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Switchbacks score in bunches, earn road win at Reno

April 14, 2018 Updated: April 14, 2018 at 10:03 pm
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photo - Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC midfielder Luke Vercollone (4) hits Portland Timbers II midfielder Andre Lewis (77) in the face as he attempts to gain possession of the ball at Weidner Stadium on Saturday March 24, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Portland Timbers II won the game 1-0. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC midfielder Luke Vercollone (4) hits Portland Timbers II midfielder Andre Lewis (77) in the face as he attempts to gain possession of the ball at Weidner Stadium on Saturday March 24, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Portland Timbers II won the game 1-0. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette). 

An own goal opened the scoring floodgates for Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC in Saturday’s 4-0 win at Reno 1868, giving the Switchbacks their first road points of the season.
Reno’s Luis Felipe redirected a pass into his own goal in the 19th minute.

While that was the only goal needed to secure the team’s first road points, the Switchbacks used the final 70-plus minutes to get its attack together.
Luke Vercollone settled a long pass and played a cross to AJ Ajeakwa who put his header into the bottom left part of goal for his second score of the season in the 25th minute.
The Switchbacks took a 2-0 lead to the break and added to it early in the second half.
Vercollone scored his first goal of 2018 with a shot that curled just inside the far post. Jamal Jack headed in a Josh Suggs corner in the 67th minute.
Goalkeeper Moise Pouaty recorded his first clean sheet of the season after coming up big on with a couple saves in the first half.
The Switchbacks will look for another road win Wednesday at Sacramento.

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