CORAL SPRINGS, FLORIDA
– The U.S. Youth Soccer Girls ODP Interregional concluded here Friday with final matches in the 1994 and 1995 age groups. A smaller selection of college coaches was on hand on the day after Thanksgiving, but the play and matches from the youngest two age groups here (the 93s left Thursday) was perhaps the best of the week.Region I 95s 2, Region III 95s 2
The easterners rallied late behind fantastic goals from Jaclyn DiMartino and Brittany Basinger. Sydney Arestivo nearly gave Region I the late win but Region III goalkeeper Olivia Liebman made a highlight-reel save with her legs.
Hailey Brohaugh scored a terrific goal of her own in the 1st half for Region III, curling a ball directly in from a corner kick. Challenge SC’s Beryl Smith then made it 2-0 with a clever lob of the goalkeeper from 25 yards.
94s compete at ODP Interregionals
Region I got good interlinking play from DiMartino, Basinger and Brittain Dearden, who again showed a great soccer brain, good feet and the ability to hold the ball to gain numbers in attack. Defender Emily Morgan was solid in the back line, and 2nd half fullback Kendal Robino is especially gifted technically.
For Region III, Ariel Kupritz was good again in attack before picking up an injury. Joanna Robertson was very active and creative in midfield. Antoinette Payne was good on the ball and a hard worker, while goalkeepers Liebman and Jill Maloney both had solid shifts between the sticks for Chris Petrucelli’s team.
Region I 95 Lineup
GK: Brenna Mason
D: Zoe Clark, Shea Newman, Emily Morgan, Brittany Basinger
M: Tori Prager, Lydia Simmons, Natasha Ntone Kouo
F: Salina Williford, Brittain Dearden, Jaclyn DiMartino
Subs: Morgan Stearns, Sydney Arestivo, Caroline Chagares, Sasha Gray, Alexandra Myers
, Kendal Robino, Amy Yang
Region III 95 Lineup
GK: Jill Maloney
D: Auburn Mercer, Hailey Brohaugh, Claire Wagner, Taylor Campbell-Phipps
M: Antoinette Payne, Alexandria Carter, Joanna Robertson
F: Mikaela Harvey, Ariel Kupritz, Savannah Jordan
Subs: Olivia Liebman, Dominique Babbitt, McKenzie Bricker, Donish Cole, Sarah Coy, Marion Crowder
, Beryl Smith
Region II 94s 2, Region IV 94s 0
Nicole Breece opened the scoring for the Midwesterners early in the 2nd half, winning a ball, running in on goal and then taking a pass from Corrine Harris after it had initially been knocked away. Breece then provided the cool 1v1 finish from close range to make it 1-0.
South Dakota’s Karlie Mueller made it 2-0, bulling her way past the goalkeeper before barging the ball into the empty net.
Cincinnati-area product Laura Rose had a good shift, showing good technical speed with her swift runs on the ball. Region II midfielder Crystal Thomas was very active in the center of the park.
Crossfire Premier’s Isabel Farrell was good for Region IV in the 2nd half, showing a lot of technique and the imagination to hit a dangerous pass. Slammers and Region IV goalkeeper Sarah Cox has good reflexes and no lack of bravery, often diving at the feet of attackers in the 1st half and saving from close range. La Roca defender Brecken Holbrook contributed a vital goalline clearance to help stave off 1st half Region II pressure.Region II 94 Lineup
GK: Taylor Saucier
D: Reagan Robishaw, Courtney Kobashigawa
, Olivia Jester, Alexandra Gjonaj
M: Mallory Weber, Taylore Peterson, Crystal Thomas, Melissa Bomberger
F: Nicole Breece, Grace Holmes
Subs: Kylie Morgan
, Leah Haidar, Corinne Harris, Karlie Mueller, Elaina Musleh, Morgan Proffitt, Laura Rose
Region IV 94 Lineup
GK: Sarah Cox
D: Sheaffer Skadsen, Maddison Kiebel, Brecken Holbrook, Zoe Kilmer
M: Stephanie Amack, Makenzy Doniak, Alexis Selman, Katlyn Johnson
F: Alex Anthony, Kodi Lavrusky
Subs: Cassandra Sternbach, Mariah Powers-Young, Stella Norman, Jamie Fink, Kate Bettinger, Isabel Farrell, Cassidy NangleRegion III 94s 5, Region I 94s 2
Oklahoma’s Kristi Killion scored twice while Colby Maffei, Jordan Hatler and Anna McClung added one each for the southeasterners. Lauren Berman and Tessa Devereaux
scored goals for Region I.Region Region II 95s 2, Region IV 95s 1
Summer Green and Lauren Miller
scored for the midwesterners, with Aurora Bodenhamer tallying the lone goal for Region IV.