CFC Post Second Straight Shut Out Beating Atlanta 3-0

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Chattanooga-(WDEF-TV) The Chattanooga FC posted a 3-0 league win over Atlanta SC on Wednesday at Fort Finley Stadium. It marks the CFC’s second consecutive shut out as they beat Nashville 4-0 on Saturday. Felipe Oliveira got the first goal of the match against Atlanta near the nine minute mark. He took a long pass and used his shoulder to nudge the ball from the defender and then knock home the goal from close range. It remained 1-0 at halftime. Zecca got the first goal of the second half after taking a pass from Cameron Woodfin. He shook a defender and booted it home from just inside the box.  Moments later and Woodfin added the third goal of the evening. He took a pass from Caleb Cole and quickly blasted it past the goalie to make the final tally 3-0.

Said Oliveira: “Scoring the first goal is always important because you set the tone of the game. The other team is forced to come out and attack us to try to get a goal back. So that leaves gaps in the back. That’s why it’s crucial to score the first goal, so you can be in control of the game from the start.”

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Said head coach Bill Elliott: “They put you under pressure. They’re very athletic. They’ve got some great individual talent going forward. So they do put you under pressure. Until you kind of get that third goal, it’s a little nervy over there on the bench.”

Chattanooga FC travels to face Georgia Revolution on Saturday, June 15. Georgia Revolution defeated Chattanooga earlier this year, 3-2.

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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at rnyman@wdef.com.