The Sporting STL match Sunday against Rise SC offered a display of their offensive and defensive skills as the team took a 4-0 lead before giving up a late goal on a break down the left side by Rise and a nice shot into the upper corner. This came after Sporting offered a fine display themselves with a pair of direct kick goals for a 2-0 halftime lead. Sporting STL 2005 Girls Academy Defeat Rise SC
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The direct kicks were taken by Olivia Baca and Kylie Anderson. Baca’s came from just outside the box on the far side, well measured into the wind and falling just under the crossbar. Kylie’s was similar in both style and result although it came from 19 yards out along the top of the box. Again eluding the GK and under the crossbar.
The second half saw goals from Anderson (her second) and Gabby Starman, in the orange pre-wrap and big smile, for the final margin.
A look at the lineup Sunday shows a 4-1-2-3 system with the three midfielders arranged in the triangle. The team is benefiting from an influx of players from Lou Fusz that originated with the Geerling squad that reached the National Final in 2019. Taken over by David Critchley for 2020, seven players followed Cal McKee when he joined Sporting STL late last Spring to play for Cal and HC Dan Donigan. That includes Anna Pagano, Caitlin Smith, Morgan Struttmann, Mia Martin, Jessica Dodd, Kylie Anderson and Meegan Randall. All saw significant playing time Sunday.
I’ll take a look later this week at the current standings for the two Girls Academy programs locally – Lou Fusz and Sporting STL – and where things stand across the six age groups (U13-U18/19). If you are a fan of derby games, the two programs will face off Sunday November 7 at Sportport International across all of the age groups. Also the last home game remaining. It’s on my calendar although which two age groups I shoot is still to be determined 🙂
I’m working on completing this but it takes some time cross-referencing with my database. Feel free to contact Ole with updates or corrections. Current list is from memory and I think I’ll discover some of these players are dual rostered and getting more of their playing time with a different Sporting STL team. Feel free to fill me in!
|1||Jordan Hollingsworth||GK||St. Dominic||2023|
|14||Caitlin Smith||St. Dominic||2023|
|26||Mia Martin*||11||St. Joe||2023|
|28||Riley Hill||2 3 5||Nerinx||2024|
|5||Anna Pagano*||5||Notre Dame||2023|
|6||Sami Roggenkamp||3||St. Dominic||2024|
|8||Katie Stuckel||St. Joe||2024|
The position numbers can be found in the graphic below
US Soccer Player position and number system, via @CarmelFCHQ
Sporting STL 2005 Girls Academy Defeat Rise SC