Whitecaps FC Residency teams roll to convincing wins to wrap-up California trip
SANTA CRUZ, CA - Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency teams wrapped up their weekend in California with a pair of convincing victories against Santa Cruz Breakers Academy on Sunday. The U-18s responded from disappointment on Saturday to roll to an 8-0 victory, while the U-16s kept their momentum going with a 7-2 win.
For the second consecutive match, the 'Caps U-18s got out to a 3-0 lead. However this time, they would not relinquish it.
On Saturday they allowed De Anza force to storm back and tie the match 3-3, preventing the Blue and White from taking the full three points. Sunday's 3-0 lead eventually turned into an 8-0 victory.
Matthew Chow and Mason James led the way with a hat-trick each, while Mitch Piraux and Dario Zanatta chipped in with a goal apiece.
"We're really happy with the positive reaction from yesterday's frustration in finishing with a draw," said Whitecaps FC Residency staff coach Steve Meadley. "Right from the opening whistle until the end, the boys never took their foot off the gas."
10' - VAN - Matthew Chow
14' - VAN - Dario Zanatta
16' - VAN - Matthew Chow
35' - VAN - Mason James
63' - VAN - Mason James
67' - VAN - Mitch Piraux
68' - VAN - Mason James
83' - VAN - Matthew Chow
Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-18
1.Nolan Wirth; 12.Nike Azuma, 5.Nicholas Prasad, 15.Vaggeli Boucas, 27.Chris Serban; 4.Mark Baldisimo (17.Mitch Piraux 46'), 11.Jordan Haynes, 8.Matthew Chow; 21.Ali Musse, 9.Dario Zanatta (10.Marco Bustos 57'), 20.Kyle Jones (16.Mason James 31')
Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-18 1.Nolan Wirth; 12.Nike Azuma, 5.Nicholas Prasad, 15.Vaggeli Boucas, 27.Chris Serban; 4.Mark Baldisimo (17.Mitch Piraux), 11.Jordan Haynes, 8.Matthew Chow; 21.Ali Musse, 9.Dario Zanatta (10.Marco Bustos), 20.Kyle Jones (16.Mason James)
After a come-from behind 3-2 win on Saturday, the 'Caps U-16s continued their playoff push with a big 7-2 triumph.
Aymar Sigue opened the scoring in the second minute before Matthew Baldisimo doubled the advantage in the 11th minute. Patrick Izett and Thomas Gardner made it 4-0, followed by another Sigue goal. Santa Cruz pulled one back, but Cole Morokovich put in two second half goals as the Blue and White finished with a 7-2 result.
"I was extremely pleased with the team's performance today," said U-16 Residency head coach Rich Fagan. "It was a great way to wrap-up a positive weekend."
2' - VAN - Aymar Sigue
11' - VAN - Matthew Baldisimo
16' - VAN - Patrick Izett
18' - VAN - Thomas Gardner
42' - VAN - Aymar Sigue
47' - SC
62' - VAN - Cole Morokhovich
63' - SC
78' - VAN - Cole Morokhovich
Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-16
30.Aidan Aylward; 39.Joshua Cuthbert, 24,Vana Markarian, 33.Matthew Baldisimo, 32.Kadin Chung (35.John Kasper 41'); 13.David Norman, 37.Jeevin Kang, 28.Thomas Gardner (23.Francesco Saporito 25'), 50.Patrick Izett, 25.Hayden Simmonds-O'Grady (36.Cole Morokhovich 50'); 14.Aymar Sigue (43.Daniel Sagno 59')