August 30, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--Toronto FC II vs Saint Louis FC game recap (from

Hundal’s Goal Grabs Point for TFC II
By NICHOLAS MURRAY -, 08/30/17, 9:34PM EDT 

Saint Louis misses out on victory at the death in 1-1 draw

VAUGHAN, Ont. – Shaan Hundal scored deep in stoppage time as Toronto FC II earned a 1-1 draw 
with Saint Louis FC on Wednesday night at the Ontario Soccer Centre. Saint Louis had the better 
of the game early, and Sebastian Dalgaard forced a good save from TFC II goalkeeper Angelo Cavalluzzo 
in the 15th minute. Toronto almost grabbed the lead in the 24th minute off a corner as the ball 
dropped to Jordan Hamilton, but STLFC’s Ivan Mirkovic blocked the effort on the line. Malik Johnson 
also went close for the hosts a few minutes later, only to send his curled effort over the crossbar, 
but Saint Louis took the lead six minutes before halftime as a pass by Austin Ledbetter slid 
Christian Volesky into the right side of the penalty area, and the forward finished into the 
top-right corner of the net. Toronto came close to equalizing before the break as Johnson’s 
long-range shot to the right corner was palmed away by STLFC goalkeeper Devala Gorrick, and again 
early in the second half as Ryan Telfer had his low shot saved. Volesky almost added a second 
for STLFC in the 50th minute, sending his finish just past the left post, but Toronto carried most 
of the play in the second half, and pushed late for an equalizer Hamilton had a low shot 
from 25 yards toward the left corner saved by Gorrick. Deep in stoppage time, however, Hundal 
found the net as he finished clinically into the roof of the goal after Hamilton had half-controlled 
inside the penalty area to set up the chance.

39’ – STL – Christian Volesky (Austin Ledbetter)
90+’ – TOR – Shaan Hundal (Jordan Hamilton)

•#TORvSTL: Full Match and Opta Box Score

Three Things That Matter:

•1. After Saturday’s disappointing result against the Rochester Rhinos, Saint Louis FC needed to get 
a win to boost itself into the congested race for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference standings. 
The team’s late concession after the three points appeared to be wrapped up is another painful blow 
to those postseason hopes, and will put even more pressure on Sunday’s game against Ottawa Fury FC 
as the side completes its trip north. Saint Louis did plenty right defensively, with goalkeeper 
Devala Gorrick making three big saves to keep the hosts off the board, but Shaan Hundal’s late 
equalizer made it all for naught as the visitors left with just a point.

•2. As much as Saint Louis has struggled for consistency in front of goal this season, seeing 
Christian Volesky notch his first goal in almost three months with a good first-half finish will 
have been a nice boost of confidence. Volesky’s last goal came in the return fixture against 
Toronto FC II on June 2, since when the forward has gone 14 games without a goal. With Saint Louis 
needing a strong push late to make the playoffs, Volesky getting on track would be big.

•3. Just as it had on Saturday against the Charlotte Independence, Toronto had chances to play 
spoiler against Saint Louis, and thanks to Shaan Hundal’s late equalizer the hosts were able 
to claim a share of the spoils and provide a favor for the other teams clustered around the red line 
in the Eastern Conference playoff race. TFC II is now 2-0-2 in its last four home games, which 
should give the sides that still have to visit the Ontario Soccer Centre something to think about 
over the remainder of the regular season. Man of the Match

Shaan Hundal, Toronto FC II – The late substitute came through to earn his side a point with 
a fine instinctive finish that dashed Saint Louis’ hopes of leaving with the victory.

Upcoming Games:
Toronto FC II vs. Rochester Rhinos – September 2, 7:30 p.m. ET, Ontario Soccer Centre
Saint Louis FC at Ottawa Fury FC – September 3, 2 p.m. ET, TD Place

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