Games continue at the 2015 US Youth Soccer Region IV ODP Championships
Schedules, Results and Standings
PHOENIX (Jan. 9, 2015) — The 2015 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Region IV Championships, continued Jan. 9 at Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix. The four-day tournament will feature teams of elite players in the 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 age groups, from Region IV, which includes Alaska, Arizona, California North, California South, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
The four day tournament guarantees four matches for each team, and will ultimately determine who represents Region IV in the 2015 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships in the 1998 and 1999 age groups. California South has dominated as of late as the state swept last year's Region IV and National ODP Championships.
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New Mexico 98 and Washington 98 are tied at the top of Group A with four points. New Mexico defeated Idaho 98 4-0 thanks to a pair of goals from Sergio Carvajal to go with goals from Elijah Fenton and Jacob Pacheco. Washington defeated Colorado 98 2-0 thanks to second half goals from Justin Soto and Andrew Young. In Group B, Cal South 98 stands alone after two games with a 2-0 record after defeating Utah 98 5-0. Gregory Natt scored his fourth goal of the tournament to go with a pair from George Sanchez and goals from Juan Albizar and Juan Garcia.
Preliminary games wrapped up in the 1998 girls division as Washington 98 and Utah 98 joined Cal South 98 at the top of the standings as both secured victories for a second straight day. Washington defeated Idaho 98 4-0 courtesy of Sophia Vivian’s first half hat trick and a Kaysie Bruce goal in the 57th minute. Utah defeated Nevada 98 as Ireland Dunn scored her second and third goal of the tournament to go along with Sadie Brockbank’s goal for Utah. Nevada’s goal came in the 70th minute from Taylor Kornieck. Arizona 98 secured the final semifinal spot after a 3-1 victory over Colorado 98. Despite Colorado jumping off to an early lead with a Gabrielle Gonzales goal in the 14th minute, Arizona scored three unanswered goals off the feet of Veronica Cruz, Reilly Marks and Olivia Lai.
Colorado 99 advances to the semifinals with a 2-0 record in Group A, while Utah 99’s two wins will give them the Group B title after a 3-2 victory over Washington 99 today. Goals from Washington’s Paul Wadsworth and Manav Gill were not enough to overcome Aaron Nixon’s hat trick for Utah. Cal South will advance in Group C after earning two wins yesterday.
Cal North 99 took Group A after a 1-0 victory over Washington 99 with Sarah Broacha scoring the only goal of the contest in the 52nd minute. Utah 99 secured their semifinals berth from Group B in similar fashion with a 1-0 victory over Colorado 99 as Mizuho Obayashi scored the lone goal in the final minutes. Rounding out the group winners is Cal South 99, whose two victories yesterday secured Group C.
After a dominating 14-1 performance yesterday, Cal South 00 had their work cut out for them today with a 1-0 victory over Arizona 00 as Omar Ollarzabal scored the match’s only goal to put Cal South in the driver’s seat in Group A. Washington 00 climbed to the top of Group B after a 2-0 victory over New Mexico 00 thanks to goals from Ernesto Rios and Jared Butler. Nevada 00 is in sole possession of first place in the Group C with a 3-0 victory over Hawaii 00 after John Lynam’s 41st minute goal was sandwiched in between Bryan Martinez’s brace.
Cal North 00 claims the top spot in Group A with one game left thanks to a 5-0 victory over Oregon 00. Cal North got contributions from five different scorers as Abena Aidoo, Naomi Girma, Nicole Lee, Adriana Maldonado and Josephine Cotto all found the back of the net. Cal South 00 has a narrow lead in Group B after taking care of business against Colorado 00 with a 5-1 win. Molly Myers and Bianca Caetano-Ferrara both contributed braces to go with Annabella Folino’s goal. Washington 00 defeated Idaho 8-0 to climb to the top of Group C as Summer Yates, Sakura Yoshida and Helena Reischling all found the back of the net twice in addition to Makena Carr and Daniela Mendoza.
