Midfielder, Machael David, assisted on goal #3. Photo by Samantha Mitchell.
The Tacoma Tide bounced back from a poor outing in Spokane to dominate the Cascade Surge by a score of 4-0. The Tide made Curtis High School Stadium, once again, look like a comfortable home.
The score was 1-0 at halftime on a penalty kick converted by Ruben Orozco late in the 37th minute. The penalty kick came on from a Brayton Knapp cross. Knapp’s left footed cross met the hand of a Surge defender and the official deemed it worth of a hand ball in the box. Whether the call was fair or not, the Tide dominated possession in the half and were deserving of the goal.
The second half was all Tide. Goals poured in from Spencer Schomaker, making his first appearance of the season and Rory Agu. Schomaker scored in the 62nd minute to make the score 2-0, and Rory Agu scored 2 himself before the final whistle. Jordan Jennings, in goal, pitched the shutout.
Sunday’s game is also available on TV. You can watch it for FREE on Comcast On Demand. To watch, just turn you cable to Channel 1, then select Get Local, then Local Sports, and finally choose Tacoma Tide. The game will be available anytime by Monday night. If you’d rather watch it with a bunch of friends, head to The Spar in OldTown and join us for “Tacoma Tide Night at The Spar.” The game will be on TV and free spar chips will be offered with the order of your first pitcher of pop or beer.
The Tide’s next match is down in Yakima on Saturday, May 17. After that match, they will return home for 5 straight at Curtis HS Stadium. The first of the 5 game homestand is May 23rd against the Ogden Outlaws.