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First round of US Youth Soccer National League play nears the end

December 11, 2009 09:00 PM
Day 3 of 4 complete
Scores and Standings [link]

WILSON, N.C. (Dec. 12, 2009)
– As the US Youth Soccer National Boys teams played through the third day of games at Wilson Gillette Soccer Complex in Wilson, N.C., all were looking for strong results to help boost their team's standing in the League.

Only one day of games is left in this first round of play for the National League Boys, with games resuming at 7:30, 9:15, 9:30 and 11 a.m. The teams play next in Weston, Fla., in February and then finish the season in Las Vegas, March 19-20 at Player's 2010 Soccer Showcase. For a complete US Youth Soccer National League schedule, click here.

Under-15 Boys
The Under-15 Boys Michigan Wolves went up 1-0 over the Dallas Texans 95 Red (N-TX) when Ali Jawad successfully completed a penalty kick in the 18th minute. The Wolves held position and the lead until the 63rd minute when Brandon Aubrey found the back of the net for the Texans. Though they tied, the Texans are in first place for the Under-15 Boys age group thanks to wins in the first two days of play.
After Dix Hills Thunder's (E-NY) 5-1 victory over Lemont Raiders (IL) today, the Thunder are tied for second place with Albion White (CA-S). Jonathan Interiano hit a Thunder goal in the 28th minute and Ricardo Aldape countered for Lemont in the 42nd. Thunder took control of the game with back-to-back goals in 50th and 57th minutes from Donovan Fraser and Interiano scored his second of the game in the 61st. Fraser wrapped up his hatrick and the 5-1 win with a 68th minute goal.
Under-16 Boys
Marking their second win of the weekend, Blast FC Red (OH-S) won 3-0 against TSC 94 Black (OK) today. At the half, the game was deadlocked at 0-0, but soon after, Blast came back ready to win. David Witkoff hit one in the 48th minute and teammate Joshua Saunders had another Blast goal in the 65th. Witkoff finalized the Blast win with his second in his 78th minute.
Sereno White (AZ) and Penn Fusion Celtics (E-PA) played a tight match today, with a 1-0 Sereno win. William Ellis had the sole Sereno goal in the 26th minute. Today's win is Sereno's second of the weekend and has them sitting at the top of the Under-16 Boys age group.
Under-17 Boys
The Under-17 Boys game between GSA Phoenix Red of Georgia and TSC 93 Red of Oklahoma marked the highest scoring game yet with a combined nine goals in the game. TSC kicked off the game with a 4th minute Max Moller goal, but before the half GSA netted three from Ado Junuzovic, Josimar Olmos and Walker Zimmerman in the 22nd, 27th and 39th minutes. The 3-1 score remained until the 70th minute when both teams picked up momentum. Iain Smith started it off with a 70th minute GSA goal and Omar Mata countered for TSC a minute later. Smith netted one again the 76th minute, but TSC again countered with an 85th minute Cristian Mata goal. Smith completed a hatrick and the 6-3 GSA win with a 90th minute goal.
Blast FC Red opened today's game against an undefeated Penn Fusion Coppa with a 3rd minute Greg Highley goal, but Penn wouldn't go into half time down 1-0. Robert Friskey netted a 37th minute goal for Penn for the 1-1 half time draw. Penn was resilient in the second half with goals from Brandon Stevis, Korbin Keene and Matthew Sabin in the 52nd, 68th and 83rd minutes for Penn to win 4-1 and continue their undefeated streak in National League play.
National League action continues Sunday at Wilson Gillette Soccer Complex at 7:30, 9:15, 9:30 and 11 a.m. For complete standings, scores and schedules, visit the National League Center or go to /National_League/. Follow National League on Twitter (@nationalleague) throughout the season.
Results | Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009
Under-15 Boys
94 CASL Elite (NC) 1,
LAFC Chelsea (CA-S) 0
Goal Scorers: CASL: Eric O'Brien (79:00)

