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Soccer wins in penalty kicks, volleyball stays undefeated and dominant

Weekly Sports Update Sept. 4 – 10
Sydney Schott
Embracing each other, seniors Daxton Shawke and goalkeeper Jack Burkhardt celebrate their win against Timberland. In the win, the Lancers had to go to penalty kicks to settle the score,

Boys Cross Country

The Lancers raced at the Stan Nelson Invitational, Sept. 9. Senior Dillon Cronin placed 14th, and the team placed 11th. They will race at the Festus Bowles Invitational Sept. 16.

Girls Cross Country

The Lady Lancers participated in the Forest Park Invitational, with senior Ashley Rinkenberger placing 13th. They will race at the Festus Bowles Invitational Sept. 16.

 Field Hockey

The Lady Lancers played against MICDS and Webster Groves last week. They lost against MICDS 8-2, Sept. 5. They turned that loss around, however, when playing against Webster Groves, winning 8-0, Sept. 6. Senior Olivia Williams with her assist and three goals helped Lafayette lead the game. They will play Eureka on Sept. 13, at home, and Parkway West on Sept. 14, away.


The Lancers beat Riverview Gardens 39-6, Sept. 8. Senior Zae Jones had both a receiving and rushing touchdown. The Lancers will have their away game against Northwest Cedar Hill Sept. 15.

Girls Golf

The Lady Lancers beat Ladue 164-167, Sept. 5. Junior Addy Surber was the match medalist for that game. They continued with their winnings by placing 4th as a team at the Lindbergh Tournament, Sept. 6. Surber finished at 2nd place, and junior Lila Dantuono finished at 12th place with a best of 83. During the Illinois-Missouri River Challenge, Surber, shooting a 79, and Dantuono, with a shot of 89, both contributed to Missouri winning the event. The Lancers have two games this week. They will play against Rockwood Summit Sept. 12 and Eureka Sept. 13.

Boys Soccer

The Lancers were undefeated last week. They won 2-1 against Timberland in penalty kicks, Sept. 6. They also won 3-1 at MICDS with junior James Kolb scoring a brace, Sept. 7. The Lancers have three games all at home this week. First, Sept. 11, they will play Pattonville, and the next day they will go against Parkway South. Against Lindbergh, they will play Sept. 14. 

Boys Swimming & Diving

With two wins this week, the Lancers’ overall record is at 3-1. The Lancers beat Eureka in the Battle of 109, 131-54, Sept. 5. The Lancers got their second win of the week against Francis Howell, 129-56, Sept. 7.  The Lancers will play in two more meets this week—one against Chaminade and Ladue, Sept. 12, and against Parkway West, Sept. 14. 

Girls Tennis

The Lady Lancers had a three games last week, beating all their opponents. They won against Rockwood rivals Summit and Marquette, 9-0, on Sept. 5 and 7. Then they traveled to Fort Zumwalt West and beat them as wekk , Sept. 8. They have only lost once this season. The Lady Lancers will travel to MICDS on Sept. 11 and play Clayton Sept. 14. On Sept. 12, they will play in the Parkway West Doubles Tournament. Then they will play in the Alton Invitational, Sept. 16.

Girls Volleyball

With a 10-0 record, the Lady Lancers, defending State champions, went on a winning streak this week. On Sept. 6, the Lady Lancers swept St. Joseph’s 3-0. However, the majority of their wins came in the Rockwood Invitational. They played Jackson, Blue Springs, Rock Bridge, St. James, Liberty North and Kickapoo. They swept every team besides Kickapoo, who the Lady Lancers beat in the State championship last year. Also notable, they swept St. James, ranked 17th in the nation in girls volleyball. Hoping to continue their dominant start, the Lady Lancers will play Eureka away and Parkway West at home on Sept. 13 and 14 respectively. 


Going undefeated this week, the Lady Lancers beat Fox 15-0 and Parkway South 7-1, on Sept. 6 and 7, respectively. The Lady Lancers will travel to Hillsboro Sept. 11. The rest of their games this week will be in the Suburban Softball Showdown in the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex. They will face Summit, Incarnate Word and Webster Groves. They could play Sept. 14 depending on performance. They will finish off their week with a game against Northwest, Sept. 15. 

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Eshwar Murali, News Sports Editor
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