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Revolution complete first ever road sweep of Barnstormers

Comm Cup

The five-game losing streak which made the Revolution 3-7 following the season-opening homestand is a distant memory now.

A 5-2 victory at Lancaster on May 7, along with 5-3 and 6-1 triumphs the previous nights, gave York it’s first ever sweep of their cross-river rivals at Clipper Magazine Stadium.  Now leading this year’s War of The Roses series 5-2, the Revs improved to 89-74 all-time against the ‘Stormers.  (92-79 including postseason games.)

It’s a rather surprising stat that the Revolution needed until their ninth season of existence to achieve this feat, considering they’ve been better than a .500 team at Lancaster in their history, improving to 42-39 all-time at The Clip after the sweep.  York’s longest win streak ever against Lancaster is seven, between May 2 and June 20 back in 2010.  They’d need to sweep the next meeting, a four-game series in York June 7-10, to equal that.

Either way, the Revolution are out to another fast War of The Roses start; last season marked the first time the Community Cup was won outright two consecutive years when York captured it.  It would be thrice as nice again in 2015.

-Paul Braverman

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