The Rolla High School girls soccer team remained undefeated in games decided by  penalty kicks, besting Jefferson City 1-0 Monday.


The Rolla High School girls soccer team remained undefeated in games decided by  penalty kicks, besting Jefferson City 1-0 Monday.

The Lady Bulldogs are now 13-4.

“I'm thrilled by the fact that we continue to limit the number goals we are giving up,” RHS head coach Mike Howard said. “We kept the ball and created some chances for ourselves, we just need to do a better of finishing those, especially the long throws and corners. There is no reason we shouldn’t be more dangerous on those opportunities.

“It’s a win and we are getting results in games that last year we were finding ways to lose.”

Rolla won its first game that went to penalty kicks in extra penalty kicks, defeating Camdenton by the same 1-0 score. However, this time no extra session was needed.

The Lady Bulldogs’ first three shooters, Jaclyn Standfast, Olivia Cox, and Ashley Kerr all made their attempt. Meanwhile, the Lady Jays only made one of their first four attempts, giving the win to Rolla.

Keeper Adrian Pogue and the Bulldog defense recorded their ninth shutout of the season.

The junior varsity game ended in a 0-0 tie. Rolla’s jayvee record now stands at 10-2-1.

Rolla hosts Glendale today in a game with huge conference and district ramifications. It could decide who earns a first-round bye in the district tournament. Rolla, 6-2 in the Ozark Conference, could also pass the Falcons (13-5 overall, 5-1 OC) in the league standings.