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Monterey Bay F.C. Topples Indy Eleven with Club Record Five Goals in Shutout Victory

September 18, 2022 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Monterey Bay FC News Release


SEASIDE, California - Monterey Bay F.C. (12-14-2, 38 points) bested Indy Eleven (9-15-5, 32 points) 5-0 on Hispanic Heritage Night at Cardinale Stadium, recording club records for goals scored and goal differential in a single match. Chase Boone scored the opening goal in the first half, while James Murphy, Sam Gleadle, and Christian Volesky each added to the score sheet in the second half to give the Crisp and Kelp an impressive 5-0 win.

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Indy Eleven came into the match on the front foot for the first 10 minutes, earning a corner and a couple of chances created that were thwarted by the Union defense. In the 13th minute, Monterey Bay F.C. countered with a Gleadle run down the left side of the pitch. Boone received the ball beyond the top of the box in space, but his shot missed over the top of the crossbar. In the 31st minute, number 31 Boone raced inside the box following a shot from Volesky that was saved and spilled and buried it into the back of the net to open the scoring in the match. Immediately after Boone's goal, the Union pushed forward for a second, but Simon Dawkins' shot missed just wide of the far post. Then in the 43rd minute, Gleadle played the give-and-go with Volesky at the top of the box before whipping a ball in towards Boone. While Boone got his boot to it as the ball hit the back of the net, the goal was given as an own goal to Indy Eleven to bring the score to 2-0 in favor of the hosts. Three minutes later, Grant Robinson fired a pass into the box towards Gleadle, but his flick-on attempt missed just over the crossbar and the Union entered the halftime break with the 2-0 lead.

Four minutes into the second half, Murphy rocketed a shot from distance into the left side of the net to bring the score to 3-0 for the Union. Just 79 seconds later, Gleadle played the give-and-go again, this time with Dawkins, who flicked the ball back with his right heel to perfectly set up Gleadle for the right-footed banger into the bottom left corner to make it 4-0 for the Crisp & Kelp. In the 66th minute, Robinson played the ball forward for Gleadle, who then sent a nicely weighted pass across the box and around the last defender to Volesky for the calm, right-footed finish to add a fifth for Monterey Bay F.C. on the night. Later, Indy Eleven looked to get on the board in the 75th minute, but a shot from point blank range by Jesus Vazquez was kick-saved and covered up by Antony Siaha. In the 80th minute, Walmer Martinez found Dawkins in space on the left side of the box, but his left-footed shot was saved at the near post. Then in the 83rd minute, Juan Tejada took a shot for Indy Eleven inside the box, but Siaha caught it in the middle of the sticks to preserve a second-consecutive clean sheet and a third consecutive win for the Crisp & Kelp.

Up Next: Monterey Bay F.C. hosts Phoenix Rising FC in a crucial Western Conference clash on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. PT. The match can be viewed live on ESPN+.

Notes:

- Tonight's five goals marked a franchise record in goals scored for the Union, and the 5-0 victory marked the largest goal differential in the club's short history.

- Following tonight's result, Monterey Bay F.C. moves to 4-0-1 all time against Eastern Conference opponents.

- Midfielder James Murphy scored his first professional goal in the 49th minute of the match, officially opening his Monterey Bay F.C. account on his 25th birthday.

- Christian Volesky's goal in the 66th minute was his 50th career goal in the USL Championship, and 5th of the season for the Union, to bring the scoreline to 5-0.

- Goalkeeper Antony Siaha recorded his 7th clean sheet in just 12 professional starts.

- Sam Gleadle has now scored four goals in the last three matches.

- Murphy and Gleadle scored 79 seconds apart in the 49th and 50th minutes.

- Walmer Martínez returned to the pitch in tonight's match for the first time since returning from a hamstring injury that he suffered during the club's win over New York Red Bulls II in July.

- Missing the match due to injury were Rafi Díaz (shoulder) and Jason Johnson (quad).

Match: Monterey Bay F.C. vs Indy Eleven

Date: September 17, 2022

Venue: Cardinale Stadium; Seaside, California

Weather: Mostly cloudy and 63 degrees

Attendance: 3,804

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F

Monterey Bay F.C. 2 3 5

Indy Eleven 0 0 0

MB: Chase Boone 31'

MB: Robby Dambrot (Own Goal) 43'

MB: James Murphy 49'

MB: Sam Gleadle (Simon Dawkins) 50'

MB: Christian Volesky (Sam Gleadle) 66'

Lineups:

Monterey Bay F.C. (4-2-3-1): Antony Siaha; Grant Robinson, Hugh Roberts, Kai Greene (Arun Basuljevic, 74'), Morey Doner; James Murphy (Hunter Gorskie, 71'), Mobi Fehr; Simon Dawkins, Sam Gleadle (Adrian Rebollar, 71'), Chase Boone (Walmer Martínez, 71'); Christian Volesky (Chris Cortez, 80')

Subs not used: Carlos Herrera, Seku Conneh

Indy Eleven (4-3-1-2): Tim Trilk; Robert Dambrot, Jesus Vazquez, Mechack Jerome, Jared Timmer (Alex McQueen, 45'); Neveal Hackshaw (Ayoze, 56'), Sam Brown, Justin Ingram (Juan Tejada, 56'); Raul Aguilera (Bryan Rebellon, 56'); Stefano Pinho, Solomon Asante

Subs not used: Sean Lewis, Wilfredo Rivera, Rodney Michael

Stats Summary: MB / IND

Shots: 17 / 8

Shots on Goal: 8 / 5

Saves: 5 / 3

Corner Kicks: 4 / 2

Fouls: 19 / 15

Possession: 48.0% / 52.0%

Misconduct Summary:

MB: Chase Boone (caution) 28'

IND: Jared Timmer (caution) 40'

IND: Robby Dambrot (caution) 55'

IND: Juan Tejada (caution) 62'

MB: Hunter Gorskie (caution) 74'

IND: Alex McQueen (caution) 79'

Officials:

Referee: Gerald Flores

Assistant Referee: Bennett Savage

Assistant Referee: Benjamin Davis

Fourth Official: Adam Zarrin


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