Whitecaps FC Residency were on the road over the weekend, traveling across the border to take on Crossfire Premier in Development Academy action.
In a competitive match between the top two teams in the division, the ‘Caps ended in a 3-3 draw against the Crossfire.
Jose Hernandez opened the scoring, on an assist from Gabriel Escobar in the 15th minute. Crossfire then scored twice to take the lead, but a 71st minute free kick from Michael Baldisimo leveled the match again.
The home side then took the lead once more, but after a red card to Crossfire, Hernandez scored a second goal in the final five minutes to end the match at 3-3.
The U-17s came away with a 3-0 win.
Patrick Ruszczyk opened the scoring with a touch and turn on 33 minutes. Tomas Ribeiro then scored on a solo effort in the first minute of second half added time, and Chilliwack’s Brandon Cambridge rounded out the scoring on his debut just before the final whistle.
“The boys have put themselves back into a good spot for next week against Seattle and in a position to compete for the Northwest Division again,” noted U-17 head coach Adam Day.
The U-15s ended with a 2-0 win.
Paul Amedume scored first with a good strike from the top of the 18-yard-box. Eric White scored the second on an excellent build-up from the team, with a final assist coming from Kam Habibullah.
“The boys were excellent today,” noted head coach James Merriman. “It was a good team performance.”