Ocean City Nor’easters (PDL) 3, Junior Lone Star FC (Pa.) 1
Perennial U.S. Open Cup participants Ocean City Nor’easters ran out to a quick 2-0 lead against tournament hopefuls Junior Lone Star, as Ignacio Tellecha’s cross picked out Fredlin Mompremier in the fourth minute. The PDL side double its advantage just seven minutes later when Ismael Noumansana connected with Tyler Collishaw, pushing Ocean City to a comfortable 2-0 halftime lead. Undeterred by the deficit, Junior Lone Star struck back in the 62nd minute when a lofted ball into the box from Kouassi N’Guessan by Yaya Fane. The side from Philadelphia came close to the tying goal on multiple occasions, but Ocean City dashed their hopes when Akeil Barrett iced the match in the 83rd minute. The Nor’easters now advance to a Second Round home date with the USL’s Harrisburg City Islanders.