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Hartford Athletic Falls, 2-5, to FC Tulsa

October 13, 2023 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
FC Tulsa News Release


Hartford, CT - FC Tulsa were problematic for Hartford Athletic from minute one, taking seven shots in the first half and managing to convert three of them. They knew they had something to prove during this match up, walking out of 2023 with three road points.

Marcus Epps opened the scoring for FC Tulsa in the 5th minute, leaving the defenders speechless, questioning an offside since he got there so quickly. A phenomenal curving ball to the left edge of the box from Tommy McCabe.

In the 9th minute, Blaine Ferri doubled that after slipping one past the keeper, thanks to a clean pass into the box from Epps.

Moses Dyer made it three with less than 20 minutes on the clock - set up perfectly in front goal from a one-touch cross by the club's leader in assists Marcus Epps!

Immediately after the return of play from making several tactical changes, Hartford was able to take advantage of a slip up by Austin Wormell to get within two after 30 minutes. 3-1 Tulsa.

Seven assists to close the end of the season for Marcus Epps, leading the way for the side. Also taking second place in goals scored with a total of nine over 34 games.

Completely shutting out Hartford's chances of a comeback, Angel Bernal posted his debut goal for FC Tulsa in the 63rd minute, assisted by Moses Dyer.

Another debut goal came from Nate Worth in the 82nd minute - a cut back from Patrick Seagrist gave the youngster the opportunity to shine, well deserved from his performances in the back end of the season.

A cracking five goals scored for Tulsa tonight, tied for an FC Tulsa record for the most goals scored during a game, along with seven big chances created.

Attached are highlights, final stats, and post-match quotes from head coach Blair Gavin, midfielder Nate Worth, and defender Angel Bernal.

GOALS

5' TUL - Marcus Epps (A: Tommy McCabe)

9' TUL - Blaine Ferri (A: Marcus Epps)

17' TUL - Moses Dyer (A: Marcus Epps)

30' HFD - Prince Saydee

62' TUL - Angel Bernal (A: Moses Dyer)

82' TUL - Nate Worth (A: Patrick Seagrist)

89' HFD - Robin Lapert (A: Dren Dobruna)

LINEUPS

FC Tulsa: Austin Wormell, Patrick Seagrist, Ruxi, Bradley Bourgeois, Keegan Hughes, Angel Bernal, Nathan Worth, Tommy McCabe, Blaine Ferri, Marcus Epps, Moses Dyer (Subs used: Collin Fernandez, Rasheed Tetteh, Milo Yosef, Siad Haji, Chase Bromstedt)

Hartford Athletic: Joe Rice, Beverly Makangila, Conor McGlynn, Luke Merrill, Kembo Kibato, Andre Lewis, Juan Pablo Torres, Danny Barrera, Antoine Hoppenot, Elvis Amoh, Prince Saydee (Subs used: Ashkanov Apollon, Matt Sheldon, Robin Lapert, Dren Dobruna, Edgardo Rito)


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