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2015 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional: Day 5

 
 

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2015 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional Continues in Florida

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (Nov. 26, 2015) – The 2015 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Thanksgiving Interregional wrapped up its fifth day of play on Thanksgiving in Boca Raton, Fla., and featured the 1999 and 2001-2002 age groups. The six-day tournament is taking place November 22-27 at Spanish River Athletic Park and Florida Atlantic University, and features elite girls teams in the 1998-2002 age groups from each of the four US Youth Soccer Regions.

The nearly 400 leading players participating in the event have been selected from US Youth Soccer State Association and Regional level evaluations. Throughout the week, players will attend training sessions and compete in matches against other regions, in front of U.S. Soccer national staff and collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure for selection to the next level of play.

With programs in all 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations, US Youth Soccer ODP, the original Olympic development program, is available to any player. US Youth Soccer ODP is the only elite player development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer, the National Women’s Soccer League, and the majority of current and past national and youth national team members, as alumni. To learn more, visit www.usyouthsoccer.org/programs/OlympicDevelopmentProgram.

 

Highlights from Day 5:

2002 Girls: Region II v. Region III
On the final day of 2002 play, Region II defeated Region III 1-0 to finish perfect with three wins and zero losses this week. Region II’s Abigail Santana scored her first goal of the week to give her team the lead in the 39th minute. Region II’s defense would hold and it grabbed the 1-0 victory to finish atop of the 2002 girls age group.

2002 Girls: Region I v. Region IV
Region IV ran away with their final game of the week with a 3-1 against Region I on the final day of play. Katie O’Kane opened the scoring with a goal for Region IV in just the 7th minute of play. Region IV kept pressing and got two more first half goals. Morgan Miles scored in the 18th minute and Katie O’Kane completed her brace in the 27th minute to give her team a 3-0 lead going into half. Region I’s Alyssa Anton scored her first goal of the tournament early in the second half to cut the lead to 3-1. Region I couldn’t find the back of the net again and Region IV grabbed the 3-1 victory to claim second in the 2002 age group.

2001 Girls: Region II v. Region I
In a battle for first place of the age group, Region II came out victorious in a tight 1-0 match against Region I. Region II’s came into the game with the most goal but couldn’t find the back of the net in the first half as the half ended 0-0.  Kalyssa Van Zanten was the hero for Region II in the 45th minute of play. The age groups leading scorer increased her total goals for the week to five with the tally. Region II finishes the week with three wins with ten goals for while only allowing one against.

2001 Girls: Region IV v. Region III
Region IV won their first game of the week on the last day of play against Region III with a final score of 2-1. Region III looked to take command of the game early when they scored in the 1st minute of the game with a goal from Isabella Brown. Sunshine Fontes saved the day for Region IV scoring two first half goals in the 28th and 40th minutes to give Region IV a 2-1 lead at halftime. Region III couldn’t find an equalizer and Region IV would grab the 2-1 victory.

1999 Girls: Region IV v. Region II
Region II ended their week of play with an emphatic 5-0 win over Region IV.  Meredith Haakenson opened the scoring in the 18th minute. Age group leading scorer Kristina Lynch added a goal in the 38th minute to grab a 2-0 lead going into halftime. Lynch added a second goal early in the second half and teammates Riley Tanner and Sofia Rossi rounded off the scoring with goals in the 68th and 90th minutes. Region II will wait to see the result of the Region I vs. Region III game tomorrow to see how they finish in the age group.

Goal Scorers and Results | Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

2002 Region II Region III
Final Score 1 0
Goal Scorers Abigail Santana (39:00)  
     
2002 Region I Region IV
Final Score 1 3
Goal Scorers Alyssa Anton (45:00) Katie O'Kane (07:00)
    Morgan Miles (18:00)
    Katie O'Kane (27:00)
     
2001 Region II Region I
Final Score 1 0
Goal Scorers Kalyssa Van Zanten (45:00)  
     
2001 Region IV Region III
Final Score 2 1
Goal Scorers Sunshine Fontes (28:00) Isabella Brown (1:00)
  Sunshine Fontes (40:00)  
     
1999 Region IV Region II
Final Score 0 5
Goal Scorers   Meredith Haakenson (18:00) 
    Kristina Lynch (38:00)
    Kristina Lynch (47:00)
    Riley Tanner (68:00)
    Sofia Rossi (90:00)

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