Under-17 Dallas Texans Red 92 Dallas only team to remain undefeated
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RALEIGH, N.C. (Saturday, December 6, 2008) – The competitive nature of the US Youth Soccer National League was in full-swing today as teams worked to solidify their league standings with only one day of games left in North Carolina.
Only one team remains undefeated after three days of play. The Under-17 Dallas Texans Red 92 Dallas is first in the standings. Last year, the Texans placed second and earned a spot in the US Youth Soccer National Championships and went on to win the championship. Dallas Texan teams are first or tied for first in the Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 standings.
There is one day of games left this weekend for the US Youth Soccer National League Girls. The teams play next in Orlando, Fla., at the end of December and then in Las Vegas in mid-March. For a complete US Youth Soccer National League schedule, click here
Dallas Texans 94 Red Dallas (NTX) is in the lead after defeating the Wall Wombats (NJ) 1:0 this morning. Amanda Elertson scored in the 32nd
Dana Rosney put the FC Pennsylvania Strikers (EPA) up 1:0 with an early goal in the second minute. Neither the Strikers nor the D'Feeters 94 (NTX) were able to finish during the remainder of the game. Rosney remains the sole scorer for the Strikers this national league season. The Strikers won, 1:0.
San Diego Surf 93-94 and the Strikers are tied second in the Under-15 standings after their win over the Michigan Hawks 94 Black. Maya Theuer followed through to score off an assist in the 10th minute.
"We want to be part of the best. I think this is where the best of the best are playing. We think it is a great opportunity not only for exposure to colleges, but the best competition in our age group," said Jose Ocampo, San Diego Surf Head Coach.
San Juan Spirits 94 Blue (IL) and NSA Fury (IL) tied, 1:1. Spirits' Alyssa Jara scored first in the 27th, but Megan Effner put NSA Fury on the board with a goal of her own in the 55th to tie the match.
In a repeat of the 2008 US Youth Soccer National Championship match, the Dallas Texans 93 Red Dallas again beat So Cal Blues Dodge. The Blues got on the map early with a goal by Callan Para in the 19th. The Texans then dominated the rest of the match. Taylor Grant scored in the 31st followed by goals by Whitney Jaynes (43:00) and Kelley Monogue (62:00).
Four goals were scored in the first half of the Cleveland FC (OH-N) and Montclair United Thunderbolts (NJ) match. The game ended tied 2:2. Cleveland FC's Brianna DeFelice scored first in the 12th. As a testament to the speed of the game, Kat Schwindel tied the match for the Thunderbolts less than 10 minutes later (20:00). Cleveland's Jillian Graff scored in the 32nd and then the Thunderbolts again tied the match again with a goal from Erin McGovern in the 38th.
Team Boca 92-93 (FL) won their first match of the week against the Scorpions Elite (MA) today. Boca has played well this season but had been previously unable to come out on top. Boca's Tatiana Coleman made a shot and Mandy Picacco was able to rebound and scored in the 68th and the defense held the Scorpions back, ending the game 1:0.
"As a college coach myself, these events are the opportunity to see tons of players in the best environment possible. Then get a chance to see the NCAA championship games at the same time. The players get to see what they are working for and the coaches get to evaluate while they are here. It is the perfect environment for the kids," Team Boca Head Coach Brian Dolley.
The Eclipse Select 92-93 (IL) are in their second season of national league play. Today, the Eclipse won, 2:0, over the Slammers FC (CA-S). Emily Dillon and Tessa Andujar scored in the 18th and 59th respectfully.
The Dallas Texans Red 92 Dallas are the only team to remain undefeated after three days of play. Today, the Texans went 3:0 over Vardar (MI). In the second half, Shelby Redman (47:00), Sydney Eppler (57:00) and Taylor Mathews (70:00) scored.
The 2007-2008 US Youth Soccer National League Champion Eclipse Select 91-92 (IL) beat the Laguna Hills Eclipse Black (CA-S), 1:0. The Eclipse Select are placed second in the standings at the end of day three. Select's Nicole Aiello scored in the 61st.
McLean MPS Dragons (VA) went 5:2 over BVSC Stars Mallorca 91-92 (KS) today. Mandy Laddish scored in the 8th for the Stars. Dragons' Melissa Downey scored in the 15th and 31st to put the Dragons ahead. Krysti Rodriguez then scored two goals of her own in the 53rd and 61st. In the 68th, the Star's Ashley Catrell scored in the 68th, but the Stars couldn't get enough momentum. Andrea Romness scored in the 70th for the Dragons to end the game, 5:2.
