Everyone will always remember their first.
Their first kiss. Their first car. Their first job.
Athletes and coaches will forever remember their first win as a team.
The San Antonio Scorpions recorded the club’s first win in franchise history after taking down the Carolina Railhawks in Cary, North Carolina, 1-0.
Midfielder Kevin Harmse put San Antonio ahead in the 82nd minute on a perfectly executed ‘give-and-go’ deep inside Carolina property. The back line ensured the win in the final moments, holding off a flurry of late-game attacks by the desperate home team.
The Scorpions (1-1-2, 5 points) remain undefeated in away games and are riding a three game unbeaten streak.
Man of the Match without a doubt goes to team captain Kevin Harmse for netting the game winner. But the Crocketteers tip their hat to goalkeeper Daryl Sattler (filling in for the injured Pat Hannigan) for making crucial saves throughout the match. Sattler’s stonewalling of the Railhawks bought time for the offense to eventually find the back of the net.
Just as important as the goal scored, was the goal assist. Columbian striker and former Incarnate Word University standout Esteban Bayona, provided the ‘give’ in the give-and-go scoring play, setting up the Harmse tally.
After starting the season off with very little venom in their stinger, the Scorpions seemed to have established an identity: ‘Keep it close and find a way to earn a point’.
Their unbeaten streak will be tested heading into Saturday’s Cinco De Mayo home game. San Antonio faces NASL’s first-place team, Tampa Bay Rowdies, in front of what should be another capacity crowd.