FENTON • Cam Oliver had the ball at his feet and no defenders around him. A midfielder for the Webster Groves boys soccer team, Oliver let loose a right-footed blast from about 25 yards away that settled into the back right corner of the goal.
FENTON • Stylish or not, Tyler Goede was glad to fulfill his role Wednesday on a set piece.
BALLWIN • Those rash moments from Mitchell Lacy? Perhaps he's just trying to make up for lost time.
FENTON • Chris Kappler decided to gamble.
FENTON • Webster Groves junior midfielder Maddie Pokorny is among the area point leaders for a good reason.
FENTON • The Parkway West boys soccer team added another layer to its historic fall season.
IMPERIAL • The most dangerous part of the Summit boys soccer team's arsenal was on display at Seckman on Monday.
TOWN AND COUNTRY • Dan Legters was beside himself.
Suburban South 2013 all-conference girls soccer team:
EUREKA • Taylor Schneider wasn’t sure where the ball hit her. All she knows is it caught a piece of her before it rolled across the goal line.
Welcome to ‘Shutdown Island’ – otherwise known as the defensive corps of the Summit girls soccer team.
FENTON • Maddie Pokorny looked at Chris Allen and told him it was time.
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.
KIRKWOOD • Krista McMahan only needs a sliver of space to break your heart and burn your goalkeeper.
Chris Kappler had never been so happy with a draw.
COLUMBIA, Ill. • Some freshmen, especially those who earn a starting spot on a veteran squad, can be intimidated by their surroundings.
FENTON • With just under 15 minutes to play Tuesday night at Summit, the Parkway Central soccer team was up two goals and in control.
If defense truly does pave the way to championships, the Summit soccer team is definitely one to keep an eye on this postseason.
FENTON • Going down by a goal at Rockwood Summit, with standout Sean Clancy in the nets, usually spells disaster for a visiting team.
FENTON • The De Smet soccer team got the break -- and the goal -- it needed late in a 1-0 victory Thursday evening at Summit.
In the eyes of some coaches, 5-foot-10 Sean Clancy started out as that "other" goalie.
Suburban South 2012 all-conference girls soccer team:
EUREKA • A day after sewing up the Suburban West Conference title, the Eureka girls soccer team got pushed to the limit on Friday.
WEBSTER GROVES • For Nerinx Hall's Haylye Markway, it was the perfect end to her Senior Day soccer game.
O'FALLON, Mo. • The Summit soccer team played the role of giant killer to near-perfection Thursday evening, handing host St. Dominic its first loss of the season.
FENTON • For someone who normally comes off the bench, Tess Wemhoener sure looked pretty comfortable in the Cor Jesu starting lineup Tuesday at Summit.
FENTON • Summit's Courtney Battelle saw an opening and she capitalized.
FENTON • Summit’s Kali Thomas started the new season Monday much the same way as she ended the last one -- applying her patented, finishing touch.
Suburban South 2011 all-conference boys soccer team:
OAKVILLE • Rain, rain go away? Not if you’re an Oakville Tiger.
BALLWIN • Summit didn't have the most scoring opportunities nor did it maintain the most possession in Thursday's Class 3 District 8 championship game at Parkway West.
FENTON • The door to the district championship has been opened. Now the Summit boys soccer team just hopes it can be the one to walk through it.
HAZELWOOD • Not many teams can boast of winning two tournaments in three days.
CHESTERFIELD • “We were living right tonight,’’ Parkway Central soccer coach John Theobald said. “We were opportunistic, that’s for sure.’’
If the talk had been a little more subtle, Taylor Wakeland might not have heard the whispers. The projections, the guesses, the I'm-not-too-sures would have just been background noise.
FENTON • Penalty kicks do not bother Eureka’s Ali Wallner, and she proved as much Monday evening.
FENTON • For a team that still is finding its way offensively, a pair of Suburban South Conference wins have been a nice shot in the arm for the Rockwood Summit Falcons.
O'FALLON, Mo. • While the weather conditions Wednesday on the artificial turf at St. Dominic were more conducive to a speed skater than a soccer player with ultra fast wet turf, one member of the Francis Howell Central girls soccer team saw it for what it was.
FENTON • Summit junior Nicole Keeve converted a penalty kick midway through the second half Thursday evening as the host Falcons knocked off Lindbergh 1-0 in the title game of the Hazelwood Central Tournament.