Opening Weekend of Soccer

WSA Winnipeg lose a couple of close games

 Photos by Zachary Peters

 

Photo_Six.pngFans, which included several U10 (Saturday game)  and U11 (Sunday game) boys and girls WYSA soccer teams, were treated to two exciting fast paced games this past weekend.  More than 650 spectators on Saturday and over 450 spectators on Sunday at the Winnipeg Indoor Soccer Complex witnessed a pair of hard fought 2-1 loses by WSA Winnipeg to the Thunder Bay Chill.

Our home team maintained the majority of ball control in the first half of Saturday's game, but were unable to find the back of the net.  Pressing the pace resulted in several good scoring chances, however the teams went to the locker rooms at the half tied 0 - 0. Photo_Three.png

All the scoring took place in the second half of the game. Thunder Bay's Jose Altarmirano goal at about 4 minutes into the second half and WSA Winnipeg's Moses Danto scored on a gorgeous free kick from just outside the 18 yard box in the 87th minute.  WSA Winnipeg thought they had earned a single point, but were disappointed when a penalty was awarded to the Chill when Godwin Addai was taken down in the box on a close call.  Paul Dillon scored on the penalty kick sealing the win for the Chill.

Sunday's game was more of the same.  WSA Winnipeg enjoyed an edge in the game play, pressing on several occasions but unable to find the back of the net in the first half of the game.  In fact, all scoring in Sunday's game was a result of set pieces.  Thunder Bay scored on free kicks from Paul Dillon to Axel Soberg in the 27th minute and Nolan Intermoia from Sergio Canpana in the 58th minute.  Our goal came from a penalty kick by Moses Danto in the 75 minute of the game.   In the last ten minutes of the game WSA Winnipeg pressed hard to get the equalizer with goalie Tyson Farago joining the attack.  However, the Chill were able to hold off the home team and escape with a 2-1 win. 

Photo_Four.pngWSA Winnipeg' s next action is this Thursday, May 30 at the Winnipeg Outdoor Soccer Complex on Waverley versus the Des Moines Menace.  The team will be on the road until the end of June after this Thursday's game so if you were planning to see a game now is the time to get out and enjoy some fast paced high-energy soccer.