Sunday, May 4, 2014

Orlando City remain unbeaten, defeat Energy

By Mike Gramajo 

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Kevin Molino set the goals, Dennis Chin finished them. 

Chin’s two-goals lifted Orlando City SC to a 3-1 victory over the Oklahoma City Energy on Sunday night, while Molino notched two assists in front of 4,532 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. 

“I’m pleased,” Orlando head coach Adrian Heath told reporters. “Still don’t think we put a full 90 minutes together. I thought we did more than enough to win the game.” 

After a slow start to the game, the Lions broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute when Molino’s cross found Chin, who headed the ball from close-range past Energy goalkeeper Jon Kempin. Orlando doubled the lead moments later after Molino again converted a cross, which found midfielder Yordany Alvarez who tucked home the ball in the 34th minute. 

Chin, who’s from Oviedo, Florida, secured his brace two-minutes into the second half when the sleek striker was able to get past the Energy’s defense, slotting the ball behind Kempin for the 3-1 scoreline. 

The Energy were able to get one back before halftime when Steven Perry’s shot deflected off goalkeeper Miguel Gallardo, which found Philip Lund to slot the rebound toward the net. However, the first half favored the Lions as they outshot the visiting team 10-7. 

Meeting for the second consecutive time, OCSC faced off against the Energy last week at Pribil Stadium, which saw Orlando walk away with a 2-1 win. 

OCSC open up their USL PRO season with a seven-game unbeaten streak. Out of those seven matches, five are currently a winning streak as they embark on a two-game road trip to Pittsburgh, Rochester and Arizona.  

Orlando returns home, but to the Seminole Soccer Complex, during US Open Cup play on May 14 when they host the Ocala Stampede. However, their next league home match will be on May 21 when the Charlotte Eagles come to visit. 

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