ECNL Recap: Just about done

ECNL Recap: Just about done
by Travis Clark
June 3, 2014


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Four goals from four different players all found the back of the net as East Meadow SC topped SoccerPlus Elite 4-2. Sarah Bayer, Stephanie Echecerry, Mary Fatehi and Ariel Tillman provided the offense for East Meadow on Satuday.

Sunday saw PDA top East Meadow 9-1, as Jessica Schildkraut and Kara Borden scored three goals each. The New Jersey club also won its Friday night game, 5-2 against Connecticut FC.

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A meeting between Ohio Elite Soccer Academy and Carmel United resulted in an epic, 4-4 encounter between the two talented sides. Ohio jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half, as Abby McNamara scored a brace, thanks in part to the flank work of Mikayla Hampton. Carmel’s Alexandra Rice cut into the lead early into the second half, before Hampton scored to make it 3-1 once again. Rice then scored again, hitting a free kick into the upper corner, and tallying again to finish out her hat trick and make it 3-3. Carmel took its first lead of the game when Hope Van Wagner scored, though Olivia Brown secured the point with a last gasp equalizer.

Playing its first game since the beginning of April, FC Virginia got two goals from Gabriella Gordon to set them up for a 2-0 win on the road against the Richmond Strikers.

Catarina Macario’s hat trick and an Arlie Jones goal provided the offense for San Diego Surf in a 4-2 win against Sereno SC. Kylie Fisher scored the pair of goals for the Arizona side. Macario scored twice in the Surf’s regular season finale, while Jones and Ana Gil also tallied in a 4-1 win against SC Del Sol. Jenna Parkhurst provided the consolation.

Tallies from Kristen Enriquez and Allyah Satterfield secured a 2-1 win for Real So Cal against Strikers FC. Estela Sanchez scored the Strikers goal, in the regular season finale for both teams.


An all-around offensive display from five different goal scorers secured Penn Fusion’s 5-1 defeat over Match Fit Academy. Madison Baxter, Adelaide Feigenbaum, Phoebe McClernon, Hannah Specht and Sidonie Warnecker accounted for the goals as the PA side concluded its regular season campaign on a high note.

Julia Bingham and Carly Malatskey each scored as Slammers FC picked up a 2-0 win against Sereno SC on Sunday. Bingham also grabbed both goals for Slammers in a 2-1 win against SC Del Sol the day before.

Three goals from Tess Sapone and a tally from Emma Kershner accounted for FC Virginia’s offensive output in a 4-0 defeat of Richmond Strikers.


McLean Youth Soccer wrapped up its perfect record in the Chesapeake Division, winning its final two regular season games on the road. Seven different players scored, including a pair of goals each from Clare Beahn and Jarena Harmon, in a 9-0 win against Virginia Rush. On Sunday, McLean received a pair of goals from Harmon and Rebecca Callison, defeating Richmond Strikers and finishing the regular season with a 16-0-0 record in its division.

Needing to win out in order to secure a top spot in the division, Match Fit Academy opened up the weekend in terrific fashion, holding on to win 3-2 against a very good Penn Fusion side. Marissa Sheva’s cross found the foot of future Penn State teammate Haleigh Echard to put the Fusion up 1-0 one minute into the match. Match Fit responded as Virginia recruit Hana Kerner knotted things up at 1-1 with a 25-yard shot from distance, while future Seton Hall forward Tanika Roach made it 2-1 to the NJ side. Briona Davis provided the equalizer for Penn Fusion thanks to an Echard assist, but Kayla Jennings (Maryland) scored a late winner. 

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Match Fit just about made it two wins from two in the weekend against Connecticut FC, jumping out to a 1-0 lead thanks to Maxine Blackwood’s goal, but a late equalizer by Jess Keller secured a point.

Needing a win to secure first place in the Metro Division, PDA got the 3-2 result against Continental FC Delco, bumping its point total to 36 in division play, with a five-point lead over Match Fit.

In a two-game stretch over the weekend, Slammers FC wrapped up its season in emphatic fashion, outscoring a pair of opponents 10-0 at home. First up, a hat trick from Miranda Schulz and a goal each from Maggie Ghotbi, Natalie Jacobs and Nicole Wilkinson translated into a 6-0 defeat of SC Del Sol. Sunday’s action was a 4-0 win against Sereno SC, with tallies coming from Wilkinson, Hanna Armendariz, Brianna Westrup and Casey Murphy.

It was a close encounter in Sereno’s other game of the weekend, a 2-1 defeat against the San Diego Surf. Jessica Clegg and Olivia Erlbeck scored for San Diego, while Shelby Roberts bagged Sereno’s goal.


Kyra Carusa led the offensive onslaught for San Diego Surf, as the top SoCal side picked up a pair of victories. She scored twice, along with a goal each from Taylor Ramos and Pilar Torres, in a 4-0 defeat of Sereno SC. Carusa put in another two-gaol shift on Sunday on the way to a 3-1 win against SC Del Sol. Torres grabbed the other goal for the Surf, while Jazmarie Mader provided the consolation.

McLean Youth Soccer wrapped up its regular season by extending its winning streak to five games, securing a pair of wins on the road. Saturday saw McLean top Virginia Rush 3-0, before winning 2-0 against Richmond Strikers.

Prior to the Sunday loss, goals by Kylie Hegemier and Alexis Mallory provided enough offense as the Strikers edged FC Virginia 2-1.

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