The Baltimore Bays Chelsea won their opening game in the Under-17/18 age group of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs, defeating Lonestar SC Academy, 1-0, at the
Stadium Complex in Frisco, Texas on Monday. Romilio Hernandez (Louisville) scored the game's only goal in the 65th minute, stealing the ball from a defender and finishing from 25 yards.
The Bays qualified for the playoffs for the third straight year, earning the top seed in the Mid-Atlantic Division with a 10-1-1 mark. They will next take on Crew Soccer Academy at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the second of three opening round games.