Ocean City Nor’easters, one of the most successful amateur clubs against pro teams in the history of the U.S. Open Cup, saw their 2018 Open Cup run end on Tuesday when they fell at the USL's
North Carolina FC, 4-1.
Dutchman Marios Lomis
and Austin da Luz
led NCFC with goals in the first half and assists on the third goal. Lomis and da Luz scored to give NCFC 1-0
and 2-1 leads, respectively. In the second half, Lomis and da Luz helped set up Dre Fortune
, and Cameroonian Donovan Ewolo
completed the scoring when he deflected D.J.
's shot into the Ocean City goal.
The Nor’easters beat the Charlotte Independence in the second round to give them their sixth win over a pro team. May 22 in Cary, N.C. North Carolina FC 4 Ocean City Nor'easters 1.
Goals: Lomis 9, da Luz 26, Fortune 66, Ewolo 83; Ilic
17. North Carolina --
Guerrero; Guillen, Harrington (Danso 46), Tobin, Miller; da Luz, Fortune (Ewolo 77), Kandziora, Bekker, Luxbacher (Taylor 73); Lomis. Ocean City --
Smir; Ilic, Jones, N’Dah, Barrow; Bennati, Bennett (Raiola 72), Gurrieri, Lasarte (Patton 56); Corfe; Mompremier (Labovitz 80). Att.: