US Open Cup Eastern PA Final
| Nats dangerous striker,
Virgis Anushauskis dribbles past the UGH defense. He has scored 10 goals in
his last three games.
| The star of the game, the Ukrainian Nationalsí Leon Cleary (#3) drills a
beautiful header on goal.
|Another spectacular performance by the Ukrainian Nationalsí star goaltender, Jason Rostovskis|
The Ukrainian Nationals with the Eastern PA US Open Cup in the hands of player-coach, Petro Boretskii.
Photos courtesy of Bob Kelly
April 23, 2006 - Horsham. PA
Ukrainian Nationals, powered by three goals from Leon Cleary, beat UGH (The United German-Hungarians) 3-1 in the US Open Cup Eastern PA Final.† Clearly scored his first goal midway through the 1st half, overpowering a defender just outside the penalty area before going in alone on the goalkeeper and scoring.† Ten minutes later, Player/Coach Petro Boretskii almost scored on a free kick from 25 yards out. The blast was barely deflected wide by the goalie.† Tryzub had control throughout most of the 1st half but was unable to convert any chances to increase their lead. The half ended 1-0.
UGH scored immediately at the beginning of the 2nd half to tie the score, before Cleary scored again in the 55th minute to regain the lead for Tryzub.UGH pressed for an equalizer the rest of the game, but Tryzub's defense led by goalkeeper Jason Rostovskis and Boretskii held firm.†With 10 minutes remaining in the game, Cleary again beat UGH's goalie one-on-one to secure the win.
Ukrainian Nationals Majors team is still undefeated in the 2005-06 season with a combined record of 18-0-0.† Tryzub is 12-0-0 to lead the philadelphia area United Soccer League. In addition has six wins in the US Open and Amateur Cup competitions.†Virgus Anusauskas leads the United Soccer League with 16 goals, 10 of which have come in the last three games.†Tryzub's next match is the Eastern PA Final for the US Amateur Cup at Phoenix SCon April 30th.† The following week, the team travels to meet the Virginia state champion in the US Open Cup.† Their next home match is Thursday night, May 4th at 8 PM against America SC .