SAN ANTONIO, TX – San Antonio FC (1-2-2) fell to Orange County SC (4-1-1) 0-3 at Toyota Field on Saturday night. A night of season-high shots, shots on goal and chances created was not enough for the Alamo City club to salvage points at home.
"We felt the team was very assertive on the front foot tonight," SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell said. "We created chances and hit the crossbar and the post, and their keeper made some great saves. We didn’t capitalize on our chances, which is more than we’ve created all season, so everybody in our locker room is bitterly disappointed."
Orange County SC opened the scoring early in the second half when Koji Hashimoto scored off a free kick. OCSC forward Thomas Enevoldsen then widened the lead in the 83rd minute before forward Giovanni Ramos Godoy added the third for the visitors in the 86th minute off a counter.
San Antonio FC recorded a season-high 17 shots on the night and tallied eight shots on goal, while OCSC recorded seven shots and four on target. The Alamo City club created a season-high 13 chances throughout the match, and was also denied twice by the woodwork in the 54th and 68th minutes, while OCSC goalkeeper Andrew Rawls recorded an impressive season-high eight saves on the night.
SAFC midfielder Cesar Elizondo made his season debut, playing 29 minutes and recording a 94 percent passing accuracy. The Costa Rica international missed the first four matches of the season due to a lower body injury.
San Antonio FC will return to action in back-to-back road matches as the club faces USL newcomers Fresno FC and Las Vegas Lights FC on Sunday, April 22 and Friday, April 27 respectively.
OCSC: 0-1, Koji Hashimoto 48′
OCSC: 0-2, Thomas Enevoldson (Mark Segbers assist) 84′
OCSC: 0-3, Giovanni Ramos Godoy (Thomas Enevoldson assist) 86′
OCSC: Yellow Card (Alex Crognale 6′)
OCSC: Yellow Card (Oscar Sorto 24′)
SAFC: Yellow Card (Ryan Felix 55′)
SAFC: Yellow Card (Cesar Elizondo 72′)
SAFC Starting XI: GK: Diego Restrepo; D: Darnell King, Ryan Felix, Ryan Roushandel (c), Greg Cochrane (Connor Presley 80′); M: Pecka, Jose Escalante, Kris Tyrpak (Cesar Elizondo 61′), Rafa Castillo (Mikey Lopez 61′), Sonny Guadarrama; F: Ever Guzman
Substitutions Not Used: Matt Cardone, Gianluca Cuomo, Alex Bruce, Mike Seth
San Antonio FC lost for the second time this season and for the first time at home in 2018…marks just the second home loss for SAFC since the start of the 2017 season (20 total matches)…the 0-3 loss is just the fourth time San Antonio has conceded three goals at home and the first time they have lost at Toyota Field by a three-goal margin
SAFC forced Orange County SC goalkeeper Andrew Rawls into eight saves, which marked both a season-high for Rawls and a season-high for SAFC opponents…neither Rawls nor SAFC opposing keepers had recorded more than four saves in a single match so far this season
San Antonio FC recorded 17 total shots, eight of them being on goal…both marked season highs for San Antonio…San Antonio’s 17 shots are tied for the third most that the club has recorded in team history…SAFC also created 13 chances on the night, which was also a season-high
SAFC midfielder Rafa Castillo recorded four shots and an 80 percent passing accuracy in his first start of the season…Castillo entered the 2018 season as the club’s all-time shots leader
SAFC forward Cesar Elizondo made his season debut, coming on for Kris Tyrpak in the 61st minute…Elizondo had missed the previous four matches due to a lower body injury
SAFC outshot (17-7), out-possessed (52.4-47.6%) and out-passed (396-372; 77.8-74.5%) Orange County on the night…marked the biggest shot differential for San Antonio FC over their opponents so far this season
SAFC defender Darnell King tied for the game-high with three tackles while also recording an 83 percent passing accuracy over 47 total passes…marks his second-highest passing accuracy for King in a San Antonio FC uniform
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