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Championship Pairings Set in the 2010 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships

March 12, 2010 09:00 PM
 
California South sends all three teams to Sundays championship matches

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PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 12, 2010) - The 2010 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Championships kicked off today at Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, Ariz.
 
Teams in the 1993 and 1994 age groups (Under-16 and Under-15) played their semifinal matches today and the championship pairings are set for Sunday, March 14. A complete schedule is available on USYouthSoccer.org or by clicking here.
 
State US Youth Soccer ODP teams, boys and girls, have earned their way to the 2010 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships by way of winning their US Youth Soccer ODP Regional Championships. The format, similar to the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, provides state teams the opportunity to compete against teams from other regions in a championship tournament.
 
Returning champions California South 1993 Boys are poised to repeat on Sunday after winning their game today.
 
1993 Girls
Missouri came out strong in their semifinal game with Eastern Pennsylvania but needed an excellent save from goalkeeper Nina Tzianos late in the first half to keep the score at 0-0 entering halftime. Eastern Pennsylvania goalie Emily Armstrong was also up to the task, keeping Missouri off the board despite numerous quality chances. Missouri midfielder Allie Stephenson was a constant threat throughout the game and in the 80th minute her penetrating run set up the game winner as Armstrong couldn't contain Stephenson's shot and Missouri forward Shea Groom ran in to finish for a 1-0 victory.
 
The second game in the 1993 Girls was a rollercoaster of momentum that ended in a 5-3 victory for Colorado over Georgia. In just the second minute, Colorado's Sarah Schweiss was fouled inside the penalty box and Catherine Parchinski converted for the early 1-0 lead. In the 25th minute Colorado once again earned a penalty kick, but this time Parchinski's shot was saved by Georgia keeper Tessa Lukens. Geogia took advantage as they grabbed the equalizer three minutes later after a long free kick dropped into the box and bounced over the keeper's head, off the crossbar, and right to Erin Faulk who headed it in for a 1-1 score headed into halftime. Colorado exploded out of the break with four goals in the first 20 minutes. Carly Bolyard got it started, scoring on two 40 yard free kicks in the 46th and 56th. Bolyard then set up Parchinski's second goal which was headed in off a corner kick, making it 4-1 in the 63rd. Darcy Jerman made it 5-1 two minutes later, finishing with a nice shot from 20 yards. Georgia wasn't about to hand the game over as they struck twice in the 75th and 77th on goals from Cheyna Williams and Cara Smith, but it wasn't enough as the game ended 5-3 for Colorado.

1993 Boys
Georgia and Minnesota faced off in the first game for the 1993 Boys. Minnesota started strong with good pressure on the Georgia defense which culminated with Andrew Rorick sending a shot off the post 20 minutes in. However, Georgia would strike first in the 33rd when a failed Minnesota clearance left the ball in front of Dominic Bonilla who slammed it into the back of the net, leaving the score at 1-0 for Georgia at the half. Georgia maintained that lead until the 87th before extending it to two when Bonilla set up Iain Smith who finished with a nice curling shot to the far post. Minnesota grabbed one back in added time after a long free kick into the box was finally sent into the net by Eddosa Muhamed, but the game would end 2-1 in favor of Georgia.
 
California South needed just 12 minutes to assume a two goal lead against Pennsylvania West, Steve Palacios and Ricardo Gutierrez netting for the westerners. Substitute Fernando Hernandez then took responsibility for a penalty kick he drew in the 58th, making it 3-0, before Zachary Batteer scored a penalty of his own for Pennsylvania West in the 88th. Hernandez would grab the goal back a minute later as the Californians finished with a 4-1 victory.
 
1994 Girls
New Jersey and Michigan featured in a balanced match which needed overtime to decide a winner. Brittany Ratcliffe got New Jersey on the board in the 10th minute, but Michigan turned up the pressure in the second half, which paid off with an equalizer from Taylore Peterson in the 60th. Just before the end of the first overtime period Gabriella Galanti notched the winner to send New Jersey to the final.
 
In what can only be described as an epic clash between two heated rivals, California South outlasted North Texas in overtime to move on to the championship match. After hitting the crossbar twice in regulation, Cal-South earned a penalty kick 18 minutes into overtime and Jamie Fink converted for the lone goal of the game.
 
1994 Boys
California South jumped on the score sheet in the 16th minute against Iowa on a goal from Emilio Casas. Just before halftime Ivan Hernandez doubled the lead with a beautiful shot from 20 yards after dribbling across the field. Alberto Diaz then capped the scoring in the 69th as California South walked away with a 3-0 victory.
 
