Super Y Scouting Series: Region III recap

by Stacey Rodwell
August 24, 2015

From August 14-16, TopDrawerSoccer.com partnered with USL’s Super Y League for their Regional Scouting Series in Regions I, II and III. TDS hosted a combine for all players selected on the Saturday, and also got the opportunity to watch training sessions and games throughout the weekend

On Sunday, August 16 in Lake City, Florida, the last day of Super Y’s Regional Scouting series in Region III, saw U16s play in their final games of the weekend and U13/14 feature an All-star game.

U16G

The U16 girls slate featured goals in abundance, with the Red team winning 5-3 under the leadership of Georgia Revolution Director of Coaching Harry Kustick.

From the opening whistle, offense dominated throughout the day. The game opened with a fantastic through ball to the White team’s Georgia Weinhart who was through one-on-one with Olivia Mitrovich, the Red goalkeeper. Mitrovich came off her line right away, staying big to make a fantastic stop to deny Weinhart and set the tone for the rest of the game.

Two goals then came in quick succession from Lauren Connelly and Emily Kwak, to nudge the Red side in front 2-0. Then came another fantastic save from Mitrovich after LaShanti Williams cut inside off the right wing and hit a powerful shot high and across the keeper, which Mitrovich touched over the bar. Williams atoned for her earlier misses with a goal midway through the first half to bring the score to 2-1.

Elena Guerra had a couple of chances to pull White level late in the first half. After playing a great one-two with Williams on the edge of the box, Guerra got a hard low shot off that was again denied again by Mitrovich. Another flurry of goals from the Red team, both coming from Simone Guerra, left the Whites down 4-1 going into the halftime break.

Halftime looked to have worked in the White team’s favor, coming out hard and attacking in numbers they got an early goal back through Georgia Weinhart. But an Ava Martinez goal for the Red Team restored three-goal lead for the Red team.

As the game ran on, chances came about at either end with no team taking advantage. Williams managed to get a consolation, slotting home with her left foot into the bottom right corner after a through ball from Breanna Sell to round out the scoring.

U16B

The boys U16 final game didn’t prove as high scoring as the girls, with moments at either end, but neither teams taking advantage. The standout from the game was newcomer to Super Y, Pablo Vargas. Quick with his feet and strong on the ball, Vargas was weaving in and out on the wing creating chances and cutting inside to get shots off. His hard work paid off towards the end of the game, with a ball landing at his feet 10 yards out on the left inside the box, he slotted home for the game’s only goal.

 

 

U14B All-Star

The U14B All-Star game was an enthralling encounter.. The Red team took an early lead through Kameron Lacey. Chase Hester soon leveled the score again, bringing the ball down on his chest and smashing a half volley in the top right corner from 18 yards out. Jacob Huth and Damian Miranda put in some good performances in the first half for the White team. Huth sat in front of the back four breaking down and spreading the play – rarely giving up possession.

Then midway through the first half, Gabriel Restrepel, smashed home another for the Red team, finding the top right corner from 25 yards out. The Red team went into the break with a 2-1 lead thanks to the forward’s tally.

In the second half, Spencer Malion equalized with a fantastic free kick, cracking the game wide open. Chances came for both teams to win the game, but the decider eventually came from Chase Hester for his second of the game, heading home a tantalizing cross. Hester’s goal proved to be the difference for the White team, which came away with a 3-2 win.

U14G All Star

The first half of the girls U14 All Star game got off to a flying start. A far post shot from Shea Bonacci whizzed past the ‘keeper to give the White team a 1-0 lead in the first half.

The Red team came out blazing in the second half, with Laura Way coming close to an equalizer after getting on the end of a corner at the far post. Red’s dominance didn’t last long, and Delanie Leclerc became more and more involved, wreaking havoc in front of the opposing goal. Bonacci fired in another great shot from distance, this time tipped over the bar by the ‘keeper. Sydney Ziglar converted off the resulting corner to push White out to a 2-0 lead.

Isabella Katzban then started dropping deep and into the midfield, resulting in her picking up the ball more. She created chances for herself, winning the ball from the center mid in final third and running through the backline, creating a 1v1 with the keeper. Her shot beat the keeper but ran just past the far post.

The third goal came through Ziglar again, a half volley from 8 yards out, smashed into the roof of the net.

The last goal of the game came with the last kick of the game. Sydney Borgelt added a fourth goal for the White team as it cruised to a 4-0 victory.

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