Sunday, April 17, 2011

RCU Loses One, Wins One in Weekend Preseason Action

Rocket City United are still working out the kinks and Saturday they fell to Montevallo University 1:0.  The team were without legitimate forwards and struggled to maintain possession in their attack.  On Sunday, the team fared better with the introduction into the lineup of returning players Brian Kimbugwe and Andrew Nkurunungi.  After a scoreless first half with Belmont University, RCU made some adjustments and the 2010 leading scorer for RCU, Nkurunungi picked up were he left oft with a nice lob of the keeper to open the scoring.  About 15 minutes after the opening score, midfielder Tyler Cunningham volleyed a first time shot over the keeper to seal the match.

"Both games were played at a high level, and both opponents provided strong opposition," said Director of Operations, Jan Henner.  "It's good to have games on that level at this stage of the preseason.  We are getting the right conclusions out of the games, and we feel that results at this point are secondary.  We have three weeks of hard work ahead of us, but we are pretty confident that we can field a good squad on May 7th and that's the game that counts."

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