NTSC vs SMU DL
North Texas SC

North Texas Soccer Club 4, Southern Methodist University 0

Ricardo Pepi scores two goals and adds an assist in final preseason game

Frisco - Ricardo Pepi adds another two goals to help North Texas SC claim the win in its final preseason game.

Game Summary:

First Half:

  • 6’ Ricardo Pepi opens the scoring for North Texas with a low shot that squeezed past the keeper.
  • 14’ Brecc Evans almost doubles the lead but his header ends up just over the bar.
  • 23’ – Ricardo Pepi scores his second goal of the game after an outrageous turn in the box and a calm finish into the top corner.
  • 23’ – Ricardo Pepi nearly scores a hat-trick in 23 minutes but he's whistled offside after placing the ball passed the keeper and into the net.
  • 36’ Brandon Servania curls a shot just wide of the far post after some great link up play through the midfield.
  • 43’ Arturo Rodriguez scores North Texas’ third goal with a calm finish into the bottom corner.

Second Half:

  • 50’ Dante Sealy almost gets the fourth goal of the game off a Bryan Reynolds cross but his close-range shot is saved.
  • 65’ David Rodriguez puts Ronaldo Damus through on goal but his shot is wide of the mark.
  • 87’ Carlos Avilez maintains his clean sheet with a great 1v1 save.
  • 88’ – Mohamed Sesay receives the ball outside the box before turning and curling a shot passed the keeper to score North Texas’ fourth goal.

Lineups:

North Texas SC — Kyle Zobeck (Carlos Avilez); Marquinhos Pedroso (Cesar Murillo), Callum Montgomery, Brecc Evans (Hector Montalvo), John Nelson (Bryan Reynolds); Brandon Servania (Bicou Bissainthe), Alfusainey Jatta, Arturo Rodriguez (David Rodriguez); Oscar Romero (Mohamed Sesay), Ricardo Pepi, Dante Sealy (Ronaldo Damus).

Southern Methodist University — Grant Makela; Tom Haney, Brandon Terwege, Henrik Bredeli, Eddie Munjoma; Luke Thompson, Talen Maples, Noah Hilt; Nicky Hernandez, Gabriel Costa, Garret McLaughlin.

Scoring Summary:

NTSC:  Ricardo Pepi – 6’
NTSC:  Ricardo Pepi – 23’
NTSC:  Arturo Rodriguez – 43’
NTSC:  Mohamed Sesay – 88’

Misconduct Summary:
NTSC: Alfusainey Jatta – 46’

Weather: Cloudy, 67

Referee: Brandon Gardner

Assistant Referee: Fevzi Demirhan

Assistant Referee: Troy Dodge

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