Fall sports wrap-up 2020

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Ali Pate

Eureka’s volleyball team celebrates on the court while playing Lafayette, Oct 27.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, Eureka’s Sports teams have been widely affected, but for the majority of the fall sports, each team has been able to play games safely against other schools with a shortened season. 

Girls Field Hockey 

Field Hockey concluded their season with a tough loss against Marquette,1-0, in the second round of state playoffs. The team won against Lutheran South with a 2-0 score in the first round.

Hope Crane runs to the ball in a game against Kirkwood, Oct 14. (Rylie Fine)

The other win this season included a win against Parkway West, 2-0. The team had another close game against Westminster losing in overtime, 2-1. 

The overall record for the Field Hockey season was 2-7. 

Girls Softball

The girls’ softball team headed into tough competition for districts this year. They recently were placed in the #4 seed with it being one of the hardest districts in the state. 

The team won their first game against Parkway South who is seeded at #5, 9-4. The girls went on to play St. Joseph’s in the district semifinals and won 5-0. 

The softball team’s season came to an end as they concluded a loss in Class 5, District 2 Championship to rivals, Marquette, 9-2. 

Sydney Dennis (12), Lizzie Bailey (12), Rylie Maize (12), and Mariclaire Sabados (10) all made the 1st team All-District. 

The softball team ended their shortened season with a 10-3 record.

Girls Cross Country

The girls’ cross country team wrapped up their regular season and finished districts Leah Kleekamp (11), Kayla Voelker (12), Anna Lombardo (11), and Reagan Schnurbusch (9) all qualified for State. The team finished 3rd at districts. 

Leah Kleekamp finished 7th at State participating in the 5K distance with a time of 18:32.20. This was All-State for the second year in a row. Kayla Voelker finished 23rd at State with a time of 19:24.90 and earned All-State for the first time.

Raegan Schnurbusch finished 72nd with a time of 20:15.60 as her first time competing at State. Anna Lombardo finished 29th with a time of 19:35.70. 

The team also won the Frank Schultz Invitational earlier in the season, with Leah Kleekamp coming in 1st place with a record time of 19:54 in the hilly course. 5 other girls placed within the top 12th spot.

Recently, Anna Lombardo and Kylie Ghormley both announced a commitment to Missouri State to furthermore their running career in college. 

Girls Tennis

The girls’ tennis season made a stance this season as Harper Lashley (12) and Lauren Ulrich (11) made their way to place in the top 16 teams for doubles at the state tournament. In districts, the pair won all 3 matches in straight sets against Marquette and Kirkwood. The two then won the district championship after beating Lafayette, 6-2 and 6-1. 

In the singles district tournament, McKenna Kling (12) lost the first round while Emma Feltz (10) lost the second round against Lafayette. In the doubles district tournament, Mia Thomas (10) and Faith Orso (12) lost the second round to Lafayette also. 

Overall, the team lost in Class 3 District 2 tournament against Marquette 5-1, after the close win against Kirkwood 5-4.

In the regular season, the opening match against Rockwood Summit ended with a solid win, 7-2 to start the season. The girls team also swept Parkway West clean with a 9-0 win. They ended the regular season with a 7-2 win against Parkway North. 

The tennis team ended with a winning record of 8-6. 

Girls Golf

The girls’ golf team has finished districts and placed third in the Class 4 District 1 seed with 389 points, just 33 points behind their rivals, Lafayette High School. Emma Majorie Parker (9) finished 8th while Sarah Biscan (12) placed 12th. 

Sarah Biscan, Grace Schlabach (12), Nicole Shirley (12), and Emma Parker all qualified for team states and finished with 7th place in District 4 teams. 

During the regular season, the team tied for first in the Webster Cup, raking home 2nd in a scorecard playoff.  The Wildcats also placed 4th in the Conference Tournament on Sept 30. 

Girls Volleyball 

The girls’ volleyball team concluded their season as they lost the first round in the Class 5 District 3 tournament against Lafayette, 3-1, who they also lost to the previous year in the district championship game. 

In the regular season, the team produced shutout games, 3-0, against Lindbergh, Parkway Central, Rockwood Summit, and Incarnate Word Academy. The team also won against other Rockwood District school, Marquette, 3-1. 

The volleyball team held a winning record and finished 7-5. 

Boys Soccer

The boys’ soccer team just recently finished up their regular season and headed into districts. The team won a shutout against rivals Lafayette, 3-0, with 9 saves from Andrew Yokum (10). Another shutout game included a huge win against Parkway North, 8-0.

The team recently just headed into districts on Nov 2. Against Parkway South and won 4-0 against the team. The boys’ team won their first district game for the first time in 3 years. 

The soccer team won against rivals Lafayette, 4-3, in a double-overtime to secure the title of Class 4 District 4 Champions. 

The team lost to Chaminade College Prep in the Class 4 state tournament Nov 7. 

Excluding playoffs, the team held a season record at 3-8. 

Football

Football being one of the most impacted sports by COVID-19, the team played a total of 5 games including only one home game, while the rest were held at other schools. 

Tommy Davis reaches for the ball against a CBC player, Oct 3. (Kevin Ward)

The two wins this season included wins against Lindbergh 21-7 and a huge win against Mehlville, 54-17. Oct 30. The team started districts as they fell short to Lindbergh, 21-17, which concluded the short season in Class 6 District 1 state tournament. 

The record for the football team concluded at 2-3. 

Boys Cross Country

The boys’ cross country team failed to qualify for the state tournament as Jacob Bruegermann (11) finished 13th at districts and was the only qualified athlete for state. 

Boys Swimming

The boys swimming team ended their regular season by placing third in the Lafayette Quad with 335 points. The team had a tough meet as rivalry schools Marquette and Lafayette took 1st and 2nd place. 

The team also suffered tough losses to these schools in the regular season, as they lost 118-68 against Marquette and 113-82 against Lafayette. 

In the regular season, the boys’ team held strong wins against Francis Howell, 107-77, and Lindbergh, 117-68. The team also won against Rockwood Summit twice, 112-70 and 101-79. 

Nathan Buchman (9), Drake Durbin (11), Drew Emerson (11), Bradley Hidalgo (12), Reid Latall (11), and Ethan Stephens (12), all competed at state Nov 13.