EPPING, NH – Seacoast United Phantoms women continued their fantastic start to the 2015 season with a 3-1 win against Boston Aztec in the northeast division of the WPSL. The victory is the 2nd in a row vs. Aztec, with a 1-0 result coming last weekend on the road.
It took just 4 minutes for the Phantoms to take the lead on Wednesday evening, as Michelle Tremblay played a through ball for Rachel Hill to cut in from the right and finish near post from inside the box.
Aztec were quick to respond, just 9 minutes later proving they were still a threat as they put the ball in the back of the net only to be called back due to a player being offside.
The second goal for the Phantoms came in the 27th minute as Casey Estey played a reverse pass through to Gabby Sloan on the wing who crossed for Hill to score at the back post for her second goal of the game.
Aztec’s were still pushing for a goal, calling upon Phantoms goalkeeper Emily Harris as she forced the striker wide, causing the shot to hit the side netting.
Defender Katy Day had a fantastic game, doing her part to organize the back four and limit Aztec’s offensive chances.
Second half not many chances were created for either side until 70th minute when Aztecs sneaked a goal at the back post, cutting the lead in half. This sparked a spell of chances from the home team as Jackie Ham and Kirsten O’Neill tried their luck before Estey slipped a ball through for Shayla Bergeron to put passed the onrushing Aztec goalkeeper, extending the lead to 3-1 in the 82nd minute.
The Seacoast United Phantoms improve to 3-0 sharing the best record in the division with Boston Breakers Reserves, although the Breakers hold the edge on goal difference.
The Phantoms women have back to back games this weekend, away to Rhode Island Reds FC on Saturday June 6th at 5pm (Brown University), before playing host to Seacoast United Mariners on Sunday June 7tth at 4pm (Derryfield High School, Manchester NH).
About Seacoast United Phantoms WPSL
Competing in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) since 2010, the Seacoast United Phantoms field a roster consisting of collegiate, post-collegiate, and international players looking to further their development during the summer months. For more on the Seacoast United Phantoms teams, please visit www.seacoastunited.com/phantoms.