14 Mar Academy U-15s Win Three Straight; U-19s earn big win vs. FC Golden State
Academy U-15s Win Three Straight; U-19s earn big win vs. FC Golden State
March 14, 2019
The Academy teams (U-15, U-17 and U-19) traveled to Pomona California to take on FC Golden State in a DA Southwest matchup. The U-17s and U-19s kicked off simultaneously at the Pomona Fairplex, the U-17s battled to a 1-1 draw while the U-19s defeated FCGS 2-0 with Matthew Hoppe scoring both goals. The U-15s took the field last and earned their third consecutive win, defeating FCGS 3-2 lead by Diego Hernandez who put two goals past the keeper.
Barça Academy U-19 vs. FC Golden State
The U-17s and U-19s kicked off simultaneously at the Pomona Fairplex with both teams looking to bounce back from losses the previous weekend. Matthew Hoppe, the leading U-18/U-19 goal scorer in the DA, found his scoring groove and put two goals (17th and 81st minute) past the FCGS keeper in the U-19’s 2-0 win. Hoppe has scored 18 goals in 14 games helping the U-19s remain atop of the DA Southwest Division and in great playoff standing.
Barça Academy U-17 vs. FC Golden State
The U-17s had a strong first half and lead 1-0 at the interval after a goal by Moises Mondragon in the 27th minute. FC Golden State equalized in the 53rd minute and the teams battled to a 1-1 draw.
Barça Academy U-15 vs. FC Golden State
The U-15s extended their win streak to three games with a 3-2 win over FC Golden State. Diego Hernandez who scored a hat-trick in their previous match picked up right where he left off and scored the opening goal in the 17th minute. FCGS leveled the score just five minutes later but Barça responded with two goals, Darian Castillo in the 33rd minute and Diego Hernandez in the 38th, taking a 3-1 lead at the interval. FCGS brought the score to 3-2 in the 63rd minute but Barça saw out the remainder of the game and claimed their third straight victory.
The Academy teams will return to the pitch this weekend as they host Pateadores at Grande Sports World – Home of Barça Residency Academy. The U-15s and U-17s kickoff at 9 am followed by the U-19s at 11:30 am.
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