The Lady Tigers held the Class 3 fifth-ranked Falcons to one goal, but couldn't score on any of their own shots
SPRINGFIELD — It was split between two days thanks to rain, but the game between the Waynesville Lady Tigers (8-15) soccer team and the Glendale Lady Falcons (16-3) was finally completed on Tuesday when the Falcons outlasted the Tigers 1-0.
While winning is obviously the goal of every team, the Lady Tigers had to feel good about keeping the game close against the Class 3 fifth-ranked Falcons.
Freshman goalkeeper Ashton Pilz kept Waynesville within striking distance when she saved a penalty kick six minutes into the second half to keep the game at 1-0.
“Ashton had to feel good about her P.K. save,” Waynesville coach Mike Gow said. “I know I did.”
Unfortunately for her and the Tigers, they couldn't get any of their shots to stay true to the net.
They had four shots between the two nights, but none of them were on goal.
Still, Gow said his team is looking like it could be shaping up for a good run at the Tigers' district tournament game on Saturday.
“The girls played with a lot heart tonight,” Gow said. “Coach [Heather] Hartin, Coach [Jessica] Grosvenor and I feel the girls are moving in the right direction as we get close to the end of the regular season and prepare for our district tourney matchup with the [Camdenton] Lakers Saturday.”
Camdenton (16-5-1) is currently the tenth-ranked team in the state in Class 3.
The Tigers will play the Lakers on Saturday in Waynesville at 7:00 p.m. to kick off the Class 3 District 10 soccer tournament.