LA Galaxy II (8-13-6, 30 points) earned a 3-1 win over Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Saturday night at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium behind a brace from forward Ariel Lassiter and a goal from defender Tomas Hilliard-Arce. The result gives Los Dos eight wins and 30 points on the year during the USL Regular Season.
Switchbacks FC opened the scoring Saturday night when forward Mason Toye scored in the 11th minute of play before LA Galaxy II answered back with a pair of goals in quick succession. Rookie defender Hilliard-Arce, the second overall pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, scored with a header in the 27th minute off of a lofted ball from Geoffrey Acheampong. Minutes later, forward Ariel Lassiter added a second off of a rebounded shot in the 18 yard box.
Los Dos kept the score 2-1 going into the half as Lassiter’s goal proved to be the winner. Early in the second half, Lassiter sealed the game with the third of the night as he tallied a brace in the 56th minute. Midfielder Efrain Alvarez slipped a ball past the defense as Lassiter found himself in on goal and slotted it home to make the score 3-1.
LA Galaxy II held Colorado Springs at bay for the remainder of the match as the home side earned the full three points on the night.
Next up, LA Galaxy II will face Las Vegas Lights FC at 8 p.m. PT on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, Nevada.
CSSFC – Mason Toye (Assisted by Jordan Schweitzer) 11’
LA – Tomas Hilliard Arce (Geoffrey Acheampong) 27’
LA – Ariel Lassiter 29’
LA – Ariel Lassiter (Assisted by Efrain Alvarez) 56’
CSSFC – Ayukokata Tambe 45’+1
LA – Adrian Vera 81’
LA Galaxy II: Eric Lopez, Diedie Traore (Miguel Aguilar 72’), Tomas Hilliard-Arce, Sheanon Williams; John Requejo (Justin Fiddes 40’ [Nate Shultz 50’]), Andre Zanga, Geoffrey Acheampong, Adrian Vera; Ethan Zubak ©, Efrain Alvarez, Ariel Lassiter.
Substitutions not used: Wade Hamilton, Jean Engola, Justin Dhillon, Frank Lopez
TOTAL SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 9; FOULS: 17; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 4.
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Moise Pouaty, Taylor Hunter, Ayukokata Tambe, Jamal Jack, Saeed Robinson, Josh Suggs ©, Jordan Schweitzer, Kim Tae-Seong (Karsten Hanlin 69’), Jordan Burt, Mason Toye (Martin Maybin 79’), Luke Vercollone (AJ Ajeakwa) 64’.
Substitutions not used: Steward Ceus, Pascal Eboussi.
TOTAL SHOTS: 17; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 15; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 6.
Referee: Timothy Ford
- LA Galaxy II (8-13-6, 30 points) earned a 3-1 win over Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Saturday night at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium.
- This year at home, LA Galaxy II are now 6-4-4. They are 2-9-2 on the road.
- Lassiter’s brace brought his total to four goals on the USL season in 11 appearances.
- Ethan Zubak continues to lead LA Galaxy II in goals this season (10).
- LA Galaxy II finished the 2017 season with a 4-8-4 home record and a 4-11-1 away record.
- Next up, LA Galaxy II will face Las Vegas Lights FC at 8 p.m. PT on Saturday, September 8 at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- For more information, visit www.lagalaxy.com/2.