MATCH RECAP: North Texas SC 1, FC Tucson 0 | 6.25.19

North Texas SC reclaims first place in USL League One

  • Cristian Colmán made his debut for North Texas SC
  • Ronaldo Damus scored his eighth goal of the season to become the outright top scorer in League One
  • North Texas SC hosts Lansing Ignite on Saturday, June 29 at 7 PM at Toyota Stadium

FRISCO - North Texas SC bounces back to defeat FC Tucson 1-0 courtesy of a first-half goal from top scorer Ronaldo Damus.

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 3’ – Cristian Colmán hit a volley from right inside the box, but it was straight at Carlos Merancio.
  • 15’ – Devyn Jambga rose well and made good contact but his header went high and wide.
  • 24’ Arturo Rodriguez beat his man and played a dangerous ball in but Lamar Batista go to the ball just in time to clear.
  • 25’ – Jamael Cox was left alone from 12 yards after a knockdown by Jordan Jones, but Carlos Avilez showed superb reactions to parry the shot away.
  • 35’ – Jamael Cox found the ball at his feet after a deflected cross but with an open goal he couldn’t find the target.
  • 39’ Kevin Bonilla strode down the wing and crossed to Ronaldo Damus, who swiveled and banged it into the far corner, giving North Texas a 1-0 lead.


Second Half:

  • 52’ – Ronaldo Damus got on the end of a bad back header but was muscled off the ball while through on goal by Kyle Venter.
  • 61’ – A wonderful 50-yard pass by Thomas Roberts found Cristian Colman who could only blast over.
  • 65’ – A long run by Thomas Roberts resulted in a weak shot right at Carlos Merancio.
  • 78’ – Some one touch passing set up Arturo Rodriguez on the edge of the area but the shot was deflected.
  • 79’ –  From the ensuing corner, Ronaldo Damus lashed a volley from 10 yards wide.
  • 83’ – Tanner Tessmann carried the ball 30-yards before smashing a shot off the crossbar.



North Texas SC — Carlos Avilez; Kevin Bonilla (Imanol Almaguer — 45’), Brecc Evans, Hector Montalvo, Cesar Murillo; Oscar Romero (Tanner Tessmann – 80’), Arturo Rodriguez, Thomas Roberts; Ronaldo Damus, Cristian Colman (Johan Gomez— 62’), Dante Sealy

Substitutes not used — Eduardo Cortes

FC Tucson — Carlos Merancio; Kyle Bjornethun, Lamar Batista, Kyle Venter, Luke Hauswirth; Raheem Somersall (Roy Abergil— 72’), Ramone Howell (Zach Wright — 59’), Erik Virgen, Devyn Jambga, Jamael Cox; Jordan Jones (Guillermo Delgado — 62’)

Substitutes not used — Rafael Guerrero, Jose Carlos Terron, Kody Wakasa, Eti Tavares, 

Scoring Summary:
NTSC: Ronaldo Damus (Kevin Bonilla) —  39’

Misconduct Summary:
NTSC: Ronaldo Damus (Caution) — 32’
NTSC: Thomas Roberts (Caution) — 54’
NTSC: Dante Sealy (Caution) — 60’
FCT: Lamar Bastista (Caution) — 65’
FCT: Kyle Venter (Caution) — 81’
FCT: Jamael Cox (Caution) — 84’

Weather: Sunny, 89
Attendance: 1021

Referee: Laura Rodriguez
Assistant Referees: Kevin Lock, Tony Obas
4th Official: Travis Haight