Monday, May 16, 2011

Top 2 face off in Lexington

Top ranked side Lexington Lions and your 2nd ranked Greensboro Vipers faced off sunday night in Lexington with the Table lead on the line.
45,000 fans packed Lexington's stadium, the largest crowd for any game this season.
Lexington's Diego Bernardi struck first in the 32nd minute with a fine header off of a cross.
Just 3 minutes later Greensboro won a corner, and Jason Callinan found the head of Grosso Luca for the equalizer.
For the next 50 minutes, the two squads battled for chances, each having several opportunities, but niether being able to capitalize.
In the 82nd minute Lexington's Garvin Spillane earned himself a 2nd yellow card of the match, and was sent off. Things seemed to be heading Greensboro's way. It was only 2 minutes later that Lexington's Vincinte Civale sent a rocketing shot past Greensboro keeper Janiel Veldon for the 2-1 Lexington lead.
Greensboro put together several attempts to answer, but they could never materialze an attack.
Even though Greensboro finished with more opportunities as well as shots on goal, they fell 2-1.
The loss did not drop Greensboro a spot in the standings, and was their first of the year.
Lexington remains unbeatan and untied.

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