Michigan Wolves (MI) 1, Dallas Texans 95 Red (N-TX) 1
Goal Scorers: Wolves: Ali Jawad (18:00)
Texans: Brandon Aubrey (63:00)

Dix Hills Thunder (E-NY) 5,
Lemont Raiders (IL) 1
Goal Scorers: Thunder: Jonathan Interiano (28:00) (61:00), Donovan Fraser (50:00) (57:00) (68:00)
Lemont: Ricardo Aldape (42:00)

Albion SC (CA-S) 1,
Baltimore Bays Chelsea (MD) 0
Goal Scorers: Albion: Ariel Lassiter (58:00)

Under-16 Boys
Blast FC (OH-S) 3,
Tulsa FC 94 Black (OK) 0
Goal Scorers: Blast: David Witkoff (48:00) (78:00), Joshua Saunders (65:00)

Sereno 94 White (AZ) 1,
Penn Fusion Academy Celtics (E-PA) 0
Goal Scorers: Sereno: William Ellis (26:00)

Solar Red 94 (N-TX) 1,
Waza FC 94 Black (MI) 0
Goal Scorers: Solar: Ryan Condotta (7:00)

Concorde Fire Elite (GA) 1, Grand Rapids Crew Juniors (MI) 1
Goal Scorers: Concorde: Preston Gayton (60:00)
Grand Rapids: Sean Conerty (46:00)
Under-17 Boys
Hicksville Strikers (E-NY) 1, Campton United (IL) 0
Goal Scorers: Hicksville: Matthew Windelken (69:00)

GSA Phoenix Red 93 (GA) 6,
TSC 93 Red (OK) 3
Goal Scorers: GSA: Ado Junuzovic (22:00), Josimar Olmos (27:00), Walker Zimmerman (39:00), Iain Smith (70:00) (76:00) (90:00) 
TSC: Max Moller (4:00), Omar Mata (71:00), Cristian Mata (85:00)   

Penn Fusion Academy Coppa 82 (E-PA) 4, Blast FC Red (OH-S) 1
Goal Scorers: Penn Fusion: Robert Friskey (37:00), Brandon Stevis (52:00), Korbin Keene (68:00), Matthew Sabin (83:00) 
Blast - Greg Highley - (3:00) 

CESA Premier 92 (SC) 2, Elite FC Gladiators (NM) 2
Goal Scorers: CESA: Parker Wolfinger (2:00), Joel Perez (68:00)
Elite FC: Nicholas Miele (34:00), Santiago Meza (77:00)

Upcoming Matches | Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009

Age Group

Time Home Visitor Field
Under-15 Boys 7:30 a.m. 94 CASL Elite (NC) v Albion SC (CA-S) 3
Under-15 Boys 7:30 a.m. Dallas Texans 95 Red (N-TX) v LAFC Chelsea (CA-S) 4
Under-15 Boys 7:30 a.m. Lemont Raiders (IL) v Michigan Wolves (MI) 5
Under-15 Boys 11 a.m. Baltimore Bays Chelsea (MD) v Dix Hills Thunder (E-NY) 3
Under-16 Boys 7:30 a.m. Sereno 94 White (AZ) v Concorde Fire Elite (GA) 6
Under-16 Boys 9:15 a.m. Grand Rapids Crew Juniors (MI) v Waza FC 94 Black (MI) 3
Under-16 Boys 9:15 a.m. Solar Red 94 (N-TX) v Tulsa TSC 94 Black (OK) 4
Under-16 Boys 11 a.m. Blast FC (OH-S) v Penn Fusion Academy Celtic (E-PA) 4
Under-17 Boys 7:30 a.m. Elite FC Gladiators (NM) v GSA Phoenix Red 93 (GA) 1
Under-17 Boys 7:30 a.m. Hicksville Strikers (E-NY) v Penn Fusion Academy Coppa 82 (E-PA) 2
Under-17 Boys 9:30 a.m. Blast FC Red (OH-S) v Campton United (IL) 1
Under-17 Boys 9:30 a.m. TSC 93 Red (OK) v Carolina Elite Premier 92 (SC) 2

*Subject to change.
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