Chattanooga Red Wolves Capture First Road Win of the Year


( An 83rd minute own goal was the difference Wednesday night as Chattanooga Red Wolves SC beat the New England Revolution II 2-1 at Gillette Stadium.

The visitors started on the front foot as Jason Ramos opened the scoring with a fantastic strike from 40 yards out in the 10th minute. Josue Soto rolled a pass to Ramos from a free kick and the center back took a touch before putting his foot through the ball and finding the top corner of Joe Rice’s goal.

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Rice showed strong hands to parry away Ualefi’s first-time effort from 12-yards out midway through the first half. Eight minutes later, Rice denied Ronaldo Pineda twice with an impressive double save at the near post.

Revs II pulled themselves level from a corner kick in first half stoppage time when Orlando Sinclair connected with Connor Presley’s out-swinging serve to score his first goal for the club.

Alex Mangels parried away a stinging shot from Presley two minutes into the second half to keep the score level at one.

In the 63rd minute, Rice made an impressive diving save to his left, getting finger tips to Jonathan Ricketts’ curling shot to keep it out of the bottom corner of his goal. The New England goalkeeper made eight saves on the night, but was ultimately undone by an own goal in the 83rd minute.

The own goal came after Pineda connected with Tanner Dietreicht’s cross to the back post, nodding it off of Diego Souza and in.

The Red Wolves saw the match out well, limiting New England’s opportunities in its attacking third. The Revolution II failed to put a shot on frame after the own goal and suffered their third consecutive defeat. The win moves Chattanooga into fourth place, three points off the second playoff spot.


CHA (10′): Ramos (first), assisted by Soto
NE (45+1′): Sinclair (first), assisted by Presley
CHA (83′): Own goal

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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