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US Youth Soccer National League Girls play continues in Orlando, Fla.

December 31, 2009 09:00 PM
 
Day 2 of 3 complete
Under-15 Girls Dallas Texans punch ticket to 2010 US Youth Soccer National Championships
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FRISCO, Texas (Jan. 1, 2010)
– The US Youth Soccer National League Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 Girls celebrated the new year by showcasing their talents in meaningful and competitive matches today at Disney's Wide World of Sports Soccer Complex in Orlando, Fla.

As the teams played out day two of competition in Orlando, they faced more than one opponent on the field as the rain showed up and challenged the teams in all matches.

Under-15 Girls
The Dallas Texans 95 Red (N-TX) marked their fifth win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Sockers FC Chicago (IL). Sophie Groff netted one in the 40th minute off of a corner kick and in the 80th minute, Jasmine Hart hit one off a 25 yard blast. The win puts the Texans at 16 points in the League to secure them one of the top two spots in the Under-15 Girls age group, which punches their ticket to the 2010 US Youth Soccer National Championships to be played July 20-25 in Overland Park, Kan.
 
The Scorpions Elite (MA) kept up the momentum that led them to a 5-0 victory yesterday as they faced NSA Premier Fireballs (IL) today. By halftime, the Scorpions were up 6-0 with goals by Lauren Berman (10:00, 24:00, 34:00), Andrea O'Brien (21:00, 39:00) and McKenzie Meehan (30:00). Bridget Conway and Madison Meehan scored in the 50th and 54th minutes for the 8-0 win.

Under-16 Girls
The Dallas Texans 93 (N-TX) and NSA Premier Fury (IL) were both sitting at 10 points in the League and both were looking to come out on top as they faced one another today. Christina Ordonez scored for NSA in the 17th minute with a laser shot to the upper 90. NSA held onto the lead until the 48th minute when Lissi Lonsberry received a cross and headed the ball into the net for the equalizer. Neither team was able to put another on the board, and the game ended in a 1-1 draw.
 
Cheyenne Spade gave FC Pennsylvania Strikers (E-PA) the 1-0 lead over KC Select Scream Red (MO) in the 30th minute and teammate Cassandra Pecht upped the lead to 2-0 only five minutes later. The FC Penn defense held tight allowing no KC Select goals for the game to end at 2-0.
 
Under-17 Girls
The Dallas Texans 93 Red (N-TX) and Montclair United Thunderbolts (NJ) had an uneventful first half with zeros on the boards at halftime. Stephanie Anasi put the first Texans' goal up off of a rebounded shot from 18 yards out in the 44th minute. Kate Schwindel found the Montclair equalizer in the 60th minute, but Abby Smith countered for the Texans in the 64th minute for the 2-1 lead. Gabby Galanti tied the game at 2-2 with a 20 yard right footed shot into the top corner of the goal. A successful penalty kick by Schwindel in the 82nd minute secured the Montclair 3-2 victory.
 
Ponte Vedra Storm (FL) took the 1-0 lead over Syosset Sting (E-NY)with a Morgan Brian 22nd minute goal and extended it to 2-0 with Allison Brashear's 59th minute goal. As they did yesterday's game, Syosset built momentum and rebounded late in the game with goals by Liana Cornachio and Raychel Diver in the 76th and 80th minutes to end the game at a 2-2 draw.

National League action continues Saturday, Jan. 2, for the Under-15 Girls at Lake Myrtle Soccer Complex at 12:30 p.m., ET, and for the Under-16 and Under-17 Girls at Disney's Wide World of Sports Soccer Complex with games at 2:30 and 4:30 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 | Friday, Jan. 1, 2010
Under-15 Girls
Dallas Texans 95 Red (N-TX) 2,
Sockers FC Chicago (IL) 0
Goal scorers: Texans: Sophie Groff (40:00), Jasmine Hart (80:00)
 
Scorpions Elite (MA) 8, NSA Premier Fireballs (IL) 0
Goal scorers: Scorpions: Lauren Berman (10:00) (25:00) (34:00), Andrea O'Brien (21:00), McKenzie Meehan (30:00), Ashley Harwood (39:00), Bridget Conway (50:00), Madison Meehan (54:00)

Under-16 Girls
Dallas Texans 93 (N-TX) 1, NSA Premier Fury (IL) 1
Goal scorers: Texans: Lissi Lonsberry (48:00)
NSA: Christina Ordonez (17:00)
 
FC Pennsylvania Strikers (E-PA) 2, KC Select Scream Red (MO) 0
Goal scorers: Strikers: Cheyenne Spade (30:00), Cassandra Pecht (35:00)
 
Under-17 Girls
Montclair United Thunderbolts (NJ) 3, Dallas Texans 93 Red (N-TX) 2
Goal scorers: Montclair: Kate Schwindel (60:00) (82:00), Gabby Galanti (73:00)
Texans: Stephanie Anasi (44:00), Abby Smith (64:00)
 
Ponte Vedra Storm (FL) 2, Syosset Sting (E-NY) 2
Goal scorers: Storm: Morgan Brian (22:00), Allison Brashear (59:00)
Syosset: Liana Cornachio (76:00), Raychel Diver (80:00)

Upcoming Matches
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
*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.
 
Media Request: When referring to the United States Youth Soccer Association, the largest youth sports organization in the United States, please refer to the association only as US Youth Soccer, and never as USYS or USYSA. We appreciate your cooperation.

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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