By Mark Jurgena
After wrapping up their third consecutive Southwestern Conference championship in the last three seasons, the Collinsville High School soccer team finished last week with two matches to fine-tune themselves for the postseason.
They split their contests, falling 2-1 at O’Fallon on October 11th and beating Granite City 4-0 on October 13th at Kahok Stadium.
Their final regular season tally is 16-3-2 for the regular season with a 9-1 mark in SWC play.
CHS squared off with Quincy in the semifinals of the Collinsville Class 3A Regional last night however results were unavailable at press time.
If Collinsville wins, they will play for the regional title Saturday evening at 5 p.m. against the winner of the other semifinal game between Edwardsville and Alton.
The Kahoks are the No.1 seed in the sectional complex.
Collinsville won its final regular season contest over traditional rival Granite City by a 4-0 count in Collinsville.
The Kahoks were led by two goals from Adam Reiniger, his 21st and 22nd of the season. Bryson Bode and Gavin Chrisman each added a goal for Collinsville.
Nick Horras was in goal for CHS. he collected his seventh shutout of the season in the contest.
Collinsville traveled to O’Fallon to wrap up their SWC season and had their 18-game conference winning streak snapped as they fell to the Panthers 2-1.
Jimmy Crowder scored the lone goal for Collinsville from about ten yards out. His late 1st half goal knotted the score going into the half.
However, O’Fallon scored the game-winner late in the 2nd half.
Collinsville slipped some in the STLhighschoolSPORTS.com rankings of late. According to the latest poll released on October 12th, the Kahoks dropped from No. 2 in the Metro Area to the #4 ranking.
Webster Groves, Mo. dropped from No. 1 to No. 3 in the same poll.
Neither team dropped a contest in the previous week.
St. Louis University High was the new No.1 team while St. Louis DeSmet slid into the No. 2 spot in the polls.
Collinsville is listed at No. 3 according to the Gateway Sports Venue rankings. That poll came out on Monday.
Webster Groves is listed at No. 1 with SLUH coming in at No. 2.
Should Collinsville win the regional title Saturday evening, they will play in the sectional Tuesday