USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Saturday, March 12, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Swope Park Rangers got a goal and assist from both Kris Tyrpak and Tyler Pasher as they took a 4-1 win against Rockhurst University on Saturday afternoon at Swope Soccer Village. Amer Didic and Mark Anthony Gonzalez also found the net for the Rangers.
Swope Park showed plenty of jump early on, as Pasher had a shot saved before Tyrpak hit the post with the rebound in just the second minute. Three minutes later, the Rangers took the lead as Tyrpak’s whipped cross from the right was controlled by Pasher with his back to goal, before a turn and shot into the roof of the net made it 1-0.
Pasher added an assist in the 19th minute as his corner kick from the left was met by a looping header from Didic, whose precise finish found the top-corner of the net over the head of a defender on the line.
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Rockhurst pulled a goal back three minutes later when Gianluca Bottoni was left free in the penalty area before his lifted finish found the back of the net. The Rangers restored their two-goal advantage in the 27th minute, though, as Tyrpak got on the end of a back-post cross from Tomas Granitto and powerfully headed a finish into the bottom corner.
Swope Park had much the better of the game in the second half, and was rewarded with 16 minutes to go when Nansel Selbol slipped a pass into the right channel for Gonzalez. On for only a handful of minutes after coming on as a substitute, Gonzalez beat his man for pace and fired home a finish from a tight angle in off the post.