August 3, 2016
Soccer News Net staff
Indy's Zayed hangs a hat trick
INDY ELEVEN 5, JACKSONVILLE ARMADA 2
INDIANAPOLIS –Eamon Zayed registered a hat trick as the Indy Eleven set a club record for most goals scored in an NASL regular season game en route to a 5-2 win over the Jacksonville Armada FC in front of 8,017 fans at IUPUI’s Carroll Stadium.
Indy Eleven opened the scoring in the 13th minute when Justin Braun slotted hoome a pass from Dylan Mares.
Three minutes later it was Zayed scoring his first of the night, whipping in a cross from Don Smart.
Jacksonville pulled one back in the 33rd minute when Alhassane Keita collected a failed clearance and beat Jon Busch to the upper left corner.
Just three minutes later, Indy's Nemanja Vukovic collected a poor clearance and bounced a shot past Lewis to make it 3-1.
In the 58th minute Mares’ shot to the near post beat Lewis but rang off the woodwork. A deflection off of Braun took the ball into the path of Zayed, who swept home from the doorstep for his 10th of the season and a 4-1 advantage for the Eleven. It took only seven more minutes for Zayed to finish his hat trick, this time bagging Braun’s rebounded shot.
The Armada (1-5-1, 4pts/2-10-5, 11 pts overall) got another, but on an 80th minute on own goal by Colin Falvey.
With the three points, Indy Eleven (4-2-1 Fall/8-2-7 combined) jumped back into first place on both the Combined Season (31 points, even with New York but ahead on goal differential) and the Fall Season (13 points) standings.
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PUERTO RICO FC 1, MINNESOTA UNITED 1
BLAINE, Minn. -- An own goal in the 46th minute lifted Minnesota United to a 1-1 draw with Puerto Rico FC at NSC Stadium Wednesday night.
Puerto Rico (1-3-3, 6pts) got off to a great start when Puerto Rico striker Héctor Ramos stepped into the path of a back pass and knocked it into the back of the net.
The Loons (3-1-2, 11 pts fall/8-5-3, 27 pts overall) equalizer came when Ibson curved a corner kick into the six-yard box. Puerto Rico midfielder Michael Kafari stuck out his leg and the ball deflected off his foot and into the top corner of his own net