58°F
weather icon Clear

Parra, Lights thwart San Antonio, win second straight

Irvin Parra scored two first-half goals to power Lights FC past San Antonio FC 4-2 in a United Soccer League match Saturday at Cashman Field.

Tabort Etaka Preston and Cristian Martinez also scored for Las Vegas (11-13-8), which improved to 9-3-4 at home with its second straight win and third victory in its past four matches.

Brian Gomez and Frank Lopez scored for San Antonio (11-13-8), which fell to 2-11-3 on the road despite controlling possession at 59.9 percent.

The Lights had a 19-14 edge in shots, and each team put seven shots on goal. Thomas Olsen had five saves for Las Vegas.

Parra scored on a header in the eighth minute, and Gomez scored on an assist from Rafael Castillo in the 10th to tie it.

Preston put the Lights back on top with a goal in the 22nd minute, and Parra struck again in the fifth minute of stoppage time after the first half.

San Antonio cut its deficit to one goal when Lopez converted a penalty kick in the 70th minute. Martinez capped the scoring in the eighth minute of stoppage time, converting on a fast break with Ferrety Sousa.

Attendance was announced at 7,765.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Lights FC puts no shots on goal in season-ending loss

Christopher Wehan scored in the first half and Devon Sandoval in the second to lead New Mexico United past Lights FC 2-0 in the teams’ United Soccer League regular-season finale Saturday.

Parra, Preston power Lights to victory over Switchbacks

Irvin Parra had two goals and an assist in the second half to power Lights FC past Colorado Switchbacks FC 3-1 in a United Soccer League match Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Lights end home slide, throttle second-place Fresno

Irvin Parra had a goal and an assist as Lights FC upended the Fresno FC Foxes 3-1 in a United Soccer League match Saturday before an announced crowd of 7,228 at Cashman Field.

First-place Phoenix slips past Lights, wins 19th straight

Adam Jahn scored in the 62nd minute to lift Phoenix Rising FC past Lights FC 1-0 in a United Soccer League match Wednesday before an announced crowd of 5,101 at Cashman Field.