Best Defense in the ECNL 2013-14 season

Best Defense in the ECNL 2013-14 season
by J.R. Eskilson
February 14, 2014

If defense leads to championships, the teams below are well on their way to some hardware.

The ECNL season is starting to heat up and some of the teams are showing off dominant defenses in their run to the postseason. Take a gander at the top ten defenses (statistically) in each of the five ECNL age groups for this season.

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The statistics below reflect only conference games. Only teams that have played at least four games were considered for the best defenses list.

U14

1. So Cal Blues – 1 goal conceded, 10 games, 0.1 goals against average (GAA) (Players: Lauren Brzykcy (GK), Emily Benner, Chloe Boice, Madelyn Desiano, Mahea Heimuli, Iliana Hocking, Penelope Hocking, Sonja Kobayashi, Jennifer McFadden, Kate O’Connor, Hannah Prince, Natalie Regalado, Skylar Smith, Ashley Soto, Kennedy Wesley, Ellie Winkelmann)

2. Sockers FC – 1 goal conceded, 5 games, 0.2 GAA

3. Lonestar SC – 4 goals conceded, 13 games, 0.31 GAA

4. Santa Rosa United – 5 goals conceded, 10 games, 0.5 GAA

4. PDA – 5 goals conceded, 10 games, 0.5 GAA

6. Solar Chelsea Soccer Club – 4 goals conceded, 8 games, 0.5 GAA

7. West Coast FC – 6 goals conceded, 11 games, 0.55 GAA

8. Pleasanton Rage – 5 goals conceded, 9 games, 0.56 GAA

9. Colorado Storm – 6 goals conceded, 10 games, 0.6 GAA

9. Charlotte Soccer Academy – 6 goals conceded, 10 games, 0.6 GAA

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