San Antonio FC (5-5-7) fell to Orange County SC (10-6-3) 0-3 at Champions Soccer Stadium on Saturday night. The Alamo City club was unable to find the back of the net despite creating seven chances on the night.
“Tonight, we didn’t get the result we wanted, and now we have to begin preparing for next Saturday night,” SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell said. “Our team is always competing for their place in the squad and this upcoming week will be no different as we prepare for two matches in a short span of time.”
Orange County opened the scoring in the 33rd minute when midfielder Aodhan Quinn stripped the ball from an SAFC defender and found midfielder Thomas Enevoldsen in on goal for a tap-in to earn the 1-0 lead.
The hosts then added a second goal in the 63rd minute following a denied chance from a corner kick. Quinn collected the ball and dribbled inside, feeding midfielder Mats Bjurman a pass for a point-blank finish to widen their lead. The hosts then added a third in stoppage time after forward Michael Seaton finished off a counter-attack.
SAFC goalkeeper Diego Restrepo recorded three saves on the night, marking the 11th match this season in which the Venezuela native has recorded at least three in a single game. Restrepo matched the club’s all-time record for saves in a single match on June 16 against Sacramento Republic FC.
San Antonio FC will return to USL action on Saturday, July 21 as they host Real Monarchs SLC at Toyota Field at 7:30 p.m. in the first of two consecutive home matches for the club.
OCSC: 1-0, Thomas Enevoldsen (Aodhan Quinn assist) 33’
OCSC: 2-0, Mats Bjurman (Aodhan Quinn assist) 63’
OCSC: 3-0, Michael Seaton (Giovanni Ramos Godoy assist) 90’
OCSC: Yellow Card (Mats Bjurman 23’)
SAFC: Yellow Card (Mikey Lopez 28’)
SAFC: Yellow Card (Ever Guzman 41’)
SAFC: Yellow Card (Diego Restrepo 52’)
SAFC: Yellow Card (Cesar Elizondo 73’)
OCSC: Yellow Card (Aodhan Quinn 75’)
OCSC: Yellow Card (Michael Seaton 81’)
SAFC: Yellow Card (Cyprian Hedrick 85’)
SAFC: Yellow Card (Ryan Roushandel 88’)
OCSC: Yellow Card (Amirgy Pineda 90’)
SAFC Starting XI: GK: Diego Restrepo; D: Darnell King, Cyprian Hedrick, Gianluca Cuomo, Greg Cochrane; M: Mikey Lopez, Ryan Roushandel (c), Cesar Elizondo (Jose Escalante 88’), Ever Guzman (Charlie Ward 63’), Kyle Murphy (Connor Presley 76’); F: Alex Bruce
Substitutions Not Used: Matthew Cardone, Mike Seth, Ryan Felix, Connor Presley, Maxi Rodriguez