Monarchs roll in Reno

Reno, NV (Saturday September 30, 2017)
Real Monarchs 
(19-5-6, 63 points, 1
 Overall) earned its second road win of the week thanks to second-half goals from FW Chandler Hoffman, FW Juan Mare, and FW Daniel Haber. This is the second consecutive match that Hoffman and Mare have found the back of the net, while a defensive effort backstopped by GK Andrew Putna also earned a clean sheet and saved another PK for the second game in a row. 
Midway through the first half, center official Malik Bawadi called for a handball off of Monarch DF Taylor Peay, awarding Reno a penalty kick attempt. Reno FW Antoine Hoppenot looked to convert, aiming for the low corner, but Monarchs GK Andrew Putna denied the opportunity. Reno 1968 would continue to receive chances throughout the game, even hitting the crossbar, but the highest-scoring team in USL history did not find the back of the net.
The Monarchs brought a new spark to the second half. In the 47th minute, Monarchs MF Charlie Adams found himself some space on the wing, giving him time to look up and find the head of Monarch FW Chandler Hoffman. Hoffman's momentum gave him just enough time to head the ball into the back of the net for his club-high 16th goal of the year. The game would continue to be competitive, with both teams receiving opportunities in the attacking third. 
In the closing minutes of the match, Monarchs FW Juan Mare and FW Daniel Haber also found goals. In the 86th minute, Haber pulls three Reno defenders, giving Juan Mare an open lane to goal. Haber's distribution into the box allowed FW Juan Mare to take a first-time shot on frame. Mare returned the favor moments later, assisting Haber's goal in the final minutes of the match. 
The Monarchs will return home to Rio Tinto Stadium next Saturday for a matchup against the Vancouver Whitecaps 2. Kickoff is set for 7:00 pm MT. The last time the two teams met was in May in British Columbia, resulting in a 2-1 win for the Monarchs. 
SLC – Chandler Hoffman, 47
Monarchs midfielder Charlie Adams took a settling touch towards the near side of the field, allowing for an in-swinger cross to the top of the sixth. Chandler Hoffman, crashing the goal, connected with the ball, heading into the goal. 
SLC – Juan Mare, 86
A wall pass between Mare and Haber gives Mare just enough time to enter the box while Haber pulls in several defenders. Waiting for the defender to bite, Haber slots a ball to the feet of Mare who takes a one-time shot to the near post. 
SLC – Daniel Haber, 89
 Juan Mare disposes Reno's defense, allowing him to get to the end line. A pass back to Daniel Haber on the top of the box creates the opportunity for a settling touch and far post-shot. 
SLC – Andrew Putna, 24
Putna gets another paw on a Reno penalty kick, giving him his second consecutive clean sheet, and the team’s 11th if the year.

- Goalkeeper Andrew Putna saved his second penalty for the Monarchs, also earning him his second shutout. The rookie started in goal for the Monarchs and saving a penalty kick in his first start since opening weekend at Portland Timbers 2, earning his second appearance of the season and first shutout.
- Forward Chandler Hoffman scored his 16
 goal of the season, making him a steady competitor for the USL golden boot. 
- The Monarchs continue to dominate in the standings, now leading with 63 points. 
 Real Monarchs at Reno 1868 FC

 September 30, 2017

 Greater Nevada Field, Reno, NV


 Clear and 59 degrees. 
Scoring Summary:
 1 2 F

Real Monarchs 0 3 3

Reno 1868 FC 0 0 0
Goal Scoring Rundown:
SLC – Chandler Hoffman (Charlie Adams) 47’
SLC – Juan Mare (Daniel Haber) 86'
SLC – Daniel Haber (Juan Mare) 89'

Real Monarchs (4-2-3-1): Andrew Putna; Taylor Peay, Emilio Orozco, James Moberg, Andrew Brody, Justin Schmidt 
(Max Lackowecki, 45'),
 Nick Besler, Charlie Adams, Sebastian Velasquez, Chandler Hoffman 
(Daniel Haber, 74')
, Juan Mare 
(Skyler Milne, 89'). 
Subs not used: 
Connor Sparrow, Diego Calvo, Chase Minter
Reno 1868 FC: Matt Bursano, Brent Richards, Kip Colvey 
(Darwin Espinal, 78')
, Jimmy Ockford, Jordan Murrell, Matt LaGrassa, Luis Fernandes 
(Junior Burgos 65')
, Lindo Mfeka, Chris Wehan, Mackenzie Pridham 
(Brenton Griffiths 59')
, Antoine Hoppenot. 
Subs not used: 
Russel Klabough, Seth Casiple, Jordan Roberts, Dembakwi Yomba. 
Stats Summary: REN/SLC

Shots: 14 /11

Shots on Goal: 4/ 5

Saves: 1/0

Corner Kicks: 4 /4

Fouls: 9 /13

Offside: 3/4
SLC – Andrew Brody (yellow) 43’
REN – Jordan Murrell (yellow) 64'
SLC – Sebastian Velazquez (yellow) 70'
SLC – Nick Besler (yellow) 77' 

Referee: Malik Badawi 

Assistant Referee:Sarah Cortez, Julian Arias, Shawn Stimpson (4rth official)