North Carolina gave Eastern New York all they could handle before some magic from Daniel Bedoya turned the tide for the New Yorkers. Matthew Tysinger put North Carolina up in the 33rd after he took a ball off his chest and turned for a nice shot to the far post. Bedoya turned in a nice individual effort in the 55th to tie the game at 1-1, and with a minute left in the game topped his first goal with a beauty to send Eastern New York to the final on Sunday with a 2-1 win.
 
2010 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships
Scores | March 12, 2010

1993 Girls
Missouri 1, Eastern Pennsylvania 0
Goal Scorer: Missouri – Shea Groom (80:00)
 
Colorado 5, Georgia 3
Goal Scorers: Colorado – Catherine Parchinski (2:00) (63:00), Carly Bolyard (46:00) (56:00), Darcy Jerman (65:00)
Georgia – Erin Faulk (28:00)), Cheyna Williams (75:00), Cara Smith (77:00)

1993 Boys
Georgia 2, Minnesota 1
Goal Scorers: Georgia – Dominic Bonilla (33:00), Iain Smith (87:00)
Minnesota – Andrew Rorick (90:00)
 
California South 4, Pennsylvania West 1
Goal Scorers: California South – Steve Palacios (8:00), Ricardo Gutierrez (12:00), Fernando Hernandez (58:00) (90:00)
Pennsylvania West – Zachary Batteer (88:00)
 
1994 Girls
New Jersey 2, Michigan 1
Goal Scorers: New Jersey – Brittany Ratcliffe (10:00), Gabriella Galanti (94:00) OT
Michigan – Taylore Peterson (60:00)
 
California South 1, North Texas 0
Goal Scorer: California South – Jamie Fink (98:00) OT
 
1994 Boys
California South 3, Iowa 0
Goal Scorers: California South – Emilio Casas (16:00), Ivan Hernandez (40:00), Alberto Diaz (69:00)
 
Eastern New York 2, North Carolina 1
Goal Scorers: Eastern New York – Daniel Bedoya (55:00) (79:00)
North Carolina – Matthew Tysinger (33:00) 
 
Schedule for Championship and Consolation Matches | Sunday, March 14, 2010
Time (MTN)
Game No.
Age Group 
Home
Visitor
Field No.
11 a.m.
Championship
94 Girls
California South
New Jersey
16
11 a.m.
Consolation
94 Girls
Michigan
North Texas
15
10 a.m.
Championship
93 Girls
Missouri
Colorado
13
10 a.m.
Consolation
93 Girls
Eastern Pennsylvania
Georgia
14
9 a.m.
Championship
94 Boys
Eastern New York
California South
15
9 a.m.
Consolation
94 Boys
Iowa
North Carolina
16
8 a.m.
Championship
93 Boys
Georgia
California South
14
8 a.m.
Consolation
93 Boys
Minnesota
Pennsylvania West
13
*Subject to change, please check USYouthSoccer.org for the most current schedule.
 
Initially created in 1977 as the US Youth Soccer Select Team Program, US Youth Soccer ODP was formed to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team could be selected for international competition. A girls program was added in 1985.
 
The players must try out to qualify for the program's high-level training from carefully selected and licensed coaches through a series of trials at their local, State Association and then Regional levels. Those selected are exposed to the nation's best coaches, trainers and facilities.
 
US Youth Soccer ODP is the original Olympic development program and the only elite player development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer as well as a majority of current and past national and youth team members, as alumni. And, with programs in all 55 State Associations as well as regional and national championships and participation in international tournaments, US Youth Soccer ODP continues to lead the way.
 
For more information regarding US Youth Soccer ODP and the US Youth Soccer ODP Championships visit USYouthSoccer.org.
 
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About US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) - US Youth Soccer ODP, established in 1977, is the original Olympic development program in the United States. Formed to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team could be selected for international competition, selected players are exposed to the nation's top coaches from collegiate institutions, U.S. Soccer and the professional leagues. Programs exist in each state and with competitions such as the US Youth Soccer ODP Championships, Interregional Training/Competition, Regional Camps and International play. US Youth Soccer ODP continues to lead the way in elite player identification and development. US Youth Soccer ODP is an approved program of the U.S. Soccer Federation.
 
Media Request: When referring to the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program, the original elite player program in the United States, please refer to the program only as the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program or US Youth Soccer ODP, and never as USYSODP or simply ODP. We appreciate your cooperation.
 

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