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Tide FC Inch Closer to Playoff Berth with Win Over Victoria

Post by Jon Billings on June 21, 2010 at 10:13 am with No Comments »
June 21, 2010 10:13 am

Tacoma Tide FC  1:0  Victoria Highlanders

June 20, 2010 –
For 58 minutes, all indications were that a rainy Sunday afternoon soccer game filled with sloppy play between the Tide FC and the Highlanders was going to result in a scoreless draw.  That’s when Tacoma forwards Rory Agu and Chris Sanders changed everything.

With possession nearing the left corner, Agu rifled a long cross into the box, finding Sanders.  At point-blank range within the middle of the goal box, Sanders took the ball and buried it in the back left corner of the net with a header, beating a helpless Brandon Watson in goal for the Highlanders to give Tacoma the game’s lone score.

“It was a buildup.  We knocked the ball into Rory….and (he) knocked a fabulous ball in,” said Tide FC head coach Gerry Gray.

“Nice cross and point-blank header, not much I could do when it’s put into the corner like that,” said Watson, Victoria’s keeper.

“When we got that goal, it was a big momentum boost for us,” said Tacoma’s Sanders.


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