Lakers top rival Lebanon on Senior Night, Indians take on Father Tolton Tournament

Camdenton tops rival Lebanon on Senior Night

It was Senior Night at Camdenton and Highway 5 neighbor Lebanon was in town for an Ozark Conference battle.

The Lakers made sure their special night went well as they topped the Yellowjackets 3-1.

Aeryn Kennedy recorded a hat trick for Camdenton while Lebanon was only able to capitalize on one Laker miscue.

And while it was already a special night made even better with a win over a rival, another special moment took place Friday night.

After a few calls by the officials drew some ire from the fans, senior Grace Hall walked over to the stands and delivered a simple message.

“Hey fans, please be nice to the referees. They are doing their best, I promise,” the senior said. “And it is my Senior Night and it would be awesome if this game was kept nice and fun. It is just a game and I want it to be a good one.”

That kind of unprompted action was a welcome sight to Camdenton coach Chris Byington.

“She is a superb team player and captain and we are so blessed to have her on the team. The world would benefit if it had more Grace Halls,” Byington noted. “She is a person who works hard each day, leads others extremely well and has a positive attitude each day. Furthermore, she causes others to yearn to do better.”

Camdenton (6-6, 4-1 Ozark Conference) will visit Parkview on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Osage takes on Father Tolton Tourney

Osage was in tournament action over the weekend in Columbia where the Indians faced Fulton, Father Tolton and St. Paul on the pitch.

The Indians knocked off Fulton 5-1, tied the host Crusaders of Father Tolton 1-1 and fell to St. Paul 5-0.

In the first contest, Osage’s Karlie Minnehan picked up a hat trick with assists from Emily Kostuke and Chance Estrada. Megan Douglas and Estrada scored the other two goals on assists from Kostuke and Rachel Cicerelli.

Both goals in the Father Tolton game came in the first half and Minnehan scored her fourth goal of the weekend on an assist from Syndney Riley. Meanwhile, keeper Payton Good picked up five saves.

In the finale, St. Paul did most of their damage in the second half with four goals and Good sought to keep her team fighting with nine saves.

Osage (4-9-1) was scheduled to host Crocker on Monday and the Indians will host a joint tournament with Camdenton with games on Friday and Saturday.