FC Tucson outlasts BYU, 2-0 in homestand finale

June 20th, 2015 | by Sean Walker

In Friday night’s 2-2 draw between BYU and FC Tucson, BYU forward Winston Sorhaitz registered his first one goal, one assist game of the year.

Playing the same role Saturday night was Tucson’s David Clemens. The Virginia Tech graduate assisted on the opening goal, then added one of his own in the first half as part of his two goal-effort to help FC Tucson to a 3-1 win over BYU in the final match of a six-game homestand at South Field. Clemens also scored in the second half for FC Tucson (4-1-4, 2nd PDL Mountain).

Jacob Ence scored the only goal of the match for BYU (0-4-5, 5th PDL Mountain) in stoppage time.

Justin Bilyeu opened the scoring in the 17th minute, racing to the end of a long ball by Clemens into the box to poke one home past BYU goalkeeper Brenden Ottman.

Clemens then finished Devante Dubose’s cross into the box in the 34th minute to give the visitors a halftime advantage.

Ottman made five of his six saves in the first half for BYU, but FC Tucson out-shot the Cougars 15-4 in the opening half with seven shots on target.

Former Alta High star and Deseret News Mr. Soccer Christian Bain made his BYU debut in the 55th minute, replacing Garrett Gee, the regular substitute who started on the wing for the Cougars. BYU coach Chris Watkins used three of his subs by that point, replacing Jerry Dearden with Junior Lartey in the 30th minute and inserting Jacob Ence for Jace Green alongside Bain.

Clemens finished his brace with a near-post shot from inside the box after taking a couple of touches to settle the ball in the 69th minute to put FC Tucson up 3-0.

Ence’s goal came in the first minute of stoppage time, pulling a ball down off the goalkeeper and burying his shot on an open net for the Cougars’ lone strike of the match.

Yann Passett made two saves for FC Tucson.

Sean Walker

Sean Walker

Salt City FC editor-in-chief Sean Walker has been covering soccer at all levels since 2007. He began his career in Las Vegas, and has since written for publications from the Intermountain West to Central New York, where he attended graduate school in 2012. Currently, Sean covers Real Salt Lake and Major League Soccer for KSL.com. A struggling Evertonian by birth, Sean follows European soccer through the blue lens of the Toffees, and has strong feelings toward the UEFA Europa League.

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