Zeiko Lewis and his Sacramento Republic FC teammates close out the week with another 3 points by beating Las Vegas Lights FC 2-1 on the road. The result moves Sacramento to 41 points to lead the Western Conference and earns the club its eleventh win on the season.
Sacramento tallied a score on both sides of the break, keeping the league’s leading scoring differential and claiming its third road victory of the 2023 season. Keko, Russell Cicerone, and Lewis once again found the score sheet with goal contributions, after Wednesday’s 4-0 win at home.
The Quails opened the scoring in spectacular fashion at the half hour mark. Keko tallied his third assist in four matches dating to July 15 when right-footed service was sent into the back of the net by a diving effort from Russell Cicerone. It is the forward’s 12th goal on the season – his third consecutive season with double digits goals.
Las Vegas equalized moments before the break, after a penalty was awarded. Las Vegas would convert and go into halftime level with Sacramento.
Coming out of the locker room, Sacramento got on the front foot and challenged Vegas. The Indomitable Club pulled back ahead ten minutes after the break on the counter. Lewis found the net with a left-footed shot in the 55th minute as the Quails pushed up the left flank – his second straight match with a goal and fourth on the season across all competitions – off an assist from Cicerone.
A pair of Quails moved past impressive career milestones in the victory. Jared Timmer marked his 100th career pro appearance, and Keko moved past 20,000 minutes for his storied career across all competitions.