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US Youth Soccer National League Girls showcase competitive matches in first day of games in Orlando, Fla.

December 30, 2009 09:00 PM
 
Day 1 of 3 complete
Scores and Standings [link]

FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 31, 2009)
– The US Youth Soccer National League Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 Girls resumed League play today at Disney's Wide World of Sports Soccer Complex in Orlando, Fla.

Each age group is represented by four of the League's eight teams. This weekend of play will finalize League standings until the remaining four teams per age group compete in Las Vegas, Nev., March 19-21.
 
Under-15 Girls
In their last League game played in College Station, Texas, Scorpions Elite of Massachusetts had a draw with So Cal Blues-Draluck, but as they opened this weekend of play against Sockers FC Chicago (IL), the result was much different. Lauren Berman had back-to-back Scorpion goals in the 8th and 19th minutes and teammate Andrea O'Brien netted one in the 20th minute for the 3-0 lead. After the half, O'Brien hit her second shot of the game in the 68th minute and McKenzie Meehan completed the Scorpions' 5-0 victory in the 79th minute.
 
A second shutout in the Under-15 Girls age group came between the Dallas Texans 95 Red (N-TX) and NSA Premier Fireballs (IL) with the 2-0 Texans' result. Julie Dyche gave the Texans the early lead with a 5th minute goal and Jasmine Hart ensured the win with her 54th minute goal. The Texans currently lead the Under-15 Girls with 13 points, and with two games remaining, they need one win to punch their ticket to the 2010 US Youth Soccer National Championships, and two wins will earn them the title of US Youth Soccer National League Champion.

Under-16 Girls
After the first weekend of play, the Under-16 Girls age group had a five-way tie for first place with all five teams sitting at seven points. Of those five teams, the Dallas Texans 94 Red (N-TX) were in the mix and in this second weekend of League play, they are looking to shake things up in the League standings while remaining at the top. In their first match of the weekend, the Texans came out on top, 2-0, over KC Select Scream Red (MO), but it wasn't until the second half that the Texans looked to take the win. Sara Watson put the Texans on the board in the 54th minute and from a long through ball, Amanda Elertson finished off the win in the 65th minute.
 
Another team entering this weekend of play in the middle of the five-way tie with seven points is NSA Premier Fury (IL), and they too are looking to stay on top. Fury's Ali Farkos scored one off of a scramble in front of the goal in the 40th minute for the 1-0 upper hand over FC Pennsylvania Strikers (E-PA). A 77th minute header by Zoe Swift secured the 2-0 Fury win and top spot in the Under-16 Girls League standings.
 
Under-17 Girls
After a 48th minute blast from the 40 by Clarissa Wedemeyer, the Dallas Texans 93 Red (N-TX) broke the 0-0 score in their game against Syosset Sting (E-NY). The Texans looked to have the game under control until the final 15 minutes when Syosset's Emily Lipari hit the equalizer from 20 yards out, and in the final minute of the play, Sophie Mayeux solidified the Syosset 2-1 win.
 
The Under-17 Girls game between Montclair United Thunderbolts (NJ) and Ponte Vedra Storm (FL) looked to end with a 0-0 draw, but with only five minutes left to get a result, Montclair's Alexandra Dezenzo had an 18 yard half volley past the keeper for the 1-0 Montclair victory.
 
National League action continues Friday, Jan. 1, at Disney's Wide World of Sports Soccer Complex with games at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET. For complete standings, scores and schedules, visit the National League Center or go to /National_League/. Follow National League on Twitter (@nationalleague). 
 
US Youth Soccer National League Results | Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009
Under-15 Girls
Scorpions Elite (MA) 5, Sockers FC Chicago (IL) 0
Goal scorers: Scorpions: Lauren Berman (8:00) (19:00), Andrea O'Brien (20:00) (68:00), McKenzie Meehan (79:00) 
 
Dallas Texans 95 Red (N-TX) 2, NSA Premier Fireballs (IL) 0
Goal scorers: Texans: Julia Dyche (5:00),Jasmine Hart (54:00)

Under-16 Girls
Dallas Texans 94 Red (N-TX) 2, KC Select Scream Red (MO) 0
Goal scorers: Texans: Sara Watson (54:00), Amanda Elertson (65:00)
 
NSA Premier Fury (IL) 2, FC Pennsylvania Strikers (E-PA) 0
Goal scorers: NSA: Ali Farkos (40:00), Zoe Swift (77:00)
 
Under-17 Girls
Syosset Sting (E-NY) 2, Dallas Texans 93 Red (N-TX) 1
Goal scorers: Syosset: Emily Lipari (75:00), Sophie Mayeux (89:00)
Texans: Clarissa Wedemeyer (48:00)

Montclair United Thunderbolts (NJ) 1,
Ponte Vedra Storm (FL) 0
Goal scorers: Montclair: Alexandra Dezenzo (85:00)

Upcoming Matches
Friday, Jan. 1, 2010
Age Group Time Home Visitors Field
Under-15 Girls 6:30 p.m. Sockers FC Chicago (IL) v Dallas Texans 95 Red (N-TX) 1
Under-15 Girls 6:30 p.m. NSA U15 Premier Fireballs (IL) v Scorpions Elite (MA) 2
Under-16 Girls 12:30 p.m. Dallas Texans 94 Girls (N-TX) v NSA Premier Fury (IL) 1
Under-16 Girls 12:30 p.m. FC Pennsylvania Strikers (E-PA) v KC Select Scream Red (MO) 2
Under-17 Girls 10:30 a.m. Dallas Texans 93 Red (N-TX) v Montclair Thunderbolts (NJ) 2
Under-17 Girls 10:30 a.m. Ponte Vedra Storm (FL) v Syosset Sting (E-NY) 1
Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010
Age Group Time Home Visitors Field
Under-15 Girls 12:30 p.m. Dallas Texans 95 Red (N-TX) v Scorpions Elite (MA) 1#
Under-15 Girls 12:30 p.m. Sockers FC Chicago (IL) v NSA U15 Premier Fireballs (IL) Stadium#
Under-16 Girls 2:30 p.m. NSA Premier Fury (IL) v KC Select Scream Red (MO) 1
Under-16 Girls 2:30 p.m. Dallas Texans 94 Red (N-TX) v FC Pennsylvania Strikers (E-PA) 2
Under-17 Girls 4:30 p.m. Syosset Sting (E-NY) v Montclair Thunderbolts (NJ) 1
Under-17 Girls 4:30 p.m. Dallas Texans 93 Red (N-TX) v Ponte Vedra Storm (FL) 2
# - games at Lake Myrtle Soccer Complex
*Subject to change. All times are Eastern Time.  

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About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.
 
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About US Youth Soccer National League - Formed in 2007, the US Youth Soccer National League was developed as a path of advancement for the top teams from the US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues. In addition to meaningful matches, development and identification, the league created a direct path to the annual US Youth Soccer National Championships.  League play features the Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 age groups for boys and girls who are seeking to advance their college, professional and U.S. National Team aspirations.  Learn more at /National_League/.
 

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