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Amateurs highlight goalfests with hat tricks
by Paul Kennedy, May 15th, 2013 2:27AM

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TAGS:  college men, us open cup, usasa, usl


[U.S. OPEN CUP REWIND: First Round] David Geno, who came from East Tennessee State to spend the summer with the Seattle Sounders U-23s, scored four goals to lead the PDL team to a 5-1 win over Doxa Italia in the first round of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Three other players had hat tricks on an evening of high-scoring action that produced an average of 3.4 goals per game.

-- Arjgent Duka, older brother of Chicago Fire midfielder Dilly Duka, for New Jersey USASA team FC Icon in a 4-1 win over Brooklyn Italians.

-- German Hakan Ilhan had a hat trick to lead the PDL's Carolina Dynamo back from 3-1 and 4-3 deficits to tie Chattanooga FC, 4-4, in a game it won on penalties.

-- Ghanaian Kwadwo Poku had three goals for the NPSL's Georgia Revolution in its 4-3 win over the Real Colorado Foxes.

Perhaps the biggest upsets were the USASA's Dearborn Stars 2-0 win over perennial PDL power Michigan Bucks on a pair of goals from former Bucks forward Niki Djokic and a 2-1 win for FC Tucson (PDL) over Phoenix FC (USL PRO) thanks to a goal by Connor Bevans in the 82nd minute in their clash of Arizona clubs.

The Portland Timbers U-23s overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat the Sacramento Gold, 3-2, on goals by Zack Foxhoven, Gabriel Conelian and Mark Sherrod.

U.S. OPEN CUP RESULTS, First Round
May 14 in Portland, Maine
GPS Portland Phoenix (PDL) 2 Mass Premier Soccer (USASA) 0
May 14 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Brooklyn Italians (NPSL) 1 Icon FC (USASA) 4
May 14 in Ocean City, N.J.
Ocean City Nor'easters (PDL) 2 New York Red Bulls U23's (NPSL) 0
May 14 in Reading, Pa.
Reading United AC (PDL) 2 FC Lehigh Valley United Sonic (NPSL) 0
May 14 in Miami, Fla.
Red Force (USASA) 2 Ocala Stampede (PDL) 4
May 14 in Sanford, Fla.
Orlando City U-23s (PDL) 1 VSI Tampa Bay FC (USL PRO) 1
(VSI Tampa Bay FC wins 5-3 on penalties.)
May 14 in Greensboro, N.C.

Carolina Dynamo (PDL) 4 Chattanooga FC (NPSL) 4
(Carolina Dynamo wins 4-1 on penalties.)
May 14 in Pontiac, Mich.
Michigan Bucks (PDL) 0 Dearborn Stars (USASA) 2
May 14 in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) 1 RWB Adria (USASA) 1
(Pittsburgh Riverhounds win 5-3 on penalties.)
May 14 in Beavercreek, Ohio
Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO) 3 River City Rovers (PDL) 0
May 14 in Austin, Texas
NTX Rayados (USASA) 0 Austin Aztex (PDL) 3
May 14 in Tucson, Ariz.
FC Tucson (PDL) 2 Phoenix FC (USL PRO) 1
May 14 in Portland, Ore.
Sacramento Gold (NPSL) 2 Portland Timbers U23's (PDL) 3
May 14 in Sumner, Wash.
Sounders FC U23s (PDL) 5 Doxa Italia (USASA) 1
May 14 in Laredo, Texas
Laredo Heat SC (PDL) 2 PSA Elite (USASA) 0
May 14 in Ventura, Calif.
Ventura County Fusion 3 FC Hasental (NPSL) 2
May 14 in Conyers, Ga.
Georgia Revolution (NPSL) 4 Real Colorado Foxes (PDL) 3

U.S. OPEN CUP SCHEDULE, First Round
May 15 in West Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines Menace (PDL) vs. Madison 56ers (NPSL)

U.S. OPEN CUP SCHEDULE, Second Round
May 21 in Rochester, N.Y.
Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) vs. 21. GPS Portland Phoenix (PDL)
May 21 in Richmond, Va.
Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) vs. Icon FC (USASA)
May 21 in Reading, Pa.
Reading United AC (PDL) vs. Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO)
May 21 in Ocean City, N.J.
Ocean City Nor'easters (PDL) vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO)
May 21 in Beavercreek, Ohio
Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO) vs. Dearborn Stars (USASA)
May 21 in Cary, N.C.
Carolina RailHawks (NASL) vs. Carolina Dynamo (PDL)
May 21 in Plant City, Fla.
VSI Tampa Bay (USL PRO) vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL)
May 21 in Ocala, Fla.
Ocala Stampede (PDL) vs. Orlando City (USL PRO)
May 21 in St. Paul, Minn.
Minnesota United FC (NASL) vs. Des Moines Menace (PDL)/Madison 56ers (NPSL) winner
May 21 in San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) vs. FC Tucson (PDL)
May 21 in Austin, Texas
Austin Aztex (PDL) vs. Wilmington Hammerheads (USL PRO)
May 21 in Fullerton, Calif.
L.A. Blues (USL PRO) vs. Ventura County Fusion (PDL)
May 21 in Portland, Ore.
Portland Timbers U-23s (PDL) vs. Charleston Battery (USL PRO)
May 21 in Charlotte, N.C.
Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO) vs. Sounders FC U-23s (PDL)
May 21 in Conyers, Ga.
Georgia Revolution (NPSL) vs. Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL)
May 21 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) vs. Laredo Heat (PDL)



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