FENTON • Riley Kerr shrugged her shoulders.
Suburban West 2013 all-conference girls soccer team:
BLUE SPRINGS • Allie Gentry couldn’t wrap her mind around it. Bill Goggin shed tears thinking about it. Ali Wallner was left nearly speechless.
BLUE SPRINGS • Abby Pulliam couldn’t believe it.
Ali Wallner can’t wait to ride the bus.
All games will be played at Blue Springs South High School
Eureka goal keeper Ali Wallner punches the ball away from her net in the Wildcats 4-1 win over the Mustangs in the District Semifinal on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Eureka High School in Eureka, MO. Andrew Jansen, STLhighschoolsports.com
Eureka goalkeeper Ali Wallner punches the ball away from her net during the Wildcats' 4-1 win over Marquette in a district semifinal game on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Eureka High School in Eureka, Mo. Andrew Jansen, STLhighschoolsports.com
EUREKA • Allie Gentry knocked home the game-winning goal two minutes into overtime to lift Eureka over Pattonville 1-0 in a Class 3 quarterfinal Saturday at Eureka.
EUREKA • Jess Haller couldn’t breathe.
The Eureka girls soccer team can’t win for losing.
Hannah Leinert’s teeth were chattering.
FENTON • Ali Wallner was busy.
SAPPINGTON • The rain fell hard and steady. The wind whipped and twisted.
O’FALLON, Mo. • The Eureka girls soccer team had every reason to lose interest.
It took a five hour bus ride and the bracket to shake out just right, but the Eureka and Summit girls soccer teams got to go toe-to-toe this spring.
EUREKA • For enthusiasts of superb defense, top-ranked St. Joseph’s against host Eureka would have been a dream game.
Suburban West 2012-13 all-conference girls basketball team:
The Eureka girls basketball team is like a Timex watch -- it's taken a licking and keeps on ticking.
SAPPINGTON • Kelsey Tepen carried the Eureka girls basketball team for the first three quarters Friday at Lindbergh.
Suburban West 2012 all-conference girls soccer team:
Played every minute of every game, finishing 18-3 with 12 shutouts, 14 goals allowed and a 0.64 goals-against average.
CHESTERFIELD • The Eureka girls soccer team has just three seniors on the roster, but they all played a major role Thursday in why the Wildcats will still be playing next week.
EUREKA • Ali Wallner claims she’s lucky.
OAKVILLE • The Eureka soccer team took a major hit over the weekend, losing one of the area's top attacking players when junior Hannah Leinert suffered a knee injury.
The Eureka soccer team made a trek to Burlington, Iowa, and ended up facing Pattonville in a championship game of the Adidas Girls Soccer Tournament of Champions on Saturday.
FRONTENAC • Midway through the opening half of her team's game with visiting Eureka on Monday afternoon, St. Joseph's soccer coach Maureen McVey posed the question of the day: “Is there some reason that No. 11 seems to be wide open all the time?''
WILDWOOD • Just as quickly as the second 15-minute overtime period began Friday night at Lafayette, the Class 3 District 4 championship game was over.
FENTON • Penalty kicks do not bother Eureka’s Ali Wallner, and she proved as much Monday evening.
EUREKA • The visiting Ursuline Academy soccer team struck for an early goal Wednesday evening and made it stand up in a 1-0 non-league victory at Eureka.
The Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association released its first ranking of the season late last week with -- no surprise here -- defending state champions Liberty (Class 3), Visitation (Class 2) and Springfield Catholic (Class 1) atop their respective classes.
EUREKA • Torie Goode is most comfortable on a soccer field. The standout senior center back for the Eureka girls soccer team has spent her share of minutes, hours and even days on the pitch.