PHOENIX, AZ. - On a night with few bright spots, T2 fell 6-1 to the reigning 2019 regular season champions Phoenix Rising FC at Casino Arizona Field in front 6,585 fans on Saturday evening. Tomas Conechny opened his account for the season with a goal at the end of the first half.
It’s Just One Game
With the loss, T2 falls in the first match of the season. They will try to turn things around when they head to El Paso next Saturday for another road match. El Paso drew against Orange County SC in their season opener.
PHX – Rufat Dadashov, 13th minute: Solomon Asante had a free kick that is blocked, but Rufat Dadashov was in the right position to put back the rebound for the first goal of the night.
PHX – Rufat Dadahov, 24th minute: Solomon Asante recorded a clinical pass that found Dadashov in stride for his second goal of the night.
PHX – Junior Flemmings, 31st minute: Junior Flemmings cutback and was able to slide a shot just passed the outstretched arms of Hunter Sulte.
POR – Tomas Conechny, 45+2 minute: Pablo Bonilla had a cross into the box is headed home by Tomas Conechny.
PHX – Rufat Dadashov, 65th minute: Solomon Asante connected with Rufat Dadashov for a second time to complete the hat trick.
PHX – Lagos Kunga, 90th minute: Lagos Kunga, after coming on just four minutes earlier, finds the back of the net for the fifth goal of the night.
PHX – Solomon Asante, 90+3 minute: Junior Flemmings with the pass to Solomon Asante for the sixth and final goal of the night.
Next up, T2 will visit El Paso Locomotive FC on Saturday for a 6:30 p.m. (Pacific) match at Southwest University Park. El Paso drew against Orange County SC in their opening match.
Postgame Quote Sheet
T2 (0-1-0, 0pts) vs Phoenix Rising FC (1-0-0, 3pts)
March 7th, 2020 – Casino Arizona Field (Phoenix, AZ.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
T2 1 0 1
Phoenix Rising FC 3 3 6
PHX: Dadashov, 13
PHX: Dadashov (Asante), 24
PHX: Flemmings (Stanton), 31
POR: Conechny (Bonilla), 45+2
PHX: Dadashov (Asante), 65
PHX: Kunga, 90
PHX: Asante (Flemmings), 90+3
PHX: Lambert (Caution), 75
POR: Bonilla (Caution), 79
PHX: Wahelan (Caution), 85
POR: GK Sulte, D Bonilla, D Stanley, D Hauser-Ramsey (Ferguson, 77), D Ornstil, M Anguiano (C), M Epps, M Krolicki, M Conechny, M Bodily, F Sierakowski (Calixtro, 74)
Substitutes Not Used: Oladapo, Akale, Villegas JR, Loria
TOTAL SHOTS: 4 (Conechny), SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Conechny), FOULS: 7 (2 players tied with 2), OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 1; SAVES: 8
PHX: GK Lubin, D King, D Kontor, D Whelan, D Cochran, M Lambert, M Bakero(Schweitzer, 76), M Stanton (Aguinaga, 66), F Dadashov (Kunga, 86), F Asante ©, F Flemmings
Substitutes Not Used: Dick, Bjornethun, Farrell, Calistri
TOTAL SHOTS: 31 (Dadashov, 8); SHOTS ON GOAL (2 players tied with 5): FOULS( King, 4): 15; OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 3
Referee: JJ Balinski
Assistant Referees: Nick Balcer, Noah Kenyawani
4th official: Marco Villa
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 75 degrees
All statistics contained in this box are unofficial
Tag(s): Previews and Recaps