UCFC COMPLETES ROADIE IN CALI TONIGHT
QUICK LOOK: Utica City FC (2-8) faces the Ontario Fury (5-3-2) for the second time this season. The two teams last met on January 23rd at the Adirondack Bank Center in a nailbiter that Ontario pulled a win from.
BACK WITH FURY: Utica City FC hosted Ontario less than two weeks ago. Ontario took a 1-0 lead in the second quarter, and in the second half led 3-0. UCFC, led by Timmy Goldman, stormed back with three goals in the second half. Ontario scored in the final minute to seal a 4-3 win. UCFC tied it early in the fourth. Nate Bourdeau electrified the crowd at 2:22 of the quarter and knotted things up at three. Joey Tavernese dished a ball off the end wall and Bourdeau was there to receive and bury the indirect pass. It would take until the final minute for the game to be decided. Ontario’s Robert Palmer got one through the Utica City keeper Brian Wilkin and sealed a 4-3 win for the Fury.
SUNDAY NOT SO FUNDAY: Sunday afternoon, Utica City fell to a 5-0 deficit in the first half, and San Diego rolled to a 8-3 win. In the first quarter, San Diego would strike fast. They scored first 2:08 into the game as Sean Callahan grabbed his first point of the day. Christian Gutierrez buried a pair of goals at 13:01 of the first and 1:32 of the second to make it 3-0. The Sockers would steadily add to their lead with goals from Cesar Cerda and Juan Manuel Rojo in the 3rd quarter.
Utica City got their first in hardworking fashion. Quentwon Swift scored off a diving header after getting a pass from Hewerton Moreira. UCFC trailed 5-1 at the half.
The 3rd quarter would be quiet. Utica City keeper Andrew Coughlin would receive a yellow card five minutes in, but hang on for a solid quarter and keep San Diego scoreless.
UCFC got the next two goals. Joey Tavernese buried the first with an assist from Hewerton Moreira. Pablo Da Silva would follow up with a smooth play from Bo Jelovac, to Moreira and then to Da Silva on a free kick. UCFC cut the lead to two with 12 minutes left.
San Diego would deal three daggers to seal the game. Tavoy Morgan, Luis Ortega, and Guiterrez had goals in the final 9 minutes to end an 8-3 win for San Diego