Tormenta FC Defeats Greenville in Incredible Comeback
STATESBORO, Ga. - After starting out the match down 2-0, South Georgia Tormenta FC scored three goals in 18 minutes to come back with a 3-2 road win versus Greenville Triumph SC. Tonight's victory was Tormenta FC's first win from Early Legacy College in three seasons, and the squad takes all three points home.
The match started out end-to-end with both teams eager to get back into winning form. Greenville got on the board first with a goal in the 39th minute off a deflection from an incredible save from goalkeeper Pablo Jara, followed by a second goal in the 48th minute.
In the 62nd minute, Marco Micaletto scored a stunning shot to steal Greenville's clean sheet and put Tormenta FC back in the game. Several minutes later, Tormenta earned a free kick opportunity which Luca Mayr finished beautifully to the bottom right corner to even up the score 2-2.
FInally, Stefan Mueller crossed the ball in from a difficult angle in the 80th minute, putting Tormenta FC on top and earning his second goal of the season.
Tonight's Man of the Match, presented by Galactic Comics and Games, is midfielder Ricardo Gomez who entered the match in the 59th minute and made an immediate difference, creating one scoring chance and helping out defensively to keep Tormenta FC's lead.
Tormenta FC is excited to now return home to Erk Russell Park and host the Richmond Kickers for Family Night with free student tickets, presented by Your Pie of Statesboro.
It was a good night for Tormenta Nation as TFC 2 also had an important win, defeating Lionsbridge FC 2-0 to advance to the USL League Two Southern Conference Semifinals. Tormenta FC 2 will face The Villages SC this Sunday, July 18, to decide who will advance to the Southern Conference Final next weekend. All matches will be streamed live on the Lionsbridge FC Facebook page.
Post-Game Match Report:
Starting Lineup: Jara ( C ), Mueller, O'Callaghan, Phelps, Thorn, Mayr-Fälten, Obinwa, Candela, Micaletto, Michael, Liadi
Scoring Summary: 3-2
39': GVL - Brandon Fricke
48': GVL - Aaron Walker
62': TRM - Marco Micaletto
68': TRM - Luca Mayr-Fälten
80': TRM - Stefan Mueller
46': TRM - Sergi Nus for Nick O'Callaghan
46': TRM - Raheem Somersall for Vincenzo Candela
58': TRM - Ricardo Gomez for Abuchi Obinwa
88': TRM - Kobe Perez for Rodney Michael
68': GVL- Cesar Murillo
89': GVL- Raheem Somersall
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South Georgia Tormenta FC battle Greenville Triumph SC
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