10.2 NTX

Tucson, AZ (Oct. 2, 2021) - North Texas SC claims a 2-0 win over FC Tucson with goals from Kalil Elmedkhar and Imanol Almaguer on Saturday night at Kino North Stadium.

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 10’ SHOT (NTX) – Nicky Hernandez back-heeled a pass to Kazu who took a shot towards goal, but his shot attempt was blocked by Wallis Lapsley.
  • 18’ SHOT (NTX – Freddy Vargas attempted a shot from the outside of the box, but it went high over the goal. 
  • 33’ GOAL (NTX) – Nice link up play between Blaine Ferri and Kazu who set up Kalil Elmedkhar to strike it first time and open the scoring and give North Texas the 1-0 lead. 
  • 45’+2’ SHOT (NTX) – ElMedkhar’s cross fell to Kazu who had his shot attempt deflected out for a corner kick.

Second Half:

  • 49’ SHOT (NTX) – Nicky Hernandez’ shot from the middle of the box was punched away by Wallis.
  • 58’ SAVE (TUC) – Ferri’s cross was met by Lucas inside the box, and his headed attempt was caught in the end by Lapsley.
  • 77’ GOAL (NTX) – Hernandez played a through ball into the path of Imanol Almnaguer who went up against Lapsley and slotted the ball past him to extend the lead to 2-0.

Lineups: 

North Texas SC — Richard Sánchez; Derek Waldeck, Lucas, Mark Salas, Collin Smith; Imanol Almaguer (Alex Bruce – 90’), Blaine Ferri, Nicky Hernandez (Bernard Kamungo – 91’); Kazu (Mikey Maldonado – 71’), Freddy Vargas (Gibran Rayo – 46’), Kalil Elmedkhar (Devin Benton – 80’).

Substitutes not used — Colin Shutler, Rio Ramirez.

Tucson FC — Wallis Lapsley; Noah Franke, Luca Mastrantonio, Kaelon Fox, Maximiliano Schenfeld; Mohamed Kone (Danny Bedoya – 72’), Charlie Dennis (Manu Ferriol – 79’), Joao Delgado (Dakota Barnathan – 79’); Shak Adams (Kevin Rodríguez – 72’), Franco Pérez (Gio Calixtro – 64’), Deri Corfe.

Substitutes not used — Ryan Shellow, Alex Knox.

Scoring Summary:
NTX:
Kalil Elmedkhar (Kazu) – 33’NTX: Imanol Almaguer (Nicky Hernandez) – 77’

Misconduct Summary:
NTX:
Freddy Vargas (Caution) — 12’*
TUC:
* Franco Pérez (Caution) — 22’*
NTX:
* Nicky Hernandez (Caution) — 29’*
NTX:
* Derek Waldeck (Caution) — 31’*
TUC:
* Joao Delgado (Caution) — 36’*
NTX:
* Collin Smith (Caution) — 86’*
TUC:
* Maximiliano Schenfeld (Ejection) — 86’

Weather: Partly Cloudy, 82℉

Referee: Laura Rodriguez

Assistant Referees: Alicia Messer, Melissa Beck

4th Official: Benjamin Davis