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River Light FC: Post-Game @ Sueno FC

By Rodrigo Perez

River Light come from behind against Sueno FC for first victory of the season

River Light FC started off their USL League Two campaign in style with a 2-1 comeback victory over fellow newcomer Sueno FC. River Light traveled to Barrington and saw Sueno take an early lead via a penalty from a handball after a 27-minute stalemate.

“We had three or four players getting in front of the shots to make sure we were blocking the shots, so we’re proud of the fact that they’re willing to put their body on the line,” Head coach Charlie Latshaw said.

River Light finally broke through the stingy Sueno defense with a cool strike from George Mason’s Marek Gonda, tying the game four minutes before the end of the first half.

“We pushed really hard and the defining thing for us was just to continue to play the same way and not fall into some traps,” Latshaw said.

Out of the locker room, River Light continued to compound the pressure looking for their second of the night. They found it after a corner kick had been awarded and the ball found Ryan Quintos as he squared the shot home for the 2-1 advantage with roughly 38 minutes of action left in the second half.

“They did a good job of overcoming adversity... I learned a lot from that game in terms of some pairings on the field,” Latshaw said.

River Light held on and secured their first victory of the season away from home as Geargetown’s Max Viera took home the Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard POTM. River Light return to Aurora with a busy week in preparation to face undefeated and top of the Heartland Division, St. Charles FC.

“They’re looking forward to traveling up here Memorial Day weekend just to see what we got going on and it should be a good match-up,” Latshaw said. “I think for us it’s a real measuring stick.”


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