By New York Shockers
The New York Shockers continued their 2022 season Saturday, July 2 by hosting Syracuse FC. This was a highly successful game from the start with a record attendance of over 1,000 people between the Shocker’s WPSL game and the men’s game against Syracuse.
The first half tested the defensive half of both teams. The New York Shockers had multiple shots on goal but couldn’t score. Towards the end of the first half things started getting intense with multiple yellow cards handed out to Syracuse FC. The first yellow card was issued in the 38th minute to Matthew Stasyuk for a high kick. The second yellow card was issued to Syracuse head coach Jaro Zawislan. The final yellow card of the first half was issued to Syracuse’s Douglas Taylor in the 44th minute. The first half ended with a 0-0 score.
The second half started out slow with both teams holding their own in their defensive half. The game continued well into the second half with multiple shots on goal for both teams but still no score. In the 75th minute, another yellow card was issued to Syracuse’s Alec Stasyuk. In the 78th minute a foul was called on the New York Shockers, setting up Syracuse FC for a penalty kick. That penalty kick ultimately led to the first goal of the night by Syracuse’s Michael Lantry, making the score 1-0. The Shockers could not let this game end in a loss and fought up to the very last minute. With one minute left in stoppage time, Connor DeFilippis scored the game-tying goal for the New York Shockers.
This tie keeps the Shockers in third place in the North Atlantic Conference and moves them one step closer to securing a spot in the playoffs.
It was a very intense game right up until the last minute, and both teams played an amazing game.
The New York Shockers finish their 2022 regular season Saturday, July 9th as they host Hartford City FC in what should be a highly intense matchup.
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