(Courtesy: El Paso Locomotive FC)
EL PASO, Texas - Locomotive FC (10-1-4, 34 points) picked up 3 points astatine Southwest University Park with a 2-0 cleanable expanse implicit San Antonio FC on Wednesday night.
Midfielder Diego Luna recorded his 5th extremity of the play to unfastened the scoring portion midfielder Jose Aguinaga etched his sanction into Locomotive past books with the club’s 100th goal crossed each competitions.
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Logan Ketterer earned his 3rd cleanable expanse of the play with 2 saves passim the night.
“We were successful power for astir of the game, but it wasn’t a large performance,” said caput manager Mark Lowry. “We didn’t truly acceptable the satellite alight, but we did enough. We were comfortable. We could person done more, and we should person done more. I privation to spot these games extremity 3 oregon 4 to zero. That's benignant of wherever we are astatine close now. I’m blessed with the 3 points but I deliberation determination is inactive much for america to do.”
Wednesday night’s enactment got disconnected to a dilatory start, with neither broadside making immoderate headway done the opening 30 minutes.
The 29th minute saw the crippled statesman to unfastened up arsenic Luna played the one-two walk with midfielder Dylan Mares to get past the San Antonio keeper.
Locomotive kept the momentum to adjacent retired the archetypal fractional with their 2nd of the nighttime and the 100th club extremity arsenic guardant Lucho Solignac passed the shot backmost to find a leaping Aguinaga who headed distant the milestone goal.
The 2nd fractional got disconnected to a accelerated commencement with San Antonio chasing the 2 goals. Locomotive defended good done defenders Yuma and Mechack Jerome keeping Ketterer without overmuch to bash connected the nighttime for the cleanable sheet.
The Locos faced adversity with a reddish paper shown to midfielder Bryam Rebellon the 77th minute.
Down a antheral for 15 minutes including stoppage time, Locomotive bunkered down to support San Antonio with lone 2 shots connected extremity passim the nighttime and unafraid a needed cleanable sheet.
UP NEXT: El Paso Locomotive wraps up its three-game location agelong by welcoming Austin Bold FC to Southwest University Park for a play lucifer up.
The second-straight Copa Tejas lucifer up is docket for Saturday, August 7, with kickoff acceptable for 7:30 p.m. MT. Tickets are disposable for acquisition online at eplocomotivefc.com/tickets or by telephone by calling 915.235.GOAL.
GOAL SCORING RUNDOWN
ELP: Diego Luna (Dylan Mares), 29th minute: Taking a tally close down the middle, Diego laic the shot disconnected towards Mares earlier rapidly moving done the unfastened spaces near by the San Antonio defenders switching focus. Mares played the shot backmost to Luna, creating the accidental to instrumentality 1 debased interaction past Matt Cardone and into the backmost of the net.
ELP: Jose Aguinaga (Lucho Solignac), 47th minute: Fighting astatine the extremity enactment successful a scramble for the ball, Lucho kicked the shot backmost implicit his caput and successful towards the halfway of the box. Matt Cardone astatine the adjacent station could bash thing but ticker arsenic Aguinaga leapt done the aerial and headed the shot location for the club’s 100th goal.
- Midfielder Jose Aguinaga recorded his 2nd extremity of the season, marking the 100th club extremity crossed each competitions conscionable earlier the interruption successful the archetypal half.
- El Paso Locomotive claimed different triumph implicit San Antonio, the 2nd successful 1 week, to vault into archetypal successful the Copa Tejas standings and to support clasp of its six constituent pb astatine the apical of the Mountain Division table.
- Following the triumph astatine Southwest University Park, Locomotive is present 17-games undefeated astatine location including playoffs.
- Goalkeeper Logan Ketterer earned his 3rd cleanable expanse of the play down 2 saves to assistance unafraid the afloat 3 points astatine home.