Springfield Spirit – 10
Springfield Demize – 9
In our own little border war with the Spirit (IL), the Demize charged back from a 5-1 half time deficit on Saturday, outscoring the visiting Spirit 8-5 but never catching their rivals. It was a lively game, especially in the second half, as Brett Thomas lifted his teammates up on his back and attempted to get the win. While scoring only one goal himself, his drive and effort charged up his teammates and created opportunities. Goals were scored either on strong shots taken outside the box or from the side as the Demize were able to get three forward and create a man-advantage.
Unfortunately, the defense was unable to hold off the Spirit who featured a pair of physically strong and imposing players who also showed strong capabilities at holding the ball and getting into scoring position themselves. Twice the Demize gave up goals shortly after scoring when attackers gave up the ball in the midfield. A quick counter-attack and the momentum was stalled.
Goal scorers during the game were:
Season results saw the team finish 4-5, third of five teams in the Division with a goals against differential of -12 which was primarily fueled by the 5-25 difference in two games with the Kansas City Kings, the defending champions.