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Switchbacks FC Game Recap‏

Switchbacks FC Win 3rd Match, Despite Being Down 2 Men!
Colorado Springs, Colo. (Saturday, May 2, 2015) – The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC held on to
beat the Arizona United SC 3-2, despite finishing the match with only 9 men on the field.
“The guys responded from last week with a good intense start,” said Switchbacks FC Head Coach Steve
Trittschuh. “To pull out a win, even being down 2 men, shows the grit and determination they have.”
The Switchbacks FC (3-3-0) came out quickly,
with Aaron King (#18) scoring the first goal in the
4th minute.
There was a scary moment in the 31st minute
when a penalty was called in the box against
Switchbacks FC goalie Devala Gorrick (#1).
Gorrick made a huge save, blocking the penalty
kick by Arizona United SC (3-3-0)! The
Switchbacks FC responded by taking the ball
back down the field and within a minute, a
penalty was called on Arizona United SC just on
the edge of the box. Switchbacks FC’s Luke
Vercollone (#4) sunk the penalty shot in the right
back corner making it a 2-0 match.
In the 44th minute, the ball bounded around in
front of Arizona United SC’s net and
Switchbacks FC’s Mike Seth (#12) put the ball in
the net. That ended the half with the
Switchbacks up 3-0.
The second half was not as great for the Switchbacks FC. In the 50th minute, Arizona United SC’s
Jonathan Top (#9) got the best of the Switchbacks FC defense and found the back of the net.
Then in the 51st minute, Switchbacks FC’s Shintaro Harada (#21) was given a 2nd yellow card, which
automatically becomes a red card and he had to leave the match. Just 20 minutes later, in the 71st
minute, the same thing happened to Switchbacks FC’s Josh Phillips (#2) leaving the Switchbacks FC with
only 9 men on the field.
The Switchbacks FC kept the fight up, losing one more goal to Arizona United SC’s Jose Cuevas (#10) in
the 93rd minute.
Finally, the whistle blew and the Switchbacks FC ended the match on top 3-2.
“It was a hard-fought battle against a very good team,” said Switchbacks FC goal keeper Devala Gorrick.
“It was a great team effort, and I was happy to make the saves I made.”
Tonight’s match ties the two teams in the USL Western Conference standings, with 3 wins and 3 losses.
Stats:
Score – Switchbacks FC 3: Arizona United SC 2
Cautions –
Switchbacks FC:
– Yellow Cards – #2 Josh Phillips (2:37); #21 Shin Harada (21:01); #1 Devala Gorrick (30:29); #10
Miguel Gonzalez (41:12); #4 Luke Vercollone (67:22); #30 Kley Bejarano (81:13); #22 Taylor
Hunter (90:00); #8 Rony Argueta (90:00)
– Red Cards – #21 Shin Harada (51:48) from 2nd yellow card; #2 Josh Phillips (71:17) from 2nd
yellow card
Arizona United SC:
– Yellow Card – #9 Jonathan Top (4:44); #8 George Malki (80:27); #14 Alex Shinsky (89:03)
Shots on goal –
Switchbacks FC: 13
Arizona United SC: 19
For more information about the Switchbacks FC, or to purchase tickets, go to our website at
switchbacksfc.com. Fans can also follow the team on Facebook www.facebook.com/switchbacksfc or
Twitter @SwitchbacksFC.

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