Cal North 01 finished first in Group A thanks to 2-1 victory over Utah 01 and a 1-0 win over New Mexico 01 later in the day. Dylan Yee began the scoring in the 15th minute for Cal North, only for Ryan Jiba to equalize just two minutes later. The score remained a 1-1 draw up until the 55th minute, when Cal North’s Abel Flores broke the tie and secured the 2-1 victory for Cal North. It was Yee again helping Cal North to a victory against New Mexico as he scored the only goal of the match. Cal South 01 claimed the Group B title with victories over Hawaii 01 and Washington 01. Against Hawaii, Alfredo Moran and Missael Cruz scored for Cal South, while Angel Flores and Angel Ariza found the back of the net against Washington. Oregon 01 is in the lead in Group C after a 2-1 victory over Alaska 01. After an Alaska own goal, Drew Rizk tied things up for Alaska, only for Nicholas Scardina to respond for Oregon in the 69th minute for the 2-1 win.
Cal South 01 took care of Group A with a flawless 3-0 record after defeating New Mexico 01 3-0 as Chloe Deveze, Madison Mercado and Laney Carroll all scored for the defending champs. Cal South then defeated Utah 7-0 later in the day to secure the group crown. Cal North 01 and Arizona 01 tied for first position in Group B after both finishing with seven points. Cal North defeated Alaska 7-0 thanks to Aleah Treiterer and Janae DeFazio braces, and Arizona defeated Oregon 3-0 thanks to Kyla Ferry’s sixth goal of the tournament to go with goals from Madeline Garcia and Ciara Bianchi. The two teams then faced off and ultimately tied 1-1 with goals coming from Cal North’s Rebekah Valdez and Arizona’s Garcia. Hawaii 01, Washington 01 and Nevada 01 all found themselves tied at the top of Group C, finishing with five points. In the second round of games today, Hawaii and Washington battled to a 1-1 tie with Hawaii’s goal coming from Sunshine Fontes and Washington’s goal coming from Madison Kem, while Nevada defeated Montana 1-0 off a 20th minute goal from Peyton Kosman.
Group A came down to two teams as both Nevada 02 and Cal South 02 won again on day two. Nevada defeated Hawaii 02 thanks to Arthur Medina’s brace to go with goals from Antino Lopez and Robert Soto. Hawaii’s goal came from Michael Jiminez. Cal South defeated Idaho 02 10-0 thanks to goals from 10 different players. It was Cal South who ultimately won Group A by defeating Nevada 9-0. Cal North 02 and Utah 02 also faced off for the group title after each winning their first two games. Cal North defeated Alaska 02 11-0, which began with Tyler Ohman, commonly referred to as Thor, scored four in the first twelve minutes. Utah’s victory involved a little more drama as Nathan Ortiz and Roy Mendoza put Utah up two within the first 14 minutes, but Tomas Silva and Paul Molinares responded in the beginning of the second half to tie things up. Daniel Powell was the hero for Utah as his 56th minute goal ended up being the difference in a 3-2 win. Cal North secured their spot in the semifinals with a 3-0 win over Utah thanks to goals from Ranulfo Lopez, Felipe Torres and Amir Issa. Group C has Washington 02 taking home the title after a narrow 2-1 victory over Colorado 02 and a 1-1 tie with New Mexico 02. Washington got off to a hot start against Colorado as Thai Wichienwidhtaya scored eight minutes into the match, and Joshua Atencio added a second merely five minutes later. Colorado would cut Washington’s lead in half thanks to a goal from Adan Perez, but the score would remain 2-1.
Arizona 02 secured a place in the semifinals by winning Group A thanks to a 4-1 win over Nevada 02 and a 1-0 win over Washington 02. Alexandra Sampson was the star for Arizona today as her hat trick propelled her team against Nevada, and she scored the only goal in the 1-0 victory over Washington. Cal North 02 will take home the Group B crown after finishing with seven points. Cal North secured the title after tying Colorado 1-1 in the final game with both Colorado’s Jazlynn Ellis and Cal North’s Jaedyn Sanders scoring in the final minute. Cal South 02 secured Group C after dominating 8-0 performance against New Mexico 02.
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