Switchbacks FC Earn Emphatic 3-0 Victory for Second Consecutive Win
Colorado Springs, CO - The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC defeated the Tacoma Defiance 3-0 in a dominant display in front of 3,547 fans at Weidner Field on Saturday night.
Coming off of the 1-0 win over Fresno FC last weekend, the Switchbacks' were looking to win their second consecutive game at Weidner Field on Star Wars Cancer Awareness Night. After a few early chances from both sides, the Switchbacks got on the board first when Jordan Burt blocked a clearance from Tacoma goalkeeper, Trey Muse, and Burt converted the loose ball for his third consecutive game with a goal in all competitions. That was also Burt's team-leading fifth goal of the year, with six goals total in all competitions. Saeed Robinson had a chance late in the first half but his effort came back off the crossbar and the Switchbacks' went into the half with the 1-0 lead.
In the 67th minute, Switchbacks head coach Steve Trittschuh made his first substitution of the night bringing in Logan Dorsey for Matt Hundley. Dorsey, a player for the U17 Colorado Rapids Developmental Academy team, would make the most out of his opportunity when he took the ball down off his chest and fired home his first professional goal from a Switchbacks' corner kick. The hosts would add another three minutes from full time as Mike Seth found a streaking Ish Jome who buried his 1-v-1 in the upper corner to cap off an emphatic 3-0 victory for the Switchbacks.
"There were stretches where we were really good and obviously places where we could improve like any game. But at the end of the day, when guys made mistakes, people were there to cover them. That's a sign of a good team and everyone working for each other," said man of the match and team captain, Jordan Burt. "To score three goals is even better. It's been a struggle for us to do that all year so hopefully this gets us going."
The Switchbacks' next game is June 15th when they travel to Texas to take on Rio Grande Valley FC. The Switchbacks' return to Weidner Field on June 22nd as the Real Monarchs SLC come to town on Summer Fireworks and T-shirt Giveaway Night. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free Switchbacks t-shirt courtesy of Colorado Technical University. Full 16oz beers will be available for $1 for the first 30 minutes after gates open at 6:00 PM. Tickets start at just $12 and are available HERE. For the price of a Switchbacks ticket and 2-5 beers, it is cheaper than buying 2-5 beers at a bar or restaurant.
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