Undefeated Eagles win CYC tourney

Columbia soccer players Jake Bridges (23) and Riley Hubler crash the net during last Wednesday’s CYC tourney match against Triad. (Pam Keeven photo)

The magical season continues for the Columbia soccer team, which won the Walsh Division of the 63rd annual CYC Bob Guelker Memorial Soccer Tournament on Friday night.

The still unbeaten Eagles are now 16-0-2 on the season following the 3-0-1 tourney showing. Following a 0-0 tie last Monday with Timberland, Columbia took down Clayton last Tuesday, Triad last Wednesday, and Farmington for the title on Friday.

Columbia has outscored its opponents 58-6 this season.

Riley Hubler and Brennen vanBreusegen scored goals and goalkeeper Jon Kuebler made five saves in the 2-0 win over Clayton.

In the 3-1 takedown of Triad, Sam Spivey notched two goals, the second coming in the 67th minute on a flip throw-in from Mika Peters. 

On Friday, Hubler scored a first half goal on an assist from Jake Bridges and the Eagles held on for the 1-0 win. Kuebler made six saves for his 12th shutout of the season. He has a .934 save percentage overall.

Hubler leads the team in scoring with 18 goals and three assists, followed by Alex Barton with eight goals and 11 assists and Spivey with nine goals and three assists.

Columbia hosted Freeburg on Tuesday, will be at Marquette on Wednesday, and will host Salem on Thursday.

Gibault is 9-4-2 on the season following a couple of recent wins. 

The Hawks won at Granite City on Thursday, 5-0. Zack Gillan scored two goals and Karson Huels, Logan Doerr and Ryan Swindle netted the other scores.

On Saturday, Gibault won 8-0 at Oerter Park over Metro-East Lutheran. Huels and Dylan Altadonna each netted hat tricks in the victory.

The Hawks will battle Catholic rival Althoff in a match at GCS Ballpark in Sauget this Thursday at 5 p.m. Gibault will host Alton on Saturday at 12:45 p.m.

Waterloo (9-8) got back in the win column Monday following an 0-3 showing in the CYC tourney.

Caden Gordon, Brandon Schad, Hayden Reese and Jake Elsing each scored goals in a 4-0 victory at home over Mater Dei on Monday.

The Bulldogs dropped matches against Lindbergh, Mehlville and Saint Louis University High in the tourney last week.

Gordon now has 10 goals and six assists this season.

Waterloo hopes to remain undefeated in Mississippi Valley Conference play, as it hosted Jerseyville on Tuesday and will host Mascoutah this coming Tuesday.

Valmeyer (4-9) lost 3-1 at Breese Central on Monday. Cole Juelfs scored the goal for the Pirates.

On Thursday, Valmeyer dropped a 5-3 contest at Wesclin. Andrew Whipple continued his impressive season on the soccer pitch with two goals. Juelfs added the other goal.

Valmeyer played at Lebanon on Tuesday and will host Metro-East Lutheran on Wednesday.

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