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By San Antonio FC Communications, 08/05/17, 10:30PM CDT


Club Will Face Reno for Second Time This Season on Saturday

San Antonio FC and Orange County SC played to a 1-1 draw at Toyota Field on Saturday night. An early goal from Kris Tyrpak and a late penalty for the visitors earned both teams a point in their first matchup of the season.

“We got the early goal and that settled everybody down, but we were unable to press on and get the second one,” SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell said. “Really, tonight we’ve earned a point but we all would’ve preferred the three.”

Tyrpak opened the scoring in the second minute of the match after finding the end of a cross from defender Greg Cochrane with a header, burying it past goalkeeper Charlie Lyon for the 1-0 lead. The goal was the fastest in club history, coming in at an official time of 1:34.

The strike marked Tyrpak’s fifth goal of the season, which ranks second for most goals on the team this season behind Billy Forbes’ seven, while Cochrane tallied his second assist of the campaign and fifth overall, which is tied for second-most in SAFC club history with Forbes.

Orange County SC leveled the score in stoppage time after the referee called a penalty for a foul inside the hosts’ box. Forward Jerry Van Ewijk converted from the spot in the dying moments of the match to earn his team a point.

San Antonio FC will return to USL action on Saturday, August 12 as they visit Reno 1868 FC in the teams’ second matchup of the season. SAFC previously beat Reno 4-0 at Toyota Field on April 15.

Scoring Summary:

SAFC: 1-0, Kris Tyrpak (Greg Cochrane assist) 2’

OCSC: 1-1, Jerry Van Ewijk (penalty) 90’

Disciplinary Summary:

SAFC: Yellow Card (Rafa Castillo 27’)

OCSC: Yellow Card (James Baxendale ’50)

SAFC: Yellow Card (Sebastien Ibeagha 56’)

SAFC: Yellow Card (Diego Restrepo 77’)

Attendance: 6,725

SAFC Starting XI: GK: Diego Restrepo; D: Ben Newnam, Sebasiten Ibeagha, Stephen McCarthy, Greg Cochrane; M: Michael Reed (c), Mark O’Ojong (Pecka 61’), Rafa Castillo, Kris Tyrpak (Cesar Elizondo ’61), Billy Forbes; F: AJ Ajeakwa (Victor Araujo ’84)

Substitutions Not Used: Lee Johnston, Cyprian Hedrick, Maxi Rodriguez, Shawn Chin

Postgame Notes:

  • San Antonio FC recorded their third straight home tie and third straight game where the club has conceded in the 85th minute or later…SAFC remains unbeaten at home in 11 matches this season and the club has not lost at home since 9/10/16 vs. Saint Louis FC
  • San Antonio FC midfielder Kris Tyrpak scored his fifth goal of the season, which gives him the second-most on the club behind Billy Forbes (seven)…Tyrpak was named the SWBC Man of the Match after the game, and is now just two goals shy of his tally from the 2016 season while playing with Swope Park Rangers
  • The lone SAFC goal scored by Tyrpak in the second minute marks the fastest goal in San Antonio FC history…the official goal time was 1:34, and was faster than the two previous quickest goals in club history both scored in the third minute by Jason Johnson (at SEA 4/3/16) and Rafa Castillo (vs. LAII 7/23/16)
  • The SAFC defensive foursome of Ben Newnam, Sebastien Ibeagha, Stephen McCarthy and Greg Cochrane have conceded just two goals on the season when they are on the field together…tonight’s goal for Orange County is the first for the four players since they conceded one against the Colorado Springs Switchbacks on April 7 at Toyota Field
  • San Antonio FC defender Greg Cochrane recorded his second assist of the season…marks Cochrane’s fifth assist in USL play for San Antonio FC, which is tied for second most in SAFC club history with Billy Forbes…current OCSC player Carlos Alvarez remains the SAFC all-time assist leader with seven
  • San Antonio FC outshot OCSC 12-7 (3-2 on target), while Rafa Castillo and Billy Forbes led the team with four shots a piece