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Denver, CO (June 4, 2022) - North Texas SC (7-1-2, 24 points) came from behind to earn a 3-1 win over Colorado Rapids 2 (1-7-1, 5 points) at University of Denver Soccer Stadium on Saturday night. 

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 5’ – GOAL (COL) – Darren Yapi scored the opening goal of the match after slotting a one-on-one opportunity with Antonio Carrera.
  • 7’ – GOAL (NTX) – Hope Avayevu curled his shot from a tight angle over Abraham Rodriguez to level the match up 1-1, following a set up from Isaiah Parker.
  • 36’ – GOAL (NTX) – Bernard Kamungo calmly slotted his penalty kick to the right of Rodriguez’ goal to give North Texas SC the 2-1 lead. 

Second Half:

  • 50’ – GOAL (NTX) – Kamungo’s cross fell into the path of Collin Smith inside the box who slammed his shot past the keeper to extend North Texas’ lead to 3-1.
  • 83’ – SHOT (NTX) – Kamungo nearly scored his second goal of the night but the keeper was able to save it, following the set up from Santiago Ferreira.
  • 90’+4’ – PK SAVE (NTX) – Yapi’s penalty kick was heading towards the bottom right corner but Carrera was able to push it out to keep the scoreline 3-1.

Lineups: 
North Texas SC
— Antonio Carrera; Blake Pope, Alex Araneda, Lucas Bartlett, Isaiah Parker; Blaine Ferri, Hope Avayevu (Santiago Ferreira – 79’), André Costa (Derek Waldeck – 65’); Collin Smith (Luis Miguel – 65’), José Mulato (Pablo Torre – 71’), Bernard Kamungo.

Substitutes not used — Felipe Carneiro, Paul Amedume.

Colorado Rapids 2 — Abraham Rodriguez; Omar Gomez, Blake Malone, Steve Flores (Jack Sullivan – 85’), Vladimir Walent; Connor Miller (Michael Harris – 75’), Daouda Amadou, Joaquin Torres (Maclovio Swett – 62’); Yaya Toure (Cain Castellon – 85’), Darren Yapi, Yosuke Hanya. 

Substitutes not used — Isaac Nehme, Daniel Garcia, Griffin Moore, Josh Hardin.

Scoring Summary:
COL:
Darren Yapi — 5’

NTX: Hope Avayevu (Isaiah Parker) — 7’

NTX: Bernard Kamungo — 36’

NTX: Collin Smith (Bernard Kamungo) — 50’

Misconduct Summary:
COL:
Vladimir Walent (yellow card) – 18'

NTX: André Costa (yellow card) – 27’

NTX: Blake Pope (yellow card) – 53’

NTX: Santiago Ferreira (yellow card) – 85’

NTX: Lucas Bartlett (yellow card) – 90’+4’

Weather: Partly cloudy, 85℉

Referee: Michael Zapata

Assistant Referees: Bennett Savage, Karsten Gillwald

4th Official: Adam Rice