By Syracuse FC
Syracuse FC came up short in their home opener, 2-0, against Erie Commodores FC on Friday at Onondaga Community College’s Lazer Stadium.
Erie took an early lead in the ninth minute on a shot by Owen Connelly. SFC came back soon after with a nice settle and volley on goal by Joe Falcone, but it was saved by Erie’s goalkeeper.
The second goal of the match was scored in the 35th minute and was scored by Erie Commodores’ Mathias Krigbaum, giving SFC a bigger mountain to climb for the remaining ten minutes of the half.
SFC increased their tempo for the start of the second half which created more goalscoring opportunities for the home team.
The most notable was one by Abdikarim Maalo in the 74th minute. After running down the left side and beating a defender, he lined up outside the 18 and took a strong shot that sent the ball to the upper 90 of the goal, but it was tipped over by Erie’s goalkeeper.
Chances came for SFC, but they weren’t quite able to capitalize. Both teams seemed to tire towards the end, but SFC held Erie to a scoreless second half making the final result of SFC’s home opening game 2-0.
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