TACOMA, WASH. – Tacoma Defiance (2-11-3, 9 points) on Saturday dropped a 3-0 decision at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (4-8-2, 14 points). Justin Dhillon had his five-game scoring streak snapped that dated back to May 12. The match was the first in a stretch of four consecutive road games for Tacoma.
Colorado Springs got on the board first in the 23rd minute on a goal from Jordan Burt. A misclearance in the back end for Tacoma allowed Burt to give the home side a 1-0 advantage. The goal was Burt’s team-leading fifth of the season.
Switchbacks FC grabbed a 2-0 lead in the 71st minute after Logan Dorsey found the back of the net off a corner kick. The 16-year-old Dorsey was making his professional debut for Colorado Springs. He entered the game as a substitute just four minutes before netting his first marker.
In the 87th minute, Mike Seth found Ismaila Jome who beat Tacoma goalkeeper Trey Muse to give Switchbacks FC a 3-0 advantage. The goal was Jome’s second of the season, while Seth earned his team-leading third assist of the season.
Six players under the age of 20 saw action for Tacoma tonight, including one First Team player in Muse.
Tacoma Defiance next travels to take on Austin Bold FC on Saturday, June 15 (5:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+). The club then faces Rio Grande Valley FC on Saturday, July 6 (5:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+).
Tacoma Defiance I 0-3 I Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Venue: Weidner Field I Colorado Springs, Colorado
Referee: Greg Dopka
Assistants: Jacob Herold, Kastriot Baruni
Fourth Official: Chris Greer
Weather: 76 degrees and partly cloudy
COL – Jordan Burt 23’
COL – Logan Dorsey 71’
COL – Ismaila Jome (Mike Seth) 87’
COL – Ibrahim Yaro (caution) 34’
COL – Jordan Burt (caution) 45’+3’
TAC – Azriel Gonzalez (caution) 51’
TAC – Aleks Berkolds (caution) 89’
LINEUPS & STATS
TAC – Trey Muse; Denso Ulysse, Sam Rogers, Aleks Berkolds, Nick Hinds; Josh Atencio, Jesse Daley (Alec Diaz 73’); Shandon Hopeau (Marlon Vargas 71’), Antonee Burke-Gilroy (Danny Robles 59’), Azriel Gonzalez; Justin Dhillon
Substitutes not used: Sam Fowler, Joel Rydstrand
Total shots: 10
Shots on goal: 3
COL – Andre Rawls; Ibrahim Yaro, Krisoffer Reaves, Abdul Rwatubyaye, Ismaila Jome; Jordan Burt (Kwasi Donsu 82’), Jordan Schweitzer, Rony Argueta, Matthew Hundley (Logan Dorsey 67’); Saeed Robinson (Brandon Farmelo 77’), Mike Seth
Substitutes not used: Abraham Rodriguez, Alejandro Padilla, Sam Raben, Alex Molano
Total shots: 17
Shots on goal: 7