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EP Locomotive advance to USL Western Conference Final

It was history in the making for the El Paso Locomotive, Saturday at Southwest University Park

A year of firsts for the Locomotive continued after the Locos won their first ever playoff game in front of the home crowd.

The Locomotive defeated Sacramento FC by a final of 3-0.

The victory means the Locomotive are headed to the Western Conference Final where they will take on Real Monarchs Salt Lake.

The attendance for Saturday's game was 7,500.

The first goal of the match came in the first half of the game off a free kick taken by El Paso's James Kiffe.

The ball found Josue Aaron Gomez in the box and Gomez finished it with a header.

In the second hald, the Locos were awarded a penalty kick and Sebastian Contreras stepped up to the spot.

The Argentine took the kick and sent the keeper the wrong way to put the Locos up 2-0.

Even with the game in hand, the Locomotive continued the onslaught.

In the 88th minute, Sebastian Velasquez took on the Sacramento defense and sent a missile of a ball into the back of the net.

The Locos will now travel to Salt Lake City to face Real Monarchs on Saturday, November 9th at 1 p.m.

In both of the regular-season meetings between the clubs, neither side has found a goal.

The single elimination tournament concludes on Sunday, November 17th, at a time to be determined, where the last remaining team in the West and East play for the Championship Trophy.

El Paso / Locomotive FC / News

Adrian Ochoa

Adrian Ochoa is ABC-7’s Sports Director.

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