APTOS, Calif. – Six U-17/18 Real Salt Lake Academy players combined for six goals in a win over Santa Cruz Breakers U-17/18 Academy on Saturday afternoon in Aptos, California. The victory has extended the Claret-and-Cobalt’s winning streak to six matches, surpassing the previous season high of five matches.
Jose Hernandez opened up RSL’s scoring account in the 7th-minute on a brilliantly executed combination between he and Gui Leme. After receiving a pass near the top of the box from Leme, Hernandez cut inside and dribbled through three defenders before he juked the Santa Cruz goalkeeper and finished far post.
RSL then scored three goals in quick succession, the first from Eric Carbajal, who notched his 12th goal to date in the 21st-minute from a Te Wihongi cross. Luis Lopez found the back of the net in the 26th-minute on a beautifully curled free kick for his first goal on the season. Corey Baird scored two minutes later for his seventh goal all year.
After the halftime break, the Claret-and-Cobalt scored their fifth goal midway through the second half when Sam Gleadle found the back of the net for his eighth goal in six matches. Luke Novick closed out RSL’s impressive victory with an 89th-minute goal, his first all year. Matthias Binder passed to ball to Novick, who was unmarked near the penalty spot. He then took a touch and blasted a shot that hit the crossbar and bounced in.
Santa Cruz found the back of the net once in the 33rd-minute.
RSL U-17/18 will stay in California to face MLS rival Academy San Jose Earthquakes U-17/18 on Sunday at 11:00 AM.
-Real Salt Lake Academy Match Report-
Match:Real Salt Lake U-17/18 vs. Santa Cruz Breakers Academy U-17/18
Date: March 15th, 2014
Venue: Cabrillo College – Stadium Field
Kickoff: 12:30 PM PT
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RSL – Jose Hernandez (assist: Gui Leme) – 7th minute
RSL – Eric Carbajal (assist: Te Wihongi) – 21st minute
RSL – Luis Lopez – 26th minute
RSL – Corey Baird – 28th minute
Santa Cruz – 33rd minute
RSL – Sam Gleadle – 76th minute
RSL – Luke Novick (assist: Matthias Binder) – 89th minute
Real Salt Lake: Chase Bishov, Moises Rodriguez, Justen Glad, Dillon Nino (Luke Novick – 46), Te Wihongi (Grant Livingston – 46), Luis Lopez, Jose Hernandez, Pato Yrizar, Corey Baird (Matthias Binder – 46), Gui Leme, Eric Carbajal (Sam Gleadle – 60)