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A Walk in the Park: Orange County SC 4, Swope Park Rangers 0

Californians put in yet another impressive road performance.

Seaton got the scoring started early for OCSC.
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Orange County SC continued their strong play on the road this season, as they defeated Swope Park rangers 4-0 at Children’s Mercy Park on Wednesday.

Orange County took an early lead, in the 13th minute courtesy of Michael Seaton, assisted by Mats Bjurman. Four minutes later, Seaton nearly doubled the lead, with his shot smashing off the post.

Swope Park started to get purchase in attack in the second half, and a save that wasn’t fully collected by Orange County goalkeeper Luis Lopez trickled just wide and out of danger just before the hour mark.

OC added to their lead in the 71st minute courtesy of Thomas Enevoldsen, who got the better of his USL Golden Boot rival Kharlton Belmar with his 11th goal, as he hit a well-placed low shot off Giovanni Ramos Godoy’s cutback pass into the box to make it 2-0.

Ramos Godoy got yet another victory cigar goal, scoring in the 80th minute with another shot low to the far post to beat SPR’s goalkeeper, before Aodhan Quinn converted a penalty two minutes later to cap the scoring at 4-0.

It’s another impressive road performance for Orange County, who vault from 5th place to 3rd in the Western Conference standings and pick up their second win in a row after a stretch where they found no consistency.

OC don’t have much time to savor the victory, as they’ll continue their road trip on Saturday and play Saint Louis FC in Missouri. Saint Louis are six points out of the playoff spots, so they have some work to do, and will no doubt be looking to rain on Orange County’s parade. OC, meanwhile, will look to keep on rolling.

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