Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Warriors out; Knights Move to Quarters

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Warriors out; Knights Move to Quarters

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The St. Charles West High soccer team was the picture of frustration Thursday evening.

Playing in the state sectionals at Anheuser-Busch Conference and Sports Centre, the Lady Warriors did everything they wanted to do.

Except win. Despite being outplayed much of the game and by a wide margin in the second half, Visitation Academy came up with a late goal to lift the Vivettes past West 2-1. Visitation (15-8) went on to play in the quarterfinals Saturday night against Nerinx Hall. West finished 19-6-2. "I can't fault the effort and I can't fault the way we played," West coach Mark Olwig said. "Going in, I was a little worried about how we'd do on the (artificial) turf. But we adjusted well. We controlled play and at times, we really knocked the ball around. We created some excellent scoring chances and we never quit. "But we just couldn't put the ball in the net." Olwig continued: "It was just a hard-luck game for us. We ran into a hot goalie (Kristen Aubuchon) - that was the difference. She made three point-blank stops in the second half that most goalies wouldn't have touched. "It just wasn't our night." With about 13 minutes to play, West's Dana Schulte made a slick touch-pass to Lindy Filla. But Filla, who wasn't quite ready for the pass, was unable to make connections as the ball rolled by the open net. Less than a minute later, Visitation was on the attack when a West clearing attempt deflected off a Vivette player and ended up at the feet of freshman Tara Morgan. Morgan moved in alone and beat goalie Jill Kowalczyk for what proved to be the game-winning goal. "We were outplayed; we felt lucky to be tied at halftime and we were even luckier to come out on top," Vivettes coach Tom Fernandez said. "But that's soccer." Earlier this season, West best Visitation 3-0. Thursday's victory marked the third time this season that the Vivettes have come back to avenge an earlier loss. They did the same to St. John's and Ursuline. …

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