10.17 NTX

Fort Lauderdale, FL (Oct. 17, 2021) - North Texas SC earned a 1-0 victory over Fort Lauderdale CF thanks to a goal from Gibran Rayo Sunday night at DRV PNK Stadium. 

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 11’ SHOT (NTX) – Kalil ElMedkhar attempted a right-footed shot from the outside of the box, but his shot was handled by Drake Callender.
  • 14’ SHOT (NTX) – ElMedkhar’s back heel pass set up Blaine Ferri whose shot attempt bounced off the post and out.
  • 40’ SHOT (NTX) – Ferri’s shot from the edge of the box was punched away by Callender for a corner kick.
  • 43’ SHOT (NTX) – Nicky Hernandez’s volley inside the box bounced off the crossbar, following a punched clearance from Callender that fell short. 

Second Half:

  • 55’ GOAL (NTX) – ElMedkhar’s cross fell into the path of Gibran Rayo who tapped it into the goal past Callender to give North Texas the lead.
  • 71’ SAVE (NTX) –Venton Evans' long range shot was handled comfortably by Richard Sanchez.
  • 71’ SHOT (NTX) – Collin Smith’s shot from the right side of the box went high and wide over the Fort Lauderdale goal.

Lineups: 

North Texas SC — Richard Sánchez; Derek Waldeck, Lucas, Mark Salas, Collin Smith; Imanol Almaguer (Kazu – 38’), Blaine Ferri, Nicky Hernandez; Eddie Munjoma, Gibran Rayo (Devin Benton – 90’+3’), Kalil ElMedkhar (Gabriel – 79’).

Substitutes not used — Juan Carrera, Rio Ramirez, Hope Avayevu.

Fort Lauderdale CF — Drake Callender, Harvey Neville, Ethan Hardin, Aimé Mabika, Noah Allen; Drew Hardin (Edison Azcona – 62’), Abel Caputo (Ignacio Poplawski – 73’), Braxton Taghvai-Najib (Venton Evans – 62’); Romeo Beckham (George Acosta – 62’), Shaan Handal (Dairon Reyes – 81’), Mitchell Curry.

Substitutes not used — Luis Zamudio, Modesto Mendez.

Scoring Summary:
NTX:
Gibran Rayo (Kalil ElMedkhar) – 55’

Misconduct Summary:
NTX:
Eddie Munjoma (Caution) — 29’*
FTL:
* Shaan Handal (Caution) — 44’*
NTX:
* Gibran Rayo (Caution) — 59’*
FTL:
* Edison Azcona (Caution) — 69’*
NTX:
* Blaine Ferri (Caution) — 84’*
FTL:
* Harvey Neville (Caution) — 86’

Weather: Partly Cloudy, 82℉

Referee: Gabriele Giusti

Assistant Referees: Corey Wilt, Diego Lucio

4th Official: Ivan Cid Cruz