Dynamo Academy teams go 4-1-0 in weekend matches

Dynamo U-16s extend unbeaten streak to 11 games with 4-2 win over Texans SC

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Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

With the excitement of the Houston Dynamo's 35-game home unbeaten streak, it is easy to overlook the impressive feat that Dynamo Academy U-16 squad, presented by Statoil, is achieving in the USSF Development Academy League.

Following last weekend's 4-2 win over Houston-area rival Texans SC, the Dynamo U-16s have now gone unbeaten in their previous 11 matches and have outscored their opponents 34-12 during that stretch. Elochukwu Ozumba (pictured, above) and Christian Lucatero each scored two goals in Sunday's win for the U-16s. Ozumba leads all Dynamo goal scorers with 16 and has two goals in five games this season. The win improved the team's record to 16-3-3 with five games to go in the regular season.

In the first match of the Sunday doubleheader at Burroughs Park, the Dynamo U-18s defeated Texans SC 1-0 with Jorge Contreras scoring the team's lone goal. The win improved the team's unbeaten streak to four games and improved their record to 13-4-5 on the season.

PLAYOFF UPDATE

With only five games to go in the USSDA season, both the Dynamo U-16s and U-18s remain in strong position to earn one of the three automatic playoff spots give to the teams that finish in the top three spots in the each division. The Dynamo U-18s are second in their division on points (44) and third on points per game (2.00). The U-18s are six points and .10 points per game ahead of fourth place Solar Chelsea.

The Dynamo U-16 are still in first place in their division on points (51) and second place on points per game (2.32). The U-16s have a five point and .32 points per game advantage over fourth place Solar Chelsea and have played one game less than the Dallas-based club.

PRE-ACADEMY UPDATE

In Pre-Academy league action, the Dynamo went 2-1-0 on the weekend. Roberto Marquez scored the lone goal in the Dynamo U-15's 1-0 win over TSC. Giandemir Jean scored for the Dynamo U-14s as the team lost 2-1 to fall to 12-8-0 on the season. Daniel Wisemans' strike kept the Dynamo U-13s in the hunt for a playoff spot with a 1-0 win over TSC. The Dynamo U-15s are currently in first place in their division, three points ahead of second-place FC Dallas, however, the Dynamo have played three more games than Dallas.

U-18: Houston Dynamo (13-4-5) at Texans SC Houston (9-7-7)
April 14, 2013 --Burroughs Park- Tomball
USSF Development Academy League

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Jorge Contreras 86

U-16: Houston Dynamo (16-3-3) at Texans SC Houston (14-5-4)
April 14, 2013 --Burroughs Park- Tomball
USSF Development Academy League

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Christian Lucatero 13
HOU -- Christian Lucatero 15
HOU -- Elochukwu Ozumba 45
HOU -- Elochukwu Ozumba 78
TEX -- Bryce Marion 25
TEX-- Bryce Marion 76

U-15: Houston Dynamo (13-2-5) at Texas SC Houston (8-5-5)
April 14, 2013
Texas Pre-Academy Leage

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Roberto Marquez PK

U-14: Houston Dynamo (12-8-0) at Texans SC Houston (6-8-4)
April 14, 2013
Texas Pre-Academy League

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Giandemir Jaen
TSC -- goal
TSC -- goal

U-13: Houston Dynamo (8-4-5) at Texans SC Houston (4-9-5)
April 14, 2013
Texas Pre-Academy League

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Daniel Wiseman

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial.