August 22, 2014
The Varsity soccer boys started the season strong, with a decisive victory over Hillcrest HS. The Tigers wasted little time in taking control of the game, scoring the first point of the match after a goal by Senior captain, Hunter Wallace 17 seconds in the match. The scoring success continued with a 2nd goal at the 1:35 mark by Junior Mason Shelor. Ending the half 9-0, with additional goals by Keaton Amstutz, Alex Bauer, Eli Gonzalez, and James Pottberg, the tigers continued getting the first game gitters out by possessing the ball until the 56th minute, when newcomer Sophomore, Carter Burgess ended the match at 10-0, with his first point of the match.
Thank you to all the soccer teams who joined us today for another amazing day of 3v3! We are so thankful for all who participate, all our incredible volunteers (parents) and especially our volunteers who come out to help referee/field Marshall just because they love soccer & want to help! We are far beyond blessed for having all of your contributions!
Division winner will be posted soon! Congrats to all the kids, though! Win, lose, draw… As long as you have fun, that’s all that counts!
Put July 25 on your calendar for next summer…. Our 8th annual Summer Sizzler!
All OHS Girls Soccer Players are invited to “open play” on Tuesday nights from 7-8pm at The OHS Grass Soccer Field. Spread the word..bring your friends! Wear proper attire (including shin guards). Teams for the Summer Sizzler will formed for those of you who don’t have a team together yet!!
No open play this morning (June 7) due to field conditions. We’ll shoot for next Saturday! This was an open play for middle school boys & OSC kids.
OHS Girls Soccer Game vs Catholic for tonight has been canceled due to weather conditions. Game has not been rescheduled.
Last night, the Ozark High School Athletic Department recognized Coach Davidson on his April 18th 300th Girls Soccer Win. Also, Paige Hemphill was recognized for her outstanding soccer career at OHS, SBU and now onto her professional career in Sweden! Here is a video of last nights events. (video a little shaky at times)
OHS standout, Paige Hemphill, (class of 2010)has signed a professional contract with Vasteras BK30 of Sweden! CONGRATULATIONS PAIGE! Hopefully we can get our own interview with Paige soon.
(this article comes from the Ozone. We had to copy/paste to show the article)
Posted: Thursday, 24 April 2014 6:45PM
Paige Hemphill signs with Vasteras BK30 of Sweden
Courtesy of Southwest Baptist University Athletic Department
Bolivar, Mo. — Paige Hemphill, a four-year player in goal for the Southwest Baptist University Bearcats, has signed a professional contract to play for Vasteras BK30 of the Sweedish women’s league.
“I look forward to continuing my soccer career with Vasteras BK30,” said Paige Hemphill. “I can’t wait to improve my game and play at an even higher level. We’ve had a fantastic year, winning an MIAA championship, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds in Sweden. I’d like to thank my coach, Robert Podeyn, for his preparation and development of my game. He has truly made me a better keeper and a better person. I would also like to thank my teammates for making my soccer experience at SBU awesome. I will miss them a lot.”
Vasteras BK30 is located in the town of Vasteras, Sweden, approximately 30 minutes outside of Stockholm. They are a 1st division team in the Sweedish women’s league and are challenging to advance to the highest women’s division where they can also compete in the UEFA women’s champions league. The season runs from middle of April to the end of October.
“Paige has been an integral part of our program for the last four years,” head coach Robert Podeyn stated. “She has been invaluable in helping us to rebuild from one of the weaker teams in the MIAA to one of the strongest teams in the MIAA. Her leadership and work ethic the last four years will be greatly missed. I have enjoyed working with Paige. She has been one of the best goal keepers I have ever had the pleasure of working with.”
Ozark started the West Plains Tourney off with a win. The Lady Tigers defeated Mt. View/Liberty 4-3 in OT. (Davidson 2, Putt 2)Next game is against Moberly @ 10:30am Saturday morning. If the Lady Tigers beat Moberly, they’ll play in the championship game at 3pm.
Tuesday’s Game against Neosho will be a Varsity only game. It starts at 5pm on the grass field.
With tonight’s victory over Republic 2-1, Coach Davidson reached his 300th Girls Victory. His wins were a combination of victories as head coach at Kickapoo and head coach at Ozark. Congratulations Coach D. We’re looking forward to your next milestone… 700 Career wins (boys and girls) in the fall!!