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Switchbacks hold off Orange County to maintain playoff chance

The Colorado Springs Switchbacks defeated Orange County FC 2-1 after taking an early lead in the first half. The victory leaves the club with a chance at the playoffs.

Colorado Springs Switchbacks Kevaughn Frater jumps for the Switchback's second goal against Orange County FC at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. The Switchbacks won 2-1.

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Colorado Springs Switchbacks Kevaughn Frater jumps for the Switchback's second goal against Orange County FC at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. The Switchbacks won 2-1. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Switchback midfielder Tony Argueta falls back after stopping an Orange County FC player from making a bicycle kick at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

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Switchback midfielder Tony Argueta falls back after stopping an Orange County FC player from making a bicycle kick at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Switchback defender Pascal Eboussi leaps for the header at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

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Switchback defender Pascal Eboussi leaps for the header at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Switchbacks midfielder Masta Kacher races past Orange County FC midfielder Frank Olijve with the ball at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

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Switchbacks midfielder Masta Kacher races past Orange County FC midfielder Frank Olijve with the ball at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Switchback's defender Josh Phillips and Orange County forward Irvin Parra jockey for the ball at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. Orange County couldn't complete a comeback in the second half.

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Switchback's defender Josh Phillips and Orange County forward Irvin Parra jockey for the ball at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. Orange County couldn't complete a comeback in the second half. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC takes on Orange County FC at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

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The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC takes on Orange County FC at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Switchbacks midfielder Masta Kacher walks to the edge of the field for a corner kick against Orange County FC at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. Kacher assisted in one of the Switchback's goals with a corner kick to Taeseong Kim.

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Switchbacks midfielder Masta Kacher walks to the edge of the field for a corner kick against Orange County FC at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. Kacher assisted in one of the Switchback's goals with a corner kick to Taeseong Kim. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Rony Argueta passes the ball at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. The switchbacks took the lead 2-0 in the first half.

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Rony Argueta passes the ball at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. The switchbacks took the lead 2-0 in the first half. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Switchback defender Josh Phillips signs Carlos Paiz's shirt after The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC defeated Orange County FC at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

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Switchback defender Josh Phillips signs Carlos Paiz's shirt after The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC defeated Orange County FC at Wiedner Field on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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