Revolution Slice Samurai

The Revolution came into their game against Japan looking to build upon the momentum they established in their first two victories in round 1.  The determination and desire was evident from the opening bounce.  The Revos moved the ball in to their forward 50 quickly and it rarely left that end of the ground.  Jesse Leos got the scoring started with an early goal and Andy Vanica, Bryan Dragus (2), Jacob Moyer and Donnie Lucero rounded out the scoring in a dominant opening term. The next three quarters were much the same as the Revos ran away with a 17.12 (114) to 0.1 (1) victory.

Revolution Coach, Matt Bishop summed it up best, "The victory over Japan is a credit to the whole squad as they showed that they can adapt to implement new tactics on short notice and be disciplined in the execution for the entire game."

Captain Dan Sarbacker once again led the charge from the midfield booting 3 goals.  While Vice Captain, Andrew Werner kicked a pair of bombs showing off his range.  The 2 captains were perhaps a bit motivated to show off their skills to their new mates, Tom Harley and Brett Kirk who were watching in the stands.

The Revolution will now have a week to prepare for their next opponent, the South Africa Lions.  A spot in the semi-finals will be on the line at ANZ Stadium next Sunday. 

Goal Kickers: Dan Sarbarker  3, Justin Valley 3, Jesse Leos 2, Bryan Dragus 2, Andrew Werner 2, Jacob Moyer 1, Andy Vanica 1, Brent Mergen 1, Eric Floyd 1, Ryan Sutherland 1

Best Players: Andrew Werner, Zach Weaver, Eric Floyd, Bryan Dragus, Brent Mergen, Saleh Tyebjee

Photos By: Cirsten Paine

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