FC Tampa Bay posted its second shutout of the 2011 preseason as it rolled to a 3-0 victory over the University of Central Florida Sunday afternoon at the UCF Soccer Complex.
FCTB got on the board first on a nice give-and-go sequence. M Pascal Millien passed to F Aaron King, who sent it back to Millien, who beat the keeper for a 1-0 lead in the 38th minute. The goal was Millien's second of the preseason thus far.
FC Tampa Bay continued to press for scoring chances in the second half. M Tsuyoshi Yoshitake, who moved up top after M Chad Burt came on for F Mike Ambersley, just barely missed the target on a nice pass from Burt in the 62nd minute. Just moments later, Burt hit King with another strong ball, but the UCF keeper made the save.
But FC Tampa Bay's persistence paid off in the 77th minute, as the lead was extended to 2-0 on a hard strike by Burt from an assist by M Mozzi Gyorio. And Millien added his second goal of the match on a penalty kick in the 86th minute after he was pulled down in the box.
FCTB: Millien (assist by King) - 38'
FCTB: Burt (assist by Gyorio) - 77'
FCTB: Millien - penalty kick - 86'
FC Tampa Bay Lineup: GK Daryl Sattler, D Frankie Sanfilippo, D Andres Arango, D Takuya Yamada (D Kyle Clinton 78'), D David Hayes, M Pascal Millien, M Tony McManus (M Shane Hill 68'), M Keith Savage (M Mozzi Gyorio 60'), M Tsuyoshi Yoshitake (M Tom Ahmed 78'), F Aaron King (F Matt Clare 68'), F Mike Ambersley (M Chad Burt 60')