WSA Winnipeg comes back to Manitoba without a win, but with confidence after two strong showings against the Thunder Bay Chill. The hosts took 2-0 and 1-0 victories Friday and Saturday after a back to back in Ontario.
Second-half goals by defender John Stojcevski and striker Sullivan Silva gave the Chill the 2-0 win on Friday. Several strong saves by Evan Barker helped to keep things close and give his side a chance to comeback.
That comeback attempt had it’s chances. Early in the second half Prince Amarra broke through the middle off a throw-in, only to roll his shot just wide wide of the Thunder Bay net.
Into game two some early bad luck was the setback for the Wolf Pack. Sullivan Silva scored in the opening minute for Thunder Bay, and that would end up being the winner.
Silva’s shot was actually stopped by keeper Evan Barker but officials determined that the ball crossed the goal line during the save attempt.
Despite the bad news of two losses against their Canadian rivals, there was plenty of smiles for Winnipeg on the way home. Star striker Moses Danto departed straight from Thunder Bay to Kansas City for a trial with their MLS team.
Winnipeg has one more road trip left on the schedule. WSA is off to Des Moines on Friday for a pair of games against the Menace.