Zac Portillos (19) was the Man of the Match. Photo credit: Ally Fillmore
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Saturday, June 15, 2013 – For the third time this season, the Thunder Bay Chill scored a goal in each half of a 2-0 win over the Des Moines Menace.
Thomas Chameraud and Sergino Campano teamed up for both scores in tonight’s Premier Development League match at Valley Stadium. The undefeated Chill (7-0-0) has passed the Menace in the all-time series between these longtime arch-rivals, 23-22-4.
“I am shattered with our performance,” Menace head coach Mike Jeffries said after watching his team fall to 3-5-1. “I thought we were missing the pride, the drive, the fight that we needed. I thought we didn’t push the game until it was 2-0, and by then it was too late.”
Looking to bounce back after a 2-0 loss last night, the Menace found itself in an early hole in the rematch. Less than three minutes into the game, Campano rolled the ball across the box to set up Chameraud’s chip over Menace goalkeeper Scott Angevine.
Chameraud returned the favor in the 74th minute, when he delivered a perfectly placed through-ball that left Campano in a one-on-one situation. Campano slotted the ball under an onrushing Angevine.
In the rivals’ final meeting of the season, Thunder Bay outshot Des Moines 13-5. The Menace’s first shot didn’t come until the 20th minute, and its first shot after halftime came 17 minutes into the second stanza.
The Menace looks to regain its scoring touch in time for next Saturday’s home match against Kansas City. The last time these teams met, Des Moines rolled to a 5-1 road win on June 5.
“You always to have to regroup,” Jeffries said. “I think it will be an eye-opening week for our guys – the chance for other guys to compete for playing time….We just didn’t work hard enough.”
Des Moines’ last home goal came on May 18 in a 1-0 victory over WSA Winnipeg. The team has been shut out in three straight home matches and five times overall.
MAN of the MATCH, presented by Seneca Companies, goes to: Zac Portillos for his defensive effforts through the full 90 minutes. A native of Aurora, Colo., Portillos is a senior-to-be at Akron.
UP NEXT: The Menace continues its five-match home stand next Saturday (June 22) against the Kansas City Brass. All 2013 home matches start at 7:30 p.m. at Valley Stadium.
Match: Thunder Bay Chill at Des Moines Menace
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Competition: Premier Development League regular season
Venue: Valley Stadium (turf field) in West Des Moines, Iowa
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CDT
Weather: 70s, cloudy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
MENACE 0 0 0
TB 1 1 2
TB – Thomas Chameraud (Sergio Campano) 3:00; Campano (Chameraud) 73:00
Stats Summary: MENACE / TB
Shots: 5 / 13
Saves: 5 / 1
Corner Kicks: 6 / 3
Fouls: 11 / 10
Offside: 1 / 1
Misconduct Summary: MENACE cautions: Dylan Lax 33:00; Chris Harmon 55:00; Zac Portillos 66:00; TB caution: Lee Nishanian 59:00
ABOUT THE MENACE: The Des Moines Menace provides the highest level of soccer in Iowa. In its 20th season, the Menace men’s side competes in the 65-team United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League (PDL). The Menace’s women’s team enters the Women’s Premier Soccer League in 2013, after debuting as the Women’s League Soccer 2012 champions. The Menace teams play their home matches in a fun, family-friendly environment at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. The organization promotes a healthy lifestyle through its popular youth programs, including the Menace Academy (select soccer for ages 9-19), camps, clinics, Junior Menace and tournaments.
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