Boys Varsity Soccer · Derby finishes fourth in 6A State Finals

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The Panthers ended their season today with a loss in the fourth place game of the State Tournament in their match against Shawnee Mission East. Derby’s biggest problems today came again in the attacking third as finding quality chances was again a struggle. Derby’s strength through the playoffs was the defense, and they had another good game today. The first goal came of a penalty kick on a questionable call in the 24’. The other in the 68’ was off a header on the back post from a set piece. The Panthers were never really out of the game despite giving up the two goals and fought until the very end.
While the Panthers ended their run dropping their final two games in the final four, the run to get to this point was incredible. Two huge road wins as underdogs would have been enough for most teams.The trip to the final four was icing on the cake in a 15-6 season.