Reno took its seventh win in its last eight outings as it defeated the Toros at H-E-B Park. 1868 FC took the lead in the ninth minute as a corner kick from the left by Seth Casiple was headed home by Thomas Janjigian at the top of the six-yard area, but a minute later the Toros hit back as Andrés Arcila spun away from two defenders at the top of the penalty area to create space and then fired home a shot off the underside of the crossbar in the top-left corner and in.
RGVFC threatened to take the lead in the 19th minute as a half-cleared corner fell to Kevin Rodriguez, whose finish to the left corner of the net was parried away by Reno goalkeeper Matt Bersano, but on the ensuing 1868 FC attack the visitors struck again as Aidan Apodaca finished off a cross by Corey Hertzog with a shot to the bottom-left corner. The Toros’ Michael Salazar had a header saved five minutes before halftime as the hosts looked to respond, and the Belize international also hit the right post with a header in the 65th minute.
Casiple almost added a goal to his earlier assist with 13 minutes to go as he shot just wide of the right post, and then the Toros hit the woodwork again in the 83rd minute as Camilo Monroy hit the crossbar with a long-range shot. Despite their late pressure, however, the hosts were unable to find a late equalizer as 1868 FC claimed the victory on the road.