ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Rochester Lancers broke open a scoreless tie with four second-half goals to register a 4-0 win over Syracuse FC in a National Premier Soccer League game at Marina Auto Stadium Sunday evening.
Rafael Godoi and Isaac Kissi scored twice as the men’s team completed a memorable winning Father’s Day at home for the organization. The Lady Lancers defeated New Jersey Copa FC in the first game of the doubleheader, 2-1, in United Women’s Soccer action.
It was the first time both outdoor teams won on the same day at home in their two-year history.
The result gave the Lancers (3-2-2, 11 points) a lifeline to reach the East Conference Division playoffs. Syracuse FC (6) fell to 2-6.
Godoi tallied his first goal in the 50th minute, converting a Kissi pass.
Rochester then pulled away with two goals within five minutes. First, a goalkeeper mistake allowed Kissi to collect a loose ball to double the lead without much problem in the 67th minute.
Kissi made it 3-0 in the 72nd minute before Godoi put the ribbon on the win, scoring off a free kick.
The Lancers will hit the road for two games next weekend. They visit FC Buffalo Friday at 7 p.m. and Erie FC Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m.
They will return home against Binghamton FC Sunday, June 30 at 5 p.m. It will be the second game of a doubleheader after the Lady Lancers host the Western New York Flash at 2 p.m.
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