24 May Match Preview: ASC vs. AS Los Angeles – May 25, 2019
ASC San Diego is back home at Mission Bay Stadium this Saturday hosting A.S. Los Angeles at 7 p.m. This is the second match of a doubleheader as ASC San Diego Women will be hosting the San Diego Sea Lions in their third match of their inaugural season. The action is starting at 4 p.m. sharp. One ticket – two matches don’t miss out on all the action coming your way Saturday!
Three more points…
Last Sunday the team had a huge success on the road against Southwestern Conference rivals Riverside Coras. After a dramatic 3-2 victory at home in their first leg, San Diego’s team was able to secure a much more comfortable 2-0 away win at J.W. North Stadium.
Now having won 5 out of their last 6 matches, ASC San Diego is very much in contention for postseason play as they continue to put pressure on the league leaders. With a mere 3 points separating them from the third place spot in the Southwest Conference, the team understands the significance of every match and plays in kind.
On May 21st, ASC took their drive and determination and sealed the fate of the Riverside Coras with a dominate 2-0 performance on the road. This marks the 5th clean sheet for ASC so far this season. The combination of confident defending at the back and an overwhelming attacking presence on the counter caused the Coras all sorts of problems leaving the home side no chance to find a result.
ASC maintained possession of the ball throughout the entire match. The men in red orchestrated over 500 completed passes, creating many scoring attempts that came just shy of their marks including laser shot from 25 yards out made by midfielder Christian Enriquez that the Riverside keeper barely contained.
Two of ASC’s front men were able to find themselves on the scoresheet to ensure all three points in Riverside. In the first half Striker Elijah Rice gave the Riverside keeper no chance as produced a clever chip over the Riverside goalie off a delightful pass sent in from fellow front linesman Sean Callahan in the 34th minute. This gave the team a 1-0 lead at the half.
After the break, ASC sealed the 60th minute game winner when Mike Semenza took possession of the ball and blazed a trail down the right side of the pitch sending in a beautiful cross to Dallin Cutler who responded with a clean finish into the top corner of net from 6 yards out. The rest of the match saw ASC San Diego’s keeper Jean Antoine and their stalwart defense deny the Coras from any whisper of a comeback.
NPSL Match of the Week
This Saturday ASC San Diego’s match against A.S. Los Angeles at Mission Bay Stadium is the NPSL’s National Match of the Week. With only only 5 matches left in the regular season, this match is sure to be a minute by minute thrill and is not too be missed. So if you’re unable to make it out to watch live, you can join with the rest of the country as it is live streamed on the NPSL site starting at 7 p.m. Catch the action here !
ASC San Diego strives to be an enriching source and civic leader in their community. The team members and ASC associates spend time between matches and training sessions, visiting area schools and participating in local charitable events looking to lead by example.
In addition, at every home match ASC San Diego donates $1 from each ticket sold and donates it to a local charity. This weeks charitable partner is Jewish Family Service of San Diego. Following the belief that with hard work and the right connections – to knowledge, resources, and supportive relationships – anyone can change their life, JFSSD offers many different services throughout San Diego including services to immigrants and refugees. They work closely with the San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN). It is is a coalition of human rights and service organizations, attorneys, and community leaders dedicated to aiding immigrants and their families in the San Diego border region. Please go to their respective websites to see all the good they are doing. www.jfssd.org and www.rapidresponsesd.org
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