The FC Cincinnati Academy played five matches in the Queen City Saturday, October 30 against Vardar Soccer Club out of Michigan. The Orange and Blue compiled a 2-3-0 record, in which three of the five matches ended in a 1-0 scoreline.
Here’s a look at how each academy age group fared:
U13 | FC Cincinnati Academy 0, Vardar Soccer Club 1
In a very close and physical match, the U13 boys were unable to come back from going down 1-0 in the opening five minutes. Neither goalkeeper was tested much in a match of contrasting styles.
U14 | FC Cincinnati Academy 1, Vardar Soccer Club 6
The U14 squad, missing multiple players, took a lopsided loss. Several U13 players played and made an impact, including Harlan Smith who scored the FCCA goal, assisted by U13 teammate Camden Sphire.
U15 | FC Cincinnati Academy 5, Vardar Soccer Club 1
In the largest win of the day for the Orange and Blue, Justin Hylton opened scoring followed by Juan Piedra’s goal just before halftime. Piedra completed a brace in the second half, before Abram ‘AJ’ Scanlon, a U14 squad member playing up, chipped the goalkeeper from 20 yards out for a superb fourth goal for the U15 side. Taylor Cogan wrapped up the scoring in his debut for the Orange and Blue.
U17 | FC Cincinnati Academy 1, Vardar Soccer Club 0
Silas Borgman’s first half goal was the game-winner and difference in the 1-0 win. Zack Kacic and Eli Cogan split time in net keeping a clean sheet for FC Cincinnati Academy.
U19 | FC Cincinnati Academy 0, Vardar Soccer Club 1
Having not conceded a goal in the past three games, the U19’s were 90 seconds away from making it four shutouts straight before Vardar scored off a set play with virtually the last kick of the game.
The Young Garys stay home in Cincinnati, with six games between Saturday and Sunday against Michigan Jaguars FC and Javanon FC (Louisville, Ky.).
The match times are as follows:
Saturday, Nov. 6
U13 v Michigan Jaguars FC – 2 p.m. – MHTC
U14 v Michigan Jaguars FC – 4 p.m. – Mariemont High School
U15 v Michigan Jaguars FC – 4 p.m. – MHTC
U16 v Michigan Jaguars FC – 2 p.m. – Mariemont High School
Sunday, Nov. 7
U13 v Javanon FC – 1 p.m. – MHTC
U14 v Javanon FC – 3 p.m. – MHTC
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