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Oklahoma City Energy FC loses fourth straight to Orange County

by Chris Brannick Modified: May 10, 2014 at 10:50 pm •  Published: May 10, 2014
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Oklahoma City's Philip Lund moves up field as Orange County's Gabriel Gonzalez defends Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Philip Lund moves up field as Orange County's Gabriel Gonzalez defends Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma City Energy FC lost its fourth consecutive match 1-0 to the Orange County Blues FC on Saturday night at Pribil Stadium in front of a sellout crowd of 3,741.

Orange County (3-6-0) had lost its last three matches, including a 2-0 loss to Charlotte on Thursday night.

Saturday night’s contest was almost a draw. In the 90th minute however, Orange County’s Gibson Bardsley raced ahead of a long goal kick and tapped a shot over the head of Oklahoma City goalkeeper Jon Kempin for the game-winning goal.

Officials put three minutes of stoppage time on the clock but Oklahoma City (2-5-0) was unable to convert on its chances.

Both teams managed 13 shots on the night and Orange County outshot OKC 3-2 for shots on goal. Kempin finished with two saves on the night. Adda Djeziri and David Leichty each got one shot on goal.

Oklahoma City heads to Tulsa on Wednesday, taking a break from its regular season schedule to make its debut in the US Open Cup against Tulsa Athletics of the NPSL.

by Chris Brannick
Copy Editor
Chris Brannick is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, where he served as Sports Editor of The Vista, UCO's student newspaper. Originally from Utica, N.Y., he graduated from Sallisaw High School in 2003.
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