The Fort Pitt Regiment hasnít scored a goal of its own making since winning their opener 1-0. The Red Coat attack has proven capable of moving the ball all over the field but has yet to threaten an opponentís goal in a manner forcing goal front acrobatics and scrambles.
While the Pittsburgh sideís offense misfired, Ezana Kahsay was all the offense the Commodores needed. The Erie forward knocked in three goals. Thaylan Sanches Silva netted the fourth Erie score.
Kahsay first goal came in the 7th minute following controversial missed handling call. With an Erie player grasping the ball the FPR defense expected a whistle that never came and Kahsay lifted a soft shot over FPR keeper Scott Rissler for the first tally.
Sanches Silva scored the second Erie goal with another shot just over the stretching Rissler into the top of his goal. This Erie strike was hit with a bit more pace and was 25 yards.
While Erie had a 2-0 lead in the first half, the Red Coats managed to control possession for chunks of time and took the same number of shots, four, as Erie. The threat level of the shots were the difference.
In the second stanza, Kahsay added his third goal in 48th minute and closed out the scoring in the 56th minute when he was able to clean up a rebound off a cross inside the six-yard box. Kahsay torments the FPR defense throughout the match forcing a couple of additional saves in the second half.
The Regiment falls to 1-5. They look forward to a pair of weekend games with AFC Cleveland. They visit the Royals on Friday evening at 7:30 PM and host a return match Sunday afternoon for a 2:00 PM kick-off at Birko Memorial Stadium.