Fonseca and Kings cage Lions on the road

Fonseca and Kings cage Lions on the road

Calgary, AB - The Red Deer College Kings recorded two goals in the opening half and added three in the final 45 minutes, rolling to a 5-0 road victory over the Ambrose University Lions. 

After some early pressure, the RDC Kings eventually capitalized in the 18th minute. Midfielder Pedro Humberto Mourao Neto finished off a cross from Hugo Janssen, beating Lions goalkeeper Matthew Stacey, who was busy on the afternoon. About 11 minutes later, the Kings went up by a pair. Sylvan Lake's Dagan Slimmon fired a hard strike past Stacey for a two goal cushion. Neto had the lone assist.

The Kings kept their foot on the gas in the second half. Brazil's Gabriel Martins Fonseca scored two goals within five minutes. The second-year midfielder connected in the 49th minute and added his second of the game in the 54th minute. Bachelor of Science Biological Studies student Hugo Janssen picked up his second assist on Fonseca's second marker.

Then in the 68th minute, Innisfail's Hayden Jacobs tacked on the Kings' fifth goal. Kings goalkeepers Austin Langdon and Jacob Hamilton shut the door and the visitors earned a 5-0 decision. 

Collectively, Austin Langdon and Jacob Hamilton had one shot to turn aside. Lions goalkeeper Matthew Stacey dealt with 11 shots.

Gabriel Martins Fonseca was named the Kings Player-of-the-Game. 

The RDC Kings (3-1-1) will play the SAIT Trojans (4-0-0) on Saturday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m. Then back at RDC, the Kings will entertain the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings (0-4-0) on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.