Whitecaps FC Residency teams had a successful trip to California on the weekend, playing Santa Cruz and De Anza Force.
In total, seven different players scored for the U-19s in their two wins.
Saturday saw a 7-0 win over Santa Cruz.
Simon Colyn had a hat-trick, while Theo Bair scored twice, and Jake Ruby, and Nicholas Fussell had the others.
On Sunday, the U-19s return to action with a 6-1 victory against Santa Cruz.
This time it was Jose Hernandez with the hat-trick, Ethan Gopaul with two, and Michael Baldisimo with the other.
Seven different players also scored for the U-17s in their two wins.
The U-17s opened the weekend with a 5-0 win over Santa Cruz.
Damiano Pecile scored twice, Christopher Lee curled in a free kick, and Owen McBride and Thomas Raimbault netted the last two.
“We had to be quite patient in the first half, as it was a tight pitch and Santa Cruz defended very well,” noted U-17 head coach Adam Day. “Ultimately our quality shined through, but it was a challenged game tactically for the boys, and they came up with solutions.”
Sunday ended in a 7-2 victory for the ‘Caps against De Anza.
Pecile had a hat-trick in this game, while Matteo de Brienne opened the scoring on a cross from Simon Colyn. Raimbault, Keisean Brooks, and Patrick Ruszcyk scored the others.
“The result suggests a dominant display, but I thought we weren’t at our best,” noted Day. “We were ruthless in attack, but I was not happy with how we played without the ball today. We need much improvement for Seattle next week.”
The U-15s kicked off their trip with a 2-1 win versus Santa Cruz.
Naseeb Bains and Frixos Petsas scored the goals.
Sunday ended in a 1-1 draw versus De Anza.
Petsas scored his second goal of the weekend.
The youngest ‘Caps Residency group played to a 4-0 win against Fusion FC 2004s.
Kyle Dent and Theo Afework each scored two goals.
“We are heading into our final preparations before our trip to London at the end of the month,” noted U-14 head coach Scott Howey. “We have put together a run of five matches prior to leaving. This past game was the first one, and they took on the challenge what we asked of them. It’s important now that they do it consistently throughout our preparations.”