MONTVERDE, Fla. – For the third and final time this USL League One regular season, Lansing Ignite FC defeated Orlando City B, continuing its excellent form over the past two months of action.
The 2-1 win, which momentarily sees Lansing jump into first place in the League One standings, extends the team's unbeaten run to eight matches.
Xavier Gomez and Rafa Mentzingen, who was named the League One Player of the Month for July, scored the goals for Lansing.
Orlando made things interesting when William Bagrou scored a goal in the 71st minute, but LIFC remained strong and finished out the match for all three points.
Now 9-5-9 in League One action, Lansing will face off against playoff contender North Texas SC at 7 p.m. ET from Cooley Law School Stadium on Thursday.
XAVIER GOMEZ: Gomez bossed the midfield all game long, scoring one goal, completing 91.4 percent of his passes, creating two scoring chances and recording seven tackles, one interception, one clearance and one blocked shot.