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Tacoma Defiance Drops First Road Match of the Season in Tulsa

March 23, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Tacoma Defiance News Release

Tacoma Defiance forward Shandon Hopeau
Tacoma Defiance forward Shandon Hopeau
(Tacoma Defiance, Credit: Charis Wilson / Sounders FC)

TACOMA, WASH. - Tacoma Defiance (1-2-0, 3 points) on Saturday fell 4-0 to Tulsa Roughnecks FC (2-0-1, 7 points) in its first road match of the season. Luca Lobo scored twice and added an assist for Tulsa, which recorded its first shutout of the 2019 campaign. Tacoma now returns home for a two-match week at Cheney Stadium.

In the eighth minute, Rodrigo da Costa sent a free kick into the area and Cyprian Hedrick headed it into the back of the net to give Tulsa a 1-0 advantage. At the 20-minute mark, Lobo found Cristhian Altamirano who chipped Defiance goalkeeper Sam Fowler to put Tulsa ahead, 2-0.

On another free kick late in the first half, da Costa found the head of Lobo, who headed home his first goal of the evening and gave Tulsa a 3-0 halftime advantage. In the 57th minute, Lobo found a loose ball in the area and finished past Fowler to put the hosts ahead, 4-0.

Seven players under the age of 20 saw action for Tacoma tonight, including one Sounders FC Academy player in Fowler.

Tacoma Defiance returns home to Cheney Stadium on Friday, March 29 against New Mexico United (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+). The club then hosts Sacramento Republic FC on Monday, April 1 in Tacoma (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).


Tacoma Defiance I 0-4 I Tulsa Roughnecks FC

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Venue: ONEOK Field I Tulsa, Oklahoma

Referee: Thomas Snyder

Assistants: Jennifer Garner, Kevin Lock

Fourth Official: Matthew Corrigan

Attendance: 2,489


TUL - Cyprian Hedrick (Rodrigo da Costa) 8'

TUL - Cristhian Altamirano (Luca Lobo) 20'

TUL - Luca Lobo (Rodrigo da Costa) 44'

TUL - Luca Lobo 57'


TAC - Joel Rydstrand (caution) 23'


TAC - Sam Fowler; Denso Ulysse, Aleks Berkolds, Modou Ndow, Matt Nance; Danny Leyva (Danny Robles 77'), Joel Rydstrand; Shandon Hopeau (Marlon Vargas HT), Antonee Burke-Gilroy, Azriel Gonzalez (Justin Dhillon 66'); Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez

Substitutes not used: Jacob Castro, Jesse Daley

Total shots: 9

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 14

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 8

Saves: 5

TUL - Sean Lewis (Andrew MacRae 62'); Luca Lobo, Mallan Roberts, Cyprian Hedrick, Anthony Legendre; Jeff Addai; Akeil Barrett, Rodrigo da Costa, Fabian Bastidas (Brayan Reyes 57'), Cristhian Altamirano; Janu Silva (Tobenna Uzo 71')

Substitutes not used: Renan Ferreira, Manny Gonzalez, AJ Ajeakwa, D.J. Dean

Total shots: 17

Shots on goal: 9

Fouls: 20

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 5

Saves: 2

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Tacoma Defiance forward Shandon Hopeau
Tacoma Defiance forward Shandon Hopeau

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