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SAN ANTONIO FC DEFEATS ROUGHNECKS FC 3-1 THANKS TO BRACE FROM KRIS TYRPAK

By San Antonio FC Communications, 06/17/17, 10:45PM CDT

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San Antonio FC earned a 3-1 win against Tulsa Roughnecks FC at Toyota Field on Saturday night. A brace from Kris Tyrpak and a goal from Devin Vega secured the hosts three points in front of 7,376 fans.

“I thought tonight was an interesting game,” SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell said. “It took some time to see what both teams were doing and I thought we played very well early on in the game. We got a fantastic start by scoring in the first five minutes, it put us on the front foot and that’s where we wanted to be.”

SAFC opened the scoring early in the match when Billy Forbes found Tyrpak in on goal with a through-ball. Tyrpak collided with a defender and went to ground, from where he tapped the ball past goalkeeper Bryan Byars for the 1-0 lead.

Roughnecks midfielder Joaquin Rivas leveled the score with a tap-in in the 27th minute, ending the Alamo City club’s clean sheet streak at 672 minutes without conceding a goal, and scoring  the first that the Silver and Black has conceded since April 25 at Seattle Sounders FC 2. The goal marked just the third that goalkeeper Diego Restrepo has conceded this season.

The hosts regained the lead in the 33rd minute when forward Aly Hassan found Tyrpak near the top of the box with a flick-on header, which the midfielder buried with a half-volley for the 2-1 advantage. Midfielder Devin Vega then secured the win for SAFC in the 76th minute after burying a shot past Byars, scoring his second goal of the season and first at Toyota Field, while Tyrpak extended his goal count to three on the season.

The match marked defender Cyprian Hedrick’s 100th USL game. Hedrick made his second USL appearance for SAFC after missing time due to a lower body injury he suffered on opening day at Rio Grande Valley FC. The centerback has made four appearances for the Alamo City club in all competitions.

“It’s a good feeling to be back out there,” Hedrick said. “It’s been a long process but I worked my way back, and I’m just really happy that we got the victory today.”

With the win, San Antonio FC extended its undefeated USL record to 14 matches, earning their tenth win of the season. The club is now 4-0-0 all-time against the Roughnecks, beating the club on three occasions in 2016.

Scoring Summary:

SAFC: 1-0, Kris Tyrpak (Billy Forbes assist) 4’

Roughnecks: 1-1, Joaquin Rivas (Matej Dekovic assist) 27’

SAFC: 2-1, Kris Tyrpak (Aly Alberto Hassan assist) 33’

SAFC: 3-1, Devin Vega 76’

Disciplinary Summary:

SAFC: Yellow Card (Kris Tyrpak 36’)

Roughnecks: Yellow Card (Juan Pablo Caffa 54’)

Attendance: 7,376

SAFC Starting XI: GK: Diego Restrepo; D: Ben Newnam, Sebasiten Ibeagha, Cyprian Hedrick, Greg Cochrane; M: Pecka, Michael Reed, Rafa Castillo (Devin Vega 54’), Kris Tyrpak, Billy Forbes (Shawn Chin 72’); F: Aly Alberto Hassan (Mark O’Ojong 79’)

Substitutions Not Used: Lee Johnston, Ryan Roushandel, Victor Araujo, Maxi Rodriguez

Postgame Notes:

  • San Antonio FC extended their unbeaten streak to 14 matches (10 wins, 4 draws) with a 3-1 win over Roughnecks FC…with the victory, San Antonio FC has matched their win total from the entire 2016 season…SAFC has not lost at home since September 10, 2016 against Saint Louis FC
  • SAFC saw its shutout streak end tonight in the 27th minute, giving the club a final streak of 672 minutes without conceding a goal in USL play…the streak marks the second longest all-time in USL history behind the 2016 RGV Toros who played 758 minutes without allowing an opponent to score…SAFC still currently leads the league with 10 clean sheets and the conceded goal tonight was the first for the club since April 25 in Seattle
  • San Antonio FC midfielder Kris Tyrpak recorded his first brace for the club, and first since Cesar Elizondo turned the trick on April 28 in Portland…Elizondo also recorded the third and only other brace on the season on April 15 vs. Reno 1868 FC at Toyota Field…the two-goal game was the first for Tyrpak since he scored two against Whitecaps FC 2 on October 15, 2016 in the 2016 USL playoffs with Swope Park Rangers…Tyrpak has recorded three goals and two assists in 13 appearances on the season
  • SAFC forward Aly Alberto Hassan and midfielder Billy Forbes earned their first and fourth assists respectively on the night…Forbes’ four assists are the most on the club, while Hassan recorded his first since September 10, 2016 against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds while with the Charlotte Independence
  • SAFC midfielder Devin Vega scored his second goal of the season and first since April 25 in Seattle…the goal marked the San Antonio native’s first ever tally at Toyota Field in front of his hometown fans
  • SAFC defender Cyprian Hedrick made his second USL appearance (second start) for SAFC tonight…this game marked the 100th career appearance for Hedrick in USL play…The centerback made 74 appearances with OKC Energy FC from 2014-2016 after playing in 24 games with the now-defunct Phoenix FC in 2013