Chattanooga FC 3, Myrtle Beach Mutiny 2
In the 82nd minute, Mutiny forward RJ Bass scored a goal to cut Myrtle Beach’s deficit to 3-1. A minute later, former Waccamaw standout and Mutiny forward Noah Gulley headed a shot into the goal on an assist by Bass to bring Myrtle Beach within one, but that was as close as it would get.
Chrispin Ochieng, who scored two goals for Chattanooga.
Ochieng, 24th minute PK
Leo De Smedt, 56th minute
Ochieng, 77th minute
Bass, 82nd minute
Gulley, 83rd minute
What they’re saying
“It was a really, really tough loss for our guys; we made a few errors and it kind of cost us a couple of easy goals we don’t normally give away. But the biggest thing I have to say about this team, this performance and this whole season is just the group of guys I’ve had the pleasure of working with this summer; it’s just been a great experience for everyone involved. You saw at the end of the game they were 3-nil down with 15 minutes to go and these guys didn’t give up; they’ll never give up. We could’ve taken it to extra time if the ball had fallen our way and that’s whats so great about working with these guys; they really care for each other and are there for each other. A lot of these guys are freshmen in college and it’s hopefully a building block to help their college career and professional aspirations. I’m really, really proud; I know we lost but these boys are winners.” – Mutiny coach Tom Morris
“I told them nothing but how proud of them I am; it’s just football and things happen. I think over the course of the game we played better football but we didn’t create enough chances and [Chattanooga] defended really well. But in these moments for these guys, I’m just so proud of them and what they’ve shown all season. The hard work and the commitment has been just absolutely exceptional. I hope every one of these guys – I think they will – will take something positive from this summer and have great memories. When your football career is over, it’s not always the game you remember it’s the memories you create with your teammates. It’s been an absolute pleasure.” – Morris
“We didn’t give up. That was one of the highlights of our team this summer; even if we weren’t playing well we worked really hard and fought until the end. I’m proud of the guys; we accomplished a lot this year. Next year we’ll give it a go again and go for the national championship.” – Gulley
“Me and RJ’s roles this summer were to get in and change the game, kind of change the pace when we got in. I think we’ve thrived on that and when we go in the mentality is to do everything we can to change the game and RJ and I have built sort of a partnership in that and it really started to work in our favor.” – Gulley
“Only losing one game during the season is pretty good. It’s a feeling you don’t get a lot on a lot of teams. We take a loss here and almost forget what losing feels like but this season was special. It’s not the peak, it’s more of a foundation for what’s to come in Myrtle Beach. It’s a building block, absolutely.” – Gulley
Myrtle Beach Mutiny 11-2-1, Chattanooga FC 10-1-1
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