U14 Academy: Baltimore Bays 3 – Richmond Strikers 2

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Sat, November 2, 2013

Richmond, VA

The Baltimore Bays’ Chelsea U13/U14 US Academy team registered their first win of the 2013-2014 season on Saturday after defeating the Richmond Strikers’ U14 Academy team 3-2. Richmond opened the scoring in the 7th minute thanks to a goal by Luke Mega, but Frank Assaro‘s Bays were able to equalize later in the half after Olufela (Fela) Osifeso worked his way free on the right side and found Brady O’Connor who finished with a well-placed side netting shot. The Bays were able to score one more goal before half after first-half substitute Cannon Buechley was able to beat the Strikers’ defender and goalkeeper with a solo effort to put Baltimore up 2-1 before half.

Baltimore got on the board once again in the second half after a Brady O’Connor corner kick found Nicolas Haskins for an impressive upper-90 finish, putting Baltimore up 3-1 in the 67th minute. Richmond’s Luke Mega was able to secure his second goal of the game in the 74th minute, but Baltimore was able to hold on for the remainder of the second half despite a red card being issued to second-half substitute Nnayereugo Nnadozie.

The away victory was the first win of the season for the Baltimore U14 Academy team, who improves 1-3-4 and will travel to Richmond once again next weekend to take on The Richmond Kickers.

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