MATCH RECAP: North Texas SC 3, Toronto FC II 3 | 6.12.19

North Texas SC earns a point on the road courtesy of first-half hattrick from Ronaldo Damus

TORONTO – North Texas SC earns its second draw of the season with a hattrick from Ronaldo Damus within the first 27 minutes.

  • Ronaldo Damus scores his first career hattrick
  • Nicolas Carrera makes his professional debut
  • North Texas SC completes its four-game road stretch against Forward Madison FC on June 22 at 7 PM at Breese Stevens Field.

Game Summary:

First Half:

  • 6’ Arturo Rodriguez attempted a long-range free kick but it lacked power and the keeper was able to make an easy save.
  • 10’ – Ronaldo Damus opened the scoring with his fourth goal of the year after Alfusainey Jatta found him with a long-ball over the top.
  • 26’ – Ronaldo Damus doubled the lead with a miss-hit cross that fooled the goalkeeper and went straight into the goal from an odd angle.
  • 27’ – Ronaldo Damus scored his hattrick goal just one minute later with a one-on-one chance to give North Texas a 3-0 lead.
  • 44’ – Griffin Dorsey pulled one back for Toronto FC II from a close-range rebound shot.

Second Half:

  • 48’ – Arturo Rodriguez nearly made it 4-1 after his younger brother David found him on the edge of the box but his curling shot was saved.
  • 60’ – Ronaldo Damus was inches away from scoring his fourth of the game but the goalkeeper was able to keep it out with a foot-save.
  • 73’ – Matthew Srbely brought the game within one goal with a tidy right-footed finish into the side netting from inside the box.
  • 88’ – Carlos Avilez made a great catch to prevent Terique Mohammed from equalizing with a bicycle kick.
  • 90+2’ – Franco Ramos Mingo tied the game for Toronto with a slow finish into the bottom corner passed a diving Carlos Avilez to save a point for his team.

Lineups:

North Texas SC — Carlos Avilez; Kevin Bonilla, Brecc Evans (Nico Carrera – 67’), Callum Montgomery, Jonathan Gomez; Alfusainey Jatta, Imanol Almaguer, David Rodriguez (Tanner Tessmann – 73’); Dante Sealy (Johan Gomez – 64’), Ronaldo Damus, Arturo Rodriguez.

Substitutes not used — Zach Schawl, Oscar Romero

Toronto FC II — Kevin Silva; Terique Mohammed. Patrick Bunk-Andersen, Jelani Peters (Franco Ramos Mingo), Jesus West; Adolfo Ovalle (Shaan Hundal), Griffin Dorsey, Lucas Petrasso (Tsubusa Endoh), Matthew Srbely, Jacob Shaffelburg, Jordan Perruzza

Substitutes not used —Yann-Alexandre Fillion, Jordan Faria, Dante Campbell, Gideon Waja

Scoring Summary:
NTSC: Ronaldo Damus (Dante Sealy) – 10’
NTSC: Ronaldo Damus (Arturo Rodriguez) – 26’
NTSC: Ronaldo Damus – 26’
TOR: Griffin Dorsey – 44’
TOR: Matthew Srbely –73’
TOR: Franco Ramos Mingo – 92+2’

Misconduct Summary:

TOR: Terique Mohammed (caution) – 10’
NTSC: Dante Sealy (caution) – 10’
TOR: Jesus West (caution) – 72
TOR: Matthew Srbely (caution) – 81’

Weather: Partly Cloudy, 62

Referee: Silviu Petrescu
Assistant Referee: Melissa Snedden
Assistant Referee: Brad Doubrough
4th Official: David Barrie

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