BROOKLYN, NY – Inclement weather and difficult travel conditions set the stage for a dreary and slick night at Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn. After a 40-minute weather delay pushed back the start time, Stockade FC came out full of energy.
The first half was filled with back and forth chances, turnovers and a very fast paced match. The slippery conditions made it a challenge for both sides to find large spells of possession and the half ended scoreless.
Play began to clean up in the second half as Brooklyn found themselves with a few big chances early on. Greg Monroe was up to the task in net for Stockade FC as he made 9 saves on the night. In the 59th minute of play, the hosts took their lead as Vitoria Argeri found space on the left side and slotted home the opener.
Monroe’s goalkeeping would prove to be a major difference maker as he made a momentum swinging diving save just 2 minutes later to keep Stockade FC within reach and allow for a grandstand finish.
In the 90th minute, with just added time remaining, Juan Parada swung a dangerous corner kick into the box and Danilo Markovic managed to muscle it into the net to find the Stockade FC equalizer and send the team home to Kingston with a massive away point.
STARTING XI: Monroe; Gatti, Avila, Markovic, Robinson; Koziol, Parada, Rezende; Zobre, Makaj, Pinheiro
MAN OF THE MATCH: Greg Monroe
The Siena men’s soccer GK made 9 saves to keep Stockade FC close and allow the 90’ equalizer to walk out of Brooklyn with a point