North Texas SC Earns a 2-0 Victory Over FC Tucson

North Texas returns home to take on FC Tucson on September 19 at 8:00PM CT at Globe Life Park
  • Ronaldo Damus scores his third goal of the season from the penalty spot
  • Nicky Hernandez makes his first start and records an assist in his
  • North Texas SC debut Collin Smith scores his first career goal for North Texas SC

Tucson, Az. (Sept. 12, 2020) - North Texas SC earns three points on the road after defeating FC Tucson 2-0 on Saturday night.

Game Summary
First Half:

  • 16’ – Gibran Rayo’s shot attempt from the right side of the box goes wide of FC Tucson’s goal.
  • 30’ – Arturo Rodriguez’s free kick is met by Alisson who headed it out wide to the left of the goal. 
  • 45’ – FC Tucson’s Shak Adams tried to square it across the box, but Carlos Avilez intercepted the cross and Derek Waldeck cleared the ball out.

Second Half:

  • 61’ – Ronaldo Damus slotted his penalty kick into the bottom left corner to give North Texas SC the 1-0 lead. 
  • 69’ – Collin Smith scored his first North Texas Soccer Club goal after being set up neatly by new signing Nicky Hernandez to make it 2-0.
  • 85’ – Arturo Rodriguez sent a cross in from a free kick which Beni Redzic almost converted from the cross. 

North Texas SC — Carlos Avilez; Imanol Almaguer (Kevin Bonilla - 64’), Brecc Evans, Derek Waldeck, Justin Che; Alisson, Nicky Hernandez, Gibran Rayo (Beni Redzic - 64’); Collin Smith (Alex Bruce - 89‘), Arturo Rodriguez (David Rodriguez - 90’+3’), Ronaldo Damus

Substitutes not used — Luis Zamudio

FC Tucson — Carlos Merancio; Tommy Silva, Niall Logue, Sam Biek, Roberto Alarcon (Charlie Booth - 85’); Erik Virgen, Elivelton Oliveira (Darius Lewis - 79’), Charlie Dennis; Shak Adams, Giovanni Godoy ( Manuel Ferriol - 79’), Azaad Liadi.

Substitutes not used — Amal Knight, Ramone Howell, Manuel Ferriol, Raheem Somersall, Esteban Calvo.

Scoring Summary:
NTSC:  Ronaldo Damus — 61’ 
NTSC:  Collin Smith (Nicky Hernandez) — 69’ 

Misconduct Summary:
TUC: Roberto Alarcon (Caution) — 2’
TUC: Giovanni Godoy (Caution) — 59’
TUC: Azaad Liadi (Caution) — 70’
TUC: Darius Lewis (Caution) — 83’

TUC: Manuel Ferriol (Caution) — 84’

Weather: Clear, 84℉

Referee: Laura Rodriguez
Assistant Referees: Nicholas Gastelum, Noah Kenyawani
4th Official: Alan Rios