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ECNL Mid-Atlantic Conference Preview: Nov. 21-22, 2015

The last weekend slate of ECNL action before the Thanksgiving break is packed full of Mid-Atlantic Conference match-ups in every age group, as Chesapeake Division and Ohio Valley Division clubs meet for inter-division competition.

Match Previews

U-14

Maryland sides Bethesda SC (6-2-1) and Maryland United (4-3-1) will both face McLean Youth Soccer (0-5-2) this weekend, and Chesapeake Division leader FC Virginia (7-0-1) will also put its undefeated record on the line against the Ohio Valley Division’s second place side Bethesda on Sunday. Much of the FCV attack this season has run through Alexis Theoret (2 goals, 6 assists), while US Club Soccer PDP invitee Olivia Migli and the rest of the team’s dominant back line will be tasked with slowing down Bethesda’s Jameese Joseph (7 goals, 1 assist) who has a goal or an assist in each of her team’s last five games.

Meanwhile Richmond United (1-4-2), CASL (4-0-3), Charlotte Soccer Academy and NC Fusion will travel North for match-ups with Ohio Valley Division sides Internationals SC, Indiana Fire Juniors, Ohio Premier and Ohio Elite Soccer Academy.

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Richmond United (1-4-2) and CASL (4-0-3) will go up against Indiana Fire Juniors (2-6-0) and Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (1-4-3), as Charlotte SA (4-3-0) and NC Fusion (0-6-1) take on Internationals SC (3-5-1) and Ohio Premier (7-1-1).

Currenty second place in the Chesapeake Divison, CASL has outscored its previous two opponents by a combined score of 11-0 and seeks to extend its winning streak to as many as four this weekend. University of North Carolina 2019 commit Maggie Pierce (2 goals, 3 assists) and Paige Tolentino (3 goals, 1 assist) have not only been top contributors defensively for CASL, but also on the attacking side.

Faith Adams (1 goal, 3 assists) and the Charlotte Attack will try to generate production against an Ohio Premier defense which has conceded just six goals in nine games on the season in a key match-up on Sunday.

Saturday, November 21
Bethesda SC at McLean Youth Soccer (9 a.m.)
CASL at Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (9 a.m.)
Richmond United at Indiana Fire Juniors (10 a.m.)
Charlotte Soccer Academy at Internationals SC (12 p.m.)
NC Fusion at Ohio Premier (1 p.m.)

Sunday, November 22
Richmond United at Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (8 a.m.)
NC Fusion at Internationals SC (9 a.m.)
CASL at Indiana Fire Juniors (9 a.m.)
Charlotte Soccer Academy at Ohio Premier (12 p.m.)
McLean Youth Soccer at Maryland United FC (1 p.m.)
Bethesda SC at FC Virginia (2 p.m.)

U-15

Virginia sides McLean Youth Soccer (1-3-4) and FC Virginia (4-2-2) battle Maryland teams Bethesda SC and Maryland United FC, as they kick off their ECNL seasons following the conclusion of high school competition.

FCV, the Chesapeake Division’s second place side, is coming off a strong 1-1-1 showing at the ECNL Arizona Showcase last weekend, where Victoria Powell (5 goals, 5 assists), Payton Moore (5 goals) and Cassidy Brown (3 goals, 3 assists) continued their hot streaks on the attacking side.

The rest of the weekend slate takes place in the Midwest, where Chesapeake Division clubs CASL (6-0-3), NC Fusion (2-4-1), Richmond United (3-5-2) and Charlotte Soccer Academy (3-5-2) will visit the three Ohio clubs as well as Indiana Fire Juniors.

Undefeated CASL, led by Mattie Murphy (1 goals, 4 assists) and Haleigh Stackpole (4 goals, 1 assist) on offense, as well as U.S. Girls National Team defenders Tori Hansen (1 assist) and Addison Salz on the back line, pays visits to Ohio Elite SA and Indiana Fire Juniors which are kicking off their seasons this weekend.

Maggie Beckman (5 goals, 2 assists) and Lauren Bruns (2 goals, 5 assists) have been on a tear for the Chesapeake Division’s third place side Richmond United, which faces Indiana Fire Juniors on Saturday before playing Ohio Elite SA on Sunday morning.

