Montclair, NJ - Hartford Athletic suffered a tough defeat to New York Red Bulls II, who now finds themselves in third place in the Eastern Conference. After a scoreless first 45 minutes, RBII found the back of the net four times in the second-half for a 4-0 victory.
Both sides had chances in a scoreless opening half, but the Red Bulls II took the lead eight minutes after the break when Jared Stroud produced a chipped finish from 30 yards after Goalkeeper Jon Kempin had to come out of his penalty area to make a challenge on a breaking Tom Barlow. Barlow found the net to cap off a sweeping counterattack in the 64th minute to make it a 2-0 lead.
Derrick Etienne Jr. and Chris Lema also scored, leading the Red Bulls II to their fourth victory in their opening five outings.
Hartford will get a long break before the return to action on April 27th against North Carolina FC.
Shots: 13-7 RBII
Shots on Target: 8-5 RBII
Corner Kicks: 8-2 RBII
Fouls Committed: 17-8 Hartford
Saves: 5-3 RBII
Offside: 4-3 Hartford
Possession: 56-44 RBII
Passing Accuracy: 72%-65% RBII
Jared Stroud 53'
Tom Barlow 64' (Andreas Ivan)
Derrick Etienne 71' (Edgardo Rito)
Christopher Lema 89'
Kyle Zajec 16' (Yellow), Sem de Wit 40' (Yellow)
NYRBII STARTING LINEUP
Ryan Meara; Sean Nealis, Edgardo Rito, Preston Kilwien, Kyle Duncan; Christopher Lema, Kyle Zajec (Jean-Christophe Koffi 72'), Jared Stroud (Jeciel Cedeno 78'), Derrick Etienne; Tom Barlow (Amarildo 68'), Andreas Ivan
HARTFORD ATHLETIC STARTING LINEUP
Jon Kempin; Kyle Curinga , Sem de Wit, Nikolaj Lyngo, Raymond Lee; Sebastian Dalgaard, Alex Dixon, Phil Rasmussen, Tyler David (Ryan Williams 58'), Luis Argudo (Wojciech Wojcik 73'); Jose Angulo (Mac Steeves 73').