Dutch Lions FC (NPSL) 3, NTX Rayados (Texas) 1
A choppy, back-and-forth first half between Dutch Lions FC and NTX Rayados morphed into a goal storm in the second 45 as the Dutch Lions took the lead and never looked back en route to punching their ticket to the Second Round. Three of the game’s four goals all came within the opening four minutes of the second half, as the Dutch Lions raced out to a 2-0 lead courtesy of goals by Jose Pablo Covarrubias and Lawal Olayimika only to surrender an own goal, making for a tense remainder of the match. But in the final minute of regulation, Jerry Scholman iced the match with a goal to cement the final 3-1 score line and set up a Second Round showdown against San Antonio FC (USL) on May 17.