The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • RHS boys' soccer falls to Jays, 2-1

  • No. 3 Bulldogs fall from unbeaten ranks on Wednesday.
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  • The Rolla High School boys' soccer team fell from the ranks of the unbeaten at the hands of undefeated Jefferson City on Wednesday, as the Jays posted a 2-1 victory.
    Rolla, ranked No. 3 in the Missouri Class 2 state poll, falls to 5-1. The Jays improve to 4-0.
    Senior forward Aaron Froehlich scored Rolla's lone goal on a breakaway at the 18:22 mark of the first half to take a 1-0 lead.
    Jefferson City tied the score at the 13:18 mark of the first half on a penalty kick by senior forward Mason Vonderhaar, who got the ball past RHS keeper Gage Scurlock into the right corner of the net.
    The Jays then got the game-winner at the 7:37 mark of the first half when senior midfielder Aaron Crane hit a through-ball to senior all-state forward Marcus Woodruff up the middle for a breakaway goal, his seventh of the season.
    Each team had 13 shots.
    "I thought we played a very good game," said RHS head coach Mike Howard. "Jefferson City is a strong team; Marcus Woodruff is a handful. I thought Jordan Kaden and the defense did a great job of executing our plan. Sometimes you run into teams that are as good as you or better. If you play hard and smart I really can't ask for much more. We have three more tough games in a row in St. Louis this weekend. Results are nice, but getting better is all I am really concerned with at this point."
    It was the second straight win over a state-ranked team for Jefferson City. On Saturday the Jays had defeated the No. 4-ranked team in Class 3, Marquette, 2-1.
    Jefferson City also won the junior varsity game 1-0. The Rolla jayvee squad falls to 3-2-1.
    Rolla is scheduled to open play in the Parkway Tournament at Ballwin tonight, facing Parkway West at 7 p.m. in a battle of state-ranked squads. Parkway West is ranked No. 2 in Class 2.
    On Saturday Rolla is to play Parkway North at noon and Parkway South at 4 p.m.
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