It was a good night on the pitch for Camdenton as they hosted their Highway 54 neighbor Osage on Thursday night.
Not only did the Lakers post a 10-0 shutout but it also proved to be a milestone night as Camdenton senior Dustin Moesch set the school’s single season assist record after recording his 21st assist before the night was over.
“I know that was probably not what he had in mind when he first started off this season, but then he just filled into his role of being that guy that can do that kind of stuff for his teammates,” Camdenton coach Mike Gow said of Moesch’s unselfish record. “It is nice to see a kid grow like that on the year.”
Camdenton did not hesitate to bring the attack on Thursday night as the Lakers recorded 30 shots on goal and 50 shots overall.
Camdenton senior David Prather led the scoring with four goals on the night while Moesch scored three and junior Ezequiel Avendano, senior Josiah Scheidemantle and senior Luke Weber all scored a goal each.
Prather’s final goal of the night came after the senior was initially knocked down inside the 18-yard box and managed to get back up and poke the ball past the goalkeeper. Gow noted that the goal was representative of the efforts the senior has given all season.
“That is just hard work on his part to do something like that and the kid never quits,” he remarked. “The standard for work is David Prather and that kid just goes 100 miles per hour.”
Gow also commended the efforts displayed by the midfield and back line and it is this kind of win Gow is hoping the team will build off of as it took a full team effort.
“Hopefully they understand that when they play together, which is what they were doing tonight, and see that result they get in their head that this is what it takes to win and this is how we are going to win games,” the coach stated. “When they play like this good things happen for us and when they abandon that we struggle a little bit.”
Camdenton (7-21-1) played host to Crocker on Monday night and the Lakers will be back in action when they visit Springfield Central on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. School of the Osage (5-14-2) looked to rebound at Bolivar on Monday night and the Indians will return to the pitch for district action on Wednesday when they take on Springfield Catholic at 5 p.m., at Fatima High School.