A pre-season friendly at St. Dominic as part of the Renaud event, the 2001 (U17’s, sophomore and juniors) girls are close to being ready. The Thorn’s, assuming this was the White squad, are preparing for the upcoming Midwest Regional League as well as the SLYSA Premier Division. Missouri Rush Nero will compete in the SLYSA Championship Division this Fall.
PHOTO GALLERY – Missouri Rush Nero v Missouri Thorns
I’ve been more interested in getting to know the teams and less concerned with the scores but Friday’s was 2-0 for Thorns, both on direct kick goals that are worth noting, one in each half.
Both came from 30+ yards out and were placed just under the crossbar. Taylor Kirkpatrick (Howell) came up from her central defensive role to score the first one. Madeline “Maddy” Schrader (Battle) matched Taylor’s effort with one of her own.
There was a PK stop by Rush that kept the game close in the second half, as Talia Sinclair (Pattonville) guessed correctly and did a great job of getting down and controlling the shot. Video of the save can be seen below.