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Ventura County Fusion (PDL) 3, Cal FC (USASA) 3 (Ventura County Fusion wins 6-5 on penalty kicks) In another wild affair, Ventura County Fusion struck first through Carlos Martinez in the 14th minute. Playing against his former team, Danny Barrera equalized from distance on the hour mark, but Javier Castro's 39th minute strike would take the Fusion into halftime up 2-1. Just five minutes into the second frame, Chris Cummings again equalized for Cal FC; however, just a minute after entering the match, Ventura County substitute Julian Zamora would put the home side ahead 3-2 in the 63rd minute. Cal FC continued to press for one more equalizer and found it through Edgar Espinoza, whose 89th minute tally sent the match to extra time. The teams traded chances in the additional frame, but penalty kicks would be required. Cal FC's Bryan Hill stood tall to turn away two shots, while Ventura County's Justin Vom Steeg saved one, but as the tiebreaker extended to sudden death, Espinoza put his eighth round penalty high, giving the Fusion a 6-5 penalty kick decision. The PDL side next visits LA Galaxy II in Second Round play on May 20.

- 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup First Round Match Report -

Date: May 13, 2015
Match: Ventura County Fusion (PDL) vs. Cal FC (USASA)
Competition:
2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup; First Round
Venue: Ventura College; Ventura, Calif
Kickoff: 7 p.m. PT
Attendance: 225
Weather: Sunny

Scoring Summary:           1          2          OT1        OT2        F              PK
VCF                                    2          1          0             0              3              6                                  
CAL                                    1          2         0              0              3              5

VCF – Carlos Martinez (Michael Roman)                 14th minute
CAL – Danny Barrera (unassisted)                             29th
VCF – Javier Castro (unassisted)                               39th
CAL – Christopher Cummings (unassisted)               50th 
VCF – Julian Zamora (Michael Roman)                    61st
CAL – Edgar Espinoza (unassisted)                           89th

Lineups:
VCF: 13-Justin Von Steeg; 15-Tony Alfaro (5-Sterling Hancock, 10), 22-Matthew Sheldon, 20-Michael Mercado, 19-Ismaila Jome; 18-Carlos Martinez (21-Francisco Lopez, 76), 7-Gor Kirakosyan, 14-Jinho Kim, 12-Michael Roman; 11-Javier Castro (4-Julian Zamora, 60), 23-Jacob Hustedt

CAL: 1-Bryan Hill; 5-Christopher Cummings, 3-Edgar Espinoza, 13-Jesse Gallardo; 10-Danny Barrera, 8-Jonny Bravo (18-Geraldo Bravo, 79), 9-Jose Altamirano, 7-Osiris Sailgan (12-Dylan Riley, 53), 6-Ciaran O’Brien (11-John Lopez, 70); 15-Conor Hearn, 14-Alberto Anguiano

Stats Summary: VCF / CAL
Shots: 15 / 7
Saves: 5 / 4
Corner Kicks: 4 / 3
Fouls: 14 / 12
Offside: 2 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
CAL – Jesse Gallardo (caution)   58th minute

Officials:
Referee: Bernhard Hosu
Assistant Referee 1: Eduardo Jeff
Assistant Referee 2: Eder Alvarez
4th Official: Rafael Ferrer
Match Commissioner: Emilio Pozzi


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