AC ST. LOUIS SUFFER 4-2 LOSS IN AUSTIN
ST. LOUIS, MO (September 25, 2010) – AC St. Louis, playing in the USSF Division 2 Pro League, dropped a 4-2 decision to the Austin Aztex on Saturday night in Austin, Texas. Gauchinho and Luke Kreamalmeyer netted goal’s for St. Louis in a game filled with injuries and some inspired play from the St. Louis side.
“This, despite the result, was a really good effort from our club,” stated Head Coach Dale Schilly. “To fall behind 2-0 and be able to come back and tie the game up before halftime show’s just how much character and determination this team has. I was very happy with their effort tonight.”
Austin ran out to an early 2-0 lead on goals in the 15th and 29th minutes, but St. Louis was able to claw back into the match with a 35th minute goal by Gauchinho off a rebound. Gauchinho would then turn playmaker, as he set up winger Luke Kreamalmeyer for his fifth goal of the season in the 40th minute.
Austin commanded the second half with an early 50th minute goal, and a score in extra time. By that point St. Louis was riddled with injuries as Troy Cole, Zach Bauer, Jack Traynor, Mike Ambersley, and Brad Stisser all encountered problems.
“The injuries just made run out of juice in the second half,” said Schilly. “The pace of the first half was as fast as we have seen and played all year. We certainly made our chances and could have been up as much as 3-0 early on. Austin then scores on their first two chances. I hate losing, but I am happy with this performance. It was a hell of game.”
AC St. Louis next returns home on Saturday, October 2, against the Rochester Rhinos for their season finale, which will be Fan Appreciation Night. Tickets for the match are still available. Call 1-888-STL-GOAL or visit www.ac-stlouis.com.
ABOUT AC ST. LOUIS
AC St. Louis will play its first year of professional soccer in the USSF Division 2 Pro League in 2010. The team was formally launched in November of 2009. AC St. Louis will play their home games at The Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park in suburban St. Louis. For information call 1-888-STL-GOAL.