US Youth Soccer National League Girls Play Wraps Up in Florida
Dallas Texans Red 92 capture Under-17 Girls championship title
Scores and Standings [link]
FRISCO, Texas (January 2, 2009)
– After three days of intense competition, the Under-17 Girls champion has been determined and the nation's top teams in the US Youth Soccer National League Under-15 through Under-17 Girls have wrapped up play until they meet again March 13-15 in Las Vegas.
There has been a long-running rivalry between the Dallas Texans Red 92 (NTX) and Eclipse Select 91-92 (IL), and today's game brought it full circle. In the 2007-2008 National League season, the two teams faced off to determine the League champion and Eclipse walked away with the title and at the 2008 US Youth Soccer National Championships, the Texans defeated Eclipse for the national title. Today their meeting determined the 2008-2009 League Champion and it was the Texans who prevailed.
The Under-15 and Under-16 Girls age groups will determine League champions when play resumes in Las Vegas. The top two teams, from each age group, advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, and the top four teams, from each age group, secure a spot to return to National League play the following season.
The US Youth Soccer National League competition is for the nation's top teams in the Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 boys and girls age groups, consisting of a total of eight teams per gender age group. The National League offers additional exposure to collegiate, professional and U.S. National Team coaches and offers top notch competition.
The League is known for its competitive nature and steep competition, and that has been exemplified in the Under-15 Girls age group where 13 out of 22 games played in the age group have ended in a draw. Today counted two of those draws.
Dallas Texans 94 Red (NTX) and Michigan Hawks 94-Black (MI) ended in a 1:1 tie. Mary Alissa Lonsberry hit a 39th minute goals for the Texans and Monika Lee hit the 80th minute equalizer for the Hawks.
D'Feeters (NTX) and NSA Fury (IL) also closed with 1:1 draw. Zoe Swift gave the Fury an initial 1:0 lead, but Grace Summers put the D'Feeters on the board in the 71st minute.
A single goal from Jana Jeffrey in the 9th gave Dallas Texans 93 G Red (NTX) a 1:0 victory over Scorpions Elite (MA) today.
Kelly Price put Eclipse Select 92-93 (IL) on the board in the 26th, but two minutes later Monclair United Thunderbolts (NJ) counted with a Samantha Panzner goal. Kelly Price hit her second of the day in the 40th to put Eclipse back in the lead and teammate Alexia Krause upped the lead in the 55th. Montclair's Kate Schwindel found the back of the net in the 76th, but it wasn't enough. Eclipse won 3:2.
A first-minute opening goal from Courtney Smith gave the Dallas Texans 92 Red (NTX) a very early lead over Eclipse Select 91-92 (IL). The teams continued to battle it out, but neither team was able to score until the 74th minute when Natasha Anasi netted one for the Texans. The 2:0 Texans victory determined the Texans as the US Youth Soccer National League Under-17 Girls Champions.
It was a 1:1 draw between BVSC Stars Mallorca 91-92 (KS) and Ela Elite (IL) today. Ela scored in the 14th
with a Sarah Stauner goal and Bekah White scored in the 64th
Play for the National League Girls resumes March 13-15 at the Bettye Wilson Fields in Las Vegas. For a complete schedule of games and play dates, click here.
US Youth Soccer National League Results
Friday, January 2, 2009
Under-15 Girls Resutls:
Dallas Texans 94 Red Girls - Dallas (NTX) 1, Michigan Hawks 94-Black (MI) 1
Goal Scorers: Texans: Mary Alissa Lonsberry (39:00)
Hawks: Monika Lee (80:00)
D'Feeters 94 (NTX) 1, NSA Fury (IL) 1
Goal Scorers: D'Feeters: Grace Summers (71:00)
Fury: Zoe Swift (51:00)
Under-16 Girls Results:
Dallas Texans 93 G Red (NTX) 1, Scorpions Elite (MA) 0
Goal Scorers: Texans: Jana Jeffrey (9:00)
Montclair United Thunderbolts (NJ) 2, Eclipse Select 92-93 (IL) 3
Goal Scorers: Montclair: Samantha Panzner (28:00), Kate Schwindel (76:00)
Eclipse: Kelly Price (26:00) (40:00), Alexia Krause (55:00)
Under-17 Girls Results:
Eclipse Select 91-92 (IL) 0, Dallas Texans Red 92 Girls-Dallas (NTX) 2
Goal Scorers: Texans: Courtney Smith (1:00), Natasha Anasi (74:00)
BVSC Stars Mallorca 91/92 (KS) 1, Ela Elite (IL) 1
Goal Scorers: BVSC: Bekah White (64:00)
Ela: Sarah Stauner (14:00)
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