TheÂ semi-final proved to be a real challenge. Our senior-laden squad had to cope with a feisty CentralÂ team after just having been graduated from high school the night before. More than a couple of the girls never really shook off their sluggish start to the game, which was understandable but enervating nevertheless for the Parkview headÂ coach.
The girls persevered, however, and Kelsey Loderhose delivered a career performance, scoring five goals on the night in clinical fashion. Molly Robb added the sixth goal in the last couple minutes of the game, as well as two assists. Emma Chilton also recorded an assist in the game.
Former head coach and Parkview legend Ron Tate shared today that the girls’ team made the district final in 1998 and 1999, losing both games to Kickapoo.
Parkview will face Joplin for the Class 3 District 12 championship 6:30 PM Thursday at Harrison Stadium.