ECNL Recap: U14 Showcase in Virginia

ECNL Recap: U14 Showcase in Virginia
by J.R. Eskilson
November 6, 2012

The U14 age group in the ECNL, the elite league for girls’ club soccer, had its fourth inter-conference showdown over the weekend. All the teams from the Southeast, Midatlantic, and Northeast conferences were part of the competition in Richmond, Virginia.

FC Stars of Massachusetts was one of the teams to finish the event with nine points from the three games. Stars started with a 9-0 victory over Virginia Rush in the morning on Saturday, and then came back in the afternoon with a 2-1 win over Freestate Soccer Alliance. The Northeast club closed out Sunday with a 7-0 win over Richmond Strikers.  

Maryland club Bethesda SC also went 3-0-0 over the weekend. Olivia Kane notched three goals and two assists in the 7-1 win over VSI West FL Flames on Saturday afternoon, and then came back on Sunday with a two assists performance against Orlando City YS. Jamie Fink scored both of the goals against Orlando.

FC Virginia and Concorde Fire were the other two clubs to finish the showcase with perfect 3-0-0 records.

Update: Charlotte Soccer Academy also went 3-0-0 at the event. 


club soccer player elizabeth keesterLiz Keester of TSC Hurricane

Outside of the showcase, De Anza Force topped rival MVLA on Sunday 6-0 behind two goals from Sarah Tatley. Kayla Fong and Luca Deza both had one goal and two assists in the win.

In Texas, Madison Williams scored three goals in Solar-Chelsea Soccer Club’s 9-1 win over AHFC on Saturday. Willians and Mary Moore lead the Dallas club with 10 goals each. Solar also won on Sunday 7-0 against Challenge SC. The Chelsea affiliated club is top of the Texas Conference.

Megan Young had a goal and an assist in the Michigan Hawks 3-1 win over Vardar on Saturday. The Hawks are top of the Midwest Conference with a 6-0-1 record and one more game to play before the winter break.



Real Colorado remained perfect on the season with a 3-0 win over Colorado Storm on Saturday. Real Colorado is 8-0-0 on the year with a superb defense led by goalkeeper Brittany Wilson who has only let in three goals this season. Forward Jayne Lydiatt scored her 11th goal of the season over the weekend, as she leads the team in that category.

Dallas Texans and Challenge SC faced off in a wild 3-3 draw on Saturday in Texas. Haley Berg had all three assists for the Texans, which remain in second place in the Texas Conference standings with the result. Ashley Thornbill, Kobi McNutt, and Emily Kaestner scored for Challenge SC in the draw. Challenge kept the goals rolling in through the weekend with a 4-0 win over Solar-Chelsea Soccer Club for its first conference win of the season. Amy Nguyen scored twice in the shutout victory.

Sporting Blue Valley held onto the top spot in the Midwest Conference with a 5-1 win over SLSG-Metro on Saturday. Leading scorer Morgan Hensley scored twice to push her season tally to 12 goals in nine games.



Orlando City YS rolled off two convincing victories over the weekend at the Seminole Soccer Complex. On Saturday, Orlando beat Atlanta Fire 3-0 thanks to goal from Alana Hockenhull, Ruvimbo Mucherera, and Cortney Shuman. The next day Orlando City beat Carolina Elite Soccer Academy 7-1 behind goals from Hockehull, Mucherera, Shuman, Carrie Lawrence, Jill Richards, and Nicole Roselund. Orlando is in second place in the Southeast Conference.

Gwinnett Soccer Association put in nine goals in a shutout victory against Birmingham United on Sunday. Halle Huff had three goals and two assists while Ella Stevens had one goal and three assists.

Maura Aman scored twice and FC Virginia defeated Richmond Strikers 3-0 on Saturday. Virginia improved to 3-1-1 on the season with the win and keeps a share of the top spot with McLean Youth Soccer.



TCU commit Michaela Abam scored a goal and added two assists in AHFC’s 3-0 win over Solar-Chelsea Soccer Club on Saturday. AHFC played to a 0-0 draw with Dallas Texans on Sunday.

Penn State commit Elizabeth Ball scored all three goals in Richmond Strikers shutout victory against FC Virginia on Saturday. Ball leads the team in scoring with six goals in five games. Strikers are tied on points per game with McLean Youth Soccer at the top of the Midatlantic Conference.

McLean Youth Soccer notched a 7-0 win over Virginia Rush on Saturday. Kalia Williams and Julia Suarez combined to score four of the goals for McLean.  



Dallas Texans continued its dominance in the Texas Conference with wins over Challenge SC and AHFC last weekend. The Texans are 10-0-0 on the season and have only let in eight goals. Texas commit Jasmine Hart leads the team in scoring with 12 goals on the year.

Also in the Texas Conference, TSC Hurricane beat Dallas Sting 2-1 thanks to goals from Anna Beffer and Elizabeth Keester. Keester, a Texas A&M commit, had an assist to go along with her goal.

Florida State commit Marlo Sweatman scored her first goal of the season in a 3-0 win by McLean Youth Soccer over Virginia Rush on Saturday. Hanna Hannesottir and Victoria Hanway also scored in the victory.


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