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RDA Weekend Recap - 11/25

By Riverhounds Staff, 11/25/20, 11:45AM EST

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The fall season is winding down, but for many of the RDA's older boys sides, last weekend was a first chance to get on the field together after the end of the high school season.

The Hounds traveled across the state for the FC Delco Fall Showcase, where they were able to put some good performances on display and start building chemistry against excellent opposition in an annual, high-level event that ran from Friday through Monday around the suburban Philadelpia area.

For the eldest side on the trip, the 2002/03 Boys, it was an unbeaten weekend with a 2-0-1 record. Sam Farner scored twice in an opening 3-1 win over West-Mont United, and Farner and Drew Kemper both scored headed goals for a 2-0 win over FC Delco. The final match saw the Hounds battle another top ECNL side, Penn Fusion, for 90 scoreless minutes, bringing a great first outing to a close.

The 04 Boys were bested in their meeting with Penn Fusion, 2-0, but that came later in the same day Caden Carpenter scored twice in a convincing 5-0 win over Lehigh Valley. It took a late Johnny Dragisich equalizer, but the 04s then wrapped up a 1-1-1 record with a 1-1 draw against Lower Merion.

Also locking up a pair of wins were the 06 Boys, who began with a 1-0 win over FC Delco in which the team withstood pressure and grabbed the winner on the counter through Johnny Krug. A three-goals-in-five-minutes burst by FC Europa send the Hounds to a 3-0 loss, but the team rebounded with two goals from Jackson Suski and one from J.J. Vozar to earn a 3-1 win over FC Europa for a 2-1-0 showcase.

Some of the biggest results on the weekend came from the RDA II sides, most notably the 06 RDA II Boys. That group recorded the only perfect record for the RDA by winning by scores of 7-0, 2-0 and 8-0, as Bennett Haas knocked home seven goals, James Jayomahan had six, and Evan Peterson tallied three with one in each match.

The 02/03 RDA II Boys showed steady progression through the weekend, as well, going from a 3-1 loss to FC Revolution in their opener to snagging a tough 1-1 draw against FC Ballyhoo, thanks to a later Conner Oechslin equalizer. The team closed things out in the win column, 2-0 over the host club, as Oechslin handled the scoring with one assisted by Alex O'Donnell, who scored in the opening match.

As always, more scores and news can be found by visiting the Live Results page


Results

Monday, Nov. 23

At the FC Delco Fall Showcase in suburban Philadelphia:

• The 02/03 Boys took care of things in the air to take a hard-fought 2-0 win over the host club in a battle of ECNL sides. Drew Kemper put the Hounds ahead with his header from a corner kick, and Sam Farner doubled the lead after halftime with a header of his own.

Sunday, Nov. 22

At the FC Delco Fall Showcase in suburban Philadelphia:

• Jackson Suski scored twice, and J.J. Vozar added the other goal as the 06 Boys bounced back from a late Saturday loss with a 3-0 win over FC Revolution.

• The 02/03 Boys had to wait a while for their first outing, but the rust was off quickly in a 3-1 win over West-Mont United. Sam Farner had a pair of goals in the Hounds' win.

•  The 02/03 RDA II Boys gave up a pair of late goals to FC Revolution, leaving the side with a disappointing 3-1 result after a mostly good performance. Alex O'Donnell scored in the defeat.

• The 06 RDA II Boys built on their Saturday win with a pair of additional clean sheets, 2-0 over West-Mont United and 8-0 over FC Europa. Evan Peterson and Bennett Haas (assisted by James Jayomahan) scored in the opening win, while Haas and Jayomahan both had their second hat tricks of the weekend in the late game, while Peterson and David Bukowski also scored.

Saturday, Nov. 21

At the FC Delco Fall Showcase in suburban Philadelphia:

• The 06 RDA II Boys played with quality in the final third, and the result was a 7-0 win over FC Delco. Bennett Haas and James Jayomahan each had hat tricks, and Evan Peterson also had a goal. Noah Hutter set up two goals in the offensive onslaught, while Jayomahan, Cole Silipo and Chris Pons also had assists. 

• The 06 Boys produced one of their most complete perfomances to take a 1-0 win over a very good FC Delco side. The team weathered stretches pressure from the hosts before knocking in the winning goal through Johnny Krug on a good counter attack, when he was played through by Liam Burlovic. Later in the day, the team was blitzed with three goals in a five-minute stretch by FC Europa, which was it for the scoring in a 3-0 defeat.

Friday, Nov. 20

At the FC Delco Fall Showcase in suburban Philadelphia:

• The 04 Boys split a pair of matches on the opening day, defeating Lehigh Valley by a 5-0 score before falling in a battle against fellow ECNL club Penn Fusion, 2-0. Caden Carpenter scored twice in the win, and Nick Ihnat, Johnny Dragisich and Ben Feinstein also found the net in a good first performance off the high school season. The second match was evenly played, but Fusion did more with their chances to get the win.

• The 05 Boys got a hard-earned draw to begin their weekend, 2-2 against hosts FC Delco. Alex Hauskrecht scored both goals for the Hounds, who maintained good possession when they were on the ball. Dylan Janoski had a strong outing in goal, making some key saves and playing well despite the two goals allowed. The team's second match saw Eagle FC get the better of the Hounds, 2-0, as the Eagle goalie made three big saves to shut out the 05s. The Hounds also hit the crossbar and had the edge in possession, but a goal wasn't to be.

• The 05 RDA II Boys fell to Keystone FC, 3-1, as they wore down late and conceded twice late with no field players on the bench. William Manning scored from a free kick that went off the bar, the goalkeeper and across the line to tie the game 1-1 before half. Later in the day, fatigue cost the Hounds again with a late goal allowed in a 2-1 loss to FC Delco. Charles Foulds netted the Hounds' goal with a deft chip to beat the goalkeeper.