Soccer Team Wins League Title Outright

Gabby Naumann tries to get the ball past several University City players. (All photos by Steve Bowman)
Gabby Naumann tries to dribble the ball between two University City players. (All photos by Steve Bowman)

Eagles face MRH in district tournament today at Principia

 
By Steve Bowman
Editor, The Brentwood Spirit
email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net

The Brentwood High School girls soccer team’s journey from last place to first place in its league is complete. The Eagles beat Hancock 5-0 last week to win the South Central AA Conference title outright, 12 months after finishing in last place.

The win over Hancock gave BHS a final 7-1 record in the South Central, one game ahead of Crossroads. It’s the first time the Eagles have won the league outright since 2012.

Brentwood closed out the regular season with a 1-0 loss to Hillsboro so they’ll head into this week’s district playoffs at Principia with a 10-4 record and having won five out of their past six games. Seeded No. 2, they will play No. 3 Maplewood Richmond Heights at 6 p.m. today. The winner will face the winner of today’s game between No. 1 Principia and No. 4 Valley Park.

Madeline Neely puts the ball in play against University City.
Madeline Neely puts the ball in play against University City.

South Central AA Conference
Final standings
Brentwood 7-1
Crossroads 6-2
Valley Park 4-4
Bayless 3-5
Hancock 0-8

Tara Lochmoeller (left) isn't easy to push around, as this University City player knows.
Tara Lochmoeller (left) isn’t easy to push around, as this University City player finds out.

May 13: lost 1-0 vs. Hillsboro (12-13)
Goals: Tara Lochmoeller 2, Madeline Neely, Abby Harper, Amanda Ingersoll. Assists: Neely 2, Oni Wright, Lochmoeller, Harper. Winning goalkeeper: Audrey Brown, four saves. Losing GK: Lillian Vaught, 16 saves.

May 11: won 5-0 at Hancock (4-14)
Goals: Winning goalkeeper: Hannah Krausz. Losing GK: Brown.

Cierra Lucas tries to get the ball away from her goal against University City.
Cierra Lucas moves the ball away from her goal and from a University City player.

Brentwood’s record 10-4
April 2: lost 3-2 vs. Tower Grove Christian
April 6: won 3-1 vs. Bayless
April 13: won 5-1 at Crossroads
April 15: won 2-0 vs. Metro
April 21: won 3-1 at Valley Park
April 23: won 9-2 vs. Hancock
April 27: lost 9-0 vs. Christian O’Fallon
April 28: lost 1-0 vs. Crossroads
May 4: won 4-1 at Riverview Gardens
May 5: won 2-0 at Bayless
May 7: won 4-1 vs. University City
May 8: won 5-1 vs. Valley Park
May 11: won 5-0 at Hancock
May 13: lost 1-0 vs. Hillsboro

Julianna Nikodym tries to settle a bouncing ball.
Julianna Nikodym settles a bouncing ball.

Upcoming district playoffs
May 18, Brentwood vs. MRH at Principia, 6 p.m.

Class 1, District 2 seeding
1. Principia, 6-8
2. Brentwood, 11-4
3. MRH, 12-10
4. Valley Park, 11-9
5. Cleveland NJROTC, 3-11-1

Brentwood’s conference finishes since 2010
2015: 7-0, first place outright
2014: 1-7, last place
2013: 9-1, first place, tied Crossroads
2012: 9-1, first place outright
2011: 6-2, second place behind Crossroads
2010: 8-1, first place outright

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