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Virginia Beach City FC (NPSL) 3, AC Connecticut (PDL) 2 Both clubs made their competition debuts in this match and were served with a full dose of drama. Geoffrey Hill's stunning 30-yard strike in the seventh minute gave Virginia Beach City FC the lead before Raphael Carvalho answered for with a close-range effort in the 34th minute. Connecticut would then go ahead after the break when Zach Zurita pounced on a rebound in the 62nd minute. Virginia Beach would pull level when Tyler Cyrus converted from the penalty spot in the 71st before Pat Thomas pounced for the 88th minute winner to give Virginia Beach City FC its first-ever U.S. Open Cup win. The club advances to the Second Round where it will pay a visit to the Richmond Kickers on May 20. 

- 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup First Round Match Report -

Date: May 13, 2015
Match: A.C. Connecticut (PDL) vs. Virginia Beach City FC (NPSL)
Competition:
2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup; First Round
Venue: Westside Athletic Complex; Danbury, Conn.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
Attendance: N/A
Weather: Cloudy

Scoring Summary:           1          2          F             
ACC                                   1          1          2                             
VBC                                   1          2          3             

VBC – Geoff Hill                                           7th minute
ACC – Raphael Carvalho (Reco McLaren)   34
ACC – Zach Zurita                                         62
VBC – Tyler Cyrus (penalty kick)                 71
VBC – Pat Thompson                                     87

Lineups:
ACC: 0-Stephen Sasso; 2-Ashton Pett, 3-Sean Weir, 6-Shane Recklet, 16-Trevor Alexander; 23-Raphael Carvalho, 8-Giorgi Mandzulasvili, 7-Frederick Metellus (13-Zach Zurita, 62), 10-Miguel Carneiro (20-Filosmar Cordeiro, 81), 11-Durval Pereira; 9-Reco McLaren (12-Daniel Baccielo, 91+)

VBC: 1-Ryan Zmuda; 14-Jordan Cyrus (9-Amir Shihata, 61), 4-Wesley Suggs, 3-Michael Nelson, 13-Skylar Hagan; 12-Peter Pearson (8-Pat Thompson, 67), 5-Tyler Cyrus, 7-Geoff Hill, 17-Ryan Condotta (2-Ian Holder, 92+); 16-Chris Albiston, 10-Jer Jer Gibson

Stats Summary: ACC / VBC
Shots:  14 / 8
Saves: 3 / 3
Corner Kicks: 6 / 2
Fouls: 14 / 9
Offside: 3 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
ACC – Shane Recklet (caution)                   24th minute
VBC – Chris Abiston (caution)                   42
VBC – Tyler Cyrus (caution)                      51
ACC – Sean Weir (caution)                        66
ACC – Stephen Sasso (caution)                  71
ACC - Giorgi Mandzulasvili (caution)        88
VBC – Ryan Condotta (caution)                  90

Officials:
Referee: Mark Allatiu
Assistant Referee 1: Tom Felipe
Assistant Referee 2: Siu Hang Lai
4th Official: Michael Syrotiak
Match Commissioner: Jesus Zornoza


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