Saturday, July 7, 2018
Sounders U-23 faced off the Victoria Highlanders in a tough match where they had previously lost before. The outcome today was different, however, as the Sounders managed to come up with a 3-1-win courtesy of a brace from none other than Santiago Patino.
Dangerous as always,
Cazz Warren in the 22nd minute goes flying down the left flank and
drills a low driven cross across the 6-yard box where the Highlanders managed
to deflect it to the top of the 18 where Jamael Cox comes crashing in and
powers it home into the back of the net. The shot took a slight deflection but
it didn’t matter as the Sounders then lead 1-0.
Cazz again being dangerous in the 23rd minute
inside the box with only the keeper to beat but gets brought down in the
penalty area as Highlanders goalkeeper brings him down making the ref signal
for a penalty kick. Santiago Patino steps up to the plate and strikes it with
power and pace giving the Highlanders keeper no chance to save it. Sounders
In the 32nd minute, Highlanders Cam Hundal from
deep crosses it to Mitch Popadynetz where Popadynetz brings it down and
half-volleys his chance to far post beating the Sounders keeper Akili Kasim.
Highlanders weren’t going down without a fight as they managed to bring the
score 2-1 with Sounders still leading.
On a turnover in the 79th minute, Patino gets
slipped in behind the Highlanders defense with only the keeper to beat and
places it well in the bottom right corner giving him the Sounders third goal of
the night. Sounders win 3-1.
Sounders end their season home game with a 3-1 win over the Victoria Highlanders and have 2 matches left on the road of the regular season. Sounders look to earn 3 more points on their next match at TSS Rovers on July 11th at 7 PM in a crucial match as the regular season comes to end.