Peguero Hat Trick Leads Rapids Reserves to 6-2 Victory Over Galaxy Reserves
CARSON CA (September 11 2005)– The Colorado Rapids reserves (3-4-2 11 pts.) defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy reserves (4-3-2 14 pt.) 6-2 on Sunday morning at The Home Depot Center on the Campus of California State University Dominguez Hills.
Colorado forward Jean Philippe Peguero led all goal scorers with three while teammates Noel Fabrice Wolde Harris and Lance Snodgrass added a goal each. Rapids striker Sasha Gotsmanov finished the match with 2 assists.
On the other side Los Angeles would earn a goal in each half with strikes from Pando Ramirez and Mamba Chisoni.
The Rapids opened the scoring in the 36th minute as Peguero headed in a deflected free by midfielder David "Dedi" Ben-Dayan from inside the six-yard box and over a leaping Galaxy goalkeeper Steve Cronin for a 1-0 advantage. Five minutes later Colorado doubled their lead as Ben-Dayan feed Peguero who fired a low shot just inside the far post.
However Los Angeles would respond in the 45th minute as midfielder Memo Gonzalez played Naldo da Conceicao up the right wing. Naldo who beat his defender to the endline played a low cross into the box where Ramirez beat Rapids goalkeeper Byron Foss to pull within a goal.
In the second half the Rapids took over the match scoring four goals. In the 48th minute midfielder Noel Fabrice scored with an assist from Steven Keel. Colorado’s Peguero completed his personal hat-trick with his breakaway goal in the 55th minute.
The final two goals would come from Wolde Harris (77) and Lance Snodgrass (90) to give the Rapids a 6-1 lead.
Despite the match being pretty much in the books the Galaxy would not go down with out a final goal as Chisoni fired a brilliant left footed shot from the top of the box and into the upper left corner of the goal for the last tally of the match.
Colorado Rapids Reserves vs. LA Galaxy Reservers
Sunday Sept. 11 Home Depot Center
COL – Jean Philippe Peguero (Unassisted) 36
COL – Jean Philippe Peguero (Dedi Ben-Dayan) 41
LA – Pando Ramirez (Naldo Da Conceicao Memo Gonzalez) 45+
COL – Noel Fabrice (Steven Keel) 48
COL – Jean Philippe Peguero (Sasha Gotsmanov) 55
COL – Wolde Harris (Fabrice Noel) 77
COL – Lance Snodgrass (Sasha Gotsmanov) 82
LA – Mamba Chisoni (Joseph Ngwenya) 90
Colorado Rapids Reserves – Byron Foss Ricky Lewis Nat Borchers Steven Keel Sasha Gotsmanov Amir Lowery Noel Fabrice Dedi Ben-Dayan (Marcus Sagastume 57) Wolde Harris Jean Philippe Peguero (Lance Snodgrass 67) Joshua Elbaum.
SUBS NOT USED: Bouna Coundoul Luchi Gonzalez.
Los Angeles Reserves – Steve Cronin Michael Umana Aaron Lopez Dru Hoshimiya Michael Nsien David Johnson (Joseph Ngwenya 63) Memo Gonzalez Pando Ramirez (Mamba Chisoni 46) Mike Enfield (Kevin Ara 77) Naldo Da Conceicao (Alan Gordon 46) Joshua Gardner (Troy Roberts 46).
SUBS NOT USED: Steve Gonzalez Ugo Ihemelu.
COL – Joshua Elbaum (yellow) 27
LA – Mike Enfield (yellow) 34
COL – Jean Philippe Peguero (yellow) 36
COL – Ricky Lewis (yellow) 47
LA – Dru Hoshimiya (red) 68
COL – Amir Lowery (yellow) 72
Referee: Ramon Hernandez; Referee's Assistants: Frank Anderson Steve Elliott; 4th Official: Ian Anderson