Dally rescues a point in stoppage time for Lights FC

Las Vegas Lights FC returned home last night and finished with a 2-2 draw against LA Galaxy II. Junior Sandoval scored the opening goal before Los Dos responded with a pair of goals in the second half. But, FC Cincinnati loanee Rashawn Dally was there to bury the equalizer and pick up a point in stoppage time.

Key Stats

Four second-half, stoppage-time goals this season. Dally’s score was the fourth time Las Vegas found the net in second-half stoppage time. Those goals have allowed them to come away with some crucial results and all four have come at Cashman Field.

13/16 shots in the box. This highlighted the Lights focus on getting good shots and finding their way into quality areas. Los Dos left some space defensively and Las Vegas took advantage.

Three Brightest Lights

Rashawn Dally: Big time finish in the final moments for the Jamaican forward. He totaled three shots on the night and converted the one that mattered most.

Jose Carrera: A second-half substitute, his through ball to Dally for the equalizer was picture-perfect. He completed 15/16 passes and won 3/4 duels.

Junior Sandoval: He scored the opening goal for the Lights and turned in a high work-rate on both sides of the ball. Sandoval finished with six shots, five tackles, three clearances, and 27/33 passing.

Quick Kicks

  • Alex Culwell made his debut for the Lights in defense and was soundly bested by Augi Williams on the opening goal.
  • Dally and Sandoval had 11 crosses attempted between them, but only one connected (for Sandoval). They were active in the attack and playing the ball in, but the final ball left something to be desired.
  • On the opposite end of the crossing quality was Jordan Murrell’s ball to Sandoval on the opening goal. It covered some distance and was right on the money. He tallied four key passes on the night and five clearances from his spot at left-back.
  • One of the targets of those crosses was Quincy Amarikwa, who only finished with one shot in his 67-minute stint.

What’s Next?

A rivalry matchup on Wednesday at Reno 1868 FC. The Northern Nevada side has secured a playoff berth, sit at the top of Group A, and have one of the best goal differentials in the USL Championship.

Carson A Merk

Reporting live from Sin City, I have covered both RGVFC and Las Vegas Lights FC since their inceptions. I also write profiles to highlight players from the NCAA to USL to NWSL and everywhere in between.