Despite Mother Nature’s best attempts, it was a great weekend in prep sports as the Fox girls’ soccer team made a mid-season statement by winning the Hillsboro Tournament while St. Joseph’s Academy picked big a big win to remain undefeated on the year. It was also a good day at the track as the All-Catholic Meet took place at Chaminade with many of the top runners in the area taking part.
Let’s check out the action in this week’s edition of the Monday Morning Wrap-Up sponsored by Triad Bank.
The Fox girls’ soccer team is off to an outstanding start on the season as they improved to 11-1 after defeating Lutheran South 9-1 to win the Hillsboro tournament this past weekend. The Warriors advanced to the title game by beating DeSoto 8-0, St. Pius X 2-0, and St. Clair 6-0. Fox opened the championship match by taking a 6-1 lead after the first 40 minutes of play before scoring three goals in the first 18 minutes of the second half to claim the win. Aubrey Andrews paced the Warriors with three goals and a pair of goals while Angelina Friedman and Ella Robinson scored twice with Natalie Miller handing out three assists in the match. Andrews is one of the top scorers in the area with 47 points while Robinson is in the top 10 in the area with 44 points.
St. Joseph’s Academy is off to a perfect start at 9-0 after defeating three of the top teams from the Illinois side in the Angels Round robin this past weekend. The Angels defeated Edwardsville 2-1, Chatham Glenwood 1-0, and Granite City 2-1 to win the six-team tournament to remain undefeated on the year. Ella Moersch has been outstanding in the goal of St. Joseph’s by allowing only three goals on the year while Maddie Bowman paces the Angels’ offense with 13 goals and a pair of assists for 28 points with Langley Mayers leading the squad with six assists as St. Joseph’s heads into matches against Lindbergh and Cor Jesu this week.
At Chaminade, many of the area’s top track and field athletes took part in the annual All-Catholic meet Saturday.
De Smet had a strong showing on the boys’ side as Elijah Thomas won the 400-meter dash with a time of 52.68 while the Spartans 4×100-meter relay top grabbed the top spot with a time of 44.72. Cole Erusha added points for De Smet as he won the Long Jump with a leap of 6.14m and then placed second in the Triple Jump with a leap of 12.94m while Michael Phillips won the Shot Put with a toss of 15.34m and he has earned second place in the Discus with a throw of 38.21.
In girls’ action at Chaminade, Kristen Hendricks of St. Joseph’s won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.65 and the 200-meter dash with a mark of 26.52. Bridget Rolwes of Cor Jesu took home a pair of first-place finishes as she won the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 18.18 and then she won the 300-meter hurdles with a mark of 51.12. In the field events, Heidi Hartwig of Duchesne earned the top slot in the High Jump with a mark of 1.42m and the Pole Vault with a leap of 3.15m. Olivia Carpenter added to the Cor Jesu point total as she won the Discus with a toss of 33.02m and the Javelin with a mark of 29.82.
It will be a busy week in prep sports as baseball and girls’ soccer are heavily into conference play while on the course, one of the top tournaments in the area takes place Monday to start the week as Webster Groves hosts their annual Webster Cup at Crescent Farms.
Jim Powers has been covering prep sports in the St. Louis area for 15+ years and a part of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Championship Broadcasts for the past 11 years. Powers is also a part of the Fox 2 Verlo Mattress Prep Zone Friday nights at 10:10 during the football and basketball seasons. If you have a prep sports story, please contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Jim at @hssportscaravan