College players make impact in first round of U.S. Open Cup
Brett Campbell scored the lone goal on an assist from Robert Morris’ Neco Brett in the 19th minute to give Reading United AC a first round win over Maryland Bays on Wednesday night. The Georgetown rising junior forward was one of several college players to make an impact in the first round of the oldest soccer competition in the U.S.
Butler rising junior David Goldsmith scored the winner in a 3-0 win for the Michigan Bucks over Detroit City FC and Akron rising junior Brad Ruhaak added a goal in the match for the defending PDL champions.
Cal State Bakersfield rising junior Julian Zamora scored the third goal of the match for the Ventura County Fusion in a game they ended up winning on penalties after Cal FC stormed back to tie it.
North Carolina teammates and twin brothers Walker Hume and Tucker Hume were involved in all three goals in a 3-1 win for Midland/Odessa Sockers FC over Tulsa Athletics. Walker, who scored four goals for the Tar Heels last fall, opened the scoring for the Sockers and Tucker assisted on the other two goals.
Also getting on the Open Cup scoresheet were Fairfield rising sophomore Ben Wignall scoring in a 3-1 win for the Long Island Rough Riders and Portland rising sophomore Brandon Zambrano, who scored in FC Tucson’s 2-1 loss to Chula Vista.
The second round of the 102nd Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup will be played on Wednesday, May 20, with USL clubs entering the fray.