Congratulations Girls Class 1 State Soccer Champions
St. Vincent Lady Indians

Indians Claim State Soccer Crown

Last Three Photos by Karla Besand

FENTON – It worked out perfectly.

The St. Vincent Indians Soccer Team won their first-ever championship in any girls sport, by defeating Trinity Catholic 3-1 Saturday in front of a large St. Vincent crowd.

This sign greeted the Lady Indians when they returned home following Saturday’s state title win.

Emily Cissell staked her team to an early lead, scoring less than five minutes into the game to get the Indians off on the right foot for the second consecutive game. She had scored twice in the semifinal against St. Pius X of Kansas City before adding a goal Saturday.

Seniors and Captains rejoice with the Class 1 Championship Plaque.

Indians coach Dustin Wengert said after the game that Cissell may like the spotlight.

"More than likely it was her best two games of the year, CJ," he told CJ Layton. Maybe she likes the crowd, the site, whatever. She just played dynamite these two days up here."

The Indians (20-5) controlled the tempo from the beginning, seemingly winning every 50-50 ball. The Titans didn't manage a shot until halfway through the first half, and that harmlessly sailed over the goal.

Storm French played a terrific contest. Here, she's teeing it up for a corner kick.

Courtney Besand scored with 4:06 left in the half, a clean shot past Trinity goalie Taylor Zerbe for the 2-0 lead.

Trinity wouldn’t see the net until the second half.

Jenn Eaton pulled the Titans within a goal when she got off a low, diving shot that beat Indians goalie Anne Steele with 19:14 left in the game. Steele told CJ Layton after the contest she just had one thing on her mid after that.

The 2009 Class 1 Soccer Champions!

"I've got to keep the ball out, that's what was going through my mind," she said. "Do not let them score, do not let them score. Then I was thinking that we need to score."

The Indians kept their composure and kept the Titans out of the net until Liz Brueckner got her foot on a ball and pushed it toward the goal. The ball trickled past the outstretched keeper and into the corner for the Indians' third goal with 8:08 left.

"Working with these girls the last four years, what a blessing," Wengert said after the game. "It’s been a year of firsts; first conference, first district and now first state win. I’m almost speechless now, but we’re going to go and enjoy this moment."

 

W-L RECORDS

1

2

OT1

OT2

PK

PK

PK

FINAL

VIS. Trinity Catholic

18-10 0 1           1

HOME St. Vincent (Perryville)

20-5 1 2           3
Scoring Summary Player

Emily Cissell

Courtney Besand

Jenn Eaton

Elizabeth Brueckner

Team

St. Vincent

St. Vincent

Trinity

St. Vincent

Time

4:58

35:54

60:46

72:03

Assist(s) Emily Cissell Description
Cautions/Ejections:        

Game Summary

   

Visitor Goal Keepers

  Saves

Taylor Zerbe

  13

Home Goal Keepers

  Saves

Anne Steele

  3

Team Statistics

Vis. Home

Total Shots

4 16

Shots On Goal

- -

Corner Kicks

2 3

Fouls

6 7

 

 

W-L RECORDS

1

2

OT1

OT2

PK

PK

PK

FINAL

VIS. St. Pius X (Kansas City)

16-9-1 1 0           1

HOME St. Vincent (Perryville)

19-5 1 3           4

Scoring Summary

       

Player

Courtney Besand

Hilary Torres

Elizabeth Brueckner

Team

St. Vincent

St. Pius

St. Vincent

Time

:30

19:37

36:57

Assist(s) Description

Kayla Seabaugh

Emily Cissell

St. Vincent

St. Vincent

56:31

66:36

   

Game Summary

   

Visitor Goal Keepers

  Saves

Danielle Conforti

  6

Visitor Goal Keepers

  Saves

Anne Steele

  6

Team Statistics

Vis. Home

Total Shots

5 13

Shots On Goal

1 4

Corner Kicks

4 5

Fouls

2 5