The Colorado Springs Switchbacks lost 2-1 on the road to the Tulsa Roughnecks on Saturday night.
Coming off of the 2-0 win against Oklahoma City last week at Weidner Field, the Switchbacks were looking to get their 3rd win away from home this season to keep pace with the rest of the Western Conference. The first half started quickly for Tulsa as they nearly scored two goals, but they were denied by the offside flag and the post. But right before the first half ended, Shane Malcolm's cross got deflected to Taylor Hunter and the defender headed in his first goal of the season to put the Switchbacks up 1-0 at the half.
The second half started quickly for Tulsa again, but this time they capitalized on their chances. In the 55th minute, Michael Gamble beat Moise Pouaty at the near post to equalize the scoreline. Joaquin Rivas came off the bench for Tulsa and he scored his opportunity by chipping Pouaty to give the Roughnecks the 2-1 lead in the 71st minute that Tulsa would not surrender in the last 19 minutes.
The Switchbacks are off next weekend before going to Phoenix to face the Rising on August 25th. The Switchbacks are back at Weidner Field on August 29th to face Real Monarchs SLC in a rivalry match. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free Switchbacks Poster and mini soccer balls on 1980's Night courtesy of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. Tickets start at just $12 and are available here. Fans 21+ can get $1 beer the first 30 minutes when gates open at 6:00 PM.