Rio Grande Valley FC scored a late winner as it took a 2-1 victory against Fresno FC at H-E-B Park on Saturday night.
Fresno almost took the lead in the eighth minute on a near-post header by Myer Bevan that was cleared off the line on a corner kick from the left, but a minute later the Toros struck to take the lead as a cross from the left by Jesus Enriquez rebounded back to him off an attempted clearance, allowing Enriquez to sneak home a header at close range.
The lead was short-lived as Agustin Cazarez powered home a header in the 16th minute off a cross from the right by Zachary Ellis-Hayden, but the Toros almost regained the lead moments later as Carlos Small was unable to control his finish off a corner kick from the right by Todd Wharton. The hosts also went close 10 minutes before halftime as Enriquez looked for his second of the night, only for his shot to the right corner to be turned away by Fresno goalkeeper Mark Pais.
The visitors got the first good look of the second half as Jemal Johnson’s low shot was saved by Tyler Deric, while Aldo Quintanilla clipped the top of the crossbar moments after coming on for the Toros in the 62nd minute. The Foxes again went close with 17 minutes to go when Don Smart found the outside of the right side-netting with a cleanly-struck finish, but Small put the Toros ahead with six minutes to go as he slipped past his defender after a controlled header by Enriquez and finished low past Pais into the net.