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OKC continues playoff push with fourth straight win

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Oklahoma City's Jose Barril, left, fights for control with Seattle's Jesse Daley during a USL soccer game between Energy FC and the Seattle Sounders FC 2 at Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City on Saturday night. Barril set a franchise record in the game with ninth assist of the season. [PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN]

Oklahoma City's Jose Barril, left, fights for control with Seattle's Jesse Daley during a USL soccer game between Energy FC and the Seattle Sounders FC 2 at Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City on Saturday night. Barril set a franchise record in the game with ninth assist of the season. [PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN]

Christian Volesky and Jose Barril continue to do what they do best for Energy FC, score goals and dish out assists.

Volesky teamed up with Barril for the first goal Saturday night, then Adam Jahn and Marco Bustos added two more goals in the second half, as Energy FC posted a 3-0 win over the Seattle Sounders 2 at Taft Stadium.

It was the fourth straight win for Energy FC as Oklahoma City (10-12-5) continues its late season push for the United Soccer League playoffs. It also was the fourth straight win with goalkeeper Cody Laurendi in net.

Energy FC has scored a total of 13 goals during its four-game winning streak, the best stretch of offense this season.

Volesky, who leads the team in goals, scored on a header off a corner kick from Barril, who leads the club in assists, in the 28th minute for Energy FC to get the scoring started.

It was Volesky's ninth goal for Energy FC this season since being traded from Saint Louis FC in May. It also was the Henderson, Nevada, native's fourth straight game with a goal, which tied a franchise record held by Danni Konig in 2015 and Jose Angulo last year. Energy FC is now 7-0-2 when Volesky scores a goal.

Barril had two more assists on Saturday night, giving him nine on the season and seven in the last three matches. Barril's nine assists is a franchise season record and Energy FC still has seven games remaining on the regular-season schedule.

A midfielder from Madrid, Spain, Barril now has 12 assists in his two-year career with Energy FC, which also sets a franchise record for career assists. The old mark was 11 held by Michael Thomas.

Laurendi collected four saves in the first half as Oklahoma City led 1-0 at halftime, then dominated Seattle in the second half.

Jahn's goal in the 56th minute was the second straight game he has scored for Energy FC since joining the club July 24 on loan from Columbus. Bustos then scored in the 77th minute off an assist from Barril.

The fourth straight win is the longest this season for Energy FC. Since Energy FC lost 2-1 at Seattle on June 10, the club is 8-2-4.

Oklahoma City only has one game remaining this season at Taft Stadium. Energy FC returns home after three straight road matches to face Sacramento Republic on Sunday, Sept. 23. Game time is 6 p.m.

Ed Godfrey

Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more... Read more ›

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