(September 11th, 2019) — Phoenix Rising FC kept its historic winning streak going on, this time taking three points on the road at Las Vegas in a 1-0 shutout. Forward Adam Jahn netted the lone goal of the match in the 62nd minute and goalkeeper Carl Woszczynski earned his first clean sheet of 2019.
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Both teams played to a scoreless draw after the first half with neither getting a shot on target. Then just after the hour mark, halftime sub Junior Flemmings got down the left flank of the field and sent in a cross intended for Joey Calistri. The Las Vegas defense got in front of the cross, but the ball kicked out into space at the top of the box and to Jahn.
Following a quick cut back toward the rolling ball, Jahn turned and fired a left-footed shot that beat the keeper to the far left side of the net for the game-winner.
Lights FC’s most dangerous chance came in the dying moments of the match. With just over one minute of stoppage time left, Vegas drew a foul just outside of the Rising 18-yard box. Las Vegas' Preston Tabort Etaka got his shot on target, but Woszczynski was there to stand tall and grab the shot before it had a chance to sneak under the crossbar.
Phoenix Rising will now head back to Casino Arizona Field this Saturday, September 14th, to take on LA Galaxy II. The match will air live on Your PHX CW (channels 6 & 61.1) with kickoff at 7:30 p.m. The first 2,500 fans will get a Phoenix Rising Sugar Skull pint glass. Gates open at 6 p.m. and fans can purchase tickets at PHXRisingFC.com.
LAS VEGAS LIGHTS FC 0-1 PHOENIX RISING FC
PHX: 62’, 9-Adam Jahn
PHX: 49’, 21-Joey Calistri (caution)
LV: 65’, 19-Tabort Etaka Preston (caution)
LV: 88’, 24-Jose Villareal (caution)
Starting XI: 1-Carl Woszczynski; 32-Kyle Bjornethun, 2-Doueugui Mala, 15-Joey Farrell, 16-Austin Ledbetter; 41-James Musa, 19-José Aguinaga, 27-Kevon Lambert; 14-Jason Johnson (46’, 7-Junior Flemmings), 9-Adam Jahn, 21-Joey Calistri (84’, 20-Solomon Asante)
Subs not used: 28-Zac Lubin, 3-A.J. Cochran, 8-Corey Whelan, 22-Ben Spencer, 95-Ramone Howell