CARSON, Calif. - In the first ever meeting between the two sides, the Real Salt Lake U-16 Academy team defeated U.S. Soccer’s U-15 BNT on Saturday night with a hat-trick from Brooks Lennon and a clean sheet from goalkeeper Christian Herrera.
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Lennon, who made his debut for the U-16 MNT earlier this year, opened up his tally in the 26th-minute when he put away a deflected Miles Stray shot. He doubled his count on a beautifully hit free kick from 20 yards halfway through he second half and scored his final goal in the 72nd-minute. Lennon wasn’t the only player on Saturday night who performed exceptionally. Defenders Justen Glad, Aaron Herrera, Gavino Carranza and Danny Acosta with help from holding midfielder Fito Ovalle kept the U-15 BNT attack at bay and limited them to just three shots on goal.
Goals by Period 1 2 F
Real Salt Lake U-18 Academy 1 2 3
U.S. Soccer U-15 BNT 0 0 0
RSL – Brooks Lennon – 26′
RSL – Brooks Lennon – 57′
RSL – Brooks Lennon (assist: Erik “Gallo” Virgen) – 72′
Real Salt Lake: Christian Herrera, Aaron Herrera, Justen Glad, Danny Acosta, Gavino Carranza, Fito Ovalle, Evan Waldrep (Fahot Yogol, 53′), Josh Doughty (Tyler Feeley, 70′), Brooks Lennon (Robby Orona, 80′), Tate Schmitt (Gallo, 59′), Miles Stray (Grant Livingston,70′)
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