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SAN ANTONIO FC FALLS 3-4 TO TULSA IN BACK-AND-FORTH CONTEST

By San Antonio FC Communications, 09/25/19, 10:30PM CDT

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SAFC Will Prepare for a Short Turnaround and Host Fresno on Saturday

San Antonio FC (10-12-8) fell 3-4 to Tulsa Roughnecks FC (7-14-9) at ONEOK Field on Wednesday night. A brace from midfielder Rafa Castillo and a goal from midfielder Walter Restrepo were not enough to salvage points on the road for the Alamo City club.

“We have another quick turnaround so we have to put this behind us as quickly as possible,” SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell said. “We need to get ready for Fresno on Saturday because every point in this league now is very valuable.”

The hosts got off to a hot start after forward Tobena Uzo opened the scoring just two minutes into the match with a header. Just four minutes later, midfielder Marlon doubled the lead for the Roughnecks after finding the end of a through-ball and slotting it past goalkeeper Matthew Cardone.

SAFC then narrowed the deficit in the 12th minute when midfielder Brian Gomez found Castillo inside the box, from where the midfielder turned and fired back-post to make it 2-1. Castillo stuck again in the 25th minute with a well-placed free kick to level the score at 2-2. The brace marked Castillo’s second and third goals of the 2019 campaign.

Restrepo earned the lead for the Alamo City club in the 30th minute after dribbling past two defenders and firing a powerful shot near-post past goalkeeper Mason Stajduhar to make it 3-2. The goal marked Restrepo’s second of the season in USL Championship play.

The Roughnecks equalized just before the halftime whistle after Cristhian Altamirano converted from the penalty spot before adding the winning goal from midfielder Fredlin Mompremier in the 87th minute following a pause in play due to a weather delay.

San Antonio FC will return to USL Championship action at Toyota Field on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. as the club hosts Fresno FC during Hispanic Heritage Night, presented by Toyota.

Scoring Summary:

Roughnecks: 1-0, Toby Uzo (Christhian Altamirano assist) 2’

Roughnecks: 2-0, Marlon (Rodrigo da Costa assist) 6’

SAFC: 2-1, Rafa Castillo (Brian Gomez assist) 12’

SAFC: 2-2, Rafa Castillo 25’

SAFC: 2-3, Walter Restrepo (Tony Taylor assist) 30’

Roughnecks: 3-3, Christhian Altamirano (penalty) 45’

Roughnecks: 4-3, Fredlin Mompremier (Rodrigo da Costa assist) 87’

Disciplinary Summary:

Roughnecks: Yellow Card (Lucas Lobo) 24’

SAFC: Yellow Card (Tony Taylor) 50’

SAFC: Yellow Card (Rafa Castillo) 53’

SAFC: Yellow Card (Michael Lahoud) 73’

Roughnecks: Yellow Card (Jeff Addai) 90’

SAFC: Yellow Card (Kai Greene) 90’

Roughnecks: Yellow Card (Cyprian Hedrick 90’

Attendance: 1,215

SAFC Starting XI: GK: Matthew Cardone; D: Kai Greene, Eby Ackon, Joshua Yaro; M: Michael Lahoud (c), Moises Hernadez, Cristian Parano (Jack Barmby 74’), Rafa Castillo (Ryan Roushancel 80’); F: Walter Restrepo, Tony Taylor (Ever Guzman 59’), Brian Gomez

Substitutions Not Used: Jonathan Viscosi, Johnny Fenwick, Pascal Eboussi

Postgame Notes:

  • San Antonio FC fell to the Roughnecks for just the second time in league play in team history, and second time on the road…the four goals for Tulsa were the most San Antonio has conceded to the Roughnecks in a single match
  • SAFC scored three first-half goals in the game, which tied a franchise record…the record was originally set in a 3-0 win on 4/26/19 vs. the Tacoma Defiance
  • San Antonio FC midfielder Rafa Castillo scored two goals on the ngiht, giving him three goals in his last three games…Castillo has never before scored two goals in a game for SAFC before tonight
  • San Antonio FC midfielder Walter Restrepo scored San Antonio’s third goal on the night and his second of the season
  • SAFC forward Tony Taylor made his first start for the club and also recorded his first assist of the 2019 season

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