New England Soccer Today

Boston Falls 4-1 to Fury

Boston goalkeeper Jordan Bar couldn't keep Ottawa's enterprising attack during Saturday's 4-1 loss to Ottawa. (Photo: Chris Aduama/

Andrew Sousa scored his first goal of the season on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to bring the Victory back in their 4-1 loss against the Fury in Ottawa.

Sousa’s 51st minute was the only only measure of success against a goal-hungry Ottawa side that saw Miguel Jimenez (5′), Carlo Basso (17′), Niall Crick (46′), and Will Beauge (90′) all tally at Algonquin College Soccer Complex.

The Victory were missing a number of internationals for Saturday’s game, including midfielders Lucas Pessanha, Matheus Assaf and Wagner Santos who had to forgo the trip to Canada to due work commitments.

The Fury took advantage of Boston’s personnel predicament early when Eddie Campbell set up Jimenez for the first goal of the game only five minutes in.

Ottawa added another in the 17th minute when Basso converted a Tom Beattie free kick to make it a two-goal lead.

As Boston searched for answers going into the second half, Basso set up the Fury’s third strike when he sent a ball toward Crick, who tapped it through in the 46th minute.

But Boston refused to go down without a fight. In the 51st minute, Sousa sent one past Nils Carlson to give his team a glimmer of hope with a shade under 40 minutes to go.

Ottawa reclaimed its three-goal lead in the 90th minute when Tom Beattie hit the cross bar before Beauge poked it through to give the Fury a convincing win.

The Victory return to action on Jun. 9 to face the Vermont Voltage at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

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