Tacoma Defiance Falls 3-2 Thursday Evening at Reno 1868 FC
RENO, NEV. - Abdoulaye Cissoko and Ray Serrano scored for Tacoma Defiance (2-8-1, 7 points) in a 3-2 road loss to Reno 1868 FC (9-2-1, 28 points) on Thursday evening at Greater Nevada Field. The win clinched a playoff spot for Reno, while Tacoma dropped its sixth consecutive match. Defiance's road stint continues on Sunday, September 20 against Sacramento Republic FC at Papa Murphy's Park (7:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+).
With Reno up 2-0 early in the second half, Cissoko put Defiance on the board in the 55th minute on an assist from Chris Hegardt. After the home side immediately jumped to a 3-1 lead minutes after, Serrano pulled one back in the 75th minute, but Tacoma was not able to find an equalizer before the final whistle.
Tacoma Defiance 2 - Reno 1868 FC 3
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Venue: Greater Nevada Field
Referee: Joseph Salinas
Weather: Clear and 75 degrees
REN - Sam Gleadle 5'
REN - Emilio Ycaza 52'
TAC - Abdoulaye Cissoko (Chris Hegardt) 55'
REN - Foster Langsdorf (Emilio Ycaza) 57'
TAC - Ray Serrano 75'
REN - Corey Hertzog (caution) 19'
TAC - Eric Kinzner (caution) 37'
TAC - Ray Serrano (caution) 40'
TAC - Sota Kitahara (caution) 47'
TAC - Chris Hegardt (caution) 65'
TAC - Azriel Gonzalez (caution) 90'
LINEUPS & STATS
Tacoma Defiance - Eric Klenofsky; Antonee Burke-Gilroy (Azriel Gonzalez 65'), Eric Kinzner, Taylor Mueller - captain, Abdoulaye Cissoko (Josh Hardin 87'); Chris Hegardt (Reed Baker-Whiting 71'), Sota Kitahara; Ray Serrano, Marlon Vargas (Alec DÃaz 71'), Alex Villanueva (Chino Pérez 65'); Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez
Substitutes not used: Conrad Lee
Total shots: 12
Shots on goal: 7
Reno 1868 FC - Benjamin Beaury; Brent Richards - captain, Sam Gleadle, Jared Trimmer, Tony Alfaro; Emilio Ycaza, Tucker Bone, Kevin Partida, Foster Langsdorf (Aidan Apodaca 62'), Christiano François (JesÃºs EnrÃquez 82'); Corey Hertzog (Benjamin Kikanovic 62')
Substitutes not used: Eric De La Cerda, Younes Boudadi, Thomas Janjigian, Mouhamed Dabo
Total shots: 18
Shots on goal: 8
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