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Real Monarchs Draws 1-1 with Colorado Springs

September 26, 2020 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Real Monarchs SLC News Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Col. - Real Monarchs (3-9-2, 11 points) played to a 1-1 draw against regional rivals Switchbacks FC at Weidner Field on Saturday night.

Midfielder Bode Davis scored his second goal of the season for the Monarchs while Christian Volesky scored the lone goal for Colorado Springs.

The Monarchs struck first in a fast-paced first half. In the 21st minute, midfielder Sam Brown chested the corner kick down towards Davis who then buried the ball into the back of the net to take the early lead. The Monarchs looked to double the lead in the 31st minute with another shot by Davis, but a diving save kept the ball out of the net. In the 42nd minute, James Moberg was whistled for a foul that brought down midfielder Luke Ferreira inside the box and Switchbacks FC were awarded a penalty. Volesky converted the penalty with a right-footed shot and the sides went into the break level.

The second half ended in a flurry of chances for both sides as second half substitute Ryan Sierakowski was played in with a pass by Dayonn Harris in the 84th minute, but his touch took him wide and his cross back into play was cleared away by the defense. In the 86th minute, Volesky gathered a bouncing ball inside the box and fired it towards goal, but it was deflected out by Moberg and the match ended 1-1.

UP NEXT: Real Monarchs welcome New Mexico United to Zions Bank Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on September 30.

GOAL SCORING RUNDOWN:

SLC: Bode Davis (Sam Brown), 21st minute: Following a corner kick, Sam Brown chested the ball toward Bode Davis who buried the right-footed shot into the back of the net from close range.

COL: Christian Volesky, 42nd minute: Christian Volesky converted the penalty with a shot to the bottom left corner of the goal.

NOTES:

Real Monarchs SLC remain undefeated against Switchbacks FC this season with a head-to-head record of 2-0-2.

RSL Academy product Nicolas Bellini made his professional debut for the Monarchs in the match.

Match: Real Monarchs vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

Date: September 26, 2020

Venue: Weidner Field; Colorado Springs, Colorado

Weather: Partly cloudy and 82 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F

Real Monarchs 1 0 1

Switchbacks FC 1 0 1

SLC: Bode Davis (Sam Brown) 21'

COL: Christian Volesky 42'

Lineups:

Real Monarchs (4-2-3-1): James Slayton; Zack Farnsworth, James Moberg, Nicolás Giménez, Steve Jasso; Ricardo Ávila, Sam Brown; Bode Davis, Luis Arriaga (Ryan Sierakowski, 68'), Dayonn Harris (Devin Vega, 88'); Kyle Coffee (Nicolas Bellini, 87')

Subs not used: Gavin Beavers, Michael Wetungu, Daniel Flores, Esequiel Coronel

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (4-4-2): Abraham Rodriguez; Joan Cervos, Jesus Rubio Quintero, Gabe Robinson, Jordan Burt; Luke Ferreira (Uvaldo Luna, 64'), Hiroki Kurimoto, Rony Argueta, Aidan Daniels (Mamadi Camara, 73'); Christian Volesky, George Lebese

Subs not used: Sean Melvin, Arturo Diz Pe, Alejandro Padilla, Vladimir Walent

STATS SUMMARY: SLC / COS

Shots: 11 / 18

Shots on Goal: 5 / 4

Saves: 4 / 3

Corner Kicks: 4 / 4

Fouls: 14 / 6

Offside: 1 / 2

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY:

COL - Christian Volesky (caution) 11'

COL - Joan Cervos (caution) 45'

SLC - Sam Brown (caution) 47'

OFFICIALS:

Referee: Adam Kilpatrick

Assistant Referees: Jacob Herold, Matthew Seem

4th Official: Alexander Martinez


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