Four different players scored for Orange County in its 4-0 victory; Defiance continues its five-match road stretch on Saturday, April 13 at Las Vegas Lights FC (7:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+)
Tacoma Defiance (2-4-0, 6 points) on Wednesday dropped a 4-0 decision at Orange County SC (2-2-2, 8 points) in its second road game of the season. The match was the first in a stretch of five consecutive away contests for Tacoma. Four different players scored for Orange County as it picked up its second victory of the season.
Darwin Jones tallied the first goal of the evening in the 28th minute off a pass from Aodhan Quinn. Jones received the ball near the top of the box and took a dribble to his right before finishing to the far left corner of the goal. Jones has now scored three goals in his last two games.
In the 71st minute, Harry Forrester delivered a ball into the area to the head of Walker Hume, who found Leonardo at the back post. Leonardo buried a shot with his left foot past Tacoma goalkeeper Jacob Castro to give the hosts a 2-0 lead.
Orange County SC stretched its lead to 3-0 when Vinicius crossed a ball into the area in the 85th minute and found Michael Seaton, who found the back of the net. Four minutes later, Vinicius made it a 4-0 game by capitalizing on a misplay in Tacoma’s backline.
Six players under the age of 20 saw action for Tacoma tonight, including one Sounders FC Academy player in Castro.
Tacoma Defiance continues its five-match road stretch on Saturday, April 13 at Las Vegas Lights FC (7:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+). The club then travels to Phoenix to face Rising FC on Saturday, April 20 (7:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+).
Tacoma Defiance I 0-4 I Orange County SC
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Venue: Championship Soccer Stadium I Irvine, CA
Referee: Fotis Bazakos
Assistants: Salma Perez, Eduardo Jeff
Fourth Official: Daniel Radford
OC – Darwin Jones (Aodhan Quinn) 28′
OC – Leonardo (Walker Hume) 71′
OC – Michael Seaton (Vinicius) 85′
OC – Vinicius (Jerry van Ewijk) 89′
OC – Harry Forrester (caution) 50′
LINEUPS & STATS
TAC – Jacob Castro; Denso Ulysse, Aleks Berkolds, Modou Ndow, Nick Hinds; Joel Rydstrand, Jesse Daley; Shandon Hopeau (Azriel Gonzalez 69′), Antonee Burke-Gilroy (Ben Numbi 79′), Marlon Vargas; Justin Dhillon (Alec Diaz 65′)
Substitutes not used: Sam Fowler, Matt Nance, Blake Malone
Total shots: 4
Shots on goal: 2
OC – Patrick McLain; Kevin Alston, Owusu Kontor, Leonardo, Walker Hume; Liam Trotter (Daniel Crisostomo 60′), Darwin Jones (Vinicius 77′), Aodhan Quinn (Charlie Adams 72′), Harry Forrester, Jerry van Ewijk, Michael Seaton
Substitutes not used: Aaron Cervantes, Hugo Arellano, Koji Hashimoto, Ramos Godoy
Total shots: 13
Shots on goal: 7
Next match at Las Vegas Lights FC on April 13 at 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+)