Real Monarchs SLC rolled over Utah Valley University, 4-0 Monday afternoon during a preseason friendly at Zions Bank Training Center.
Real Monarchs scored early in the ninth minute after Luis Palma sent a cross from the left side for Maikel Chang to finish. Just three minutes later, Jack Blake was 1v1 and easily slipped the ball past the UVU goalkeeper.
Lionel Abate Etoundi scored in the second half, after receiving a pass inside of the penalty area in the 35thminute. Real Monarchs did not give Utah Valley many scoring opportunities and held them at the break ahead 3-0.
At the break, Real Monarchs made changes to the front and brought in Andrew Brody, Josh Heard, and Damian German. In the 50thminute, Noah Powder was sent off the field as he received a red card for trying to stop a UVU breakaway. Playing a man down did not affect the team, as a trialist scored in the 72ndminute off a deflected ball and scored a one-touch shot.
Utah Valley was unable to answer even with playing up a man for the remainder of the match. Real Monarchs dominated in possession and defended a clean sheet with 10 players on the field as the match concluded 4-0.
GOAL SCORING RUNDOWN:
RM: Maikel Chang, 9th minute: Luis Palma sent a long cross in the penalty box to Chang, who volleyed the ball first-time to the near post.
RM: Jack Blake, 12th minute: Lionel Abate Etoundi assisted to Blake, who was positioned 1v1 with the UVU goalkeeper for the finish.
RM: Lionel Abate Etoundi, 35th minute: After receiving a pass inside the penalty box, Abate Etoundi, took a touch to set-up a goal directed to the near post.
RM: Trialist, 72nd minute: After stepping into the match in the 64thminute, Bailey scored off a deflected ball for a first touch shot.
Match: Real Monarchs vs. Utah Valley University
Date: February 18, 2019
Venue: Zions Bank Training Center
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Real Monarchs 3 1 4
Utah Valley University 0 0 0
RM: Maikel Chang 10’
RM: Jack Blake 13’
RM: Lionel Abate Etoundi 36’
RM: Kainoa Bailey 72’
Real Monarchs: Evan Finney; Noah Powder, Kalen Ryden, James Moberg, Steve Jasso; Jordan Pena, Ricardo Avila (Sam Brown, 64’), Jack Blake (Andrew Brody, 46’’); Maikel Chang (Josh Heard, 46’’), Luis Palma (Kainoa Bailey, 64’), Lionel Abate Etoundi (Damian German, 46’)