|Seacoast United forward Kaitlyn Hinck|
EXETER, NH - Seacoast United hosted its first home game as members of the WPSL Saturday afternoon vs. the Boston Aztecs Breakers Reserves. The Aztec came away with a 4-0 victory on goals by forward Tiffany Weimer (WPS/Boston Breakers), Elizabeth Bogus (WPS/Boston Breakers) 2 from midfielder Leah Blaney (Australia).
Seacoast came out to a strong start, frustrating the Aztecs & giving up very little on the defensive side of the ball. Seacoast United’s back four of Chelsey Tewell (York Harbor, ME), Kelly Spencer (University of NH/Exeter NH), Kendall Booth (East Carolina University/Epping NH), and Jacquelyn Zani (UMass-Lowell/Salem NH) held a high line, catching the Aztec attack offside a number of times. With just under 2 minutes left in the half the Aztec broke through, playing a ball over the top forcing Seacoast goalkeeper Jill Schott (10 saves) into a tough situation just outside the top of the box where Aztec forward Tiffany Weimer put it away for the 1-0 lead.
Seacoast came out with the same intensity in the 2nd half and had a couple chances early on. After Seacoast had worked the ball deep into the offensive end & earned a corner, Aztec midfielder Leah Blaney broke away on the clearance and made it 2-0 in the 61st minute.
The Aztec capitalized again in the 67th (L. Blaney) from 8 yds out on a missed clearance, and in the 85th minutes (E. Bogus). In total, the Aztec had 14 shots on goal.
Seacoast United’s next home game is scheduled for June 5th vs. the New England Mutiny at 6pm. Admission is free for children 4 and under. Individual game tickets can be purchased online for $5 (adults) and $2 (youth), or at the gate for $6 (adults) and $3 (youth). Ticket and team information can be found online at www.seacoastunited.org/WPSL.