THUNDER BAY – Sports – The Thunder Bay Chill (4-0-0) stayed perfect on the season with a convincing 3-0 victory on this warm sunny evening at tbaytel Field at Chapples Park. Thunder Bay controlled most of the play and held most of the possession in the first half but went to the locker rooms with nothing to show on the score board. With the win the Chill regain sole possession of first place in the Heartland Division with a 2 point lead over the Des Moines Menace and hold 2 games in hand.
Although there were several opportunities to score in the first half, the chances were squandered by putting the ball wide or Lions keeper Noah Fazekas made the saves. Fazekas in fact had to be very sharp on the evening making 6 great saves on point blank shots that could have had the scoreline reading much higher had it not been for his play.
The Chill came out in the second half determined to get the goal that alluded them in the first half, and 12 minutes later captain Nolan Intermoia scored what proved to be the winner when he put the ball in the back of the net after Paul Dillon took a short free kick to Sergio Campano Franco who then laid it off nicely to Abraham Villon. Villon drove to the right side of the goal and crossed it to Intermoia just prior to reaching the goal line.
Five minutes later, Chill striker Sunny Omoregie entered the game. He ended up scoring two goals (77’ and 90’) to ice the victory for Thunder Bay. Omoregie could have had a third goal but as the ball was rolling into an empty net it was cleared at the last possible moment by Lion’s defender Mike Mesle. Omoergie, was happy with being able to play as he has not played since the first game of season on May 24th against WSA Winnipeg where he suffered a lower body injury.
Omoregie’s first goal came off a Dominic Roberts run down the left side of the field. Roberts laid the ball off to Omoregie who made a strong run into the box and slotted the ball low to the far corner of the net. His second goal came late in injury time off a pass from Zephaniah Thomas. The Chill had several other chances as well in the late going but Lions keeper stood his ground and made some great saves to keep the score respectable.
Chill head coach Tony Colistro was happy with the result but felt the “the team looked a little sluggish”, feeling perhaps that the field may have something to do with it.
These same two teams will play each other again tomorrow night at 7:30 pm EDT at tbaytel Field at Chapples Park.