The San Antonio Scorpions took an early 1-0 lead into halftime against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers on Saturday night.
Javier Saavedra scored for the Scorpions in the first minute of play off a rebound from a header by Esteban Bayona.
“Coming from a deep midfield position and finding himself in the six was a great achievement for someone who is 40 years old, but he can do that with his experience,” Scorpions Head Coach Tim Hankinson said about Saavedra’s goal.
The Scorpions were able to create a number of additional scoring opportunities, but could not capitalize on the momentum gained from their early strike.
After the first 25 minutes of the game, the Strikers got their act together and slowed the Scorpions’ attack.
The Strikers had their best chance to score when they controlled possession in the box for a good minute before midfielder Mark Anderson rocketed a shot over the bar.
A yellow card on the Scorpions’ Pat Phelan in the 38th minute instigated a minor altercation between the two teams that was eventually broken up by the referees.
The Scorpions had one last chance to score in the 45th minute when Bryan Jordan went on a run and sent a cross just wide.
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