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Revolution II Falls at Greenville Triumph SC, 1-0

October 16, 2021 - United Soccer League One (USL1) - New England Revolution II News Release


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - New England Revolution II (11-11-4, 37 pts.) fell on Saturday night at Greenville Triumph SC (11-7-8, 41 pts.), 1-0. Revolution II goalkeeper Joe Rice set a new career high with nine saves on the night. Allen Gavilanes scored the lone goal of the match for Greenville off a free kick.

Revolution II controlled possession for the majority of the contest, but only managed to record two shots for the night. Edward Kizza had New England's lone shot on target, firing from the top of the box into the hands of Greenville goalkeeper Paul Christensen.

Joe Rice recorded nine saves on the night, a season high, including five stops in the second half. New England was reduced to 10 men late in the contest when Collin Verfurth was shown his second yellow card of the night.

Five Revolution Academy products appeared in Saturday's match for Revs II, with Justin Rennicks, Damian Rivera, and Noel Buck all starting. Colby Quiñones and Meny Silva coming off the bench.

New England has two matches remaining in the USL League One regular season. Revolution II will head back on the road next Saturday night, visiting playoff contender North Texas SC. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

POSTGAME NOTES

New England Revolution II 1, Greenville Triumph SC 0

October 16, 2021 - Triumph Stadium at Legacy Early College (Greenville, S.C.)

New England Revolution II fell on Saturday night at Greenville Triumph SC, 1-0, dropping their record to 11-11-4 (37 points) on the season and moving the team into fifth place in the League One table.

Forward Edward Kizza recorded one shot on target and had two clearances and two recoveries defensively.

Defender Colby Quiñones played 33 minutes off the bench, registering one shot while adding two clearances and three recoveries.

Defender Pierre Cayet came off injured after 57 minutes, but managed to record team highs in clearances (4) and interceptions (3).

Defender Sean O'Hearn won all seven of his duels, including three aerials. He added six recoveries, three clearances, three tackles, and a pair of blocked shots.

Forward Justin Rennicks had one key pass and a team-high seven recoveries.

Midfielder Jake Rozhansky completed a team-high 62 of his 64 passes (96.9%) on the night as he continues to complete passes at over 92 percent accuracy on the season.

Revolution II Head Coach Clint Peay made one change to the Starting XI from New England's last match on Oct. 12 vs. Forward Madison FC, with Noel Buck starting in place of Meny Silva.

GAME CAPSULE

Referee: J.C. Griggs.

Assistant Referees: Jordan Davis (AR1); Joe Suchoski (AR2).

Fourth Official: Derek Guerrier.

Weather: 63 degrees and clear.

Scoring Summary:

GVL - Allen Gavilanes (Unassisted) 57'

Misconduct Summary:

NE - Edward Kizza (Yellow Card - Bad Foul) 54'

NE - Collin Verfurth (Yellow Card - Bad Foul) 65'

GVL - Max Hemmings (Yellow Card - Bad Foul) 82'

NE - Collin Verfurth (Red Card - Second Yellow Card) 84'

NE - Maciel (Yellow Card - Bad Foul) 88'

New England Revolution II: Joe Rice; Ryan Spaulding, Collin Verfurth, Pierre Cayet (Colby Quiñones 57'), Sean O'Hearn; Maciel, Jake Rozhansky ©, Noel Buck (Meny Silva 82'); Damian Rivera, Justin Rennicks, Edward Kizza.

Substitutes Not Used: Yannik Oettl, Tyler Freitas, François Dulysse, Hikaru Fujiwara, Esmir Bajraktarevic.

Greenville Triumph SC: Paul Christensen; Tyler Polak ©, Evan Lee, Brandon Fricke, Abdi Mohamed; Jesus Ibarra (Cesar Murillo 87'), Aaron Walker, Max Hemmings; Lachlan MacLean (Andrew Booth 66'), Allen Gavilanes (Don Smart 77'), Marios Lomis.

Substitutes Not Used: Dallas Jaye, Cole McLagan, Alex Morrell, Nico Brown.

Greenville Triumph SC Team Statistics New England Revolution II

20 (10) Shots (on Target) 2 (1)

5 Blocked Shots 0

1 Saves 9

7 Corner Kicks 1

1 Offsides 0

10 Fouls 12

409 (83.9%) Passes Attempted (% Completed) 516 (85.3%)

44.7% Possession 55.3%

POSTGAME QUOTES:

New England Revolution II 0 vs. Greenville Triumph SC 1

New England Revolution II Head Coach Clint Peay

On Greenville making it difficult to find spaces in the attack:

Peay: "I think it was two things. [Greenville Triumph SC] gets a lot of numbers in behind the ball, so they protect the box, and I thought that we were poor executing in the final third. We had too many poor passes, poor decisions, and poor giveaways unnecessarily that didn't allow us to even get the opportunity to create something to goal when we had them in good spots to really get at them."

On the challenges of defending against Greenville:

Peay: "Yeah, I think we limited them, until they got the goal. I think their chances were limited. There was a lot of crosses and things like that, but that's what they do. And so, I thought we defended the crosses fairly well and we were able to clear our lines and limit them to that sort of stuff. But once they got the goal, obviously we're pushing, they're throwing balls in behind us, the game's getting more stretched, and the game opened up a little bit."

On Joe Rice's performance:

Peay: "Yeah, I thought [Joe Rice] had a very good performance overall. He made a couple of really nice saves to keep the ball out of the net. I thought he was composed with the ball at his feet, for the most part, in helping us build."

On the loss of Collin Verfurth to a red card:

Peay: "Oh, it's huge. You're pushing for a goal and the last thing you want to do is go down numbers because now guys are tired, you're pushing, and it makes it even harder for everyone else. But as we look forward, I think we'll have to see how Pierre [Cayet] is, but there's a chance that both center backs could be out, one definitely with Collin [Verfurth] and we'll see where Pierre is with his injury."

On turning the page to next week:

Peay: "Look, we're still in the hunt. So, we got a lot to play for and that should be enough motivation as it is."

New England Revolution II Goalkeeper Joe Rice

On staying locked in and setting a new career high with nine saves:

Rice: "I think it's just trusting my abilities. We train for this every single day, and just trusting in the work that you put in, and when the moment rises, can you rise with it."

On what Greenville did well offensively to generate chances:

Rice: "I think they did a good job of creating overloads in the wide areas, causing our outside backs to do a bunch of work up and down the field. I think we were a little bit too spread out tonight in our defensive shape, which led to lots of openings for them to either take a shot or a cross."

On losing both starting center backs:

Rice: "It has got to be a next-man-up mentality. We're all pros for a reason. When your number is called at this level, we expect that person to come in full of confidence and ready to play. And I think it's just for us, all of our teammates, we believe in each other. I don't think it'll be a problem. I think whoever it is, whoever's number is called, they'll have the full support from all of us here, and, like I said, next man up."

On turning the page to next week:

Rice: "Pro mentality. There are two games left in the season. We can't dwell on the past, we've got to put it behind us quick and we have two big games coming up."


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