ST. LOUIS -- Perryville High School's sensational girls' soccer season ended Wednesday as the top-seeded Pirates lost 1-0 to fifth-seeded Notre Dame of St. Louis in the semifinals of the Class 1A-3A, District 1 Tournament.
Notre Dame, the district host, scored the only goal with about 13 minutes left in the first half. Perryville appeared to have tied the contest with about three minutes left in the second half, but one of the officials waved off the goal, saying the Notre Dame keeper had been pushed into the goal.
The Pirates end the year with a 17-3-1 record as they have lost to Notre Dame in the district round by the same score three years in a row, including the two previous years in the championship game.
"It's disappointing to lose, but there's no way that I can be upset with the season we had," Perryville coach Stacie Bauwens said. "We lost three all-staters last year and if anybody had told me we would win 17 games, I wouldn't have believed it. I can't say enough good things about these girls."