Tacoma Defiance (5-17-5, 20 points) on Tuesday dropped a 5-0 decision at Reno 1868 FC (14-9-5, 47 points). Daniel Musovski recorded four goals and one assist for the home side, which snapped a four-match losing streak. Tacoma returns home to Cheney Stadium for its next match on Tuesday against Real Monarchs SLC (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).
Musovski’s first goal came in the fourth minute off a long pass from Brent Richards, his fourth marker in his last four games. The two connected again in the 26th minute, when Richards sent a ball into the area and Musovski headed it home for his second goal of the evening. One minute later, Seth Casiple made it 3-0 off a feed from Musovski near the center of the box.
Musovski completed his hat trick in the 30th minute. He received a ball near the top of the area on the far side and took two touches before blasting it into the far corner of the goal. The forward recorded his fourth goal in the 41st minute on another pass from Richards. Musovski headed home his second ball of the match when he took a pass from Richards and finished to give Reno a 5-0 advantage.
Six players under the age of 20 saw action for Tacoma tonight, including one First Team player in Danny Leyva.
Tacoma Defiance next returns home to face Real Monarchs SLC on Tuesday, September 17 (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+). The club then travels to take on Portland Timbers 2 on Friday, September 20 (7:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+).
Tacoma Defiance | 0-5 | Reno 1868 FC
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Venue: Greater Nevada Field I Reno, Nevada
Referee: Victor Rivas
Assistants: Andrew Hanks, Conrado Garcia
Fourth Official: Jamie Padilla
RENO – Daniel Musovski (Brent Richards) 4′
RENO – Daniel Musovski (Brent Richards) 26′
RENO – Seth Casiple (Daniel Musovski) 27′
RENO – Daniel Musovski (Corey Hertzog) 30′
RENO – Daniel Musovski (Brent Richards) 41′
RENO – Will Seymore (caution) 74′
LINEUPS & STATS
TAC – James Lowell; Alex Villanueva, Sam Rogers, Josh Atencio, Nick Hinds; Danny Leyva, Jesse Daley (Ray Serrano 76′), Herbert Robinson (Ever Rubio HT); Shandon Hopeau, Justin Dhillon, Alex Roldan (Chris Hegardt 61′)
Substitutes not used: Trey Muse, Denso Ulysse, Danny Robles, Austin Brummett
Total shots: 18
Shots on goal: 4
RENO – Matt Bersano; Brent Richards, Benjamin Galindo, Thomas Janjigian, Duke Lacroix; Sam Gleadle (Raul Mendiola 72′), Will Seymore, Seth Casiple; Lindo Mfeka, Daniel Musovski (Nick Trianni 82′), Corey Hertzog (Louis Paradela 55′)
Substitutes not used: Damion Lewis, Nathan Aune, Emrah Klimenta, Aidan Apodaca
Total shots: 20
Shots on goal: 10