The Phantoms faced the New England Mutiny at Portsmouth High School on Wednesday evening in the second matchup of the 2013 season between the two clubs. Light showers left double rainbows over the field just before kickoff while the home team had support from several Seacoast United U12 and U13 players for this mid-week divisional game.
Mutiny struck first in the 11th minute when Phantoms goalkeeper Jamie Gillis collided with Rachel Ugolik at the top of the 18 yard box in making a save on a through-ball. Jenna Fisher picked up the loose rebound and scored from 20 yds out on an open net to take the 1-0 lead before the Phantoms defenders could retreat to the goal line.
Gillis was forced to play high in the box and made a few more quality saves in the first half. In the 30th minute, well off her line Gillis snubbed Mutiny midfielder Andrea Plucenik in a 1v1 situation.
The Phantoms’ struggled to work through Mutiny’s more powerful midfield, but the defense held for the remainder of the first half to take the 1-0 score into halftime.
The best chance for the Phantoms came in the 51st minute when striker Maddy MacLean stole the ball from the Mutiny back line, but the shot missed just wide to the left of the diving goalkeeper.
Mutiny would find the net again in the 68th minute when Ugolik collected a service from midfielder Alyssa Martino down the right side and blasted it high left past Phantoms goalkeeper Erica Correa for the 2-0 lead which would hold for the remainder of the game.
The Seacoast United Phantoms will travel to CFC Passion (CT) on Saturday and to Seacoast United Mariners (ME) on Wednesday before returning home for their next game at Portsmouth High School on June 22nd when they host the Boston Aztec. Kickoff is scheduled for 12pm. Children under 18 yrs receive free admission and adults are just $5.