FRISCO, Texas (Sept. 21, 2020) — The US Youth Soccer Mid Atlantic Conference, managed by EDP Soccer, saw teams in the 13U and 14U age groups take the fields Sept. 19-20 to play their second weekend of the Fall 2020 season. These early season matchups are beginning to set the stage for which teams will be battling it out for their spot at top of the table come season’s end.
The Mid Atlantic Conference is one of 13 National League Conferences, which each provide top teams with an opportunity to advance to their respective USYS Regional Championships. For teams in the Mid Atlantic Conference, these games are part of the road to the 2021 USYS Eastern Regional Championships, which will take place June 25-July 1, 2021 at Tuckahoe Turf Farms in Hammonton, N.J.
In both the 13U and 14U Boys age groups, two of the most decorated clubs in Eastern Pennsylvania matched up, as Yardley Makefield Soccer hosted Lehigh Valley United in the Premier I Divisions. In both matches, Lehigh Valley United came out on top, with the 08s winning 2-0 and the 07s winning 4-0. Lehigh Valley United 07B head coach Andy Adlard talked after the game about coming with a win against a tough opponent.
“We were fortunate to get off to a fast start and score an early goal through a well taken penalty kick from Jacob Silman,” Adlard said. “Jacob had a great game, assisting and setting up two other goals. Jake van Lierop also gave us great energy and was a threat down the right side for the entire first half, scoring a great goal early.”
In the 13U Girls age group, a key matchup saw Wall Elite Chelsea and STA-MUSC 2008G NL square off against each other. Wall Elite came in off the back of a 1-0 win, while STA came in after a 2-0 defeat to NJ Premier and looked to get its first win of the season. In a very well matched game, Wall Elite came away with the 2-1 win behind goals from Madison Miller and Megan Farrell.
“We were able to connect passes and break through their defense,” Miller said. “Overall we had great energy. Mid game we lost a little momentum but picked it up for the second half.”
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