Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Scrimmage vs. University of Denver

After having Monday off, the team was split into two for Tuesday's two sessions. One group trained in the morning, and another set of players came in for a scrimmage against the University of Denver in the afternoon.

The wind blew strong during both time slots, however the temps had dipped considerably by the time the scrimmage was set to start at 2 pm. Still, the coaching staff was able to give a few roster players a full 90 minutes of game action. Scott Palguta, Michael Holody, Ross LaBauex, Oscar Murillo, Steward Ceus, and Andre Akpan played the full 90 and were complimented on the field by a few guest players and Rapids Academy players.

The teams played to a scoreless first half; however Denver then scored twice in the first 15 minutes of the second to take a 2-0 lead. The Rapids and company would come back to win the scrimmage, using goals by guests Nick Cardenas and Andy Lorei to even the score and one from rookie Andre Akpan in stoppage time for the winner (photo above).


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