Brophy Prep (Ariz.) boys played themselves into the national title chase, Tampa Jesuit (Fla.) boys played their way into the FAB 50, and traditional girls powers Southlake Carroll (Texas) and Carondelet (Calif.) improved their national standing in a weekend full of national showcase events.
Below is a recap of the weekend three key events with national ranking consequences.
NORTH TEXAS ELITE SHOWCASE
A pair of Sams did in Sam Houston (Texas) at the North Texas Elite Showcase.
Sam Tolson and Sam Fletcher scored first-half goals and Brophy Prep (Ariz.) carried that to a 2-1 win over Sam Houston in NTXES title match.
The result moves Brophy Prep to 15-0-1 and puts this team squarely in the running for the FAB 50 national title this season. Brophy was ranked No. 1 two weeks ago, but a tie bounced the Broncos from the top spot, which was inherited by Sam Houston.
Brophy Prep now has back-to-back major title wins this season, capturing the AZ Showcase and NTXES top brackets.
Keeper Jair Garcia was named MVP for the event.
The third-place match pitted the co-hosts of the event -- Marcus (Texas) and Coppell (Texas) -- with a unique twist. Chase Drackett and Jack Coad scored the goals as Marcus, now coached by Chad Rakestraw, defeated Rakestraw's former team, Coppell, 2-0.
In the consolation final, Portland commit Tristan Weber served up three assists, giving him five for the tournament, as San Clemente (Calif.) defeated Juarez-Lincoln (Texas) 3-1. That outcome swung on 30-second span early in the second half. Juarez-Lincoln led 1-0 and was awarded a penalty kick that could have put the team ahead 2-0. Instead, San Clemente's Jake Carter made the save on the kick and Cameron Gadbury scored on the transition making it 1-1. From there, San Clemente added a pair of goals soon after for the final margin.
Jose Carranza, a junior, scored his fourth goal of the event Saturday as Grand Prairie (Texas) defeated Lake Travis (Texas) 1-0 in the seventh-place match. Carranza accounted for all of Grand Prairie's goals during the three-day event.
DAY 3 RESULTS
Seventh Place: FAB 50 No. 23 Grand Prairie (Texas) 1, Lake Travis (Texas) 0 -- GP: Jose Carranza.
Fifth Place: FAB 50 No. 41 San Clemente (Calif.) 3, FAB 50 No. 12 Juarez-Lincoln (Texas) 1 -- SC: Cameron Gadbury, Blake Bowen, Liam Linas. J-L: n/a.
Third Place: FAB 50 No. 16 Marcus (Texas) 2, FAB 50 No. 17 Coppell (Texas) 0 -- M: Chase Drackett, Jack Coad.
Championship: FAB 50 No. 3 Brophy Prep (Ariz.) 2, FAB 50 No. 1 Sam Houston (Texas) 1 -- BP: Sam Tolson, Sam Fletcher. SH: Kevin Tankou.
NATIONAL ELITE PREP SHOWCASE
Taylor Tufts scored four goals and added one assist as Southlake Carroll (Texas) capped a perfect run through its NEPS draw with a 9-0 win over Amarillo. As the highest-ranking FAB 50 team entering the event that went undefeated, Southlake Carroll could be poised to move into the Top 5 in next week's national rankings.
Carondelet (Calif.) and Flower Mound (Texas) also completed perfect showings at the event to improve their national standing.
The final day of NEPS action saw several big performances of top recruits. Maddie Algya, Taylor Moon, Elizabeth Ospeck, Elena Reyna, Sophie Smith, Cassidy Tshimbalanga and Madalyn Turlington combined for eight goals and five assists Saturday.
DAY 3 RESULTS (Note: players in parentheses assisted the goal)
FAB 50 No. 5 Marcus (Texas) 1, Vandegrift (Texas) 0 -- M (2-1-0): Taylor Moon (Maddie Algya). V: (0-2-1).
FAB 50 No. 11 Southlake Carroll (Texas) 9, Amarillo (Texas) 0 -- SLC (3-0-0): Tufts (Sumer), Tufts (Fields), Sumer (Fields), Tufts (Bryant), Sumer (Tufts), Phelps (Chase), Tufts (Gilpin), McTaggart (Bryant), Andrews (Sumer). A (0-3-0).
FAB 50 No. 44 Carondelet (Calif.) 5, FAB 50 No. 10 Ursuline Academy (Texas) 1 -- C (9-2-2): Cassidy Tshimbalanga (Elizabeth Ospeck), Keeley Murphy (Scoma), Stephanie Neys (Ospeck), Jordyn Young (Rory Biles), Murphy (Darlin Hayworth). UA (10-2-0): Katie Gay (Sydney Hurlburt).
Westlake (Texas) 2, FAB 50 No. 15 Coppell (Texas) 0 -- W (1-2-0): Addie Hackney (Victoria Lee), Allison Chang (Ally Huang). C (2-1-0).
Nolan Catholic (Texsa) 3, Odessa (Texas) (1-3-0) 1 -- NC (10-4-2): Mikaela Gamboa (Meghan Kittleson), Abby Geiser (Gamboa), Geiser (Megan Bettinger). O (1-3-0): Ashley Venegas (Yareli Barrera).
Byron Nelson (Texas) 2, San Angelo Central (Texas) 0 -- BN (3-0-0): Madalyn Turlington (Hallea Whalen), Turlington (Cory Borer). SAC (2-1-0).
Antonian (Texas) 2, Monterey (Texas) 1 -- A (12-2-0): Alejandra Drevyanko (Brianna Montgomery), Karley Roberts. M (0-3-1): Abrysha Walker.
Bishop Lynch (Texas) 1, Fort Bend Clements (Texas) 0 -- BL (10-3-1): Kaky Kuby (Jaida Thomas). FBC (0-3-0).
[Liberty ca-w] (Calif.) 0, Arlington Martin (Texas) 0 -- L (5-3-2). AM (2-0-1).
Grapevine 4, St. Agnes (Texas) 2 -- G (3-1-0): Taylor Dellosso (Sophie Smith), Bri Gajewski (Smith), Smith (Dellosso), Smith (Ashton Wright). SA (5-4-1): Megan Mirza (Grace Noe), Lauren Geczik (Mirza).
Belton (Texas) 2, Plano West (Texas) 1 -- B (1-1-1): Morgan Magana (Tiara Hodges), Abbie Cargile. PW (0-1-2): Nikki Pak.
Flower Mound (Texas) 3, Buchholz 0 -- FM (3-0-0): Elena Reyna (Kalie Watson), Reyna, Watson. B (9-5-1).
Hockaday School (Texas) 4, Naaman Forest (Texas) -- HS: Meg Wilson (Sophia Silva), Carolina Stewart, Isabella Shadle (Bailey Brand), Shadle (Emilia Callahan).