TTi Stay Perfect after 4-3 Home Win
June 12th 2019
Behind after 5 minutes, TTi rallied behind two Hannah Dauzat goals to continue the winning start to the season and come from behind to beat local rivals Albion Hurricanes FC Royals 4-3 at Presbyterian Outdoor Education Center (POEC).
With the 5th win in 5 games, TTi move a point behind top of the table Albion, having played 2 games less than their neighbors.
A minute after Albion took the lead, Dauzat picked up the ball in midfield and brilliantly fired home from 25 yards into the top corner. Soon after, a great team move ended with Elena Santos finishing low into the far corner from a Tosh Minor cross.
Despite being pegged back again by an Albion goal making it 2-2, Minor then got onto the scoresheet herself, sliding in at the back post to convert a Siobhan Higgins cross and giving TTI a 3-2 lead at halftime.
Early in the second half, Albion again levelled the scores, bringing down a far post free kick and slotted past TTi goalkeeper Annabel Sweeney. The scoring was finally completed in the 70thminute when Dauzat got the winner, running onto a through ball and calmly placing it low out of the Albion goalkeepers reach.
A nervy 20 minutes then ensued as Albion pushed forwards looking for another equalizer but a much improved second half defense, marshalled by Cassidy Blanchard and Emily Townsend stood strong to see out a back and forth encounter.
TTi have the weekend off and are in action again Wednesday June 19thas we play the return fixture with AHFC Royals. Kick off time is set for 7:00pm at Presbyterian Outdoor Education Center.
Starting XI: Sweeney, LaPonte, Blanchard, Townsend, Rodriguez, Stiglmair, Shields, Dauzat, Higgins, Minor, Santos.
Subs: Killgore, Manteas, Ostrom, Mananquil, Gifford, McDermott, Ashouri, Siegele, Winstone.
5’ 0-1 Albion
6 – 1-1 TTi (Dauzat)
11’ 2-1 TTi (Santos goal assisted by Minor)
24’ 2-2 Albion
42’ 3-2 TTi (Minor goal assisted by Higgins)
48’ 3-3 Albion
70’ 4-3 TTi (Dauzat)