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The best defense in the ECNL

Article Written by J.R. Eskilson
Published: January 10, 2013

The Elite Clubs National League is currently on a break from action after its second national Event of the season in Sanford, Florida last month.

The brief pause gives time to give a statistical rundown of some of the top defensive teams in the country through the first few months of the season. Below is a list of the top ten defenses (in terms of goals allowed (GAA) per game) in each of the five age groups.

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Only statistics from conference games were used in the lists, and only that have played more than five games were considered.

U14

  1. Solar-Chelsea Soccer Club – 0.36 GAA, 4 goals against, 11 games (GKs: Emerson Bribiesca, Haley Jackson; D: Logan Bruffett, Victoria Garza, Haylee Hulse, Hannah Webb)
  2. Dallas Texans – 0.36 GAA, 4 goals, 11 games, 0.36 GAA (GK: Melody Jayroe; D: Sarah Houchin, Brittany Martin, Peyton McGee, Isabel Trevino, Izabella Ward, Sara Watters)
  3. PDA – 0.42 GAA, 3 goals against, 7 games
  4. Charlotte Soccer Academy – 0.45 GAA, 5 goals, 11 games
  5. Colorado Storm – 0.50 GAA, 5 goals against, 10 games
  6. CASL Chelsea Ladies – 0.54 GAA, 6 goals against, 11 games
  7. Michigan Hawks – 0.57 GAA, 4 goals against, 7 games
  8. Lonestar SC – 0.64 GAA, 9 goals against, 14 games
  9. Texas Rush – 0.71 GAA, 10 goals against, 14 games
  10. West Coast FC/San Diego Surf – 0.75 GAA, 6 goals against, 8 games

U15

  1. FC Virginia – 0.13 GAA, 1 goal against, 8 games (GKs: Margaret Barron, Kylee Moffett; D: Briana Alston, Kathryn Berry, Peyton Green, Lauren Kelly, Alexandra Littlefield, Meaghan Nally)
  2. Concorde Fire – 0.25 GAA, 4 goals against, 16 games
  3. Real Colorado – 0.45 GAA, 5 goals against, 11 games
  4. Charlotte Soccer Academy – 0.47 GAA, 7 goals against, 15 games
  5. Strikers FC – 0.50 GAA, 3 goals against, 6 games
  6. Slammers FC – 0.50 GAA, 3 goals against, 6 games
  7. San Diego Surf – 0.67 GAA, 4 goals against, 6 games
  8. West Coast FC – 0.67 GAA, 4 goals against, 6 games
  9. San Juan Soccer Club – 0.71 GAA, 5 goals against, 7 games
  10. Eclipse Select Soccer Club – 0.73 GAA, 11 goals against, 15 games

U16

  1. Dallas Texans – 0.23 GAA, 3 goals against, 13 games (GKs: Leah Cochran, Ali Sackley; D: Whitney Brown, Megan Danko, Haley McDuffee, Alyah Mitchell, Erica Niewold, Kylie Ross, Grace Vowell)
  2. So Cal Blues – 0.33 GAA, 2 goals against, 6 games
  3. Dallas Sting – 0.36 GAA, 4 goals against, 11 games
  4. Michigan Hawks – 0.36 GAA, 4 goals against, 11 games
  5. Eclipse Select Soccer Club – 0.46 GAA, 6 goals against, 13 games
  6. West Coast FC – 0.50 GAA, 3 goals against, 6 games
  7. Colorado Rush – 0.64 GAA, 7 goals against, 11 games
  8. Charlotte Soccer Academy – 0.67 GAA, 10 goals against, 15 games
  9. Minnesota Thunder/McLean Youth Soccer – 0.67 GAA, 6 goals against, 9 games

U17

  1. Utah Avalanche – 0.33 GAA, 2 goals against, 6 games (GK: Julianne Gentry D: Eliza Hard, Danielle Nowers, Meagan Griswold, Jayne Christensen)
  2. Dallas Sting – 0.40 GAA, 4 goals against, 10 games
  3. Pleasanton Rage – 0.40 GAA, 2 goals against, 5 games
  4. Eclipse Select Soccer Club – 0.42 GAA, 5 goals against, 12 games
  5. Michigan Hawks – 0.45 GAA, 5 goals against, 11 games
  6. D’Feeters Soccer Club – 0.50 GAA, 7 goals against, 14 games
  7. Lonestar SC – 0.54 GAA, 7 goals against, 13 games
  8. VSI West FL Flames Brandon – 0.81 GAA, 13 goals against, 16 games
  9. Sporting Blue Valley – 0.82 GAA, 9 goals against, 11 games
  10. San Diego Surf/Slammers FC/Real So Cal – 0.83 GAA, 5 goals against, 6 games

U18

  1. Eclipse Select Soccer Club – 0.47 GAA, 7 goals against, 15 games (GK: Cristina Mursuli; D: Paige Bendell, Erin Holland, Fiona McKenna, Kara Morway, Samantha Powers, Taylor Schissler, Alexis Sprague)
  2. CASL Chelsea Ladies – 0.50 GAA, 7 goals against, 14 games
  3. Real So Cal – 0.67 GAA, 4 goals against, 6 games
  4. So Cal Blues – 0.67 GAA, 4 goals against, 6 games
  5. Dallas Texans – 0.71 GAA, 10 goals against, 14 games
  6. Carolina Elite Soccer Academy – 0.73 GAA, 11 goals against, 15 games
  7. Concorde Fire – 0.81 GAA, 13 goals against, 16 games
  8. Colorado Rush – 0.82 GAA, 9 goals against, 11 games
  9. Dallas Sting – 0.83 GAA, 10 goals against, 12 games
  10. Slammers FC/West Coast FC – 0.83 GAA, 5 goals against, 6 games
 
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