others have stepped up to play in their absence, enabling the Lady Indians to continue their winning season with a current 14-3 record.
The team faces Sacred Heart on the road Thursday, which, if the Lady Indians win out districts, would most likely be the opponent to beat in a sectional match, making this a true test of the Lady Indians.
The Lady Indians JV team played their third match of the season, and pulled out a 2-1 win. The team is currently 2-1 on the season.
The Lady Lakers hosted Kickapoo on Tuesday night, and for the first time ever, the Camdenton ladies shut out the Lady Chiefs.
Camdenton jumped to an early lead, scoring three goals in the first five minute of play. Senior Miriam Taylor scored two goals in the contest, making her the first Lady Laker to ever score 30 or more goals in a season.
The Lady Lakers now prepare for a Senior Night match against Joplin on Thursday, who has been a tough match-up in the past. Last season, they beat the Lady Lakers 2-1.
The games begin with JV at 4:30 p.m., and the Lakers will recognize their seniors before the varsity game.