Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rapids Claim Burgundy & Blue Game 6-0 Win Over Metro State

Five second half goals paved the way as the Rapids were victorious over the Metro State Roadrunners tonight at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in the team's annual Burgundy & Blue Game.
"Tonight was an opportunity for some of our boys to get 90 minutes of football under their belts," commented Rapids head coach Gary Smith afterwards. "Some of these players will be called upon during the season and maybe in the not-so-distant future, so it was good for them. It’s good for their timing and to replicate game action to get the rust off."

The Rapids controlled the game throughout the first half, but were only able to come away with a 1-0 lead at the break following a 25-yard blast from Terry Cooke in the 36th minute.

Colorado wasted no time upping their lead to start the second half when Jacob Peterson scored on a one-on-one with the ‘keeper in the 48th minute, putting the Rapids' advantage to a pair.

Gregory Richardson and Ross Schunk combined to tally the next four goals for the Rapids, as the home side found the back of the net in the 68th, 71st, 79th and 89th minutes.

Terry Cooke was named Man of the Match for his stellar play on the evening.

The Rapids will get right back to training tomorrow morning at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park with only four days before their home opener against the Kansas City Wizards this Saturday at 7:30pm.

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soccerforrepublicans said...

I've hated Metro State ever since their basketball team beat my college in the D-2 championship game last decade.

Oh well, my beloved Kentucky Wesleyan College has 7 national titles and Metro State has one.