Union Omaha came right out of the gate and scored a goal in the eighth minute in the first half. The goal came courtesy of Joseph Brito. The goal came as Jared Mazzola was able to stop the first attempt by Omaha, but was unable to get back in enough time to prevent the second attempt on the goal from going in. In the twenty seventh minute of the game, Union Omaha had a really good strike going, two on one, but was called for offside, and prevented the game from moving to a two goal game. The Greenville Triumph did not have many chances on goal in the first half as a whole, but Lyam MacKinnon was able to put one in to the game at one goal apiece at the half.
Tonight was the “Schools Out Series Presented by: Bud Light” in Paladin Stadium. The first half of the game got off to a very good start for the Triumph as they started with possession for the first several minutes of the game. However, Union Omaha was able to find something within their defense that allowed them to get into the game, and would eventually lead to the first goal of the game by Joseph Brito and Union Omaha. The Triumph, however, responded late into the first half with a wonderful goal of their own by Lyam MacKinnon to tie the game at one goal going into the half.
The second half got off to a very slow start with both sides trying to get something going, but unable to within the first twenty plus minutes in this final half. It was Lyam MicKinnon who was battling for the ball near the benches and received a warning along with the Greenville bench for the fight over a fifty-fifty ball. It was Union Omaha who began to take charge around the sixtieth minute, while drawing a couple of penalties from Greenville and maintaining possession for most of the beginning of the second half. Union Omaha was able to get out in the open from great defense once again, but Jared Mazzola was there to make an incredible save to keep things tied at one goal in the seventy first minute of the game.
The Triumph had numerous sideline passes and chances to score in the middle of the second half but was not able to get anything going. Venton Evans subbed into the game in the seventy fifth minute of the game for the Triumph, the first substitution by the Triumph. Greenville nearly scored in the seventy sixth minute, but an amazing leaping save was made by Rashid Nuhu to keep things tied up.
There was not much doing for both sides in this contest, as it came down to great defense and nothing doing on the scoring side for both sides in the second half. The game ultimately ended in a draw.
The Triumph will be back in action on June 10th on the road and back home on June 21st Chattanooga Red Wolves SC at 7:30 p.m.