St. Vincent girls soccer won its second-ever state title with a 2-1 victory over Summit Christian Academy in the Class 1 state championship contest Thursday.
Lauren Carron had the game-winning goal and added an assist, and the Indians (20-5-1) held on for the victory.
Cannon's decisive goal was a header off a Jenna Winkler corner kick with 18 minutes remaining.
Summit Christian (24-4) struck first with a fourth-minute goal from Kassi Ginther. St. Vincent responded with a goal six minutes later, as Kalli Seabaugh headed a pass from Cannon pass the Eagles goalkeeper.
The game remained tied until Cannon's second-half tally.
St. Vincent also won a Class 1 title in 2009 and were the second Southeast Missouri team to win a girls soccer title Thursday. The Indians join Notre Dame, who won the Class 2 state title with a 2-1 overtime victory over Springfield Catholic.
Check out our story on the connections between the two programs.
Thanks to a golden goal from Megan Heisserer, Notre Dame girls soccer won its first state championship Thursday with a 2-1 overtime victory over Springfield Catholic in the Class 2 title game.
Heisserer's goal in the 91st minute ended the game and avenged Notre Dame's own defeat of the season. The Bulldogs (23-1) lost to Springfield Catholic (20-5-2) during the regular season.
This was the Bulldogs' second title game appearance. They were runners-up in 2013.
HALF: Notre Dame 1, Springfield Catholic 1
The scoreboard reflects the play on the field after a mostly even first half.
The Irish took the upper hand early, in the fifth minute, as Kaleia Huttenlocher dribbled into the box and lifted a shot into the top, left corner for a 1-0 advantage.
The Bulldogs answered in the 11th minute, when Shelby Bauwens picked up the loose ball on her own blocked free kick and finished her second shot to tie things at 1.
The two sides traded waves of attacking pressure after that.
At halftime, Springfield Catholic leads in shots, 7-5. Notre Dame has more corner kicks, 5-1.
Notre Dame's starting 11 and formation:
Springfield Catholic's starting 11 and formation:
Welcome back to our coverage of the MSHSAA Girls Soccer State Championships.
Today features the Class 1 and Class 2 state championships, following wins for both St. Vincent and Notre Dame in state semifinals yesterday.
You can read about St. Vincent's dramatic victory over Principia HERE.
You can read about Notre Dame's dispatching of four-time reigning state champion Duchesne HERE.
First up today, at 2 p.m., is the Class 2 title matchup between Notre Dame and Springfield Catholic.
Springfield Catholic (20-4-2) defeated St. Pius X (Kansas City) 3-1 on Wednesday.
The two teams met once earlier this season, on April 27 in the Notre Dame Showcase. The Irish handed the Bulldogs their only loss all season, after which Springfield Catholic coach Ben Timson said he'd relish a rematch with ND. You can read about that game HERE.
This is just the second title-game appearance for Notre Dame, which has never won a state championship in girls soccer. It's runner-up finish came in 2003.
If you're just joining us, you can read the Bulldogs' final four preview HERE.
In the final game of the day, St. Vincent will challenge Summit Christian Academy in the Class 1 finale at 4 p.m.
Summit Christian (24-3) defeated Fatima 5-0 on Wednesday and is led by Missouri's all-time goal leader, senior Kassi Ginther.
St. Vincent's last appearance in a championship game was 2011, when it finished as runner-up. The Indians lone title came in 2009.
You can read about the Indians' road to this point HERE.
One of the players on that 2009 squad was Kayla Seabaugh, whose younger sister Kalli got the game-winner in Wednesday's semifinal. Kayla is an assistant coach with Springfield Catholic and will have a shot at the Class 2 title today as a coach.