FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 21, 2010) - The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Thanksgiving Interregional kicked off today with the 1993 and 1994 age group competition at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla.
Continuing its tradition of elite play, competition and player development, youth from the nation's elite player identification and development program, US Youth Soccer ODP, will compete in front of national and leading collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure.
The 1993 Girls from Region I claimed a decisive victory today over Region IV with the help of a hat trick by Cassandra Pect. Pect kicked off the game with back-to-back goals in the 26th and 27th minutes. Before the close of the first half, Region IV's Savannah Coiner scored. The second half held three more goals for Region I by Shannon Colligan, Taylor Haenlin and Pecht's third goal fell in the 76th minute. Victoria Shimukus scored for Region IV, but Region IV couldn't break Region I's scoring momentum. Region I won, 5-2.
US Youth Soccer ODP regular, Shea Groom, scored the 1993 Region II's lone goal in the 36th minute of their match against Region III. Region II won, 1-0.
The Under-15 Girls National Team beat the 1994 Region I squad, 4-1. Amber Munerlyn and Summer Green put the National Team up by two in the first half scoring in the 32nd and 36th minutes respectively. Region I's Lauren Berman scored in the 57th minute to close the lead to one, but the National Team countered with two in the 71st and 74th minutes by Betsy Brandon and Elizabeth Boon.
All three goals of the 1994 matchup between Region IV and Region III were scored within the first half. Makenzy Doniak gave Region IV the early lead with a goal in the 15th minute. Region III's Krissi Killion countered three minutes later to tie the game. Just before the end of the first half, Devlyn Jeter scored what proved to be Region IV's game winner. After a scoreless second half, Region IV won 2-1.
Tonight, the 1994 Region II team competes against the Norwegian College of Elite Sport on field 3 at Florida Atlantic University.
Scores will be available at USYouthSoccer.org
The US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional hosts teams in the 1993 – 1996 age groups including the U.S. Under-15 National Team and the Norwegian College of Elite Sport.
2010 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fla.
Scores | Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010
1993 Region I 5, Region IV 2
Goal scorers: Region I- Cassandra Pecht (26:00) (27:00) (76:00), Shannon Colligan (59:00), Taylor Haenlin (72:00)
Region IV- Savannah Coiner (34:00), Victoria Shimkus (66:00)
1993 Region II 1, Region III 0
Goal scorers: Region II- Shea Groom (36:0)
U.S. U-15 National Team 4, 1994 Region I 1
Goal scorers: USNT- Amber Munerlyn (32:00), Summer Green (36:00), Betsy Brandon (71:00), Elizabeth Boon (74:00)
Region I- Lauren Berman (57:00)
1994 Region IV 2, Region III 1
Goal scorers: Region IV- Makenzy Doniak (15:00), Devlyn Jeter (40:00)
Region III- Krissi Killion (18:00)
Monday, Nov. 22
9 a.m. 1995 Region I v. Region IV, Field 1
10 a.m. 1996 Region I v. Region IV, Field 2
11 a.m. 1995 Region II v. Region III, Field 1
12 p.m. 1996 Region II v. Region III, Field 2
Tuesday, Nov. 23
9 a.m. 1993 Region I v. Region II, Field 1
10 a.m. 1994 Region I v. Region IV, Field 2
11 a.m. 1993 Region IV v. Region III, Field 1
12 p.m. 1994 Region II v. Region III, Field 2
2 p.m. USNT v. Norway, Field 3
Wednesday, Nov. 24
9 a.m. 1995 Region I v. Region II, Field 1
10 a.m. 1996 Region I v. Region II, Field 2
11 a.m. 1995 Region IV v. Region III, Field 1
12 p.m. 1996 Region IV v. Region III, Field 2
Thursday, Nov. 25
8 a.m. 1993 Region IV v. Region II, Field 2
8 a.m. 1994 Region IV v. USNT, Field 1
9 a.m. 1994 Region II v. Region I, Field 3
10 a.m. 1993 Region III v. Region I, Field 2
10 a.m. 1994 Region III v. Norway, Field 1
Friday, Nov. 26
8 a.m. 1995 Region III v. Region I, Field 1
8 a.m. 1996 Region III v. Region I, Field 2
10 a.m. 1995 Region IV v. Region II, Field 1
10 a.m. 1996 Region IV v. Region II, Field 2
The 1994 and 1995 age groups play two 40-minute halves and the 1993 age group plays two 45-minute halves. Teams will be allowed seven substitutes with no re-entry.
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About US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP)
- US Youth Soccer ODP, established in 1977, is the original Olympic development program in the United States. Formed to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team could be selected for international competition, selected players are exposed to the nation's top coaches from collegiate institutions, U.S. Soccer and the professional leagues. Programs exist in each state and with competitions such as the US Youth Soccer ODP National Championships, Interregional Training/Competition, Regional Camps and International play. US Youth Soccer ODP continues to lead the way in elite player identification and development. US Youth Soccer ODP is an approved program of the U.S. Soccer Federation.
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About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer)
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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
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.