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El Paso erupts late, coasts to shutout over Lights

Josue Gomez scored twice in the final nine minutes, once with each foot, to send El Paso Locomotive FC past Lights FC 3-0 in a United Soccer League match Saturday at Cashman Field.

Thomas Olsen had three saves, including one on a penalty kick by Jerome Kiesewetter in the 40th minute, for Las Vegas (8-11-8), which fell to 7-2-4 at home.

Lights defender James Kiffe was called for a penalty in the 52nd minute, leading to a goal by Sebastian Velasquez.

Gomez scored on a right-footed shot into the right corner of the net in the 81st minute and a left-footed shot into the left corner in the 90th.

Logan Ketterer had one save for El Paso (9-8-9), which held edges of 15-12 in shots and 6-1 in shots on goal. The Locomotive controlled possession at 51.7 percent.

Lights goalies carrying team through tight games

The Las Vegas Lights are in a tie for the final playoff spot in the USL Western Conference. Their goalies have helped the team stay in games and get valuable points for the standings.

Lights benefit from fast start by a healthy Danny Trejo

Forward Danny Trejo is making up for time lost to a torn quad last season. He’s leading the USL in goals and assists and was the league’s player of the month in March.

Lights top Pittsburgh behind Trejo’s goal

Lights forward Danny Trejo scored his league-leading sixth goal in the 27th minute to put Las Vegas ahead with the game’s only goal.

Lights can’t get past Memphis in defeat

The Las Vegas Lights had plenty of scoring chances in the second half against Memphis, but could not capitalize as they fell 1-0 after winning their last two games.