Academy 18s Recap: Rapids defeat Rush 2-1

Martinez and Rolph score to beat local rivals

Isaac Martinez vs Harrisburg

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The Colorado Rapids U-18 Development Academy squad defeated rivals Colorado Rush 2-1 on Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park with second-half goals from Isaac Martinez and Victor Rolph. Rush, currently second in the Division, took the lead in the 18th minute, but Rolph evened the score in the 58th minute and Martinez scored in stoppage time to win the game.

The win become's the Rapids' third victory this season, after having a rough start to the 2013-14 campaign. The Rapids are 3-4-4 (W-L-T) and 10th in the Frontier Division of the Central Conference based on points per game. The U-18s take to the field again this weekend, facing Texans SC Houston and Texas Rush in Texas on Saturday and Sunday.

Scoring Summary:
CO RUSH - Jeremiah Michael 18'
COL - Victor Rolph 58'
COL - Isaac Martinez 90'+

Colorado Rapids Lineup: Charles D'Adamio (Hayden Davis 75'), Nathan Braaten, Jovanni Chavez, Miles Chow, Jacob Hanlin (Hayden Heinrich 57'), Isaac Martinez, Bryce Montes (Enda O'Neill 46'), Quentin Pearson, Victor Rolph (Felix Elias 70'), Jacob Smits-Kagoshima, Kortne Ford