UTICA CITY TIES GAME LATE, FALLS IN OVERTIME 5-4
Utica, NY – Utica City FC hosted the Harrisburg Heat in front of the largest crowd of the season. A game tying goal for Utica City with 14 seconds by Darren Toby set up overtime, and Harrisburg was victorious 5-4. UCFC earned a point in the loss, and has two regular season games left to battle for playoff seeding.
Taylor Bond opened the scoring for Utica City, as he worked down the right wing and beat Chase Vosvick far side. He waved to the crowd in celebration, and Utica City led 1-0. Aljeandro Chavez answered 5 minutes later to tie the game at one for Harrisburg.
A third chance effort from Nilton De Andrade helped create Utica’s second goal. He started with his feet, and then a header, and finally finished on a jumping kick to bury a goal in the final seconds of the quarter. It was 2-1 UCFC after one.
Lesia Thetsane got the only goal of the second quarter for Harrisburg. UCFC responded with a heavy push, and Rafa Godoi’s sliding tackle at the end of the quarter keep the game tied as the half came to a close.
Utica City’s final regular season home game will be April 1st against Baltimore. Their only other regular season game is next Sunday, March 26th at Florida.