Saturday, July 6, 2013

Vipers Slay Dragons

Prior to Greensboro's three game stretch of big six clubs, we wrote that one win, one tie and one loss would be an excellent  outcome.
The hard part is out of the way - Greensboro took down the visiting Dallas Dragons 3 to 1 at Viper Stadium Friday night. Game stats and facts can be found here.
Although the Dragons won nearly every statistical battle, they lost the war.
The one statistical battle not won by the Dragons, corner kicks, led to three Viper goals.
First, Braulio Ghinassi headed home a corner in the 7th minute. The early lead allowed Greensboro's midfield to play with a more defensive minded approach.
With Greensboro's defense packed in, Dallas began settling for long distance shots from outside the box. Dallas peppered the the Greensboro goal a total of 11 times, but 10 of those 11 efforts were turned away by Viper keeper Kylan Hartman -- a season high for the star goalie.
Greensboro owner Chris Fields called Hartman's outing his best in a Greensboro uniform.
The Vipers leading goalscorer Benjamin Kevin added two second half headers to solidify Greensboro's lead. Kevin has now scored 33 goals for the season, good enough for third in the league.
The Vipers return home tonight to face Jersey Shore, who currently sit at 2nd in the league table. Kickoff, as usual, is 11pm. 

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