Upward Stars (S.C.; NPSL) 3, Triangle Brigade FC (N.C.; USASA) 3 (Upward Stars win 3-1 on penalty kicks) Dubbed the "Geometric Derby," the match played in Spartanburg, S.C. was a seesaw battle. Upward Stars struck first through Andre Carl in the eighth minute, but saw their lead evaporate quickly when Triangle Brigade's Andy Chivu equalized in the 11th minute. The USASA side then went ahead through Lucas Silva on the hour mark, taking them into halftime up 2-1. Upward Stars would take back the lead when Tom Keen and Marvin Schmiege found the back of the net in the 53rd and 54th minutes respectively, but the match would get it's extra time blessing via a 62nd minute strike from Triangle's Josh Toma. With no goals in the additional 30 minutes, Upward Stars converted all three of their penalty kicks while Triangle saw two go begging, booking the NPSL side's Second Round ticket. They'll next visit Charlotte Independence on May 20. 

- 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup First Round Match Report -

Date: May 13, 2015
Match: Upward Stars (NPSL) vs. Triangle Brigade FC (USASA)
2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup; First Round
Venue: Star Center; Spartanburg, S.C.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
Attendance: 236
Weather: 84 degrees (sunny)

Scoring Summary:           1          2         OT1        OT2        F              PK
UPS                                    1          2         0              0              0              3                                  
TBFC                                  2          1        0              0              0              1

UPS – Andre Carle                           8th minute
TBFC – Andy Chiu                          11
TBFC – Lucas Silva                         30
UPS – Tom Keen                             53
UPS – Marvin Schmiege                 62

UPS: 1-Salomon Moctezuma; 5-Guastavo Angel Tamayo, 27-Ezequiel Amestoy, 4-Camilo Botero, 3-Ben Allen; 6-Tom Keen (25-Greg Fulton, 91), 17-Nicholas Luque, 10-Tayeb Ahmaddi, 19-Marvin Schmiege; 14-Andre Carle (2-Tyler Agiovlassitis, 74), 9-Jon Grant (8-Bruce Haven, 46)

TBFC: 1-Nick Kasper; 22-Marcus Stein, 2-Erik Casterline, 3-Zach Rossitch, 17-Terry DeShazo (4-Robert Liberatore, 8); 8-Hayden Gridley, 20-Tim Merritt (5-Matthew Sarrett, 81), 10-Gabriel DaSilva, 7-Jonathan Rivera, 9-Andy Chiu (11-Josh Toma, 53); 13-Lucas Silva

Stats Summary: UPS / TBFC
Shots: 7 / 18
Saves: 5 / 4
Corner Kicks: 3 / 8
Fouls: 25 / 21
Offside: 4 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
UPS – Gustavo Angel Tamayo (caution)               29th minute
TBFC – Andy Chiu (caution)                                 41
TBFC – Hayden Gridley (caution)                         60
UPS – Nicholas Luque (caution)                            65                          
UPS – Camilo Botero (caution)                              84
UPS – Gustavo Angel Tamayo (caution)                93
UPS – Gustavo Angel Tayamo (ejection)               93
TBFC – Josh Toma (caution)                                  115

Referee: David Erbacher
Assistant Referee 1: Ben Jackson
Assistant Referee 2: Rick Rogers
4th Official: Virgo Carrilho