Tormenta Defeats Greenville Triumph 3-1 in Bittersweet Finale
Tormenta FC closed out its first professional season tonight with a dominating performance in Erk Russell Park, defeating Greenville Triumph SC 3-1. With the win, Tormenta ended its winless streak, keeping Greenville from securing home field advantage for the USL League One playoffs.
Tormenta kicked off its chances in the 9th minute with a shot by Alex Morrell, but it was saved by Greenville's Dallas Jaye.
Carlos Gomez gave Greenville the lead in the 18th minute with a goal assisted by Cameron Saul. Less than ten minutes after, Jad Arslan scored his first professional goal and tied up the match after Dallas Jaye mishandled the ball, creating an opportune moment to score. In the 40th minute, Arslan capitalized off yet another mistake by Jaye and scored a brace.
Conner Antley then notched his sixth goal of the season after catching Greenville's backline off-guard, bringing the final score to 3-1.
After a whirlwind season for its first professional year, Tormenta FC ended on a bright note tonight, ready to come back in 2020, fighting for a playoff spot and a USL League One trophy next time around.
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Post Match Report:
Starting Lineup: Pablo Jara, Daltyn Knutson, Jordan Skelton, Joshua Phelps, Conner Antley, Nil Vinyals, Ricardo Gomez, Alex Morrell, Marco Micaletto, Jad Arslan, Charlie Dennis
45'- GVL - Christopher Bermudez for Kevin Politz
68'- TRM - Mikie Rowe for Nil Vinyals
69'- GVL - Travis Ward for Cameron Saul
81'- GVL - Sami Guederi for Paul Clowes
92'- TRM - Nick Wells for Charlie Dennis
92'- TRM - Michael Mecham for Marco Micaletto
Scoring Summary: TRM - 3 | GVL - 1
18' - GVL - Carlos Gomez (Assisted by Cameron Saul)
26' - TRM - Jad Arslan
41' - TRM - Jad Arslan
80' - TRM - Conner Antley
32'- GVL - Aaron Walker (Foul)
33'- TRM - Marco Micaletto (Dissent)
69'- GVL - Christopher Bermudez (Foul)
75'- TRM - Mikie Rowe (Foul)
88'- GVL - Travis Ward (Foul)
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