UTC vs U (0-1) Match Recap: An aggressive performance leads to 3 points
by J.P. Devetori
Universitario came into this match hungry for 3 points against a similar situated UTC who are also coming off a draw last week. Key returns were Alberto ‘Chiquitin’ Quinteros (Gold Cup), Hernan Novick and Armando Alfageme (suspension). Those returns gave the Crema a better offensive mindset coming into this match.
The “Merengues” opened the match with full on attacks with ‘Chiquitin’ Quinteros making the first shot on goal and then minutes later, Novick taking a rebound to score the lone goal of the match. ‘Chiquitin’ opened the play setting up a upfield pass to Rafael Guarderas who crossed a pass intended for Alex Valera but was headed away by Hervé Kambou and Novick was right in front of him to receive the rebound and score.
Jose Carvallo put up a clinic in the 2nd half with blocking a dangerous set up by UTC’s Cristian Mejia. UTC continued to rally after that Carvallo block after a poor clearance from Guarderas that went to Josué Estrada, whose shot was cleared poorly by Nelinho Quina and then the ball went to Gaspar Gentile who shot high to end the threat.
Key players who made this win possible were ‘Chiquitin’ Quinteros, Hernan Novick and Jose Carvallo. It was a great all-around team win and the club can continue this solid performance this Saturday vs Carlos Manucci.