Athletic stages second half rally

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Oct. 14—Juan Carlos Obregon scored a goal and added an assist as Hartford Athletic erased a two-goal deficit to beat Loudoun United FC 3-2 in an Atlantic Division game at Segra Field in Leesburg, Virginia.

Entering Wednesday's game, Hartford (10-14-4) had been 0-12-3 when allowing the first goal and 0-8-2 when trailing at the half.

Loudoun (4-20-3) jumped out in front when Jovanny Bolivar scored an unassisted goal in the 13th minute, the only goal of the half. Teammate Tyler Gabarra extended the lead in the 51st minute following a pass from Giovanni Montesdeoca.

But Hartford rallied. Conor McGlynn cut the deficit to one six minutes later before Obregon — who assisted on McGlynn's goal — tied it in the 69th minute after a pass from Ash Apollon.

Athletic moved in front for good in the 81st minute thanks to an own goal by Loudoun's Hassan Pinto.

Jeff Caldwell made three saves for Hartford while Jermaine Fordah stopped six shots in the loss.

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