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New York Red Bulls Academy Graduates: 2015 NCAA Tournament Update

A multitude move on to the third round of the tournament

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Not everything was bad in Red Bulls land this weekend. As the College Cup kicked off, 23 academy graduates were in action over the first two rounds. Some won, some lost, some won and then lost. In the end, 10 of them are moving onto the third round of the tournament.


1st Round

Rutgers topped LIU Brooklyn in penalties (1-1, 3-2)

Erik Sa started and played 110 minutes, providing 2 shots, for Rutgers
Brandon Tetro started and ultimately played 57 minutes while also notching the game winning penalty for Rutgers
Ross Tetro played less than a minute in a substitute appearance
Dante Perez did not play for Rutgers

Tulsa topped FIU 3-2 in OT

Juan Sebastian Sanchez started, played 76 minutes recording 3 shots, and scored a goal in the 52nd minute to tie the game for Tulsa

University of Connecticut beat Boston University 3-1

Anthony Viteri started and played 84 minutes, recording 3 shots, for BU
Jacob Wagmeister did not play for UConn

Virginia beat Rider 2-0

Derrick Etienne started and had 2 shots in the 78 minutes he played for Virginia
Nate Odusote started and played all 90 minutes for Virginia
Scott Thomsen started for Virginia and played all 90 minutes, with registering a shot as well
Malcolm Dixon and Wesley Wade did not feature for Virginia

2nd Round

1. Wake Forest won against Charlotte 1-0

Steven Echevarria came on as a sub and played 30 minutes for Wake Forest
Kevin Politz did not play for Wake Forest

3. Georgetown beat Hofstra 3-0

Brandon Allen started for Georgetown, recording 88 minutes, 1 goal, and 4 shots
Chris Lema started for Georgetown and played the full game, recording 1 shot
Arun Basuljevic started, had 1 goal, 3 shots, and a yellow card for Georgetown
Alex Muyl started the game, played 88 minutes, and had a goal, an assist, and 2 shots in the game for Georgetown
Ethan Lochner and Kyle Zajec did not feature for Georgetown

4. Akron ran rampant over Rutgers, winning 6-1

Adam Najem started, playing a total of 69 minutes for Akron, while also providing a shot and two assists
Erik Sa started and played all 90 minutes, with 2 shots in the game
Brandon Tetro started and played 25 minutes for Rutgers
Ross Tetro and Dante Perez did not play for Rutgers

7. Notre Dame wins against Tulsa in penalties (1-1, 3-0)

Juan Sebastian Sanchez started for Tulsa and played 76 minutes, scoring their lone goal in the 62nd minute.

10. Maryland beat Virginia 1-0

Mael Corboz played the full game for Maryland, providing the assist to the lone goal of the game
Both Scott Thomsen and Nate Odusote started and the full game for Virginia
Derrick Etienne came on for the second half, playing 45 minutes while also recording 2 shots
Malcolm Dixon and Wesley Wade did not feature for Virginia

15. UC Santa Barbara beat South Carolina 1-0 in OT

Dugar Zier did not play for UCSB

16. Indiana beat UConn 1-0

Jacob Wagmeister did not play for UConn

Upcoming games:

1. Wake Forest plays 16. Indiana at 1pm on 11/29 @ Wake Forest

Steven Echevarria and Kevin Politz for Wake Forest are both NYRB Academy graduates

3. Georgetown plays Boston College at 1pm on 11/29 @ Georgetown

Georgetown features six NYRB Academy Products: Brandon Allen, Arun Basuljevic, Chris Lema, Ethan Lochner, Alex Muyl, and Kyle Zajec

2. Clemson plays 15. UCSB at 6pm on 11/29 @ Clemson

Freshman defender Dugan Zier plays for UCSB

4. Akron plays SMU at 4pm on 11/29 @ Akron

Junior, and Clifton native, Adam Najem stars for the Akron Zips

7. Notre Dame plays 10. Maryland at 2pm on 11/29 @ Notre Dame

Senior midfielder and NYRB Academy Mael Corboz leads the Maryland midfield