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FC Tucson goalkeeper Billy Thompson made another one of his crowd-pleasing saves, sprawling low to the ground to stop a quick shot from a Ventura County attacker.

But the ball careened off Thompson's legs, deflected off of FC Tucson defender Ryan Felix and bounced into the net. The goal marked the first time all season FC Tucson has allowed a goal at home.

The goal was the first of two goals in the Fusion's 2-1 win over FC Tucson.

"All 11 of their players just outperformed our guys tonight," said FC Tucson head coach Rick Schantz. "It's really what it comes down to. We've got to get some things fixed quickly."

FC Tucson drew first blood after Ventura County keeper, Trey Mitchell, received a yellow card in the box for taking out Ricardo Velazco. The captain came out of the game and Connor Brandt made the penalty kick to give FC Tucson a 1-0 lead.

Thirteen minutes later, FC Tucson received another penalty kick. This time, Velazco stepped to the spot and sent his shot low and to the left. Mitchell dove to his right and made the save to keep the score 1-0.

"I had a bad day," Velazco said. "It is what it is. We got to move on now. There's nothing more I can really say about it."

The Fusion's game-winning goal came in the 83rd minute when Laurie Bell converted a penalty kick.

"This might be the best thing that's going to happen to us," Schantz said. "Sometimes you have to take a step back to take two steps forward. Now we can get a little bit more focused on our road trip, get out of town and kind of get back to our fighting ways."

FC Tucson's final road trip is next weekend. On Thursday, June 26, FC Tucson plays at the Southern California Seahorses. Then on Saturday, June 28, FC Tucson finishes its road trip against OC Pateadores Blues.

FINAL MATCH STATISTICS

06.21.2014: North Stadium— 7:30 p.m.

Attendance: 1098

FC TUCSON 1 – VENTURA COUNTY 2

FCT:'16, 11-Connor Brandt (PK)

VCF:'53, 3-Ryan Felix (OG); '83, 21-Laurie Bell

Booked

FCT — '45, 9-Ricardo Velazco; '77, 16-Austin Ledbetter

VCF — '14, 1-Trey Mitchell; '78, 21-Laurie Bell, '85, 24-Brennan Livingston

Sent off

None

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