SC Storm Overpowers FC United!
By: Santa Clarita Storm
Thousand Oaks, California-- The great thing about this wonderful game is that there is always next week. That statement was never more true than this past weekend when the Santa Clarita Storm traveled to Thousand Oaks to face FC United. After allowing five goals and suffering an embarrassing defeat last weekend, the boys put 12, that's right 12, past the home side on Saturday in a romping 12-2 win.
Storm Put 12 Past United
This was the kind of performance that could kick start the Storm's season and propel them to a playoff spot. The defensive struggles of the first few games seemed to subside as the team controlled the ball well and stayed disciplined at the back. Though, to be honest, it was their offense that impressed the most. The team seemed to be in a zone as one shot after another managed to find its way into the oppoition's net.
The match started with the Storm on the front foot looking for the opening goal. John Lopez, Nelson Perazza, and Francisco Perez all had shots that just missed within the first ten minutes. It was in the 16th minute that Perez received a pass from Matt Pasquale that he slipped neatly past the United defense and into the goal. The Storm were up 1-0 and eager for more. Just four minutes later, Andres Zalamea, from close range fired a shot that bounced off the far post and into the home team's net. It was 2-0 and the barrage was just beginning.
They Score When They Want
The attack didn't stop there. It was clear that this was going to be a special day offensively for the boys from Santa Clarita. Just a minute later Lopez fired a rocket from 22 yards out that pelted the back of the United net, 3-0 to the visitors. The goals just kept coming. Zalamea again in the 28th, almost identical to his first. Perez added another in the 33rd minute from the penalty spot and Lopez struck once more just before halftime. It was 6-0 to the Storm at the break, the match was all but over.
In the second half Brett Croft got into the action, while Lopez and Perez added to their tally, giving each a hat trick on the day. Philip Bosacci, just returning from Denmark added his name to the scoresheet, scoring twice.
When it was all said and done, The Storm had put 12 past the home side and completely dismantled them. It was just what the team needed as they get ready for a three match homestand starting next week against first place FC Hasental at Masters College.