AC Falls to Rochester 2-1

ST. LOUIS, MO (May 8, 2010) – AC St. Louis, playing in the USSF Division 2 Pro League, dropped their fifth game of the season Saturday night with a 2-1 loss in Rochester. AC St. Louis’ season record now stands at 1-5-0.

AC St. Louis kept the Rhinos off the scoreboard until late in the first half. The St. Louis defense failed to completely clear out a ball from their own penalty area and Rochester made them pay. A header at the edge of the 18-yard box was flicked to Anthony Hamilton by Tyler Rosenlund. Hamilton’s effort from seven yards out cleanly beat Alec Dufty. St. Louis had gone nearly four halves, two games, without conceding a goal until that point.

St. Louis came out strong in the second half. Defender Dillon Barna took a free kick from behind midfield in the 49th minute. Barna’s effort took a bounce, went over Scott Vallow’s head, and went into the goal to tie the game up 1-1. The goal was the first of Barna’s professional career.

St. Louis was once again the victim of a late goal that would cost them a chance at some valuable points. Rochester’s Ryan Heins took a ball from Darren Spicer, both second half substitutes, and blasted the ball in the back of the net past Dufty in the 74th minute to give the Rhinos a 2-1 lead.

AC St. Louis returns home for a May 22 match against the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Tickets are still available and can be obtained by calling 1-888-STL-GOAL, or by visiting www.ac-stlouis.com.

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