Chattanooga FC Women Earn First Win, Men Shutout Knoxville 4-0

Pensacola City FC Folds, Cancels CFC Game Friday

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Chattanooga FC men's and women's soccer team traveled to Knoxville on Saturday for a double header with the Knoxville Force and Lady Force. 

The women earned a 2-1 win which is the first win in the young club's history.  

Suzanne Arafa put the CFC women up 1-0 about 10 minutes into the game. 

The Lady Force would tie the game before halftime at 1-1. 

Nikki Gears would score the game winner in the 77th minute for the women. 

Former GPS standout keeper Simone Busby was in the goal for CFC and former CCS keeper Leah Wilson was in the goal for the Lady Force.  

The men's game was tied at 0 at the half but the Chattanooga team would score four in the second half to earn the 4-0 win. 

Three of the four goals came in a five minute stretch of the second half. 

Luke Winter scored in the 54th minute, John Carrier scored in the 56th and Luis Trude scored in the 59th.  

Chris Ochieng would score the final goal of the game in the 68th minute. 

The men improve to 4-2-1 on the season.  

The women are now 1-2 on the season and travel to Alabama FC on Friday.  Their next home game is this Saturday against the Georgia Revolution.  

In NPSL news, the Pensacola City FC team has folded and will not finish their 2014 season.  Some reports included problems with the City of Pensacola. 

"The NPSL is extremely disappointed to hear that Pensacola City FC has decided to cease operations with immediate effect," said Gary L. Moody Jr. from NPSL media relations.  "The league remains committed to the Pensacola soccer community and looks forward to working with fans and supporters in the future."


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