Story: Wotan, ruler of the gods, conceives a plan to restore his power following the loss of the Ring of the Nibelung to the dwarf Alberich. Through his relationship with the goddess Erda he has fathered several warrior daughters known as the Walkures (Valkyries), who collect slain soldiers from battlefields to guard Valhalla, the home of the gods.
For one last time, the area’s top soccer players will take the field to compete with and against one another. The 28th annual Missouri Athletic Club Senior All-Star high school soccer game will take place Saturday at the renovated Anheuser-Busch Center. The girls all-star game kicks off at 6 p.m. The boys will start just after 8 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. It costs $2 to park.
Melissa Bruno is different. At least that’s what her team tells her. She doesn’t believe it, but her players can feel it, see it and hear it even if they can’t put their finger on it. Bruno, 29, should be different. She’s starting her fifth season as the head coach of the Cor Jesu soccer team. She learned plenty over the last three years since her current crop of seniors were just freshmen. Maybe the most significant change is the birth of her daughter, Rylan, the second week of January. There are few things that change one’s outlook on the world like a child.
ANDREW JANSEN/JOURNAL Cor Jesu coach Melissa Bruno speaks to her players during half time in their win against Ursuline.