Lou Fusz Athletic opened its inaugural Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) season this past weekend with a set of Kansas City opponents. After an undefeated campaign last summer in the WPSL U21 league, the LFA roster consisting of 37 NCAA Student-Athletes and 27 LFA homegrown players, looks to make a name for themselves in the senior league.
On Saturday, May 27th, KC Courage (2-0-1), who recently joined the WPSL after a successful past in the United Women’s Soccer League, hosted LFA in a hard-fought match. The two teams battled back and forth until KC Courage’s Aya Saiki stole the win with a 90th-minute clean-up off a rebounded save by LFA Keeper Zoe Lintner.
After a heartbreaking loss, LFA looked to bounce back on Sunday with a match against Kansas City Scott Gallagher WPSL. KCSG’s Reiss Wood put one up early off a free kick outside of the box. LFA quickly responded with a goal by Rider University forward and LFA Alumna, Logan Racine. SIUE Defender Ashlyn Nichols found Racine behind KCSG’s defense as she calmly brought the aerial ball down to her feet and past the keeper. However, moments before halftime KCSG’s Emma Thurston doubled their score.
LFA’s offense led by Logan Racine, Gracie English, and Naomi Ferguson looked to find the equalizer in the second half but couldn’t find the back of the net. Despite having several quality chances, the squad ended the weekend with a 1-3 loss.
Lou Fusz Athletic WPSL is back in action this Friday, June 2nd, as they host cross-town rivals St. Louis Scott Gallagher WPSL in this season’s home opener. The game will be held at the Lou Fusz Training Center Bermuda fields at 7:00 pm in Earth City, Missouri. Any Lou Fusz Athletic player wearing a LFA jersey will receive free admission at all home games!
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