Ela Elite (IL) won their first match of the week against South Texas' Challenge 92, 1:0. Jannelle Flaws scored in the 71st.
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. The Under-16 Girls will play on the turf fields at Duke University at 8 and 10 a.m. For a complete schedule of games, click here
US Youth Soccer National League Results
Saturday, December 6
Dallas Texans 94 Red Dallas (NTX) 1, Wall Wombats (NJ) 0
Goal Scorers: Texans: Amanda Elertson (32:00)
FC Pennsylvania Strikers (EPA) 1, D'Feeters 94 (NTX) 0
Goal Scorers:Strikers: Dana Rosney (2:00)
San Diego Surf 93-94 White (CA-S) 1, Michigan Hawks 94-Black (MI) 0
Goal Scorers:Surf: Maya Theuer (10:00)
NSA Fury (IL) 1, San Juan Spirits 94 Blue (CA-N) 1
Goal Scorers: Fury: Megan Effner (55:00)
Spirits: Alyssa Jara (27:00)
Dallas Texans 93 Red-Dallas (NTX) 3, So Cal Blues-Dodge (CA-S) 1
Goal Scorers: Texans: Taylor Grant (31:00), Whitney Jaynes (43:00), Kelley Monogue (2:00)
Blues: Callan Parra (19:00)
Cleveland FC (OH-N) 2, Montclair United Thunderbolts (NJ) 2
Goal Scorers: Cleveland: Brianna DeFelice (12:00), Jillian Graff (32:00)
Thunderbolts: Kate Schwindel (20:00), Erin McGovern (38:00)
Team Boca 92-93 (FL) 1, Scorpions Elite (MA) 0
Goal Scorers: Boca: Amanda Pivacco (68:00)
Eclipse Select 92-93 (IL) 2, Slammers FC (CA-S) 0
Goal Scorers: Eclipse: Emily Dillon (18:00), Tessa Andujar (59:00)
Eclipse Select 91-92 (IL) 1, Laguna Hills Eclipse Black (CA-S) 0
Goal Scorers: Eclipse: Nicole Aiello (61:00)
Dallas Texans Red 92 Girls-Dallas (NTX) 3, Vardar (MI) 0
Goal Scorers: Texans: Shelby Redman (47:00), Sydney Eppler (57:00), Taylor Mathews (70:00)
McLean MPS Dragons (VA) 5, BVSC Stars Mallorca 91-92 (KS) 2
Goal Scorers: BVSC: Mandy Laddish (8:00), Ashley Catrell (68:00)
Dragons: Melissa Downey (15:00) (31:00), Krysti Rodriguez (53:00) (61:00), Andrea Romness (70:00)
Ela Elite (IL) 1, Challenge 92 (STX) 0
Goal Scorers: Ela: Jannelle Flaws (71:00)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7
8:00 a.m. FC Pennsylvania Strikers (EPA) v Dallas Texans 94 Red Dallas (NTX), Field 5
8:00 a.m. San Diego Surf 93-94 White (CAS) v D'Feeters'94 (NTX), Field 6
8:00 a.m. San Juan Spirits 94 Blue (CAN) v Michigan Hawks 94-Black (MI), Field 4
8:00 a.m. Wall Wombats (NJ) v NSA Fury (IL), Field 7
8:00 a.m. Dallas Texans 93 Red Dallas (NTX) v Cleveland FC (OHN), Field 1
8:00 a.m. Eclipse Select 92-93 (IL) v So Cal Blues-Dodge (CAS), Field 2
10:00 a.m. Montclair United Thunderbolts (NJ) v Team Boca 92/93 (FL), Field 1
10:00 a.m. Scorpions Elite (MA) v Slammers FC (CAS), Field 2
10:00 a.m. McLean MPS Dragons (VA) v Eclipse Select 91-92 (IL), Field 4
10:00 a.m. Challenge 92 (STX) v Dallas Texans Red 92 Dallas (NTX), Field 5
10:00 a.m. Laguna Hills Eclipse Black (CAS) v BVSC Stars Mallorca 91/92 (KS), Field 7
10:00 a.m. Vardar (MI) v Ela Elite (IL), Field 6
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