What a dramatic set of events we had in our latest home game against Med City. Med City attained much of the possession in the first half with Sioux Falls Thunder holding great defensive shape from the strikers to the keeper.
The Thunder stayed patient throughout the first half while Med City knocked the ball around their defense. Although Med City had most of the possession, the Thunder was able to strike the back of the goal first, when in the 17th minute, goalkeeper Mitch Dryden punted the ball to James Bolger who then flicked the ball through to goal with Tyler Limmer to chase it down and chip the goalkeeper. Sioux Falls Thunder finished the half leading 1-0.
The second half was a slightly different game. The Thunder came out guns blazing, getting an opportunity on goal only 10 minutes into the first half with a shot by Marcus Horwood that went just wide of the post. After that play, Med City began to press harder creating a few opportunities for themselves. Med City recovered a misplaced pass by the Thunder and put it away to tie the game up 1-1 in the 76th minute. Shortly after that , Med City kept the pressure up and put in a ball across the Thunder goal that was knocked in by their striker to put them up 2-1 for the final score.
On Wednesday, June 8th, the Sioux Falls Thunder will take on Dakota Fusion for the rematch at Jim Gotta Stadium in Moorhead, Minnesota before returning home to play Duluth on Saturday, June 11th.
*Thanks to Rob Amaro for this recap.
**Photo credits to Corina Fehrenz