Raleigh, NC (Sept. 26, 2021) - North Texas SC earns a 1-0 victory over North Carolina FC thanks to a goal from Nicky Hernandez at WakeMed Soccer Park Sunday afternoon.
- 13’ SHOT (NTX) – Freddy Vargas hit a first-time shot from the edge of the box that was saved by North Carolina’s Nicholas Holliday.
- 16’ SHOT (NTX – Nicky Hernandez met Collin Smith’s cross but his header struck the crossbar.
- 40’ SHOT (NC) – North Carolina’s Max Flick saw his near-post shot saved by Richard Sanchez.
- 40’ GOAL (NTX – Nicky Hernandez opened the scoring with an audacious curling effort from outside the box that nestled in the top corner of Holliday’s goal.
- 54’ SHOT (NC) – Richard Sanchez made an acrobatic save to deny Aziel Jackson from leveling the game from close range.
- 65’ SHOT (NTX) – Nicky Hernandez nearly scored his second goal of the match but his low shot was saved on the goal line.
- 79’ SHOT (NC) – Robert Kristo attempted a shot from inside the box but Derek Waldeck was able to make the block.
- 87’ SHOT (NTX) – Imanol Almaguer tried a shot from distance but it sailed high over the bar.
North Texas SC — Richard Sánchez, Caiser Gomes, Derek Waldeck (Hope Avayevu 94’), Lucão (Mark Salas - 85’), Collin Smith, Jorge Almaguer, Dominick Hernandez, Blaine Ferri (Michael Maldonado85’), Kazu (Devin Benton 85’), Freddy Vargas, Kalil ElMedkhar (Gibran Rayo - 67’)
Substitutes not used — Colin Shutler, Bernard Kamungo
North Carolina FC — Nicholas Holliday, Britton Fischer, Shermaine Martina (Malick Mbaye - 72’), Nelson Blanco Flores, Max Flick, Nelson Martinez (Thorn Simpson - 91’), Joshua Coan, Robert Frame (Selmir Miscic 76’), Luis Arriaga, Daniel Steedman (Jay Tee Kamara - 77’), Aziel Jackson (Robert Kristo - 77’)
Substitutes not used — Peter Pearso, Jake McGuire
NTX: Nicky Hernandez – 41’
NC: Shermaine Martina (Caution) — 2’*
NC:* Nelson Maetinez (Caution) — 45’*
NTX:* Freddy Vargas (Caution) — 90+10’*
NC:* Josh Coen (Caution) — 90+11’
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 82℉
Referee: Alejo Calume
Assistant Referees: Jordan Davis, Andrew Charron
4th Official: Emma Richards