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Youth Boys Oct 26, 2012

Development Academy: Virginia Rush looking for wins

By Jimmy LaRoue

Virginia Rush’s Development Academy teams will be looking to get on track as it hosts the Richmond Strikers at the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex Saturday (U-18s @ 1 p.m., U-16s @ 3:30 p.m.).

Rush’s U-18s (0-4-1) are tied with Potomac (0-6-1) at the bottom of the Atlantic Division table with just a single point, but the Strikers are just ahead of Rush in 10th place at 0-4-2.

Rush’s U-16s are 1-4-0 and in 11th place out of the 12 teams in the division, having scored just three goals in five games while giving up 16. The Strikers are mid-table at 3-3-0 and are led by Jesus Duran-Reyes with three goals and two assists. James Ellis, Jr. leads Rush with two goals.

D.C. United is scheduled to host Potomac Sunday in a pair of games, but the weather coming in from Hurricane Sandy could impact that match. United’s U-16s are undefeated at 6-0-0. Gerson Umana leads United with six goals. Likewise, Rush is scheduled to host NJSA Sunday, but weather could factor into that match as well with Sandy bearing down on the Atlantic seaboard.

Baltimore Bays Chelsea goes on the road to play Match Fit Chelsea on Saturday, while McLean Youth Soccer plays Players Development Academy. Bays U-16s are 5-1-0 and are three points out of first, led by Abdallah Bangura’s five goals, while Match Fit Chelsea is 3-3-0.

PDA’s U-18s are undefeated at 4-0-0, but trail PA Classics (5-1-1) by four points in the standings. Bays U-18s are 4-2-0 and are led by Yaw Amankwa’s six goals.

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