The Central soccer team brought home its first Francis Howell Tournament title by outlasting Francis Howell Central 4-3 in a penalty kick shootout Saturday in the championship game.
The Tigers (6-1) completed a 3-0 run through the tournament and did not allow a goal. Central advanced the the championship game by defeating Oak Park of Kansas City 1-0 in the semifinals earlier Saturday. Trenton Beckham scored the goal at the 16-minute mark with an assist from Cody Gaither.
The championship game was 0-0 after regulation and two overtimes. Jordan Zaruba, Sam Bornstein, Tyson Whiteside and Gaither scored for the Tigers in the shootout.
Jordan Young made a save in goal for the Tigers in the shootout.
"It was a great tournament for us," Central coach Tom Doyle said.
Central is back in action on Tuesday at Sikeston.
With four wins from Beth Schnurbusch and a huge offensive day Saturday from Kristain Burger, Notre Dame won its first Incarnate Word Tournament title.
The Bulldogs (13-1) defeated Incarnate Word 12-4 in the championship game. That win followed an 11-0 five-inning win against Notre Dame de Sion in the semifinals and a 6-1 win over Visitation in the quarterfinals. Notre Dame beat John F. Kennedy 11-0 on Friday.
Burger finished 11-for-11 on Saturday, with three home runs. Burger hit two home runs in the same inning in the semifinals and finished with six RBIs in that game.
"She put on an absolute clinic today," Notre Dame coach Jeff Graviett said.
Cortney Ostendorf and Heather Menz each had two hits apiece in the championship.
Bailey Reutzel added two hits in the quarterfinal game.
Notre Dame 12, Incarnate Word 4
WP -- Beth Schnurbusch, 10-0. LP -- Battoclatt. HR -- Kristain Burger (N). 2B -- Burger (N), Cortney Ostendorf (N), Heather Menz 2 (N), Morris (I). 3B -- Ostendorf (N). Multiple hits -- Notre Dame, Burger 5-5; Menz 2-3; Ostendorf 2-4. Records -- Notre Dame 13-1.
The Jackson softball team played what coach Julie Rushing called its best game of the 2005 season in a 3-0 victory Saturday against Lindbergh in the opening round of the ninth annual Seckman Jaquar Invitational. But that would prove to be the only win in the long day of softball for the Lady Indians, who lost their final three games.
"We really played well against Lindbergh, which had beaten us 4-0 earlier in the season in the Cor Jesu Tournament," Rushing said.
Darla Mangels allowed just three hits in going the distance.
Jackson scored all three of its runs in the fourth inning, with the key blow was a two-run single by Kelci Keith.
Jackson then lost 8-3 to Eureka after allowing five runs in the sixth inning, 9-1 to Washington and 4-2 to Kirkwood.
Jessica Pitts had a solo home run in the loss to Kirkwood and finished with at least one hit in every game.
Mangels pitched three of the four games.
Central placed second in the boys division and third on the girls side in the Perryville Invitational.
Ste. Genevieve won both divisions, slipping by Central on the boys side by eight points. Herculaneum finished well ahead of Central for second on the girls side. Perryville finished third on the boys side and Perryville's girls finished fourth. Saxony Lutheran was fifth in the boys race.
John Kipper led the Tigers with a second-place finish with Perryville's Jesse Kueker right behind in third. Brandon Etzold led Saxony Lutheran with a ninth-place finish.
Brittany Moreland was the top area finisher on the girls side, pacing the Tigers in fourth.
Central -- 2. John Kipper 16:44, 4. Eddie Glenn 17:13, 7. Dan Austin 17:32, 20. Tyler Yeargain 18:06, 23. Dale Brannock 18:25
Perryville -- 3. Jesse Kueker 17:09, 8. William Benline 17:36, 10. Kyle Bert 17:38, 16. Montana Geisler 17:49, 34. Andrew Thieret 18:59
Saxony Lutheran -- 9. Brandon Etzold 17:36, 25. Max Wieser 18:34, 30. Trey Maevers 18:40, 33. Grant Lehmann 18:50, 38. Peter Winningham 19:33
Central -- 4. Brittany Moreland 20:37, 13. Linnea Woldtvedt 22:23, 16. Alyx Waterman 22:40, 19. Emily Ponder 22:50, 23. Allison Dohogne 23:31
Perryville -- 11. Kendra Schilli 21:48, 15. Leslie Schilli 22:35, 17. Kasey Riney 22:41, 37. Lauren Blechle 27:15, 39. Jen Warfield 27:58
Saxony Lutheran -- 26. Deanna Dippold 24:03
JV -- Central won both the boys and girls races. Veronica Schabbing won the girls race for Central in 23:13.
Notre Dame had five runners finish in the top 10 and won the boys race at the Kelly Invitational.
Matt Pfau, Greg Kanneberg, Logan Davis and Neil Kanneberg finished second through fifth, respectively.
Kelly finished second in the boys race.
