Academy Recap: St. Louis CITY SC Academy Teams Flex Their Talent in Exciting Weekend of Action

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In their latest slate of matchups, St. Louis CITY SC Academy teams maintained their high-flying form. With all four teams taking the pitch over the weekend, the Academy posted an overall record of 4-1-1. On Saturday, the U-15s, U-16s and U-17s all hosted their respective sides from Midwest United, while the UPSL team traveled to Nashville for a meeting with Tennessee Tempo. The U-15s and U-17s took the pitch once again on Sunday, this time each hosting Sporting Kansas City Academy teams.

U-15s dominate visitors in scoring fests
The U-15s returned from their week off with motivated performances against visiting sides Midwest United and Sporting Kansas City Academy. Against Midwest United, seven different players recorded a goal contribution in an impressive team performance, including a brace from Eli Williams, goals from Alex Jundt, Nolan Gomez and Jovanni Giffin and assists from Cruz Gonzalez, Jack Silverman and Matteo Hayes. With the visitors conceding an additional own goal, the U-15s finished with a 6-0 win. Goalkeepers Mason Adams and Jacob Rahn combined for the clean sheet.

The following day, the U-15s picked up another win in a barn burner. Kaden Donigan netted a brace to go along with goals from Gonzalez, Yuichiro Ota and a penalty kick goal from Jack Hennessy in a 5-4 victory over Sporting Kansas City Academy U-15s.

U-16s take care of business against Midwest United
Following a dazzling 7-0 victory their last time out, the U-16s continued their dominant start to the season with a 4-0 win over Midwest United. The high-powered offense’s goals came courtesy of goals from Christian Nyatanga and Brody Mayer, as well as a two-goal effort from Chidube Nwankwo. With the win, the team is now a perfect 4-0-0 to start the season.

U-17s go undefeated, pick up four points
Coming off a close loss in their last match, the U-17s returned to form with a draw and win over the weekend. The team played to a 2-2 stalemate with Midwest United on Saturday, with Nolan Burcke and Nathaniel Null each finding the scoresheet off feeds from Emiliano Chavez and Conor Meyers.

On Sunday, it was Ryan Dugan who put on a show, taking over the match by netting four goals. The boys needed all of them, as well as an additional goal from John DiMaria, to edge the SKC Academy U-17s 5-4. Anden Ellis added an assist during the match, becoming the third player for the U-17s with multiple assists this season.

UPSL team falls on the road
Having soared to an 8-0 win over Tennesse Tempo II last weekend, the UPSL team hit a road bump over the weekend when they took on Tennessee Tempo. The boys found the back of the net once but ultimately lost 4-1. Despite the defeat, the squad is still 3-1-0 this season and has outscored opponents 24-8.

What’s Next?
Only the U-16s return to action next weekend. They will head to Minnesota for a showdown with Shattuck St. Mary’s on Saturday, September 30.