Tacoma, Washington (April 2, 2022) - North Texas SC earned two points on the road against Tacoma Defiance with a 6-5 penalty shootout win after a 1-1 draw in regulation.
- 13’ – SHOT (NTX) – Santiago Ferreira found Hope Avayevu with a long through ball but the Ghanian’s shot was saved by Tacoma’s Nelson.
- 16’ – SHOT (NTX) – Blake Pope collected a rebound in the box and attempted a left-footed shot that was saved by Nelson.
- 25’ – SHOT (NTX) – Pablo Torre found space in the box but his low shot was saved.
- 29’ – GOAL (TAC) – Alfonso Ocampo-Chávez opened the scoring for Tacoma with a close-range header that beat Antonio Carrera in goal.
- 50’ – SHOT (TAC) – Tacoma nearly doubled its lead but defender Chase Niece cleared the ball off the line to keep it 1-0.
- 61’ – SHOT (NTX) – Hope Avayevu combined with Isaiah Parker on the left side of Tacoma’s box and Avayevu fired a shot at goal that was saved by Nelson.
- 71’ – GOAL (NTX) – Bernard Kamungo levelled the score with a left-footed shot into the near post after collecting Avayevu’s pass.
- 89’ – SHOT (NTX) – Kamungo ran on to Blaine Ferri’s pass but his left-footed shot was saved.
North Texas SC — Antonio Carrera, Blake Pope, Lucas Bartlett, Chase Niece (Paul Amedume - 76’), Isaiah Parker, Blaine Ferri (Tarik Scott - 66’), Derek Waldeck, Santiago Ferreira, Hope Aveyevu (Luis Miguel - 81’), Pablo Torre (Collin Smith - 66’), Bernard Kamungo
Substitutes not used — Seth Wilson, Tomas Lacerda
Tacoma Defiance — Nelson, Alvarez, Uderitz, Kinzner, Mendoza, Adeniran, Danny Leyva, Vargas, Teves, Baker-Whiting
Substitutes not used — Kitahara, Sabella, Lapsley, Robin, Sousa, Hafferty
TAC: Alfonso Ocampo-Chávez – 29’
NTX: Bernard Kamungo – 71’
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 54℉
Referee: Emily Gomez
Assistant Referees: Gloria Rezindez, Albert Franklin
4th Official: Ken Mizuno
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