One and done as S2 drops playoff debut in Colorado (video)

One and done as S2 drops playoff debut in Colorado (video)

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO –  (club release) In its first-ever USL Playoff match, Seattle Sounders FC 2 fell 2-0 at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC in the USL Western Conference Quarterfinal at Sand Creek Stadium. The Rave Green gave up two first-half goals en route to the Switchbacks FC win.
 
Switchbacks FC opened the scoring in the 14th minute on a counterattack following an S2 corner. Colorado Springs leading goal-scorer Luke Vercollone dribbled up the center before sliding his pass to the right, finding Miguel Gonzalez who took two touches in the box before firing past S2 goalkeeper Charlie Lyon.
Miguel Gonzalez, who played at Port Angeles' Peninsula College and Seattle University, makes a move for the Switchbacks. (USL photo)
Miguel Gonzalez, who played at Port Angeles’ Peninsula College and Seattle University, makes a move for the Switchbacks. (USL photo)
 
Colorado Springs doubled its lead in the 22nd minute via a Nate Robinson corner kick that found JJ Greer, who rose to head his shot down. The header hit the ground in front of the net before deflecting off an S2 defender into the net.
 
S2 was held to just nine shots in the match with defender Ashani Fairclough leading the Rave Green with two shots on goal.
 
With the loss, S2 concludes its inaugural 2015 season with a 15-14-3 record across all competitions. The club now returns home to begin offseason preparations in Seattle.
 
MATCH SUMMARY
 
Seattle Sounders FC 2 |0-2| Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Friday, September 25, 2015
 
Venue: Sand Creek Stadium
Attendance: 2,532
Referee: Rosendo Mendoza
Assistants: Jennifer Garner, Francisco Bermudez
Fourth Official: Eddie Tuggle
 

SCORING SUMMARY

COS – Miguel Gonzalez (Luke Vercollone) 14′
COS – JJ Greer (Nate Robinson) 22′

 
MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

SEA –
Ashani Fairclough (caution) 5′
SEA – Damion Lowe (caution) 49′
COS – Jordan Burt (caution) 78′
COS – Devala Gorrick (caution) 88′
LINEUPS & STATS
Seattle Sounders FC 2 – Charlie Lyon, Ashani Fairclough (Amadou Sanyang 60′), Damion Lowe, Jimmy Ockford, Andres Correa, Darwin Jones (Sam Garza 55′), Sérgio Mota, Aaron Long (Duncan McCormick, 75), Aaron Kovar (Carlos Patino 70′), Vic Mansaray (Pablo Rossi 52′), Oalex Anderson
 
Substitutes not used: Daniel Faundez, Nick Miele
Total shots: 9
Shots on goal: 5
Fouls: 8
Offside: 2
Corner-kicks: 4
Saves: 4
 
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC – Devala Gorrick, Jordan Burt, JJ Greer, Josh Phillips, Nate Robinson, Shintaro Harada (Kevin Durr 90’+4), Luke Vercollone, Mike Seth (Kareem Smith 82′), Saeed Robinson (Rony Argueta 56′), Chandler Hoffman (Aaron King 86′), Miguel Gonzalez (Davy Armstrong 76′)
Substitutes not used:  Samir Badr, Marty Maybin
Total shots: 9
Shots on goal: 6
Fouls: 15
Offside: 0
Corner-kicks: 7
Saves: 5
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