Under-16 Girls Wrap Up Second Series of US Youth Soccer National League Games
ORLANDO, Florida (January 2, 2008) – Eclipse Select 91-92 (5-0-0) and ELA Elite (4-2-1) recorded Girls Under-16 wins today at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Florida to close out US Youth Soccer National League winter series of games.
Two first half goals against the wind by Vanessa Laxgang put Eclipse on its path to a 3-1 victory over the Syracuse FC Fury (0-7-0) despite playing the last 45 minutes a player down due to a send off. Eclipse moves into first place in the division, one point ahead of both ELA and the Dallas Texans Red 92 (4-0-1). The top three teams are all guaranteed a top four finish and thus have qualified for the 2008-09 NL season. Eclipse will meet the Texans on April 6 in Dallas as part of the spring series of National League games taking place on April 3-6.
Also today, ELA received goals from Kassidy Brown and Janelle Flaws in the first ten minutes of play and survived the PDA Fire's (3-3-1) offensive barrage in a 2-0 win. With the loss, PDA remains in fourth place and still in contention for a guaranteed spot in the NL for 2008-09. Both Connecticut FC United (2-3-0) and So Cal Blues-Lippens (1-1-1) have matches in Dallas and are also in contention for the fourth NL slot.
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