Revs Academy Win 3 in N.J.

The Revolution Youth Academy teams reeled off three wins in New Jersey during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, including a sweep of Match Fit Chelsea on Sunday.

The U-18s took a 4-1 win over Match Fit Chelsea U-18s on Sunday in West Windsor, N.J., thanks to goals from Manuel Andrade (9′), Ramario Osorio (44′) Devin Devoy (48′) and Peguy Ngatcha (57′). Devoy also assisted on Andrade’s and Ngatcha’s tallies. Tanner Sica scored the lone goal for the hosts in the 24th minute.

The U-16s followed up with a 1-0 win over the Match Fit Chelsea U-16s, with Gabe Gissie scoring the decider in the 28th minute. Revolution keeper Austin Aviza collected five saves for his third clean sheet of the season.

On Saturday, the 18s fell to NJSA U-18s 1-0 in Holmdel, N.J. Brendan McSherry scored the winner for the hosts in the 43rd minute. Meanwhile, Revolution keeper David Hepp made six saves, including three on breakaway chances.

In 16s match, Revolution claimed a 2-1 victory over NJSA. Austin Lenart gave the home squad the advantage in the 57th minute, but the guests responded with goals from Freddie Ferre (65′) and Will Szostkiewicz (79′) to deliver the Revolution Academy its first win of the weekend.

After going 1-1-0, the Revolution 18s dropped to second in the Development Academy’s U-18s Northeast Division with a 5-3-0 record. Meanwhile, the 16s remain in first place of the U-16s Northeast Division with a 6-2-0 record.

On Saturday, the Academy will send an 18-player squad to Johannesburg, South Africa, for the 2012 Future Champions Gauteng Tournament. The tournament will run from Mar. 26-31, and will feature 12 youth clubs, including the Revolution.

After the Tournament, the Revolution Youth Academy will return to Development Academy action on Apr. 14 against the PA Classics in Manheim, Penn. and will close out the weekend on in Downington, Penn. to play FC Delco on Apr. 15.

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