No. 4 Lady 'Dogs knock off Camdenton to improve to 19-3 overall and 9-0 in the OC.
Wrapping up a undefeated Ozark Conference championship, the Rolla High School girls’ soccer team knocked off Camdenton 4-1 Tuesday at Lions Memorial Field in a battle of state-ranked teams.
The Lady Bulldogs, ranked No. 4 in the Missouri Class 2 state poll, improves to 19-3 overall and a perfect 9-0 in the OC.
“It’s quite an accomplishment to go undefeated in conference play,” said RHS head coach Mike Howard. “I’m very proud of the team and happy for them as well.”
Camdenton is ranked No. 10 in the Missouri Class 3 state poll.
Rolla is slated to end the regular season with a rescheduled game against district rival Jefferson City Helias today at the Bray Sports Complex, starting at 5 p.m. with junior varsity action and the varsity contest to follow.
Helias, ranked No. 5 in the state poll, is the No. 1 seed and defending champion for next week’s Missouri Class 2 District 10 Tournament in Bolivar while host Bolivar is seeded No. 2 and Rolla No. 3.
Tuesday’s game was a continuation of an earlier rainout, with Rolla holding a 1-0 lead when play resumed on a goal by senior Nicole Howard off a pass from sophomore Emma Laney.
Camdenton’s Whitney Snow tied the game 1-1 18 minutes into the contest, putting the ball just over the hands of RHS sophomore keeper Katie Hudson from 25 yards out.
Less than a minute later Rolla regained the lead when Howard scored off an assist by freshman Addy Brow.
It was 2-1 at intermission.
The Lady Bulldogs made it 3-1 11 minutes into the second half when Howard completed the hat trick off a assist by freshman Morgan Gabriele.
Five minutes later Gabriele scored off Howard’s corner kick.
“Katie Hudson made a real nice save in the first half,” Mike Howard said. “Defensively we are playing so well right now; offensively we continue to generate chances and finish them.
“We have our last regular-season game coming up (today). It’s been a tough two weeks for us, but we are playing our best soccer of the season.”
Rolla also won the junior varsity game 3-1. Amber Walters scored twice and Caroline Victor once. Victor had both assists for the Rolla jayvee squad, now 11-3.