The final game of the O-40 round-robin playoff had North United traveling to Indiana. North United stood in first place, and would advance to the championship game with a win or draw, and Indiana could advance only with a win. The weather was cool, damp and breezy, and the visitors had the benefit of the wind in the first half. North United took advantage of this edge to monopolize possession, but they often threw it away with long, ill-advised shots. Indiana’s defense played well and allowed few goal-scoring opportunities, earning a 0-0 score at halftime. Indiana had the wind behind them in the second half, and they immediately started to attack the North United goal. It wasn’t long before a crisp series of passes ended with Matt McKelvy open to the right of the goal. He hit a delicate chip over the keeper and into the side netting, and Indiana had the lead. However, this re-ignited the North United attack, and for the next 25 minutes, they pressed strongly for the equalizer. Realizing that a tie was as bad as a loss, Indiana keeper Kevin Kerr and the defense stood tall and finished the game with a clean sheet and a 1- 0 victory. By the end, it was clear that North United had outplayed Indiana, but Kerr and the Indiana backs (Francisco Alarcon, Ray Mullen, Mark Schreckengost, Ron See, Ed Williams, strongly aided by midfielders Terry Monteleone and David Stammer) frustrated them at every opportunity, and propelled Indiana to the championship game next Saturday at Quaker Valley High School.