In a rematch from their game a couple of weeks ago, the Allstars faired better in Saturday's contest, but ended up falling to the Voltage 5-1.
"We had a couple of good chances to score in the first. [We had] one clear off the line, but a header that was going in hit a defender in the back. That would have made it 2-1. It would have made the game a little bit closer," said Allstars defenseman Brenton Pinkus. "I thought the guys did well. [It was] a lot better performance than the last time we played them."
In their last meeting, the Voltage defeated the Allstars 7-0.
Liam Gilbert - who had 2 goals and 2 assists on the night - put the Voltage on top with 33:30 remaining in the first when he connected off a shot from the left wing.
"Since we were moving the ball so well we managed to free up space for ourselves," said Gilbert. "Space opened up in the middle for me to run through and the guys found me with the ball and just left me with an easy one on one with the keeper."
Gilbert's performance also impressed the Voltage's player-coach Bo Vuckovic.
"This is his third year with the Voltage. He's our team captain [and] every game he gain[s] a notch," Vuckovic said. "He was up and down. He was ready for the central defender when we needed him. He was in the middle. He scored the goals.
The Voltage took a 2-0 lead with 19:40 left to play in the half, but they didn't stop there. About four minutes later forward Chance Bukoski faked a shot that got Southern Vermont goalie Kevin Moran going to his right and then Bukoski buried a shot in the opposite corner to take the 3-0 lead.
WIth a little under two minutes left to play in the half, Southern Vermont put a nice shot on goal that appeared as though it might find the back of the net. But Voltage goalie Tyler Blaze jumped up, knocked the ball down and collected it to preserve the shutout going into half time.
About four minutes into the second half the Voltage took a 4-0 lead when Gilbert again found himself one on one with the keeper. Gilbert did a stutter step and got past Moran allowing him to dribble the ball in for the goal.
A few minutes later, the Voltage took a 5-0 lead when they connected off corner kick. The Allstars had possession of the ball for most of the second half though and with 16:22 remaining in the game they were able to take advantage of an opportunity when the Voltage were called for a foul.
"One of our guys was pulled down in the box," said Pinkus. "They gave us a penalty and the goalkeeper made a good save. Lucky for us we got the rebound and poked it in."
The goal was scored by midfielder Graham Knisley who plays for Middlebury College.
The Voltage will play their next game at Applejack Field on Aug. 24 when they take on the East Coast United Serbs beginning at 6 p.m.
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