Warwick Fire scorches Revolution

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:54

WARWICK-The Warwick Fire defeated the Newburgh Revolution on Warwick's home pitch last Sunday, 7-0. The Fire's offense came on strong in the first minute of the game on Nick Blomfield's opening goal. He scored three more goals, including a penalty kick for a hand ball in the box. Playing aggressively and forcefully, the Fire pushed hard on the Revolution's defense and continually came up the winner. Nicholas Daigle (two goals) and Phillip Goska also scored. While the Revolution's goalkeeper managed to save quite a few strikes, he was not getting the support he needed from his team's defense. The 7-0 victory was Warwick's second shutout of the season. On the previous Sunday, the Warwick Fire, moving from U10 to U11 and up to Division 1 this season, played Florida on Florida's home field. Florida, with one team member on the Olympic Development Team, started the game with an incredible shot on the Warwick goal, only to be deflected and caught by goalie Jamie Eigo. Florida's offense continued their strong push, but Warwick's defensive line would not allow a goal. Warwick countered with their own offensive push down the pitch and Goska scored Warwick's first goal of the season. Daigle also managed a goal in the first half. Florida's defense came on strong in the second half, denying Blomfield's many attempts on goal, while Warwick's goal keeper in the second half, Matt Unick, made two incredible saves, one in which he threw his body on top of the ball in front of an oncoming Florida striker. In the final few minutes of the game, Gregory Snigur received a cross pass and sunk a corner shot. The final score was Warwick Fire 3, Florida 0. The Fire will play Newburgh's Real on Sunday, Sept. 25, in Warwick at 1:15 p.m.