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Tormenta FC's Two Braces Beat out the South Carolina United Bantams

June 11, 2024 - United Soccer League One (USL1)
South Georgia Tormenta FC News Release

South Georgia Tormenta FC on game night
South Georgia Tormenta FC on game night
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STATESBORO, Ga. - In a hard-fought battle, South Georgia Tormenta FC fell to rival team Greenville Triumph with a 1-3 score in the fourth round of the USL Jägermeister Cup group stage on Sunday, June 9 at Tormenta Stadium.

Tormenta FC's W league team maintained its streak of never losing a match against the Bantams. Keeper Jenna Moran preserved a clean sheet, skillfully shutting down any attempted advances from the Bantams to secure the win.

Just a moment after kickoff, Smith Cathey wrangled her way past a flurry of defenders, taking a shot on goal, which was saved by the keeper. On the rebound, Courtney Chochol sent the ball into the net, marking her third goal of the season.

After the evening's first goal, Tormenta continued pressing up the left wing of the pitch. Applying stints of high pressure kept the Bantams at bay, stomping out any attempts at attacking plays.

In the 19th minute, Momo Nakao threaded a pass into the penalty area to Elis Nemtsov, who shot the ball just wide of the keeper and into the net.

Momo Nakao rejoined the Ibises for this match after playing for Streetball FC Canada in the TST Women's Tournament. Nakao scored one goal and provided one assist while away.

After a stretch of defensive plays, Tormenta FC's Melanie Mikoy fired a cross to Elis Nemtsov, who blasted the ball into the goal for her second brace of the 2024 campaign.

Even as the Bantams searched for a goal, South Georgia forced key turnovers to maintain possession of the ball. During added time in the first half, Chochol scored her second goal of the evening, marking her first brace of the 2024 season, with an assist from Nakao.

Progressing into the second half, the Bantams saw multiple scoring opportunities with a free kick and corner kick coming back-to-back, but were unable to convert any attempts, as Tormenta's backline shook any attempted shot on goal.

At the midway point of the second half, Smith Cathey launched a ball from just outside of the box past the clutches of the keeper, giving South Georgia a resounding 5-0 lead. This goal marked the last of the evening, despite dynamic plays from both sides.

With a quick turnaround, Tormenta FC's W League takes the pitch again on Thursday, June 13 in Charlotte, North Carolina against the Charlotte Eagles. Fans can tune in to this match via Sports Engine.

Founded in 2015, Tormenta FC is a professional soccer club based in Statesboro, Georgia. Tormenta FC competes in the professional USL League One and the pre-professional USL W League, under the United Soccer League (USL), and has also established a thriving academy system throughout South Georgia and the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

Follow the club through Facebook, Instagram, X (formerly known as Twitter), and the Tormenta FC app available on both iOS and Android.

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South Georgia Tormenta FC on game night
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