Republic forced overtime with just eight seconds remaining in regulation, but a sudden-death goal allowed Ozark to escape with a 3-2 victory at Republic Tuesday. The teams hurried through 98 minutes of play, shortening halftime and the breaks between overtime periods to finish the game ahead of an approaching lightning
Through about 60 minutes, Republic and Nixa played like two of the best girls soccer teams in the Central Ozark Conference. From there, it didn’t go so well for the Lady Tigers. The Lady Tigers gave up the go-ahead goal in a 2-2 tie about midway through the second half.
#00, Makenzie Chastain was escorted by Ronald and Jennifer Chastain. Makenzie is a goalie and has played soccer at Republic for four years. She has a 3.7 GPA and also participates in the A+ Program, National Honor Society, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Makenzie plans to attend Ozarks Technical Community
The Lady Tigers celebrated their seniors on a chilly night at Republic, but it was a freshman who handled the bulk of the scoring. Jaiden Gibbs scored two of Republic’s three goals in a 3-1 win over conference rival Webb City. Anna Jones––one of nine seniors honored by Republic before
After their worst defensive performance of the year, the Lady Tigers were back to their old selves in a 2-0 win at Joplin. The win ended a two-game losing skid for Republic, who had lost 2-1 to Kickapoo last week, then had given up four goals in a 4-2 loss
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