3 Point Effort Puts Milwaukee Second In Conference
After two draws on the road the Torrent returned home Friday evening to take on FC Indiana. In front of a crowd of nearly 1,000, the men’s team captured their first 3 point match of the year. A 5-0 shutout to start the weekend vaulted the Torrent to second place in the conference standings.
First Half Action
It didn’t take long for the Torrent to jump out to a lead. Isaac Pereyra got things started for the second match in a row. In the 4 minute, Pereyra put a right footed shot past the Indiana goalkeeper. Andrew Wiedabach would play in a cross and Pereyra would take advantage.
He and Andrew Wiedabach would combine for the second goal as well. At the 10 minute mark Pereyra would generate a scoring chance by pressing FC Indiana into an errant pass. He would take the ball up the left wing before cutting back inside and finding an open Wiedabach for the chip in.
The Torrent would find themselves in possession for nearly the entire match. The play of Paris Martins on the outside would generate chances in the final third a number of times throughout the night. Early on he played a cross to Alex Stonjanvski that was headed off the cross bar. The play would be called off on an offside, but the execution would be repeated.
The first half dominance by the Torrent would end with a 3-0 lead. Drew Ruggles would net his second goal of the year off a free kick in the 30 minute. Defensively the Torrent gave FC Indiana little opportunities in their offensive end, while at the other end Milwaukee would finish the chances they were given.
Torrent Strike Twice Late
Milwaukee would continue in the second half where they left off in the first. They controlled the pace, the possession and the scoreboard throughout. Mark Hutchinson would stretch the Torrent lead to 4 in the 80 minute. It would be quickly followed up by Sam Biek’s first goal of the season in the 85minute. Diego Bobadilla made a great move off the ball to open up the backline of Indiana and allowed Biek to step in and blast a shot into the lower left side of the net.
With the win, combined with an Ann Arbor draw against Kalamazoo, the Torrent finds themselves in second place on the table, four points back. They will look to close that gap further on Sunday afternoon when they travel to Grand Rapids.