The KC Pace, pursuing a third straight State Title, moved into the Final with their 5-1 win over the St Louis SC – Poe squad this afternoon. While St Louis scored an early goal to take the initial lead, it was the Pace that were more opportunistic on the day. Across the parking lot, Scott Gallagher got past Lou Fusz Popovic by a 1-0 margin, setting up tomorrow’s final. Game time is 7:30 pm.
Worth noting are the final moments many of the boys, girls, their families and friends are facing as teams reach their natural conclusion. Pictured above are a pair of boys who spent five years in the Lou Fusz organization as teammates until as true U19’s, four of them joined the STLSC Poe squad for one more year of play. With today’s loss comes the soccer equivalent of an ’empty-nest’. Some will play in college, others are headed to club teams at their college of choice. New opportunities await. I’m looking forward to seeing what all of them will accomplish and I’ll remember fondly the results they’ve already achieved, and shared, with all of us. Good luck!
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