Switchbacks FC Fall to the One of the Top Teams in the League!
The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC fell
tonight to the OC Blues FC, who are now tied for first in the USL’s Western Conference.
The score was Switchbacks FC 1: OC Blues FC 3.
The Switchbacks (3-4-0, 9 points) came out
strong and controlled the ball during most of the
match. However, a couple of mistakes by some
of the younger players led to opportunities for
the OC Blues FC (5-2-0, 15 points).
“They kept it alive and created a lot of chances
to stay in the game,” said Switchbacks Head
Coach Steve Trittschuh. “But three mistakes by
young players unfortunately cost us.”
The first goal came in the 39th minute when the OC Blues FC’s Christofer Ramirez (#22) got past the
defensive line and found the back of the net.
The Switchbacks FC went back on the attack after the half, and Aaron King (#18) deflected the ball into
the net off of an assist by JJ Greer (#34) in the 50th minute.
However, a few minutes later, the OC Blues FC got another chance and Brenton Griffiths (#23) cashed in
on a corner kick.
Then in the 80th minute, OC Blues FC’s Christofer Ramirez (#22) capitalized on another mistake and got
their third goal of the match.
“I’m frustrated,” said Switchbacks’ Team Captain Luke Vercollone. “I think we came out here with the
right attitude and gave a good, hard effort, but we gave soft balls away. Hopefully we can rebound from
this and take the positives and move onto the next one.”
The Switchbacks FC will play their next match on Saturday, May 23rd at Sand Creek Stadium against
Arizona United SC.
– Switchbacks FC: Yellow Card – #11 Saeed Robinson (55th minute), Yellow Card – #12 Mike Seth
– OC Blues FC: Yellow Card – #22 Christofer Ramirez (75th minute)
Shots on goal:
– Switchbacks FC: 7
– OC Blues FC: 6
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