George Puts On Stellar Performance As Phantoms Top Colonials 6-1

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Caleb Paterson (left) put the Phantoms on the board first with a header on Sunday.

PORTSMOUTH, NH – For the second weekend in a row, the Seacoast United Phantoms had a full schedule.   Three games were on tap, two at home and one away.  The weekend was highlighted by a 6-1 drubbing by the Phantoms men’s side on Sunday against the Morris County Colonials (NJ).  Dylan George was the star of the weekend as he contributed 4 goals in the win.

 

 

Striker Chris Tsonis attacks the Colonials defense.

PORTSMOUTH, NH – For the second weekend in a row, the Seacoast United Phantoms had a full schedule.   Three games were on tap, two at home and one away.  The weekend was highlighted by a 6-1 drubbing by the Phantoms men’s side on Sunday against the Morris County Colonials (NJ).  Dylan George was the star of the weekend as he contributed 4 goals in the win.

The opening game of the weekend took place Friday evening, where the Seacoast United Phantoms Men’s side travelled to Ludlow, MA to take on the Western Mass Pioneers (PDL).  This was a rematch from the previous weekend’s game where the Phantoms fell 2-1.  Unfortunately, the return leg was not what the team wish it would be.  After a hard fought battle, the final was 4-2 in favor of the home team. 

The scoring opened up early for the Pioneers.  In the 12th minute, Durvai Pereira connected an unassisted goal.  The Phantoms responded in the 34th minute as Karel Manrau also finished an unassisted opportunity.  The level score line did not last as Pioneer striker Thomas McNamara converted a pass from James Hayward to give the home team the 2-1 lead.   The second half began in the favor of the Phantoms as Chris Tsonis tallied an unassisted goal of his own level the score once again at 2-2.   Play was back and forth from that point on.   It was in the 74th minute that Western Mass broke through on a goal from Kyle Clancy and finished off the scoring in the 85th minute by Taylor Gorman.  

“After giving up the 3rd goal we were forced to push players on to try and equalize.  Unfortunately, as a result, we were left exposed at the back.   The team is really coming together and we are looking forward to our match on Sunday at home,” commented Phantoms Head Coach Iain Scott.

It truly was an anticipated home game on Sunday against the Morris County Colonials in a National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) matchup.   The Seacoast United Phantoms stayed true to the predictions with a 6-1 victory at Portsmouth High School in front of an enthusiastic crowd.   Caleb Paterson opened up the scoring in the 21st minute with a header off of a cross from Jeff Turner.   The Phantoms quickly put another goal on the scoreboard as Dylan George converted a breakaway goal after winning a 50/50 ball in the 25th minute.   George stepped up once again in the 28th minute as he converted a bouncing ball inside the penalty area to give the Phantoms a 3-0, which remained as the teams headed into halftime.  The Colonials responded in the second half with a strike from Jonathan Veloz on a ball played over the top of the Phantom back line.   After a lull in the offensive attack from the first half, the Seacoast United Phantoms woke up for a scoring explosion, with two more goals by Dylan George in the 65th minute and the 73rd minute.  The Phantoms struck one last time in the 80th minute with their 6th goal of the afternoon by striker Colin Smith. 

“I was very pleased by how the team responded from Friday night.  This is an opportunity for the team to build their confidence and continue this success into next weekend’s game,” said John Price, Seacoast United Phantoms Head Coach.

Midfielder Monique Lamotte played a strong game for the Phantoms.

The Seacoast United Women took on the Boston Aztec 23’s in the matinee at Portsmouth High School.   A very strong first half performance, highlighted by a fantastic save from goalkeeper Jessica Sanderson in the 35th minute, was outdone by an injury time goal from the Aztec U23’s who capitalized on a loose ball in the 18.   The second half began with an onslaught of scoring opportunities by the Phantoms, highlighted by Monique Lamotte (UNH) hitting the cross bar.   With ten minutes to go in the game the Phantoms were forced to leave just 3 defenders at the back to try and even the score.  As a result, the Aztecs were able to take advantage of the exposed defensive line and score two quick goals in the last 8 minutes of the game. 

“I am really please with how the girls are coming along.  The result today was a bit unfortunate for us.  After 2 ties prior the team is very hungry for a win,” stated Tony Wallis, Seacoast United Phantoms Head Coach.

The next Seacoast United Phantoms home game will take place at Portsmouth High School on Saturday, May 28th at 7pm when the men’s team hosts the Vermont Voltage.   For ticket information please visit http://www.seacoastunited.org/phantoms.