TACOMA DEFIANCE FALLS 3-1 AT LAS VEGAS LIGHTS FC

Gonzalez scores lone goal for Defiance; Tacoma continues road trip next week at Portland

Tacoma Defiance (2-5-1, 7 points) fell 3-1 on the road to Las Vegas Lights FC (1-3-1, 4 points) on Wednesday evening at Cashman Field. Azriel Gonzalez scored the lone goal for the visitors as Defiance dropped its third consecutive match following a three-game unbeaten run at the beginning of the league’s restart.

The home side jumped out to a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Junior Burgos, Rashawn Dally and Junior Sandoval. Tacoma added a late strike in the 84th minute via Gonzalez, his first goal of the season. Wednesday’s match was a re-scheduled fixture from last Wednesday, after Lights FC had a positive COVID-19 test within the club.

MATCH SUMMARY

Tacoma Defiance 1 – 3 Las Vegas Lights FC

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Venue: Cashman Field

Referee: Karen Callado

Attendance: Closed Door

Weather: Sunny and 104 degrees

SCORING SUMMARY

LV – Junior Burgos (Junior Sandoval) 19’

LV – Rashawn Dally (Yamikani Chester) 30’

LV – Junior Sandoval (Blake Frischknecht 67’)

TAC – Azriel Gonzalez (84’)

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

TAC – Abdoulaye Cissoko (caution) 68’

LINEUPS & STATS

Tacoma Defiance – Christian Herrera; Danny Reynolds, Abdoulaye Cissoko, Taylor Mueller – captain; Sota Kitahara, Collin Fernandez (Chris Hegardt 61’, Reed Baker-Whiting 76’), Danny Robles, Nick Hinds (Alex Villanueva 61’); Marlon Vargas (Azriel Gonzalez 61’), Alec Díaz (Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez 71’), Ray Serrano

Substitutes not used: Conrad Lee

Total shots: 11

Shots on goal: 4

Fouls: 8

Offside: 5

Corner-kicks: 3

Saves: 1

Las Vegas Lights FC – Edward Delgado (Thomas Olsen 45’); Ramon Martin Del Campo – captain (Gabe Robinson 79’), Johnny Fenwick, Jordan Murrell, Noah Billingsley (Mobi Fehr 61’); Junior Sandoval, Junior Briggs, Grant Robinson (Blake Frischknecht 61’), Seth Moses; Yamikani Chester, Rashawn Dally (José Carrera 61’)

Substitutes not used: Bryan de la Fuente, Raul Mendiola

Total shots: 15

Shots on goal: 5

Fouls: 7

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 8

Saves: 3

– DEFIANTLY TACOMA –