Friday, June 6, 2008

Tide Capsize Mariners 2-0

Agu gets congrats for match-winner.

Despite the rain TFC had one of their bigger crowds of the season.

"Abbey" had a few chances but failed to convert.
(David Falk)

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Tacoma Tide FC ran its undefeated home streak to 14 matches over two seasons as they whitewashed the Abottsford Mariners 2-0 Friday night June 6th at Curtis High School in University Place, Tacoma.

Rory Agu's 7th goal of the season, scored in the first half, was the match-winner. Rory had missed a break-away a few minutes earlier but this time finished with a rocket off the assist from Daniel Fadida in the 33rd. Dennis Sanchez came in on the right side of the box in the 83rd minute and headed home the finisher to give TFC a 2-0 victory. The ball had been headed across the goal mouth by Raphael Cox.

Tacoma outshot Abottsford 15-8 and had seven corner kicks to the Canadian side's three. Unlike previous matches with "Abbey" this one was not a rough or foul-filled affair. The two clubs combined for only 13 total fouls.

For the first time in Tide history it rained before, at times during, and then also after the match. The turf was slick but the players on both sides did well to control the ball. Raphael Cox of Tacoma made some spectacular slides to keep the ball in bounds.

Tacoma hosts Vancouver Whitecaps (PDL) June 7 at Curtis High School at 7:00 PM. Vancouver recently bolstered their already-undefeated side with 5 players from the parent club. Bellingham's Webb twins will visit Tacoma, it would appear.

The Tide also announced another home match has been added Tuesday June 17th against a local club of all-stars from the military. That match starts at 7:05 at Curtis High School's Viking Field.

Here's club website match report.

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