Lights FC played their second of six consecutive USL Championship road games by taking on Orange County SC.
Las Vegas took a 1-0 lead into halftime with Liga MX and MLS veteran Erick “Cubo” Torres taking advantage of a fantastic Luke Stauffer cross, sending the ball to the back of the net with a header in the 44th minute.
In a thrilling 5-minute span, 3 goals were scored in the second half. Alex Villanueva tied the game 1-1 in the 60th minute, “Pato” Botello Faz scored his first goal with the Lights’ to regain the lead 2-1 in the 62nd and OCSC leveled it in the 64th-minute courtesy of Milan Iloski.
Las Vegas native Azriel Gonzalez made his Lights FC debut by coming in as a second-half substitution.
1-0 Las Vegas – Erick “Cubo” Torres – 44th minute
1-1 Orange County – Alex Villanueva – 60th minute
2-1 Las Vegas – “Pato” Villanueva – 62nd minute
2-2 Orange County – Milan Iloski – 64th minute
Lights FC will visit Indy Eleven on Saturday, April 1st with kickoff set for 4 p.m. PT
NEXT HOME GAME:
Las Vegas will play their first regular season home game of the year on Friday, Cinco de Mayo at 7:30 p.m. against the Charleston Battery at Cashman Field.
Before that match, the Lights will host a second-round matchup of the US Open Cup on Wednesday, April 5th by taking on the L.A. Force. This contest will take place at UNLV’s Peter Johann Soccer Field, starting at 7 p.m.