PHILADELPHIA - The FC Freeze u16 team’s bid to sweep the regular season and postseason honors of the NNYYSL fell just short when the Upstate United SC Fusion scored three unanswered goals rallying from a 2-0 deficit and post a 3-2 victory. The FC Freeze reached the finals with a 1-0 sudden death overtime victory over the Thousand Island Soccer Unit. The postseason tournament, games shortened to 40 minutes, ended the locals season with an overall mark of 9-2.
FC Freeze 1, TISC 0 (OT): Ogdensburg’s Peyton Lalone dribbled in the game winner from a perfectly place cross from Lisbon’s Adam Kelley just two minutes into the sudden death overtime to advance the FC Freeze unit into the finals. Kelley and Lisbon’s Riley Alberto controlled the midfield play with Nick Spooner of Lisbon collecting six saves in the crease.
SC FUSION 3, FC Freeze 2: The FC Freeze jumped out of the gate quickly tallying two quick goals as Ogdensburg’s Peyton Lalone rifled home a pair of goals with Lisbon’s Adam Kelley and Madrid-Waddington’s Tyler Robinson each drawing assists. The SC Fusion scored just before the half then tallied an early one in the second half to deadlock the contest before an arrant clearing attempt from a FC Freeze fullback went into the locals own goal to cap off the scoring. Lisbon’s Nick Spooner collected six saves in the contest with Malone’s Patrick Bylow anchoring the defensive end.
FC FREEZE U18
The Upstate United SC Wolfpack tallied three goals in a span of five minutes then held off the U18’s FC Freeze squad who forged a second half rally for a 3-1 victory in the finals of the NNYYSL Postseason tournament held on Friday Night in Philadelphia. The locals reached the finals with a 1-0 victory over the General Brown Soccer Club which capped off a 6-3 campaign.
In the finals, the SC Wolfpack grouped three quick goals and opened up a 3-0 halftime lead before Ogdensburg’s Peyton Lalone bulleted home a low shot to get the FC Freeze on the board. Potsdam’s Oobaka sent the through pass to record the assist on the goal and teamed with Lalone and Lisbon’s Adam Kelley to keep continued pressure throughout the second half.