TACOMA DEFIANCE DEFEATS ORANGE COUNTY SC 1-0 AT HOME TO EXTEND UNBEATEN RUN TO START SEASON

Ocampo-Chavez scored the lone goal of the match as Defiance begins season unbeaten in three contests (2-0-1); Tacoma travels to take on Austin Bold on Sunday, May 30 (6:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+)

Tacoma Defiance (2-0-1, 7 points) beat Orange County SC (0-1-0, 0 points) by a score of 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at Cheney Stadium, giving the club its second home win in four days. Keeping its hot start to the season alive, Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez scored the lone goal in the 21st minute when he found a ball from Danny Robles and was able to hammer home the goal into the right corner of the net. Tacoma was able to hold off a flurry of Orange County chances in the second half to seal the victory and its first shutout of 2021.

Tacoma has yet to lose during its 2021 campaign, recording two wins and a draw to start its season. Wade Webber’s side now embarks on a long road stretch, not returning to Cheney Stadium until June 23rd against Real Monarchs. The next stop for Defiance is to Austin, Texas to take on Austin Bold FC on May 30th (6:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).

 

MATCH SUMMARY

Tacoma Defiance 1 – Orange County SC 0

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Venue: Cheney Stadium

Referee: Mark Allatin

Attendance: 1,214

Weather: Sunny and 63 degrees

 

SCORING SUMMARY

TAC – Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez 21’

 

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

TAC – Randy Mendoza (caution) 51’

OC – Rob Kiernan (caution) 56’

OC – Mikko Kuningas (caution) 63’

TAC – Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (caution) 63’

OC – Christopher Wehan (caution) 68’

OC – Tommy McCabbe (caution) 83’

 

LINEUPS & STATS

Tacoma Defiance – Christian Herrera, Cody Baker (Tom Brewitt 56’), Eric Kinzner, Randy Mendoza, Ray Serrano, Carlos Anguiano (Obed Vargas 65’), Danny Robles – captain (Sota Kitahara 65’), Alex Villanueva, Juan Alvarez (Issa Rayyan 57’), Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez, Alec Diaz (Samuel Adeniran 75’)

Substitutes not used: Conrad Lee, Joe Hafferty

Total shots: 5

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 14

Offside: 4

Corner-kicks: 1

Saves: 2

 

Orange County SC – Patrick Rakovsky, Nathan Smith, Michael Orozco, Rob Kiernan, Brent Richards, Tommy McCabe, Brian Iloski (Mikko Kuningas 59’), Chris Wehan, Thomas Envoldsen, Ronaldo Damus (Jack Imperato 80’), Adam Jahn (Eero Markkanen 38’)

Substitutes not used: Abraham Romero, Kobi Henry, Francis Jacobs, Hunter Haues

Total shots: 14

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 12

Offside: 6

Corner-kicks: 3

Saves: 2

 

– DEFIANTLY TACOMA –