Reno 1868 FC - 5 Tacoma Defiance - 0 Post-Match Notes
Reno 1868 FC scored first for the first time since August 3 at Rio Grande Valley, a 2-1 win.
Musovski's four goals set a new career high for the second-year forward in goals scored in a season with 11. The total moves him into second on the team in goals behind Corey Hertzog's 14.
Musovski's 11 goals on the year move him into a tie for 10th in the USL.
Brent Richards earned three assists, bringing his season total to five and marking his first since May 11, a 4-1 win at Sacramento Republic FC.
The fourth minute-goal was the fastest 1868 FC has scored this season. The previous fastest was set by Hertzog on June 15 against LA Galaxy II in the seventh minute.
Musovski becomes the first in Reno 1868 FC history to score four goals in a match, and just the third player to tally a hat trick. Dane Kelly accomplished the feat twice in 2017.
The last hat trick for Reno came on September 20, 2017 by Lindo Mfeka.
Musovski also becomes the first in 1868 history to score three goals in under 35 minutes. Kelly's fastest hat trick came in 35 minutes on May 20, 2017. Musovski's first three goals came in the first 30 minutes.
Brent Richards entered the match with two goals this season, and tallied three tonight. This is the first time this season a member of Reno 1868 FC has tallied three assists in a single match.
The five first-half goals breaks a franchise record for total goals in a half.
The five total goals are the most from Reno since the club scored six on Sept. 23, 2017 against Portland Timbers 2.
The win snaps a franchise-record four-match losing streak.
The clean sheet is Matt Bersano's third of the season, and the team's fifth at home this season.
Reno moves to 3-0-3 all time against Tacoma Defiance/Seattle Sounders 2.
Midfielder Mattia Trianni made his USL debut, subbing in for Musovski in the 82nd minute.
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