North Texas SC bounced back from its first loss with a 2-0 win over Sporting KC II at Rock Chalk Park Sunday evening.
The win comes after NTSC suffered its first defeat of the season last week against Western Conference leaders Houston Dynamo 2. As for the home side, Sporting KC II now have lost four straight games with three of them being clean sheets for the opposition.
The match opened with Sporting KC II having the opportunity to take an early lead with a penalty kick in the seventh minute from midfielder Collin Fernandez. But NTSC goalkeeper Felipe Carneiro dove to his bottom right to save the penalty and keep the game level.
North Texas SC, however, broke through ten minutes later to score the opening goal with an electric team counter attack that was finished off by forward Bernard Kamungo. The goal marked his fourth of the season and forward Hope Avayevu’s league-best fifth assist.
To make matters worse for SKC II, midfielder Jake Davis was shown a red card in the closing minutes of the first half as the home side was reduced to 10 men.
The visitors doubled the lead in the 76th minute through a header from forward Pablo Torre, who substituted into the game four minutes earlier.
North Texas SC now jumped back to second in the Western Conference, improving to 4-1-1 on the season with a matchup against Tacoma Defiance upcoming on Sunday, May 8 at Choctaw Stadium. SKC II drops to 1-4-1 and will look to get back in the win column on Sunday, May 8, hosting Real Monarchs at Rock Chalk Park.
Western Conference powerhouse North Texas SC avenged its lone loss of the season with a convincing 2-0 road win over Sporting KC II.
The win saw the team from Texas manage to score for the sixth straight game, netting three goals in two of those games.
Forward Bernard Kamungo again was among the goals as he scored his fourth of the season in this match. His frontline partner Hope Avayevu also grabbed another assist as both forwards continue to run a prolific NTSC offense.
However, it's also been a complete team effort from everyone in the club. Six players other than Kamungo and Avayevu have found the back of the net with the newest being Pablo Torre who came off the bench in the 72nd minute.
No team has yet been able to slow down this offense, not even Western Conference leaders Houston Dynamo 2 as NTSC still scored twice despite losing.