South Jersey Soccer:
Sunday, March 5, 2000
By Jerry Amari
The Vineland Hurricanes traveled to Voorhees, NJ for the first game of the Spring traveling soccer season. Breezy, but sunny skies, temps around 55, not bad for early March. The Canes started the match playing the Typhoons and the gusty winds in their face. Voorhees quickly pressured Vineland keeper Jeremey Chini, but could not score until 22 minutes into the contest. Vineland's Billy Redden was able to work the ball upfield to Saverio Brunnetti. Sal's crossing pass to Kerry Daplyn was ruled offside by the referee and thwarted the only serious threat by the Hurricanes in the first half. The Vineland defense led by Mike Rigo, Dan Peretti, and Nick Ruskoski were able to turn away several Voorhees shots on goal.
In the second half, the Hurricanes had the wind at their backs and immediately lifted shots at the Typhoon net. After ten minutes, Voorhees was able to break out on offense and convert that play into a 2-0 lead. As the second half continued, Vineland did not give up. Shots were taken by Ryan Gregor, Saverio Brunetti, Mike Amari, and Evan Bostrom. Redden's 20 yard shot banged off the near post and Vineland was unable to put the rebound in the net.
In the closing 10 minutes, the Hurricanes had two corner kicks and another good shot by Saverio Brunetti, but could not score in the 2-0 defeat. Next week Vineland hosts the Mt. Laurel Storm.
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