Chattanooga Red Wolves SC (1-2-0) fell to Greenville Triumph SC (2-1-0) 1-0 in the first of three meetings between the two clubs at Legacy Early College Field Saturday night.
Following the 0-0 draw at the half, Jake Keegan found the net in the 74th minute scoring his second goal of the season for the Triumph. The hosts tallied 11 shots compared to the Red Wolves' 5, including an early chance in the 11th minute when Xavier Gomez found the back of the net from inside the penalty area, but he was called offside and the goal was waved off.
Veteran striker Eamon Zayed finished the match with two chances created, and goalkeeper Alex Mangels finished with six crosses claimed and two punches, despite the heavy volume of activity by the Triumph's attack.
Chattanooga will have another shot at the Triumph on May 25 when the team hosts Greenville at home from David Stanton Field.
The Red Wolves head home for a week of training before hosting Tormenta FC for the team's second-ever home showing on Saturday, April 20. For tickets, visit chattredwolves.com/tickets.
Chattanooga Red Wolves SC — Alex Mangels; Richard Dixon, Leo Folla, Andrew Moullin, Josue Soto (Jonathan Caparelli – 67'), Conor Doyle (Amirgy Pineda – 81'), Steven Beattie; Vangjel Zguro, Ualefi, Eamon Zayed, Juan Mare (Sito Seoane – 59')
Substitutes not used — Will Dieterich, Colin Falvey, Nicholas Amponsah, Jamie Dell
Greenville Triumph SC — Dallas Jaye; Tyler Polak, Dominic Boland, Kevin Politz, Paul Clowes, Christopher Bermudez (Cameron Saul – 94’), Aaron Walker, Jake Keegan, Carlos Gomez (Choi Sang-Ryeong – 85’), Evan Lee, Dominic Boland, Travis Ward (Sami Guediri – 71’)
Substitutes not used – Armando Quezada, Omar Mohamed
GVL: Jake Keegan – 74’
CHT: Richard Dixon (caution) – 31’
CHT: Leo Folla (caution) – 36’
CHT: Steven Beattie (caution) – 47’
GVL: Aaron Walker (caution) – 61’
GVL: Christopher Bermudez (caution) – 90’
Head Official: John Matto
Assistant Referee: Benjamin Wooten
Assistant Referee: Izlen Peksenar
4th Official: Matthew Weathers