El Paso Locomotive defeated the Phoenix Rising 3-1
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El Paso Locomotive FC (10-11-7, 37 points, West-6) came out with a thundering performance at home to snap their 6-match winless streak against regional rival Phoenix Rising FC, notching two goals in the first half of play and finding their third in the 64 minute. A familiar duo saw themselves on the scoring sheet as Lucho Solignac (2 goals) and Dylan Mares (1 goal) gave El Paso the victory at Southwest University Park on Saturday night. Locomotive remain undefeated against Phoenix this season and earlier this year beat Rising for the first time in franchise history.
“They have been magnificent. We had a really good week at training. A lot of competition at training for these positions, and they deserved it. They have stayed tough for a long time.” commented John Hutchinson, Locomotive Head Coach and Technical Director. “It took us about 20 minutes to settle into the game but once we got that first goal we settled really well and just dominated that first half … The thing I said to the players was I am super proud of them because I just love these boys and I think they are fantastic.”