WSA Winnipeg lose season opener

1-0 at St. Louis

Article by Greg Nordman • May 17, 2015 

St. Louis, Missouri: WSA Winnipeg took to the road for their 5th season opener. Losing a heartbreaker to the St. Louis Lions 1 - 0 on a perfect day for football at Tony Glavin Park.

After a scoreless first half the Lions got a fortunate break in the 51st minute. WSA keeper, Josh Partaker, spilled a high cross from St. Louis winger Lee Dean that some how found its way to the net. For the next 39 minutes the Wolf pack pressured the Lions.

Halftime substitute Tobias Hyrich-Krueger played a key part using his speed to cause the St. Louis defenders all sorts of trouble. At the 80th minute WSA "Man of the Match" Kyle Hiebert played a perfect ball to substitute Ivan Borka. Borka broke to the box and was fouled on his way to goal. Unfortunately St. Louis's keeper Casey Clark guessed right and saved Borka's penalty kick. The score remained 1-0.

With time running down, Clark would make fabulous saves on Aaron Hidalgo-Mazzei and Hamza Mustapha to retain the clean sheet. Our Manitoba boys are now off to Springfield in search of their first win in the young 2015 season.