By Calvin Alexander
In the Energy’s 50th home game they shut down Orange County SC, with not allowing a goal the entire match. Oner week after playing the Roughnecks in Tulsa, Orange County SC was kept scoreless in the state, Energy FC 1, Orange County 0.
After a physical start to the match, the ref stepped in and gave Orange County, Oscar Sorto, a red card in the 27th minute. The Energy took advantage of playing one man up and consistently attacked Orange County.
After the red card, the Energy had a penalty kick that was blocked by Orange County goalkeeper, Charles Lyon, but the Energy kept attacking.
Less than 10 minutes after the red card, Alex Dixon scored the only goal of the match. After Dixon’s goal in the 35th minute, the Energy attack relaxed a bit.
Overall the Energy led the match from the 35th minute, but Orange County goalie Lyon kept it close, saving two goals and putting up a good defensive effort.
The Energy had 21 shots, 14 in the box, and 9 on target to the Orange County’s six shots in the entire match. Dixon is the man of the match, not just because he scored the lone goal, but also because of his playmaking ability and his shots on goal and the offensive opportunities he created in the match.
When asked about the match this Wednesday against The Portland Timbers 2, Dixon said he is, “Confident going into it, we have two wins in a row want to keep the momentum going, keep good team spirit. Dixon also said the fans, “… are incredible [they] kept us going the entire match and happy to give them something to cheer about.”
Dixon also said the fans, “… are incredible [they] kept us going the entire match and happy to give them something to cheer about.”
The next match is this Wednesday at Taft Stadium in OKC at 7pm against The Timbers 2.