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Pair of Well-Fought Games End In Defeat After Weekend in Washington

By STAFF, 06/26/22, 4:00PM PDT

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OVF Alliance Men looking to turn the tide with four league games remaining

Albany, Oregon: Following a pair of well-fought games in Washington over the weekend, the OVF Alliance Men came back to Albany with two losses. Both games had you on the edges of your seat for the full 90 minutes, as they faced Ballard FC on Friday June 24th, and Oly Town FC on Sunday June 26th.

Friday night's match against Ballard FC was a tight, cagey affair, with OVF having to deal with the atmosphere of Interbay stadium up in Seattle, Washington. OVF had a majority of the chances early in the game, with forwards Arturo Bahena and Evan Hoover both testing the goalkeeper on multiple occasions. Ballard FC were the ones to inevitably break the deadlock, scoring in the 36th minute.

OVF continued to put pressure on Ballard, coming out strong in the second half. Ballard FC managed to grab a second goal towards the end of the game, with the match ending 0-2 after 90 minutes. 

Sunday's match on the other hand was a completely different story. In OVF's first ever matchup against Oly Town FC, the Artesians came out the gates quick, scoring three unanswered goals in the first 15 minutes of the game.

OVF quickly responded with two goals of their own, with Reggie Reyes bagging a brace after scoring in the 17 and 22 minutes of the game. Oly Town managed to grab a fourth, but John Sarna of OVF quickly followed that up with a goal of his own, taking the scoreline to 3-4 at the halftime break.

Oly Town FC managed to quickly grab two more goals early in the second half, but OVF kept up the intensity and continued to answer with goals of their own. Sarna grabbed his second of the game in the 67th minute, and Alexis Luna scored a goal of his own in the 80th minute.

By fulltime it wasn't enough, with OVF Alliance coming up just short losing 5-6. OVF prepares to bounce back on the road next weekend against Lane United FC, before heading into the final stretch of the season.