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US Youth Soccer National League Girls play wraps up in College Station, Texas

December 5, 2009 09:00 PM
Day 4 of 4 complete
Under-15 Girls finish with two teams tied for fourth place
Under-16 Girls conclude weekend with five-way tie for first place
Under-17 Girls So Cal Blues-Dodge undefeated in League play
National League Girls play resumes Dec. 31-Jan. 2 in Orlando
Scores and Standings [

After four days of play, the US Youth Soccer National League Under-15, 16 and 17 Girls have solidified their spots until they meet again Dec. 31 – Jan. 2 at Disney Wide World of Sports®, where they will continue competing for their ticket to the 2010 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Overland Park, Kan., July 20-25.

Under-15 Girls
With a chance to end the opening weekend of the 2010 National League in first place, San Diego Surf White (CA-S) fought off Sockers FC Chicago (IL) 2-1 to finish with two wins and two ties in their first four games. Ana Cruz finished off a menacing cross in the 20th minute to give Surf the lead, but five minutes before halftime Sockers played a restart out of their own end and Ellie Ordonez took full advantage to even the score at the break. As Surf pressed for the winner in the 2nd half, Victoria Manfredonia tapped in a nice ball played across the box in the 60th minute to close out the win.

Looking to finish the opening weekend of National League play on top, the Dallas Texans 95 Red (N-TX) stepped onto the field looking to score against HFC 95 Rhein (OK). Sophie Groff put the Texans on the board in the 18th minute for the early 1-0 lead. Despite keeping strong possession of the ball, HFC was unable to get a shot off. Texans marked the victory at 1-0 and currently sit in first place for the Under-15 Girls.

Under-16 Girls
The Dallas Texans 94 Red (N-TX) shut out NASA G12 Elite II (GA) 2-0 on the final day to leave the Under-16 Girls division in a log jam after the first weekend. Five teams, including both the Texans and NASA, sit at the top of the table with 2 wins, a tie and a loss, with last year's defending National Champion San Diego Surf (CA-S) in first place on goal differential. NSA Premier Fury (IL) rounds out the top five with Scorpions of Massachusetts in the mix. The Texans used second half goals from Lissi Lonsberry in the 68th minute and Kelsey Shimmick in the 73rd to pull into the 5-way tie.

So Cal Blues-Pearson (CA-S) and KC Select Scream Red (MO) were both looking for their first win of the season on the final day of play this weekend. So Cal took the first chance they had to put one past the KC Select keeper when Jocelyn Blankenship knocked one in the first minute. The 1-0 score stuck as the final result for So Cal to move up in the National League standing to sit in sixth place until the teams meet again.

Under-17 Girls
Slammers FC (CA-S) ended the week with three wins and a loss after a 3-0 win over Ponte Vedra Storm (FL) on Sunday. Courtney Droctor put the Slammers in the lead with the opening goal in the 29th minute. Ponte Vedra fought hard to get back in the game and earn their first result of the week, but in the 87th Rachael Larson extended the Slammers lead before Droctor scored her second in the 90th to put the game away.

So Cal Blues-Dodge (CA-S) were looking to keep their undefeated record perfect in the final game against Montclair United Thunderbolts (NJ), but it wasn't until the second half that So Cal gained momentum. Kate Schwindel gave Montclair the early lead with a 15th minute goal. The Montclair lead looked promising until So Cal's Lauren Bohaboy netted two goals in the 64th and 80th minute for the 2-1 So Cal victory. Bohaboy is currently tied with Cleveland FC's (OH-N) Kelsey Smigel as top goal scorer for the Under-17 Girls age group.

For complete standings, scores and schedules, visit the National League Center or go to /National_League/.
US Youth Soccer National League Results | Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009
Under-15 Girls Results:
Scorpions Elite (MA) 2, So Cal Blues-Draluck (CA-S) 2
Goal Scorers: Scorpions: Lauren Berman (51:00), McKenzie Meehan (69:00)  
So Cal: Kelly Fitzgerald (6:00), Kelly McCann (59:00)  

San Diego Surf White (CA-S) 2, Sockers: Ellie Ordonez - (35:00) 
Goal Scorers: Surf: Ana Cruz (20:00), Victoria "Tori" Manfredonia (60:00)  
Sockers: Ellie Ordonez (35:00) 

VSA Heat Blue (VA) 4,
NSA Premier Fireballs (IL) 0
Goal Scorers: VSA: Vanessa Kovar - (47:00), Maria Pinkston (65:00), Samantha Toorish (77:00), Maria Pinkston (82:00) 

Dallas Texans 95 Red (N-TX) 1, Hurricane FC 95 Rhein (OK) 0
Goal Scorers: Texans: Sophie Groff (18:00)

Under-16 Girls Results:
FC Pennsylvania Strikers (E-PA) 0, Scorpions Elite (MA) 0
NSA Premier Fury (IL) 3, San Diego Surf (CA-S) 1
Goal Scorers: NSA: Jessica Bronke (71:00), Christina Ordonez (76:00), Zoe Swift (80:00) 
Surf: Stephanie Hamilton (7:00) 
So Cal Blues-Pearson (CA-S) 1, KC Select Scream Red (MO) 0
Goal Scorers: So Cal: Jocelyn Blankenship (1:00)
Dallas Texans 94 Red (N-TX) 2, NASA G12 Elite II (GA) 0
Goal Scorers: Texans: Lissi Lonsberry (68:00), Kelsey Shimmick (73:00)

Under-17 Girls Results:
Syosset Sting (E-NY) 1, Cleveland FC (OH-N) 1
Goal Scorers: Syosset: Raychel Diver (6:00)
Cleveland: Kelsey Smigel (67:00)
So Cal Blues-Dodge (CA-S) 2, Montclair Thunderbolts (NJ) 1
Goal Scorers: Montclair: Kate Schwindel (15:00)
So Cal: Lauren Bohaboy (64:00) (80:00)
Dallas Texans Red (N-TX) 2, Eagles (CA-S) 2
Goal Scorers: Texans: Whitney Jaynes (60:00), Brittney Nash (90:00)
Eagles: Kathryn Prati (37:00), Alexandra Cournall (80:00)
Slammers FC (CA-S) 3, Ponte Vedra Storm (FL) 0
Goal Scorers: Slammers: Courtney Droctor (29:00) (90:00), Rachael Larson (87:00)

Final Standings as of Dec. 6, 2009
Under-15 Girls
Dallas Texans 94 Red (N-TX)
San Diego Surf White (CA-S)
So Cal Blues-Draluck (CA-S)
HFC 95 Rhein (OK)
VSA Heat Blue (VA)
Scorpions Elite (MA)
Sockers FC Chicago (IL)
NSA Premier Fireballs (IL)

Under-16 Girls
San Diego Surf (CA-S)
NASA G12 Elite II (GA)
NSA Premier Fury (IL)
Dallas Texans 94 Red (N-TX)
Scorpions (MA)
So Cal Blues-Pearson (CA-S)
FC Pennsylvania Strikers (E-PA)
KC Select Scream Red (MO)

Under-17 Girls
So Cal Blues-Dodge (CA-S)
Slammers FC (CA-S)
Syosset Sting (E-NY)
Cleveland FC (OH-N)
Dallas Texans 93 Red (N-TX)
Eagles (CA-S)
Montclair United Thunderbolts (NJ)
Ponte Vedra Storm (FL)

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