It’s the day of reckoning. The St. Frances Cabrini 5th/6th grade, “crusader division” soccer team faces its first test of the young season, with an SJA tournament game against St. Ambrose. It’s the Mini-U.N. of Cabrini vs. St. Ambrose’s Children of Italia. Will pluck save the day? Can goals rain down from the heavens – or will it just rain? Can the coach think less about this encounter than the players?
All will be revealed at the friendly confines of Arsenal Park, this afternoon, 5:30 p.m. kickoff. Updates, of course, will be coming as soon as possible, for all concerned parties.
(Result: Cabrini forces a shootout session, playing 50-minutes of scoreless soccer. In the penalty kick round, Amblessed Oparaji and Walter Burke make their shots and goalkeeper Thomas Nguyen saves the decisive St. Ambrose shot. With that, the team exceeds last year’s win total. Next up, a match on Friday, at Tilles Park, 5:30 p.m.)