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Switchbacks get first home win of the season, top Monarchs 2-1

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The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC defeated first Rocky Mountain Rivals Real Monarchs 2-1 at home to earn a huge three points at home Saturday night.

Playing in their 3rd game in just nine days, the Switchbacks were looking to rebound from a tough 1-3 loss on the road to Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday night. The Switchbacks looked strong early before things settled in. Rony Argueta would find Masta Kacher on a lobbed ball down the left side, where Kacher was able to place another Goal of the Week-worthy goal into the top right corner to give the Switchbacks a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute.

The Switchbacks would earn a penalty just five minutes later after a handball was called against Real Monarchs. Aaron King would slot it home to give the Switchbacks a 2-0 lead in the 19th minute. The two teams would continue to battle as the first half progressed with each team getting a handful of chances, but the Switchbacks would hold onto their 2-0 lead into halftime.

The match would begin to get a little more physical as the second half began, as the two sides nearly doubled their fouls conceded in the second half from the first. After numerous attempts to break the Switchbacks' backline, the Real Monarchs got one back in the 60th minute as Haber found Velasquez to cut the Switchbacks lead to 2-1. 

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