A 1-1 draw was the final score during Wednesday night’s Orlando City B game against the Rochester Rhinos.
Hadji Barry gave OCB (4-4-4, 16 points) the lead in the 23rd minute, but two minutes later, Antonio Correia equalized the score for the Rhinos (4-1-4, 16 points).
“I thought it was a frustrating evening to be honest,” said OCB head coach Anthony Pulis. “We had a really good idea of how they were going to come to play and how they were going to set up. Our decision making and possession was disappointing I think, at times. Obviously we had a lot of possession, but I don’t think we did enough with it.”
Barry, a Rochester native, capitalized off a Richie Laryea assist, netting a right-footed shot into the center of the box to bring the score up 1-0. Barry shared how playing against his hometown was enough of a motivational factor to score his third all-time goal against the Rhinos.
“It’s my home town team, you know, so every time I play against them I’m going to showcase my talent,” said Barry.
In the 25th minute Ray Lee hit a low cross that deflected toward OCB goalkeeper Josh Saunders straight to Correia who leveled the score, 1-1.
OCB dominated 55.7 percent possession, they only totaled five more shot attempts after first scoring. Rochester, who stood at 46 percent possession, had eight more shot attempts.
First-team goalkeeper, Saunders got to make his first appearance in the USL.
The OCB Lions have one week to prepare before they head off to face Toronto FC II on Wednesday June 14 at noon.
(Photo By New Day Review / Victor Tan)
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