by: Scott McCaulley

The Branson Soccer Pirates avenge an earlier loss to Nixa and get a late goal from Cris Abarca to grab a 2-1 win in the Class 4 District Semi-finals in Ozark Tuesday Evening.

Oskar Lauriac’s goal in the first half staked the Pirates to a 1-0 lead but the Eagles tied in the second half until Abarca’s goal help secure the win.

The Pirates, who go to 19-5 on the season, will play the host Ozark Tigers for the program’s first District Championship on Thursday at 5:00. Ozark beat Branson in 3-2 in overtime in the team’s regular season match in October.

Lauriac and Abarca