Everyone Slips, First Team Slides - 10/19 Recaps

First Team

The Kickers first team failed to convert a number of chances in the first half in the heavy rains on Sunday evening at St. John's University. Down 1-0 in the second half, the Kickers ran out of gas against a disciplined and patient Pancyprian Freedom team and ultimately lost 3-0.

Second Team

The Kickers reserves won a thrilling 2-1 win in the ridiculous conditions at St. John's University, holding off Pancyprian Freedom for the majority of the game and finding a late winner.

Over-30 Premier

The weather was the great equalizer as the Kickers were unable to play their typical ball control game. Khouri Mullings scored a PK in the 20th, but Megas pounced on the loose ball in the box and equalize shortly after. Marko Loncar scored a brilliant strike in the 30th minute, and again Megas found a strike of their own inside the penalty area to equalize before half. Khouri Mullings scored his second PK in the 50th minute, and Megas, yet again, pounced on a rebound in the 65th minute, and the game ended 3-3.

Over-30 Legends

Kickers Legends showed up thin against the #2 team in the other division and played competitively for the first half, missing an opportunity to take the lead when an open goal chance was tapped over the cross bar from two feet out. That missed opportunity would be punished in the second half when a miscommunication by the center backs resulted in the opposing striker getting behind the defense and slot home the opening goal for America FC 1927. Kickers Legends pressed and missed another opportunity in the goalmouth in the slick conditions, as well as hitting the bar twice. A soft penalty call on a collision in the box gave them an PK, which they converted, and ran away with the 2-0 win. Kickers Legends stay on top of the Division despite dropping points.