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It took quite a while, but the Georgia Revolution have clinched their first division championship. Three different players scored goals and Revolution keeper Zack Schultze made a pair of big saves as the Conyers-based team sat through lightning delays and defeated the Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves, 3-1 at the Rockdale Youth Soccer Association earlier this week.
The Revolution clinched the Southeast Conference East division crown of the National Premier Soccer League with the victory, and will host the West division winner July 14 with the conference championship on the line.
Schultze made two saves in the first 15 seconds of the game, and the Revolution broke through shortly after that. In the eighth minute, Kwado Poku fed Riley Sumpter for the first goal of the night, and Poku added what turned out to be the game-winner in the 38th minute to put Georgia up 2-0 at halftime.
The teams went through the two lightning delays and an extended halftime before the Revolution went up 3-0 early in the second half on a goal by Clarke Bentley.
The Revolution closed the regular season with a game at Myrtle Beach FC Saturday that ended too late for this edition.