late goal derails U14s in state cup quarterfinals

by Kevin Darcy

The VAFC 08 boys were knocked out of a return trip to the final four with a 3-2 loss to visiting Alexandria 08 Red.  VAFC took control of the game over the opening 20 minutes with a goal by Cameron Wizzard to lead 1-0.  Alexandria equalized on a free kick then took a 2-1 lead into halftime with a goal against the run of play.  The home team pushed hard and got the tying goal on a PK converted by Evan Burke, before Alexandria scored off another set piece with 2 minutes to play in the match going up 3-2 and closing out VAFC's chances of a return to the VYSA State Cup Final Four.  Congratulations to the boys as they showed they belong with the top teams in the state.