US Youth Soccer National League Girls Start the New Year
ORLANDO, Florida (January 1, 2008) – The Under-15 and Under-16 Girls started off the new year with matches at the Disney Soccer Showcase in Florida. Today was the last day of play for the Under-15 Girls until the April 4-6 series of games in Dallas. The Under-16 Girls Division has two games remaining on January 2 with additional matches also slated in April at Dallas.
In the Girls U-15 division, the PDA Tsunami (3-1-2) completed its 2007-08 National League campaign with a 3-0 win over LDC United (0-6-0). With the win, PDA moved into first place in the age group and qualified for National League play in 2008-09. The top four finishers in each age group qualify to return to National League play next season. In addition to PDA, the Dallas Texans 93 (3-0-1). Eclipse Select 92-93 (2-0-2) and So Cal Blues-Dodge have also clinched 08/09 National League slots.
The Texans currently sit in second place followed So Cal Blues-Dodge (3-0-0), Eclipse Select 92-93 (2-0-2), KCFC Alliance Intensity (2-4-0), the defending National Champion Sting 93 Dallas (1-3-1), and LDC. KCFC downed the Sting 1-0 in action Tuesday night.
Girls U-16 action on New Year's Day saw the PDA Fire (2-2-1) defeat Syracuse FC Fury (0-6-0) 3-1. Chrissy Lozier's goal in the final 15 seconds of play lifted Connecticut FC United (2-3-0) to a 1-0 win over ELA Elite (3-2-1) and keep CFC United's hopes alive to finish in the top four at season's end and secure a NL spot for the 2008-09 season. The U-16 standings have the Dallas Texans Red 92 (4-0-1) in first place followed by Eclipse Select 91-92 (4-0-0), PDA, ELA, CFC United, So Cal Blues-Lippens (1-1-1), Hurricane FC-Shubert (1-4-0) and Syracuse.
PDA faces ELA and Syracuse meets Eclipse in action At Disney's Wide World of Sports on January 2. The NL season will conclude for the U-16's with a series of matches on April 3-6 in Dallas.
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