WILSON, N.C. (Dec. 4, 2010) –Only one more day remains in the opening weekend of the US Youth Soccer National League girls play for teams to solidify their standings until the next meeting in Orlando, Fla.
The final day of matches will be played at Wilson Gillette Soccer Complex with select Under-15 and 16 Girls’ games being played at Fike High School and Barton College, with the next meetings being held in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 31 – Jan. 2, and then in Las Vegas in March 18-20. For a complete US Youth Soccer National League schedule, click here.
Last year’s Region I Champions look to make it back to Nationals as SAC United Premier (MD) stayed undefeated with two wins and a draw as they moved into second place in the standings with a 2-0 victory over So Cal Blues (CA-S). Casey Martinez put SAC in front in the 35th minute and Sheridan Street topped it off with a goal in the 71st. SAC has a chance to take over the top spot tomorrow as they play division leaders, AFC 96 Elite (GA).
Internationals (OH-N) got into the win column with a 2-1 win over Arsenal Elite (FL). Emily Ogle put Internationals in the lead in the 28th, but Danielle Gottwik scored just after halftime to even the game. Victoria Martinis then stepped up and grabbed the victory for her team with a 71st minute goal.
Hurricane FC 95 (OK) stayed perfect and in a share of the top spot with a victory against GSA 95 Phoenix Red (GA). After a scoreless first half, Region III ODP player Elizabeth Keester scored in the 56th and 75th minutes while Claire Kelley added one in between to take a 3-0 Hurricane lead. Region III ODP players Rachel Garcia netted in the 81st for GSA to finish 3-1.
In a hard fought match, defending Region II Champion JB Marine Wipke (MO) upended Penn Fusion 94 (E-PA) 3-0. Melanie Donaldson grabbed a double with goals in the 23rd and 65th before Hannah Leinert added the final goal in the 67th.
Blast FC (OH-S) notched their first win of the season, taking down former Region I Champion VSA Heat (VA). Brittany Maisano scored the lone goal of the game in the 39th.
Last year’s National League runner-up and Region II Champion NSA Premier Fury (IL) stayed undefeated with a late comeback against last year’s Region IV Finalists, Legends FC (CA-S). Alina Cheatham put Legends in front in the 38th minute, but Jennifer Korn leveled for NSA in the 49th. Courtney McHugh netted the game winner in the 71st and Youth National Team member Zoe Swift added an insurance goal just before the end.
2010 Region III finalists United FA 94 Elite (GA) got their first win of the weekend, defeating Internationals (OH-N) 2-1. Alexa Allen scored first for United 12 minutes into the match. Kaylee Semelsberger knotted the score for Internationals in the 65th, but Meghan Hussey turned in the winner just two minutes later to lead United to the victory.
Toro Bravo (NE) recorded a victory versus LaRoca (UT) in their attempt to return the National Championships after becoming the first girls’ team from Nebraska to reach the feat in 2010. In a tight game, Karlie Mueller broke the deadlock with just nine minutes to play to move Toro to 1-1-1.
US Youth Soccer National League Results | Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010
SAC United Premier MD 2 So Cal Blues-Pearson CA-S 0
SAC - Casey Martinez (35:00) Sheridan Street (71:00)
BRYC 95 Elite VA 0 AFC 96 Elite GA 1
AFC - Amanda Bartholomew (57:00)
GR Crew Juniors Gold MI 0 Match Fit Chelsea Beat NJ 0
Arsenal Elite FL 1 Internationals OH-N 2
WFP - Danielle Gottwik (46:00)
INTR - Emily Ogle (28:00) Victoria Martinis (71:00)
Patriots FC 95 NY-E 1 Eclipse Select 94/95 IL 4
PFC - Erin Felix (67:00)
ES94 - Abigayle Gearing (21:00) KC Morris (24:00) Bari Kesner (59:00) (84:00)
Cleveland FC OH-N 1 CYA Firecats VA 2
CFC - Sandra Yu (14:00)
CYAF - Danielle Fitzgerald (45:00) Kara DeGuisto (77:00)
Albion SC CA-S 0 Dallas Texans 95 Red TX-N 2
DTR - Kelsey Gorney (19:00) Taylor Jackson (45:00)
So Cal Blues Draluck CA-S 3 Brandon FC Flames - Blue FL 3
BFC - Caroline Evers (18:00) Aubrey Riggins (24:00) Taylor Decaire (70:00)
SOCA - Ana Cruz (40:00) Taylor Alderete (60:00) Amber Munerlyn (80:00)
VSA Heat Blue VA 0 Blast FC OH-S 1
BLFC - Brittany Maisano (39:00)
JB Marine Wipke MO 3 Penn Fusion 94 PA-E 0
JBMW - Melanie Donaldson (23:00) (65:00) Hannah Leinert (67:00)
Sockers FC Chicago IL 0 Legends Breakaway CA-S 4
BWAY - Annie Alvarado (17:00) Kylie Sincox (31:00) Tanya Samarzich (46:00) (56:00)
Hurricane FC 95 Shubert OK 3 GSA 95 Phoenix Red GA 1
HFCS - Elizabeth Keester (56:00) (75:00) Claire Kelley (60:00)
GPHX - Rachel Garcia (81:00)
Toro Bravo NE 1 LaRoca PT UT 0
BRAV - Karlie Mueller (81:00)
Brentwood 94 Girl Premier TN 1 So Cal Blues Pearson CA-S 0
BWSC - Chesney White (55:00)
FC Pennsylvania Strikers PA-E 0 NASA 12 Elite II GA 1
NASA - Sara Coleman (71:00)
St. Louis Scott Gallagher MO 3 Buffalo SA Invaders NY-W 2
SLSG - Nicole Breece (12:00) (60:00) Taylor Lindwedel (78:00)
BSA - Gabriella K. Balseca (31:00) Catherine Williams (82:00)
McLean MPS Strikers VA 0 SD Surf Girls 93/94 Premier CA-S 0
NSA Premier Fury IL 3 Legends FC CA-S 1
NSA - Jennifer Korn (49:00) Courtney McHugh (71:00) Zoe Swift (86:00)
LEG - Alina Cheatham (38:00)
Dallas Texans 94 Red TX-N 2 Empire United SA-Syracuse NY-W 0
DTR - Lindsey Meyer (78:00) Haley Maurice (83:00)
United FA 94 Elite GA 2 Internationals OH-N 1
UFA - Alexa Allen (12:00) Meghan Hussey (67:00)
INTS - Kaylee Semelsberger (65:00)