Tacoma Defiance (3-13-5, 14 points) on Saturday fell to OKC Energy FC (7-7-8, 29 points) by a 2-0 margin at Cheney Stadium. Kyle Hyland and Atiba Harris each scored for Energy FC to help the club snap its three-game winless streak. Tacoma now has a week off before returning home for three of its next four contests.
Hyland’s goal came in the 77th minute on an assist from Je-Vaughn Watson to give Energy FC a 1-0 advantage. He blasted a shot with his left foot from outside the area that beat outstretched Tacoma goalkeeper Trey Muse to his left side. The marker was the first of the season for Hyland.
Harris scored 12 minutes later with a header off a free kick to make it 2-0. Watson sent a ball into the area that Harris converted to the far left corner of the goal for his second marker of the season.
Six players under the age of 20 saw action for Tacoma tonight, including one First Team player in Muse.
Tacoma Defiance next plays host to Orange County SC in Tacoma on Friday, August 9 (7:00 p.m. / ESPN+). The club then travels to play El Paso Locomotive FC on Saturday, August 17 (6:30 p.m. / ESPN+).
Tacoma Defiance | 0-2 | OKC Energy FC
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Venue: Cheney Stadium I Tacoma, Washington
Referee: Turan Ozdemir
Assistants: Baboucarr Jallow, Seth Martin
Fourth Official: Joe Tompkins
Weather: 72 degrees and mostly cloudy
OKC – Kyle Hyland (Je-Vaughn Watson) 77′
OKC – Atiba Harris (Rafael Garcia) 89′
OKC – Owayne Omar Gordon (caution) 15′
OKC – Callum Ross (caution) 53′
LINEUPS & STATS
TAC – Trey Muse; Antonee Burke-Gilroy, Sam Rogers, Jonathan Campbell, Nick Hinds; Jesse Daley (Joel Rydstrand 81′), Josh Atencio; Shandon Hopeau, Handwalla Bwana (Ray Serrano 77′), Marlon Vargas; Alec Diaz (Danny Robles 68′)
Substitutes not used: Jacob Castro, Aleks Berkolds, Ben Numbi, Ever Rubio
Total shots: 13
Shots on goal: 2
OKC – Cody Laurendi; Alvin Jones, Atiba Harris, Christian Ibeagha, Kyle Hyland; Owayne Omar Gordon (Kalokwera Okot 84′), Rafael Garcia, Je-Vaughn Watson, Callum Ross (Christian Eissele 76′), Cordell Cato (Jonathan Brown 75′); Deshorn Brown
Substitutes not used: Bryan Byars, Amer Sasivarevic, Mekeil Williams, Alexy Bosetti
Total shots: 16
Shots on goal: 4