Photo courtesy of Mark Guthrel
FENTON, Mo. – Saint Louis FC claims the second meeting of the season against the defending Western Conference champions Swope Park Rangers, earning a 2-0 victory at Toyota Stadium – Saint Louis on Saturday evening. Joey Calistri and Corey Hertzog each scored their second goal of the season to lead the home side to its fourth win of the campaign. Albert Dikwa, who caused problems all night long for the Rangers, went to the ground just inside the penalty area in the 25th minute, and center official Michael Radchuk pointed to the spot. Corey Hertzog confidently stepped up and finished moments later. That goal proved to be the game-winning tally, and the home side had several great opportunities throughout the match to add to the score line. Hertzog had a shot careen off the left post and back into play in the 65th minute, while Dikwa missed on an open-net opportunity moments earlier. However, Calistri finally found the back of the net in the 77th minute, hitting a right-footed blast by Rangers goalkeeper Adrián Zendejas. With the result, Saint Louis improves to 4-4-5 on the year, while the Rangers fall to 5-3-4 this campaign.
26’ – STL – Corey Hertzog (Penalty Kick)
77’ – STL – Joey Calistri (Kyle Greig)
Three Things That Matter:
USLSoccer.com Man of the Match
Sean Reynolds, Saint Louis – The defender made key contributions to help his side secure the clean sheet, recording four interceptions, two clearances and one tackle, while also completing 87.5 percent of his passes on the night.
Saint Louis FC at Tulsa Roughnecks FC – June 9, 8:30 p.m. ET, ONEOK Field
Swope Park Rangers at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC – June 9, 8 p.m. ET, Weidner Field