Dambrot Nets First of the Season for Indy in 3-1 Loss at Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Saturday, May 13, 2023) – A hat trick for Sacramento Republic FC’s Russell Cicerone led the home team to a 3-1 victory over Indy Eleven Saturday night at Heart Health Park in Sacramento, California. The loss dropped Indy to 2W-4L-3D on the season, while Sacramento improved to 6W-0L-3D to stay atop the USL Championship’s Western Conference standings.
Cicerone scored his first two within the first 10 minutes of the match, and his final tally came in the 86th-minute to secure the victory.
Following the early goals, it took until the 51st minute for the next strike as Robby Dambrot got on the end of a Cam Lindley corner to cut the lead in half. It was the first goal of the season for the defender and first assist for Lindley. The corner was one of three earned for the Eleven in the match.
Indy secured the 52%-49% advantage in possession throughout the match, but was outshot by Sacramento 19-4, including 11-1 on frame. Dambrot led the Eleven with three shots, while Yannik Oettl had seven saves in the net.
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USL Championship Regular Season
Sacramento Republic FC 3:1 Indy Eleven
Saturday, May 13, 2023
Heart Health Park – Sacramento, Calif.
Indy Eleven: 2W-4L-3D, 9 pts
Sacramento Republic FC : 6W-0L-3D, 21 pts
SAC – Russell Cicerone 3’
SAC – Russell Cicerone 8’
IND – Robby Dambrot (Cam Lindley) 51’
SAC – Russel Cicerone (Lewis) 86’
SAC – Luis Rodrigues (caution) 7’
SAC – Jack Gurr (caution) 35’
IND – Juan Tejada (caution) 52’
SAC – Aldair Sanchez (caution) 62’
IND – Harrison Robledo (caution) 90’
IND – Younes Boudadi (caution) 90+3’
Indy Eleven line-up (4-4-2): Yannik Oettl; Robby Dambrot (Macauley King 76’), Mechack Jerome, Adrian Diz Pe, Younes Boudadi; Solomon Asante, Aodhan Quinn, Jack Blake, Cam Lindley (Jesus Vazquez 87’); Juan Tejada (Harrison Robledo 70’), Sebastian Guenzatti (Captain)
Indy subs: Tim Trilk (GK), Gustavo Rissi
Sacramento Republic FC line-up (3-4-3): Danny Vitiello, Shane Wiedt, Conor Donovan (Lee Desmond 80’), Jared Timmer, Aldair Sanchez (Damia Viader 80’), Rodrigo Lopez, Luis Felipe (Matt LaGrassa 96’), Jack Gurr, Russell Cicerone, Juan Herrera (Luther Archimede 62’), Keko Gontan (Zeiko Lewis 62’)Sacramento subs: Carlos Saldana, Nick Ross