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Victory gain one point in two games

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  July 9, 2012 07:00 AM

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The Boston Victory took one point from two games this week, seeing red twice in a pair of tough encounters. The visitors registered a 1-1 draw away to Seacoast United on Thursday before going down 6-0 at Worcester Hydra on Saturday night. The Quincy-based team returns to action Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Stadium with an instant opportunity to gain revenge over Worcester. The game will be the Victory's last home appearance of the season, before wrapping up the 2012 campaign away to title-chasing GPS Portland Phoenix on July 14. The Victory took the lead after 46 minutes in New Hampshire on Thursday when midfielder Russell Oost-Lievense found the net, snapping an unwanted six-game scoreless streak. But after 77 minutes, former Boston midfielder Marc Djessouho, who played for the Victory during preseason, set up Kenny Doublette for the equalizing goal. The Victory climbed off the foot of the table thanks to this result, but also had substitute Joao Santos sent off during stoppage time. On Saturday, Alencar Junior, who had scored both goals when Worcester spoiled Boston's opening home game back in May, struck again for the Hydra from a set piece after 29 minutes. The goal came at a high price for the Victory as goalkeeper Vinny Papageorgiou was harshly sent off for the foul that led to the free kick. Defender Keegan Campbell was forced to take over between the posts. Playing a man down, Boston only conceded once more before halftime, but Campbell was beaten four times after the break in an eventual 6-0 defeat.
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