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US Youth Soccer National League Play Continues

December 4, 2008 09:00 PM
Games held in conjunction with NCAA Women's College Cup
Scores and Standings [

RALEIGH, N.C. (Friday, December 5, 2008)
– Day two of play at the US Youth Soccer National League continued, showcasing the top Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 Girls teams in the nation as they compete in the first weekend of League play.

The National League games are being held in Raleigh at the same time as the NCAA Women's College Cup. Tonight, National League players have the opportunity to watch the semifinal matches, but another great benefit is the number of college coaches at their games recruiting.
Under-15 San Juan Spirits coach Tony Perez said, "It is a privilege to play in the National League. They are being seen by college coaches. This year is the precursor; we know next year is going to be very important. This opportunity to play at venues like [WakeMed], to see the college games tonight. That is an incredible experience. The girls are going to remember this for the rest of their lives."
"The US Youth Soccer National League 2008-2009 season will encompass six weekends of competition and play dates tied in with both Men's and Women's Division I College Cups," said Paul Luchowski, US Youth Soccer National League Commissioner. "For college coaches the League offers recruiting to some of the top players in the country. Here in Raleigh, having our League games in such a close proximity to the college finals creates another big benefit to our League players."

Under-15 Girls   
Dallas Texans 94 Red Dallas (NTX) beat the 2008 US Youth Soccer National Champion San Juan Spirits 94 Blue. Amanda Elertson scored the winning goal in the 76th to slate the Texans first win of the weekend.

The North Texas D'Feeters 94 and Wall Wombats (NJ) tied, 1:1. An own goal gave the D'Feeters the lead in the 8th until Loren Rilley tied the match in the 67th minute for the Wombats.
FC Pennsylvania Strikers (EPA) and the Michigan Hawks 94 Black put another 1:1 tie in the books today for the Under-15 Girls. Dana Rosey put the Strikers up in 14 minute, but in the second half the Hawk's Ashley Garr (50:00) scored to tie the match.
Marking the third tie of the day for the Under-15 Girls, the San Diego Surf 93-94 White (CA-S) and NSA Fury (IL) ended in a scoreless tie. Both teams go into day three of League play with two ties under their belts.

Under-16 Girls
After eight goals, Massachusetts's Scorpions Elite and Cleveland FC (OH-N) tied. In the first half Scorpions were up 2:0 with goals by Jessica Clinton (13:00) and Melissa Gavin (25:00). Six additional goals were made in the second half. MacKenzie Taylor scored for Cleveland in the 51st. Scorpions' Josette Larochelle matched it in the 55th followed by Megan Giesen (Cleveland) scored in the 58th. Down by two, Cleveland rallied against the Scorpions. Kelsey Smigel scored in the 79th and then in the final seconds snuck a second in. At the end of day two, Smigel leads the Under-16 Girls in scoring. The game ended 4:4.

Slammers FC (CA-S) posted a large 4:1 win over the reigning US Youth Soccer National Champions, Dallas Texans 93 Red Dallas. Slammers were up by two at the half with the help of Emily Dillion (8:00) and Francesca Coxe (25:00). Dillion scored again in the 62nd and then Texan Clarissa Wedemeyer scored in the 63rd. Tessa Andujar scored in the 74th to bring the Slammers to four.

Eclipse Select 92-93 beat Team Boca 92-93, 3:0. Georgiana Wagemann scored in the 12th and 60th minute. Kate Dunaway scored in the 28th.

So Cal Blues-Dodge won their second game of the season to take an early lead in the standings. So Cal's Erica Mazeau scored in the 15th. So Cal continued to be quick on their feet with Kimberly Marshall (26:00) and Emily Goldstein (40:00) both scoring in the first half. Hana Tomozawa put the Thunderbolts on the board in the 31st but Montclair wasn't able to capitalize in the second half. The game ended So Cal Blues three and Montclair one.

Under-17 Girls
The Challenge 92 (STX) also won in the last seconds over BVSC Stars Mallorca, 5:3. Meghan Gibbons (13:00), Natalie Johnson (16:00) and Addie Eggleston (23:00) all helped the Challenge take a 3:2 lead at the end of the first. Mandy Laddish (6:00) and Ashley Washburn (29:00) both scored for the Stars. Challenge's Sara Ellis increased the lead with a goal in the 65th. Star's Frances Silva (80:00) brought the game within one point, but in the final minutes Rebecca Twining (90:00) completed a pass for the win.

Vardar (MI) and Eclipse Select 91-92 (IL) tied 1:1. Eclipse scored early, but Vardar's Karly Linton tied the match in the 76th. Eclipse and Vardar carry a 1-0-1 record into day three of League play.

Dallas Texans Red 92 Dallas (NTX) won their first match of the season today against McLean MPS Dragons (VA). The Texans won 2:1 after goals by Shelby Redman (18:00) and Kristen Barg (88:00). Christy Hassel scored for the Dragons in the 38th.

Ela Elite (IL) and Laguna Hills Eclipse Black (CA-S) tied 1:1. The competition was well matched and tied 0:0 until the 76th when Amanda Tafoya put one away for Laguna. In the final seconds Eclipse evened the boards with a Jannell Flaws goal in the 92nd.

