Inferno (2-0-1) Off to a Strong Start in 2016 Season

Season Opener – May 22

Opponent: New England Mutiny (HOME)

Inferno’s home opener resulted in a 3-2 loss to the New England Mutiny. After only a few practices prior, the Inferno faced an experienced squad that was used to playing together. Inferno surprised the visitors with the first goal in the 17th minute by Katherine Hackos (#20), but Mutiny’s Liana Hinds scored a tying goal before the end of the first half.

Just four minutes into the second half, New England’s Kate Howard scored a goal, giving them a 2-1 lead. Less then 10 minutes later, Hackos scored her second goal of the match for Inferno, tying the game 2-2.

With just over 15 minutes left, Inferno’s keeper Emily Armstrong made an initial stop on a direct kick, but the wet ball bounced out and New England’s Romain Bell scored the game winning goal. Inferno could not come back with some unlucky shots hitting the goal post.

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Game 2 – June 4

Opponent: New England Mutiny (AWAY)

Inferno faced New England Mutiny at NE’s home turf on Saturday, June 4th on the first of a two-game road trip. This rematch was a a hard fought game against a strong Mutiny side, but the Inferno played with confidence and stuck with the winning game plan.

The play was physical and fast with both teams evenly-matched. The only goal of the game was scored on a set piece taken by Teresa Rynier (#25). The ball found a streaking Carol Sanchez (#6) who buried it in the back of the net just before the end of the first half. The Mutiny pressed hard in the last few minutes but our team responded with strong defensive play.

Inferno’s defense, led by Carol Sanchez, was outstanding allowing only five shots on goal and shutting out their high scoring offense. The Inferno’s midfield play maintained control the Mutiny’s attacks and counter attacks. This was Mutiny’s first loss since the end of last season.

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Game 3 – June 5

Opponent: Long Island Rough Riders (AWAY)

The Lancaster Inferno continued their road trip the day after our hard-fought victory over New England Mutiny, with a Sunday evening game at Long Island. Playing back to back road games affected Inferno’s play but once again the team defended well and thwarted attacks from the Rough Rider offense. On the 47th minute the Rough Riders cleared a cross from the left flank into the box but the clearance landed at the feet of midfielder Teresa Rynier (#25) who placed the ball on the right side of the goal.

The competition in the United Women’s Soccer (UWS) has been rough just as we had expected. Our team has responded to the challenge and continue to focus one game at time.

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Upcoming Match – June 11 – 6pm (Millersville University’s Pucillo Field)

Opponent: NJ Copa FC (HOME)

The Inferno (2-0-1) looks forward to their match against NJ Copa FC (3-1-1) this Saturday, May 11th at 6pm at Millersville University’s Pucillo Field. New Jersey Copa FC currently sits atop the Eastern Conference with 10 points and are unbeaten in their last four matches. It will be a very exciting and competitive match.

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