USL Game Report
Saturday, August 29, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – OKC Energy FC forward Danni König tied the USL single-season goal-scoring record and his side defeated the Austin Aztex 2-0 on Saturday in front of a sellout crowd of 6,089 at Taft Stadium.
With the win, OKC also clinched a spot in the 2015 USL Playoffs and moved back into first place in the Western Conference. Later Saturday night, Arizona United SC defeated the LA Galaxy II, providing the window for OKC to reclaim the conference's top spot.
Energy FC extended its winning streak to five games and Sebastian Dalgaard scored the game-winning goal. OKC improved to 12-5-7 on the season and 43 points.
The loss delivers another heavy blow to the Austin Aztex’s playoff hopes in their inaugural USL season as they dropped to 8-13-3 on the season.
The Aztex took their best shot against OKC Energy, peppering the goal with 19 shots. However, only five of the shots were on goal.
Energy FC goalkeeper Evan Newton made at least three diving saves, denying the barrage of shots coming from Kris Tyrpak, Trevin Caesar and Sainey Touray.
Dalgaard gave OKC the advantage in the first half with a quick give-and-go with Christian Duke, freeing himself in space to the right of the Aztex goal and striking the ball past Aztex goalkeeper Cody Laurendi for the opening goal.
König would extinguish any chance for a comeback when he hit his 20th goal of the season in the 88th minute, tying the league single-season record set by Orlando City SC’s Kevin Molino in 2014.