DA U18 Recap: PDA wins behind Knudson, White
If the PDA scoring line looks familiar, that’s not a mistake.
Brian White scored twice and Zach Knudson added a goal as the New Jersey squad bested Virginia Rush 3-1 on Saturday.
The win moves PDA to 6-0 on the season.
White and Knudson each have seven goals, and one or the other — or both — have scored in all but one match this season.
The following are other highlights from this past weekend:
Leading the Way: Northeast - 1. Albertson SC (4-0-2, 2.33) and New York Red Bulls (2-0-1, 2.33). Atlantic - 1. PDA (6-0-0, 3.00); 2. Bethesda-Olney (4-1, 2.40). Southeast - 1. Capital Area RailHawks (5-0-1, 2.67), 2. Carolina Rapids (4-1-1, 2.17).
Who’s Hot: Oakwood SC stayed on the heels of the Northeast Division frontrunners after a draw with first-place Albertson SC. Oakwood is 3-0-3, and currently in third place.
Dennis Zapata scored both goals only six minutes apart as Orlando City rallied for a 2-1 win over Kendall SC. … Hunter Allen snapped a 2-2 match with an 83rd minute goal to lead North Carolina Fusion to a 3-2 win over Charlotte Soccer Academy. … Ben Derleth’s 53rd minute strike gave Revolution Empire a 2-1 win over FC Bolts Celtic. … Matthew Vasquenza scored twice as Oakwood SC and Albertson SC played to a 3-3 draw. Oakwood appeared headed for victory after Logan Gdula scored in the 85th minute for a 3-2 advantage, but Jeongho Ahn answered for Albertson in stoppage time. … IMG Academy and Chargers SC ended in a 2-2 draw. Carolina Rapids and South Carolina United Battery played to a 1-1 tie.
Leading the Way: Frontier - 1. Colorado Rush (3-0-0, 3.00) and FC Dallas (2-0-0, 3.00). Mid-America: 1. Shattuck-St. Mary’s (6-0-1, 2.71), 2. Chicago Magic PSG (5-0-1, 2.67) and Chicago Fire (5-0-1, 2.67).
Who’s Hot: Shattuck-St. Mary’s collected four of a possible six points over the weekend, but it was enough to keep this Minnesota squad in first place in the Mid-America Division.
Mark Segbers, Shane Strunk and Austin Panchot scored to lead Scott Gallagher-Mo. to a 3-2 win over Minnesota Thunder Academy. … Shattuck-St. Mary’s surrendered two goals in the first eight minutes but rallied for a 2-2 draw with Scott Gallagher-Metro. … Andrew Grabavoy scored twice to help Chicago Magic PSG to a 3-1 win over FC Wisconsin Nationals.
Rahim Omar and Nathan Bergstrom scored second-half goals to carry Minnesota Thunder Academy past Scott Gallagher-Metro 2-0. … Abdulla Al-Kalisy scored the lone goal as Shattuck-St. Mary’s defeated Scott Gallagher-Mo. 1-0. … Jordan Shankle scored the game-winner and Caleb Smith added a clinching goal in the 90th minute as Solar Chelsea pulled away for a 3-1 win over San Antonio Scorpions. … Texas Rush and Dallas Texans settled on a 2-2 draw.
Leading the Way: Northwest - 1. Vancouver Whitecaps (6-1-0, 2.57), Crossfire Premier (5-0-2, 2.43) and De Anza Force (5-0-2, 2.43). Southwest - 1. Real Salt Lake-AZ (3-0-0, 3.00) and Real So Cal (2-0-0, 3.00).
Who’s Hot: De Anza Force. The team’s 2-1 win over San Juan SC lifted the squad into a tie for second place in the Northwest Division.
Aravind Sivakumar’s 89th minute goal lifted De Anza Force past San Juan SC 2-1 in the only match played in the West Conference this past weekend.
Weekend’s Top Single-Game Goal Scorers
2, Andrew Grabavoy, Chicago Magic PSG, in a 3-1 win over FC Wisconsin Nationals
2, Matthew Vasquenza, Oakwood SC, in a 3-3 draw with Albertson SC.
2, Brian White, PDA, in a 3-1 win over Virginia Rush
2, Dennis Zapata, Orlando City, in a 2-1 win over Kendall SC