11.6 NTX

Chattanooga, TN (Nov. 6, 2021) - North Texas SC fought to the final minute in the 1-2 loss to the Chattanooga Red Wolves in the 2021 USL League One Playoff Quarterfinals. 
Game Summary
First Half:

  • 7’ – GOAL (CHA) – Chattanooga Red Wolves’ Jonathan Ricketts sent a cross to the center of the box towards Juan Galindrez but was accidentally tapped in by North Texas SC’s Devin Benton to give Chattanooga an early lead.
  • 12’ – SHOT (NTX) – North Texas SC nearly found the equalizer, but Blaine Ferri’s left-footed curling shot off a freekick hit the crossbar and Bernard Kamungo’s rebound was cleared off the line by Ricky Ruiz. 

Second Half:

  • 60’ – SAVE (NTX) – Richard Sanchez made a diving save towards his right-hand post to deny Rey Ortiz’s freekick.
  • 63’ – SHOT (NTX) – Gibran Rayo fired a left-footed shot from outside the box but Tim Trilk was quick to get down to make the save to deny North Texas SC the equalizer.
  • 67’ – GOAL (NTX) – Bernard Kamungo capitalized on a misstep from Jason Ramos and slipped his left-footed shot between Trilk’s legs to equalize the match. 

Extra Time: 

  • 113’ – GOAL (CHA) – Juan Galindrez scored from a short distance after a scramble in the box following a corner from Chattanooga couldn’t be cleared by North Texas SC.

North Texas SC — Richard Sánchez; Derek Waldeck, Lucao, Devin Benton (Alisson – 61’), Collin Smith (Thibaut Jacquel – 114’); Nicky Hernandez (Mark Salas – 46’), Blaine Ferri, Gibran Rayo (Rio Ramirez – 103’); Kalil Elmedkhar (Kazu – 61’), Bernard Kamugo (Alex Bruce – 110’), Eddie Munjoma.
Substitutes not used — Juan Carrera.
Chattanooga Red Wolves SC — Tim Trilk; Sebastian Capozucchi (Ronaldo Pineda – 114’), Jason Ramos, Daniel Navarro, Jonathan Ricketts; Jose Carrera-Garcia, Jimmie Villalobos (Ualefi – 68’), Rafael Mentzingen (Josue España – 73’); Ricky Ruiz, Juan Galindrez (Blake Frischknecht – 114’), Rey Ortiz.
Substitutes not used — Sebastian Mora-Mora, Jonathan Esparza, Jorge Luna.
Scoring Summary:
CHA: Devin Benton (own goal) – 7’
NTX: Bernard Kamungo – 67’
CHA: Juan Galindrez (Jason Ramos) – 113’
Misconduct Summary:
 Lucao (ejection) – 28’
NTX: Eddie Munjoma (caution) – 31’
CHA: Rey Ortiz (caution) – 33’
CHA: Jose Carrera-Garcia (caution) – 43’ 
CHA: Ualefi (caution) – 78’
NTX: Gibran Rayo (caution) – 86’
CHA: Daniel Navarro (caution) – 97’
CHA: Ricky Ruiz (caution) – 98’
CHA: Rey Ortiz (ejection) – 105+3’
NTX: Collin Smith (caution) – 105+3’

Weather: Clear, 55℉
Attendance: 2,017

Referee: Joshua Encarnacion
Assistant Referees: Tom Felice, Jeremy Smith
4th Official: Thomas Snyder