Tormenta FC Defeats FC Tucson 3-1 in Erk Russell Park
Defender Conner Antley Assists all Three Goals
With both Tormenta FC and FC Tucson coming in from big wins in week one, they were ready to fight it out for three more points in Erk Russell Park tonight. Both teams fought hard, but Tormenta FC won the battle, finishing the match with a score of 3-1.
The first half ended in a tie 0-0, despite Tormenta FC staying dominant and keeping possession for much of the time. The Tormenta boys applied a lot of pressure, but FC Tucson pushed back hard as well.
In the 55th minute, Devin Vega from FC Tucson scored off a free kick. Tormenta FC responded with energy as Lucas Coutinho scored Tormenta’s first goal of the night in the 57th with an assist from Conner Antley. Only one short minute later, Alex Morrell scored the team’s second goal, yet again assisted by Antley, bringing the score to 2-1.
“I was pleased with their response to conceding a goal," head coach John Miglarese said. "It was a really good performance, and I’m proud of them. They’re such a young group and they looked experienced tonight.”
In the 74th, Conner Antley continued his assist streak by sending the ball to Marco Micaletto who scored Tormenta’s third goal of the night.
"This was the first real test we’ve had this season," Antley said. "We gave up a goal, and we responded in the best way possible.”
Tormenta FC wins its second game of the inaugural USL League One season 3-1. The club will now hit the road for the first time to face the Richmond Kickers on Saturday, April 6th at 5 pm EST.
Post-Game Match Report:
Starting Lineup: Pablo Jara, Joshua Phelps, Lars Eckenrode (C), Conner Antley, Charlie Dennis, Nil Vinyals, Ricardo Gomez, Mikie Rowe, Lucas Coutinho, Alex Morrell, Chris Hellmann
65' - FC Tuscon - Karstin Hanlin for Devin Jemba
68' - Tormenta FC - Marco Micaletto on for Lucas Coutinho & Jerry Saint-Vil for Charlie Dennis
72' - FC Tuscon - Roy Abergil for Guillermo Delgado.
87' - Tormenta FC - Daltyn Knutson on for Conner Antley
87’ - FC Tucson - Ledbetter for Hauswirth
Scoring Summary: TRM - 3 | TUC - 1
55' - FC Tuscon - Devin Vega
57' - Tormenta FC - Lucas Coutinho (Assisted by Conner Antley)
58’ - Tormenta FC - Alex Morrell ( by Conner Antley)
74' - Tormenta FC - Marco Micaletto (Assisted Conner Antley)
10' - Tormenta FC - Ricardo Gomez
32' - Tormenta FC -
38' - Tormenta FC - Nil Vinyals
52' - Tormenta FC - Lars Eckenrode
54' - Tormenta FC - Lars Eckenrode
59' - Tormenta FC - Nil Vinyals
75' - Tormenta FC - Marco Micaletto
Post-Game Quote Sheet
Head Coach John Miglarese
On Tormenta’s Comeback After FC Tucson’s Goal:
“I was pleased with their response to conceding a goal. We transitioned very quickly in the second half and really dominated the game in possession, scoring three great goals. It was a really good performance, and I’m proud of them. They’re such a young group and they looked experienced tonight.”
“They pulled themselves together after giving away that goal. We’ve done a lot of work on our values and on what to do when things don’t go our way and how to discipline their emotions. They have a lot of belief in themselves and it showed.”
On tonight’s win:
“It’s the second game in, and the boys were itching to get back on the field. We played against a tough opponent, FC Tucson. They had a good game plan coming in, but we switched up our plan after halftime, and I think we executed it well.”
On Tormenta’s Response to the Tucson Goal:
“It was a phenomenal goal from Tucson, and after the goal, we huddled together and talked about something we’ve been talking about since we got here - how we respond to adversity, how we respond to things not going our way. This was the first real test we’ve had this season. We gave up a goal, and we responded in the best way possible.”
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