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Recap: Sacramento Republic FC 2 – 1 Las Vegas Lights FC

By Emile Guzman, 07/14/21, 10:00PM PDT

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Boys in Old Glory Red snap winless streak with brace in the desert

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (July 14, 2021) – The Boys in Old Glory Red added another strong road showing with a 2-1 victory, as Sacramento bested Las Vegas Lights FC in their second meeting of the season.

The Indomitable Club opened scoring just five minutes in, when an excellent throw from defender Jordan McCrary found the feet of Cameron Iwasa inside the 18 yard box. Iwasa would dish the ball to Tucker Bone, who put Republic FC up 1-0 with his fourth score of the season.

The hosts nearly pulled even in the 17th minute, but a shot attempt by Lights FC forward Cal Jennings was blocked by an excellent tackle from defender Duke Lacroix. Jennings would be denied again in the 35th minute by another fantastic defensive effort, this time from Jordan McCrary.

Tucker Bone doubled his club’s advantage in the 35th minute after carrying a well played punt from goalkeeper Tomas Gomez past two Las Vegas defenders. Bone would finish tied with forward Cameron Iwasa with a game-high four shots and his first brace with his hometown club.

Lights FC would cut their deficit in half in the 74th after Julian Gaines found space to punch one in off an assist from Cal Jennings.

While Las Vegas would threaten before the final whistle would sound, the Sacramento defensive unit stood pat, keeping up their string of good performances since the start of July.

Republic FC gets 10 days off before they return to action on July 24, when they travel to Southern California for their final meeting of the regular-season with Orange County SC. The match will kick off at 7:00 p.m. from Championship Soccer Stadium and be broadcast live on ESPN+, KQCA My58, and Estrella TV.

Sacramento Republic FC 2-1 Las Vegas Lights FC

USL Championship

Cashman Field, Las Vegas, Nevada

July 14, 2021

Scoring Summary: LV – Julian Gaines (Cal Jennings) 74’. SAC – Tucker Bone (Cameron Iwasa) 5’, Tucker Bone (Tomas Gomez) 35’

Misconduct Summary: LV– None.  SAC – Luis Felipe (caution) 13’, Dariusz Formella (caution) 36’, Jordan McCrary (caution) 55’, Dan Casey (caution) 66’.

Sacramento Republic FC: Tómás Gomez, Hayden Sargis, Jordan McCrary, Dan Casey, Duke Lacroix, Luis Felipe, Mario Penagos (Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu 81’), Pete Pennanen, Cameron Iwasa (Kharlton Belmar 85’), Tucker Bone, Dariusz Formella.

Unused substitutes: Julian Chavez, Nabi Kibunguchy, Shannon Gomez, Chuy Sanchez, Fatai Alashe.

Stats – Shots: 12, Shots on Goal: 5, Saves: 2, Fouls: 10, Corner Kicks: 2, Offsides: 1

Las Vegas Lights FC: Alex Rando, Mamadou Fall, Antonio Leone, Julian Gaines, Mohamed Traore, Daniel Crisostomo, Frank Daroma (Erik Duenas 45’), Cal Jennings (Julian Vazquez 83’), Christian Torres (Roberto Molina  45’), Alvaro Quezeda, Bryce Duke (Eric Iloski 70’).

Unused substitutes: Chinenye Uche, Donovan Palomares, Nathan Sepulveda

Stats – Shots: 13, Shots on Goal: 3, Saves: 3, Fouls: 12, Corner Kicks: 7, Offsides: 1

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