November 8, Boys Postseason Blog #7 : MO Soccer Blog

November 8, Boys Postseason Blog #7

by Admin on 11/08/23

November 8, Boys Postseason Blog #7

The field is set!

Two beautiful nights in early November finalized the field of 32 with six games over Monday and Tuesday.

On Monday, C3 D6 #3 Springfield Central pulled off a stunner, knocking out #1 Webb City 2-1. Central entered the district tournament on a seven-game losing streak and had won only three of its last 18 matches, but rattled off three straight district wins to advance to a quarter vs. Springfield Catholic Saturday.

Monday also saw C4 D4 #1 Liberty (Wentzville) hang on in a 1-0 elimination of #2 St. Dominic. Liberty will see John Burroughs next.

In C4 D5, #3 Nixa scored just minutes into the opening half, but #1 Ozark responded with three strikes in the next 20 minutes to advance. Ozark will host #1 Rockhurst Saturday.

Very little drama in the other three matches as the top seeds all won 4-0.

On Monday In Fatima C1 D4 #1 Father Tolton took out #2 Missouri Military Academy, while #1 Orchard Farm cruised past #2 St. Charles in C2 D3 play.

Tuesday’s lone match saw C2 D5 undefeated #1 Logan-Rogersville erupt for four first half goals in a rout over #2 Bolivar. L-R had topped Bolivar twice in the regular season, both by one goal, but this one was decided early.

After 191 matches in all four classes, eight district winners in each class have advanced. A look at some of the numbers:

Overall winners:
1st seed - 19
2nd - 6
3rd - 3
4th - 2
5th - 2

Class 1 winners (4 private, 4 public):
#1 seeds - 6 (DuBourg*, Metro, Maryville, Duchesne*, Father Tolton*, Stover)
#2 seeds - 2 (College Heights*, Laquey)

Class 2 winners (2 private*, 6 public):
#1 seeds - 5 (Westminster Christian*, Harrisonville, Excelsior Springs, Orchard Farm, Logan-Rogersville)
#2 seeds - 1 (Affton)
#3 seeds - 1 (Fulton)
#4 seeds - 1 (Sacred Heart*)

Class 3 winners (1 private*, 7 public):
#1 seeds - 3 (Farmington, Rockwood Summit, East (KC))
#2 seeds - 1 (Springfield Catholic*)
#3 seeds -1 (Springfield Central)
#4 seeds - 1 (Van Horn)
#5 seeds - 2 (Ladue, Ft. Zumwalt South) Note: these two will play in a quarter, so one will be a final four team.

Class 4 winners (3 private*, 5 public):
#1 seeds - 5 (Rock Bridge, Park Hill South, Liberty (Wentzville), Ozark, Rockhurst*)
#2 seeds - 2 (John Burroughs*, Lindbergh)
#3 seeds - 1 (CBC*)

District seeding were accurate 146/191 (76%) of the time.

MO Soccer Power Rankings were accurate 146/191 (76%) of the time.

The average upset loss using the MPR was .4092

There were 13 upsets with a MPR score difference over .5. The largest upset, based on MPR, was STEAM’s 5-3 win over Soldan (+1.80).

Coming up over the next few days…an UPDATED (including playoff games) MPR of the remaining teams, quarterfinal previews and more…

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