INDIANAPOLIS – Lansing Ignite FC's first foray in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ended at the Sellick Bowl in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Wednesday evening, as Ignite FC fell 1-0 to the USL Championship's Indy Eleven.
Lansing created a majority of the chances and controlled most of the match, but Thomas Enevoldsen scored the only goal of the game in 57th minute to send Indy to the Third Round of the competition.
LIFC started off on the right foot, with Ricky Lopez-Espin and Rafa Mentzingen nearly scoring 30 seconds after the opening whistle; however, Indy denied the opportunities.
Nearly 20 minutes into the match, Elma Nfor had a breakaway towards goal after a great ball over the top from Mentzingen, but Indy goalkeeper Evan Newton came off his line and took down Nfor with a heavy challenge. Newton was shown a red card and Lansing played with a man advantage for the remainder of the match.
With the result, Lansing will return home to prepare for a meeting with undefeated North Texas SC in USL League One action. Saturday's matchup kicks off at 7 p.m. ET from Cooley Law School Stadium.
MARSHALL HOLLINGSWORTH: Recording two tackles, one clearance and one interception on defense, Hollingsworth also played a role in many of the team's attacks. Overall, Hollingsworth completed 89.3 percent of his passes in the attacking half of the field.