Red Wolves get second straight home victory defeating Lexington SC 3-1

Chattanooga Red Wolves’ defender Nico Cardona (no.4) and forward Mayele Malango (no.10) rejoice after the Red Wolves got their second straight home victory, defeating Lexington SC 3-1, Saturday, April 29 at CHI Memorial Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Chattanooga Red Wolves SC).

CHATTANOOGA, Tn. Saturday, April 29 (HWM) – After having a bye week and playing their first road match of the season, the Chattanooga Red Wolves began a two-match homestand, at CHI Memorial Stadium, getting a 3-1 comeback victory versus Lexington SC, newcomers of USL League One. The Red Wolves entered the match having defeated One Knoxville SC 2-1, in their last home match, Saturday, April 8th. However, the red Wolves got the comeback victory and improved to 1-2-1 on the season, after Lexington SC took a 1-0 lead behind Lexington SC’s head coach Head Coach, Sam Stockley, sending midfielder Soso Kim, onto the pitch to replace forward Will Baynham in the 70th minute of the match. Kim then immediately logged his first goal of the season. But then the Red Wolves responded, scoring three goals within the following 10 minutes, when defender Nico Cardona, and forwards Ropapa Mensah, and Mayele Malango joined to score the final three goals of the match in the 80th, 82nd and 90th plus 6 minutes respectively.

“[In the] second half, we made some defensive adjustments. And we were much better in terms of it. We mixed up the game and formations a bit with two up top and having Mayele and Ropapa come in really changed the game,” said Red Wolves head coach Ziggy Korytoski. “I felt from that moment on we were the more dangerous team.” The Red Wolves will close out this two-match homestand, 7:30 Friday, May 5th, versus South Georgia Tormenta, at CHI Memorial Stadium.