National League action continues Saturday at the WakeMed Soccer Park with games at 8 and 10 a.m. and at noon and 2 p.m. For a complete schedule of games, click here.
US Youth Soccer National League Results
Friday, December 5
Under-15 Results:
Dallas Texans 94 Red Girls–Dallas (NTX) 1, San Juan Spirits 94 Blue (CA-N) 0
Goal Scorers: Texans: Amanda Elertson (76:00)
Wall Wombats (NJ) 1, D'Feeters 94 (NTX) 1
Goal Scorers: Wombats: Loren Rilley (67:00)
D'Feeters: Own Goal (8:00)

FC Pennsylvania Strikers (EPA) 1, Michigan Hawks 94 Black (MI) 1
Goal Scorers: Strikers: Dana Rosney (14:00)
Hawks: Ashley Garr (50:00)

San Diego Surf 93-94 White (CA-S) 0, NSA Fury (IL) 0

Under-16 Results:
Slammers FC (CA-S) 4, Dallas Texans 93 G Red-Dallas (NTX) 1
Goal Scorers: Slammers: Emily Dillon (8:00), Francesca Coxe (25:00), Emily Dillon (62:00), Tessa Andujar (74:00)
Texans: Clarissa Wedemeyer (63:00)

Scorpions Elite (MA) 4, Cleveland FC (OH-N) 4
Goal Scorers: Scorpions: Jessica Clinton (13:00), Melissa Gavin (25:00), Josette Larochelle (55:00), Corey Moynihan (63:00)
Cleveland: MacKenzie Taylor (51:00), Megan Giesen (58:00), Kelsey Smigel (79:00), (80:00)

So Cal Blues-Dodge (CA-S) 3, Montclair United Thunderbolts (NJ) 1
Goal Scorers: So Cal: Erica Mazeau (15:00), Kimberly Marshall (26:00), Emily Goldstein (40:00)
Thunderbolts: Hana Tomozawa (31:00)

Eclipse Select 92-93 (IL) 3, Team Boca 92-93 0
Goal Scorers: Eclipse: Georgiana Wagemann (12:00), Kate Dunaway (28:00), Georgiana Wagemann (60:00)

Under-17 Results:
Vardar (MI) 1, Eclipse Select 91-92 (IL) 1
Goal Scorers:Vardar: Karly Linton (76:00)
Eclipse: Player Unknown (first half)

Challenge 92 (STX) 5, BVSC Stars Mallorca 91-92 (KS) 3
Goal Scorers: Challenge: Meghan Gibbons (13:00), Natalie Johnson (16:00), Addie Eggleston (23:00), Sara Ellis (65:00), Rebecca Twining (90:00)
Stars: Mandy Laddish (6:00), Ashley Washburn (29:00), Frances Silva (80:00)

Dallas Texans Red 92 Girls-Dallas (NTX) 2, McLean MPS Dragons (VA) 1
Goal Scorers:Texans: Shelby Redman (18:00), Kristen Barg (88:00)
Dragons: Christy Hassell (38:00)

Laguna Hills Eclipse Black (CA-S) 1, Ela Elite (IL) 1
Goal Scorers:Lauguna: Amanda Tafoya (76:00)
Ela: Jannelle Flaws (92:00)
Upcoming Schedule
At WakeMed
Under-15                            ​;                         ​;                         ​;                         ​;         Field
8:00 a.m.       Dallas Texans 94 Red Dallas (NTX) v Wall Wombats (NJ)                   7
8:00 a.m.      D'Feeters 94 (NTX) v FC Pennsylvania Strikers (EPA)                          4
8:00 a.m.       Michigan Hawks 94-Black (MI) v San Diego Surf 93-94 White (CAS)  5
8:00 a.m.      NSA Fury (IL) v San Juan Spirits 94 Blue (CAN)                         &nb​sp;         6
10:00 a.m.     So Cal Blues-Dodge (CAS) v Dallas Texans 93 Red Dallas (NTX)         7
10:00 a.m.     Cleveland FC (OHN) v Montclair United Thunderbolts (NJ)                   4
10:00 a.m.     Team Boca 92/93 (FL) v Scorpions Elite (MA)                              &nb​sp;        5
10:00 a.m.     Slammers FC (CAS) v Eclipse Select 92-93 (IL)                            &n​bsp;        6
12:00 p.m.    Eclipse Select 91-92 (IL) v Laguna Hills Eclipse Black (CAS)                  6
12:00 p.m.     Dallas Texans Red 92 Dallas (NTX) v Vardar (MI)                                 7
2:00 p.m.      BVSC Stars Mallorca 91/92 (KS) v McLean MPS Dragons (VA)           6
2:00 p.m.      Ela Elite (IL) v Challenge 92 (STX)                                   ​                       7
At WakeMed
8:00 a.m.      FC Pennsylvania Strikers (EPA) v Dallas Texans 94 Red Dallas (NTX)     5
8:00 a.m.      San Diego Surf 93-94 White (CAS) v D'Feeters'94 (NTX)                       6
8:00 a.m.      San Juan Spirits 94 Blue (CAN) v Michigan Hawks 94-Black (MI)           4
8:00 a.m.      Wall Wombats (NJ) v NSA Fury (IL)                                               &n​bsp;       7

At Duke
8:00 a.m.      Dallas Texans 93 Red Dallas (NTX) v Cleveland FC (OHN)                    1
8:00 a.m.       Eclipse Select 92-93 (IL) v So Cal Blues-Dodge (CAS)                          2
10:00 a.m.     Montclair United Thunderbolts (NJ) v Team Boca 92/93 (FL)                  1
10:00 a.m.     Scorpions Elite (MA) v Slammers FC (CAS)                           ​                2

At WakeMed
10:00 a.m.    McLean MPS Dragons (VA) v Eclipse Select 91-92 (IL)                         4
10:00 a.m.    Challenge 92 (STX) v Dallas Texans Red 92 Dallas (NTX)                       5
10:00 a.m.    Laguna Hills Eclipse Black (CAS) v BVSC Stars Mallorca 91/92 (KS)     7
10:00 a.m.    Vardar (MI) v Ela Elite (IL)                                      ​;                         ​;       6
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