One of several games I covered at the Rush Show Me Showdown on Sunday, the 2003 (U16) Girls group game between the Missouri Rush Premier and Nero girls would determine who advanced to the Final. The Nero girls ended up advancing via penalty kicks following a scoreless draw between the two teams, their first meeting besides some preseason scrimmages. 2003 Girls: Missouri Rush Nero over Rush Premier in Penalty Kicks
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I’m posting this now and will add game commentary by Wednesday morning, off to a High School game tonight. In the meantime, listen to my post-game conversation with Head Coach Michael Barnfield. The team went on to face Gateway Rush in the Final and won 2-1 for the title after losing 0-1 to Gateway in a group game on Saturday as they played four games in two days. I also have some video of the penalty kick shootout, won 4-3 by Nero, to add to this report.
Link to PK save and celebration for Rush Nero
INTERVIEW: Mike Barefield post-game