Jessica Banda finished fourth to lead Notre Dame's girls to a second-place finish behind Poplar Bluff.
Notre Dame -- 2. Matt Pfau 17:26, 3. Greg Kanneberg 17:52, 4. Logan Davis 18:02, 5. Neil Kanneberg 18:10, 7. Dillon Klaffer 18:41
Oak Ridge -- 15. Caleb Schoen 20:14, 18. Dustin Owens 20:38, 27. Tyler Williams 23:02
Delta -- 29. Nathan Stroder, 23:34, 31. Alex Parks, 24:16
Notre Dame -- 4. Jessica Banda 23:27, 9. Brooke Heischmidt 24:02, 10. Hailey Brown 24:07, 12. Stacie Kula 24:29, 13. Jessica Hinkebein 24:36
Delta -- 18. Jessica Drew, 26:10.
JV -- Notre Dame won both the boys and girls races; Tori Pfau of Notre Dame won the girls junior varsity race in 25:24. Delta finished second in the girls race.
The Jackson girls finished sixth out of 14 teams at the Northwest Invitational.
Heather O'Connor led the Indians in 18th (18:12). Amy Sterling also medaled in 21st (18:28).
David Welker had the top finish for the boys in 26th (15:28).
Jackson boys -- 26. David Welker 15:28, 60. Ira King 17:21
Jackson girls -- 18. Heather O'Connor 18:12, 21. Amy Sterling 18:28, 31. Beth Barton 19:11, 33. Casey Hatton 19:24, 50. Mandy Craven 20:48
JV/freshmen -- Blaine Davis finished second in the JV boys race, and Jackson's freshman boys team won their division led by a second-place finish by Greg Gibson.
Central dropped just two matches in a pair of 6-1 wins at the four-team Lindbergh Tournament.
Jackson also defeated Oakville and Lindbergh -- both by scores of 4-3 -- to go 2-0.
Central 6, Oakville 1
Singles -- 1. Dani Gross (C) def. Lee Ann Karpel 6-0, 6-1; 2. Monica Toole (C) def. Teresa Nydegger 6-0, 6-0; 3. Kristen Ford (C) def. Nora Reiling 6-0, 6-1; 4. Carley McCloud (O) def. Claire Segar 1-6, 6-4, 10-5
Doubles -- 1. Sarah Ford-Lindsey Pingel (C) def. Angela Hoynocki-Clara Remzetta 6-0, 6-0; 2. Paige Foley-Jill Blattner (C) def. Megan Brendel-Monica Thomas 6-2, 6-1; 3. Carsen Bahn-Karrie Moll (C) def. Megan Langland-Jordan Kruchowski 6-1, 6-2
Central 6, Lindbergh 1
Singles -- 1. Dani Gross (C) def. Chelsea Scott 8-2; 2. Monica Toole (C) def. Rachel Rainer 8-5; 3. Kristen Ford (C) def. Lauren Marian 8-0; 4. Claire Segar (C) def. Suzie Mullen 8-0
Doubles -- 1. Sarah Ford-Lindsey Pingel (C) def. Michelle Ruff-Melissa Cullmann 8-1; 2. Paige Foley-Jill Blattner (C) def. Laura Gier-Kerri Ballagher 8-3; 3. Zarlasht Momeni-Hollyce Zeller (L) def. Carsen Bahn-Karrie Moll 9-8 (10-5)
JACKSon 4, Lindbergh 3
Singles -- 1. Alynda Lane (J) def. Chelsea Scott 6-3, 6-4; 2. Sarah Hinkebein (J) def. Rachel Rainer 6-0, 6-1; 3. Lauren Marian (L) def. Erinne Haff 7-6 (5), 6-1; 4. Maura Neader (J) def. Suzie Mullen 6-0, 3-6 (10-3)
Doubles -- 1. Michelle Ruff-Melissa Cullmann (L) def. Jessica Drum-Sarah Detring 7-5, 1-6 (10-6); 2. Shannon Cobb-Ellyn Beil (J) def. Laura Gier-Kerri Ballagher 6-3, 6-3; 3. Zarlasht Momeni-Hollyce Zeller (L) def. Maddie Rupke-Kami Miinch 6-4, 6-2
JACKSon 4, OAKVILLE 3
Singles -- 1. Teresa Nydegger (O) def. Alynda Lane 8-3; 2. Lee Ann Karpel (O) def. Sarah Hinkebein 8-3; 3. Erinne Haff (J) def. Nora Reiling 8-4; 4. Carley McCloud (O) def. Maura Neader 8-2.
Doubles -- 1. Jessica Drum-Sarah Detring (J) def. Angela Hoynocki-Clara Remzetta 8-3; 2. Shannon Cobb-Ellyn Beil (J) def. Megan Brendel-Monica Thomas 8-3; 3. Maddie Rupke-Kami Miinch (J) def. Megan Langland-Jordan Kruchowski 8-3.
-- From staff reports