Springfield SC – 1
KC Blaze Velocity – 2
In the final weekend of play for the MRL First Division, the local boys fell to the KC squad that is currently in the middle of the table with them. After a scoreless first half, the Blaze got a pair of goals in 10 minutes early in the second half from Conner Parrish (St Pius X) to gain the lead on the hosts. Springfield pushed up and scored a goal midway through the second half, by Austin Hart (Glendale) as he collected a loose ball in the box following a throw-in and dribbled across the face of the six yard box before slipping it inside the far upright. The team was unable to get a tying goal and only avoided a larger margin due a pair of quality saves by goalkeeper Levi Millsap (Catholic).
The team is made up of boys from Glendale, Kickapoo, Catholic, Carthage, Joplin, New Covenant, Marshfield, Willard from the names I recognize. Coached by Mike Seabolt (Missouri State), the league is invitation only and offers a high level of competition against teams from Chicago, St Louis, Kansas City and Springfield, IL.
There are three more games on Sunday for anyone interested in seeing the level of play, all at Cooper Soccer Complex at Lake Country Soccer.
9:00 am – KC Blaze Velocity (MO) vs Lou Fusz-Red (MO)
9:00 am – Springfield SC 92/93 (MO) vs KC Fusion Dowling (KS)
2:00 pm – Springfield SC 92/93 (MO) vs Lou Fusz-Red (MO)
The games against Lou Fusz are always entertaining, considering a 2pm afternoon in the beautiful weather.
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