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PRESEASON REPORT: Greenville Triumph Tops NCFC

By Staff, 03/02/20, 9:45AM EST


Tormenta FC finishes level with Charleston Battery, plus more preseason action

Greenville Triumph SC earned its second victory over a USL Championship club this preseason, defeating NCFC 2-1 on Saturday.

Greenville Triumph SC defeated USL Championship side North Carolina FC Saturday afternoon at WakeMed Soccer Park. 

The Triumph rallied after falling behind early in the second half when NCFC midfielder Nazmi Albadawi volleyed home a failed clearance from 15 yards out. Goals from Greenville trialist Noah Pilato and newcomer Alex Morrell helped John Harkes’ side leave North Carolina with a 2-1 victory. 

Tormenta FC (1), Charleston Battery (1) - February 28 

Tormenta FC earned a 1-1 draw against USL Championship club the Charleston Battery on Friday at Erk Russell Soccer Park. 

Charleston’s Nique Daley opened the scoring in the 20th minute, but Tormenta FC answered quickly through Nil Vinyals. Vinyals latched on to a loose ball inside the penalty area and slotted a half volley past the Battery goalkeeper to equalize. 

North Texas SC (1), Sporting KC II (0) - February 27 

Dante Sealy earned and converted a penalty in the 9th minute to help North Texas SC earn a 1-0 win over Sporting KC II on Thursday afternoon at Toyota Soccer Center. 

FC Tucson (2), New Mexico United (0) - February 28 

FC Tucson opened its preseason with a 2-0 win over USL Championship side New Mexico United. Shak Adams and Erik Virgen connected in the 80th minute to make it 2-0 and secure victory for FCT. 

Tucson hosted OKC Energy the following day and lost 4-0 at Kino Sports Complex.  

Forward Madison FC (1), Saint Louis FC (2) - February 29 

Forward Madison FC made the final stop of its preseason tour, taking on USL Championship club Saint Louis FC on Saturday afternoon. 

Paulo Junior opened the scoring in the 6th minute, poking home a JC Banks cross at the near post. The hosts had a chance to equalize from the penalty spot in the dying minutes of the first half, but Madison’s goalkeeper kept out Sam Fink’s attempt. 

Saint Louis had another opportunity from the spot in the 81st minute and Russell Cicerone converted it to pull his side level. Cicerone curled a shot in from range in the 90th minute to seal victory for Saint Louis. 

Other Scores: 

Richmond Kickers (3), Old Dominion University (0) - March 1 
Chattanooga Red Wolves (0), Young Harris University (0) - February 29 
New England Revolution II (0), New York Red Bulls II (3) - February 29 

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