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OKC's Unbeaten Streak Snapped at 5 by Rival Roughnecks

By George Darkow, 08/12/17, 10:15PM CDT


Ian Svantesson scored the deciding goal in Tulsa's 2-1 win

TULSA, Okla. — Ian Svantesson and Joaquin Rivas each netted a goal for Tulsa as Roughnecks FC downed OKC Energy FC 2-1 Saturday night at ONEOK Field.

With the match knotted at a goal apiece in the 55th minute, Tulsa’s Jorge Corrales sent a cross from just outside the OKC box to the far post of the net, where Svantesson headed a shot past Energy FC keeper Cody Laurendi for the game’s deciding goal.

After a first half that saw Tulsa take a 1-0 lead on a Joaquin Rivas goal in the 20th minute, Energy FC’s Jose Angulo drew a foul in the Tulsa box in 46th minute, setting up a penalty kick for OKC. On the ensuing kick, Angulo booted a strike into the upper-right corner of the net, past diving Tulsa keeper Fabian Cerda. The goal was Angulo’s fourth since joining Energy FC July 10.

Tulsa’s win over OKC is its second in as many games in 2017, after falling to OKC four times in 2016 and failing to score a single goal in each of those games.

The loss ended Energy FC’s unbeaten streak at five games. The last time OKC suffered a loss was July 8, at home against Tulsa. OKC fell to 8-9-5 on the season, while Tulsa improved to 10-9-2.

Energy FC next returns home for a 7:30 p.m. CDT start on Saturday, Aug. 19, when the club welcomes the second-place San Antonio FC to Taft Stadium.