Lou City shuts down Saint Louis

(Louisville City  FC Release )

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville City FC (6-1-2, 20 points) laid claim to all three points and extended its unbeaten streak to seven games in the first leg of the 2016 Kings' Cup against Western Conference foe Saint Louis FC (3-3-2, 11 points) by a score of 2-0 on Saturday night at Louisville Slugger Field. Second half goals by George Davis IV and Cameron Lancaster cemented the victory that saw the home side outshoot its visitors 15-4.

The Eastern Conference table-toppers played a superb game in the rivalry match, dominating possession and creating chances throughout. LouCity attackers got forward at will against a good Saint Louis defensive unit. Although there were chances for the home side, the goals didn't come until late. Davis said he looked at the clock late in the match and realized it was time his team get on the scoreboard.

"I looked at the clock right before the (first) goal and thought, 'Alright, we're coming down to the end of the game. We really need to hit the gas,'" Davis said.

The University of Kentucky alumnus scored his first goal as a Louisville City player on Saturday, slotting one home in the 75th minute after a daft series of 1-touch deliveries from Davis to Paolo DelPiccolo to Kadeem Dacres back to Davis.

Davis said finally scoring his first LouCity goal in a rivalry match was a special moment in his professional career.

"It feels good," Davis said. "We're nine games into the season now, so I would've like to have hit the back of the net earlier. But, it's important to be patient and wait for my time."