EL PASO, Texas. – It was an unlucky night in El Paso for Reno 1868 FC. The club fell 1-0 to El Paso Locomotive at Southwest University Park.
Reno saw chances early in the match, in the 6th minute Will Seemore rocketed a shot that challenged Locomotive’s goalkeeper, Ketterer, but was saved.
The two teams were tied 0-0 at halftime, and the second half proved to be the difference. Reno earned a free kick in the 64th minute that was nearly finished by Brian Brown, but bounced off the crossbar. A foul on Zach Carroll inside the box in the 76th minute gave El Paso a penalty kick that was finished by Sebastian Contreras and put El Paso ahead.
Reno saw more chances towards the end of the match, but couldn’t find the back of the net to get the point on the road. The club had 14 total shots when the final whistle blew. Goalkeeper Matt Bersano also had three big saves for the club which prevented El Paso from increasing their lead.
Reno returns home to host Tulsa Roughnecks FC on May 4th and will hold their inaugural Cinco de Mayo Soccer Festival. For tickets, visit Reno1868FC.com or the Greater Nevada Field ticket office.
Reno 1868 FC Starting XI
GK (12) Matt Bersano, D (5) Zach Carroll ©, D (2) Emrah Klimenta, D (16) Brent Richards, D (11) Duke Lacroix, M (84) Seth Casiple, M (8) Will Seymore, M (22) Siad Haji, M (97) Sergio Rivas, F (21) Corey Hertzog, F (99) Brian Brown
GK (25) Damion Lewis, M (23) Sam Gleadle, D (3) Benjamin Galindo Cruz, D (6) Thomas Janjigian M (10) Lindo Mfeka, M (40) Raúl Mendiola, F (17) Adian Apodaca
57’ Mendiola in for Haji
64’ Mfeka in for Rivas
82’ Apodaca for Hertzog
52’ Yellow for Duke LaCroix
69' Yellow for Will Seemore