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RCB downs ULFC 1-0, reaches new heights with 4 straight Shutout Wins

Published May 18, 2021

Story by: Dylan Riipe

Photo by: Rob Daniels

ROCHESTER N.Y. -- The Roc City Boom extended their win streak to four games with a hard
fought victory over Upstate Lonestar F.C. on Sunday.

The Boom, coming off the back of a commanding 2-0 win over Binghamton a few days prior,
came out a little flat.

Once finding their feet about 20 minutes in the game really kicked off as Christian Jellue was
booked after a crunching tackle on Peter DiLorenzo.

Moments later, Konrad Zydowicz struck a long range attempt that sailed wide right of the target.
Roc City’s breakthrough came in the 37th minute as DiLorenzo slipped Ryan Leask in, but
before he could take his chance Upstate Lonestar goalkeeper, Davion Bailey, tripped Leask
leaving the ball which trickled into the path of Witman Hernandez who made no mistake and
tucked the ball into the open net.

Upstate Lonestar nearly equalized minutes later when a shot from Mark Mrowinski rattled the
right post and Zydowicz was there to tidy things up and clear.

At half, Roc City led 1-0 and held the advantage in shots 4-2 and corners 2-0.
The Boom were not far from doubling their lead ten minutes into the second half when Leask
found Hernandez on a clipped ball who picked DiLorenzo out incisively, but the chance went
begging.

Moments later, Hernandez found himself in a bit of space inside the penalty area where he
dropped the shoulder and went to ground, however the penalty shouts fell on deaf ears as the
referee saw nothing in it.

Upstate Lonestar striker, Elvin Johnson was denied the equalizing goal in the 92nd minute as
Connor Halsted read the through ball and quickly came off his line to make a crucial save that
clinched The Boom’s fourth straight clean sheet.

Roc City have scored twelve goals and allowed zero in the four matches played in this season.
The Boom return to action at home under the lights on Sunday, May 22nd at 7:30pm to face
Syracuse FC.