Monday, March 15, 2010

 Tough Weekend at Home....

On Saturday March 13 in the rain & wind at the Overland Park Soccer Complex, the U18s took on FC Milwaukee. The squad was hit by injuries & illness and for both games this weekend they had to make do with only 3 outfield substitutes. It was a hard fought game, in poor weather conditions & neither team could find the net. FC Milwaukee had quite a few good opportunities especially in the 2nd half but failed to put their chances away & although the KC Wizards Juniors fought hard against a strong FC Milwaukee team, the game finished in a 0-0 tie.

The game on Sunday March 14 against Sockers FC had way more action with the Wizards going up by a goal from Patrick Foglio on the 41st minute. He beat the defender wide on the right & cut in & drilled home a low shot into the left hand corner. Rodney Mays had to go off injured from a groin strain and at half time we were 1-0 up. Without 3 key defenders, we struggled in the 2nd half & the Sockers FC scored about 6 minutes in equalizing from a free kick. The Sockers then went on to get a 2nd goal before we equalized with a powerful Michael Oakley header from a corner by Patrick Foglio. With a few minutes remaining, Sockers FC kept the pressure on & it paid off for them when they snatched a 3rd goal. Shortly thereafter, Patrick Foglio had a great left footed effort from 20 yards out that went inches over the crossbar. Unfortunately time ran out for the KC Wizards Juniors & the game finished with a disappointing 3-2 loss!

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