Laughlin Ryan and Madysen Ellis are fresh off a remarkable outing at the Arizona Showcase against Idaho side FC Nova, in which Ryan assisted all three goals and Ellis had a brace in a 3-0 Charlotte SA victory on Sunday.

Saturday, November 21
Bethesda SC at McLean Youth Soccer (TBD)
FC Virginia at Maryland United FC (9 a.m.)
CASL at Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (9 a.m.)
NC Fusion at Ohio Premier (10 a.m.)
Richmond United at Indiana Fire Juniors (12 p.m.)
Charlotte Soccer Academy at Internationals SC (2 p.m.)

Sunday, November 22
Charlotte Soccer Academy at Ohio Premier (10 a.m.)
NC Fusion at Internationals SC (11 a.m.)
CASL at Indiana Fire Juniors (11 a.m.)
Richmond United at Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (11:30 a.m.)
Bethesda SC at FC Virginia (2 p.m.)
McLean Youth Soccer at Maryland United FC (3 p.m.)

U-16

The same match-ups will occur in the U-16 age groups, where Richmond United (9-1-0 in-conference) looks to get back on track after non-conference losses against reigning ECNL national champion Michigan Hawks and national finalists So Cal Blues at the Arizona Showcase last weekend. The top goal-producing tandem in the country of U.S. Girls National Team players Jordan Canniff and McKinley Burkett has combined for 32 goals and 17 assists in just 10 matches.

Both Richmond United and CASL (5-5-0) will visit Ohio Elite Soccer Academy and Indiana Fire Juniors, which begin their 2015-2016 campaigns hosting a pair of Chesapeake Division squads on pace to qualify for the Champions League playoffs. CASL, looking to build on its two-game winning streak, has been led offensively by Meredith Brown (4 goals, 1 assist) and Grace Wagner (1 goal, 5 assists).

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U.S. U-16 Girls National Team forward Ravin Alexander leads Ohio Elite SA into a promising season for the returning Ohio Valley Division champions.

U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team forward Jordan Taylor and Ohio Premier begin their season against NC Fusion (0-8-0) and Charlotte Soccer Academy (3-6-1) at home, as does Internationals SC.

Saturday, November 21
NC Fusion at Ohio Premier (9 a.m.)
Charlotte Soccer Academy at Internationals SC (10 a.m.)
CASL at Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (10:45 a.m.)
Bethesda SC at McLean Youth Soccer (11 a.m.)
FC Virginia at Maryland United FC (11 a.m.)
Richmond United at Indiana Fire Juniors (2 p.m.)

Sunday, November 22
Charlotte Soccer Academy at Ohio Premier (8 a.m.)
McLean Youth Soccer at Maryland United FC (9 a.m.)
NC Fusion at Internationals SC (9 a.m.)
Richmond United at Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (9:45 a.m.)
Bethesda SC at FC Virginia (12 p.m.)
CASL at Indiana Fire Juniors (1 p.m.)

U-17

At the U-17 level, FC Virginia (8-0-0 in-conference) looks to keep its unblemished record in Mid-Atlantic competition against Maryland United and Bethesda teams kicking off their ECNL seasons. FCV had a 1-1-1 showing at last weekend’s Arizona Showcase, highlighted by a 3-0 win over Boca United FC.

Maryland United and Bethesda also go up against McLean Youth Soccer (1-3-3), a team coming off a 1-1 draw against Charlotte SA in which midfielder Emily Stranne netted her team-leading third goal of the season.

Last season’s Ohio Valley Division champion Indiana Fire Juniors kicks off its 2015-2016 campaign at home against Richmond United (2-3-4) and CASL (6-2-1), currently the third and second place sides the Chesapeake Division. Jessica McCoppin (6 goals), University of Pittsburgh 2017 commit Kylie Olexa (1 goal, 5 assists) and defender Remi Swartz are among the leaders of a CASL squad which has won four of its past five matches, earning three clean sheets in that span.

Ohio sides Internationals SC and Ohio Premier also kick off their seasons at home, going against Charlotte SA (2-4-4) and NC Fusion (0-7-0).

Saturday, November 21
Bethesda SC at McLean Youth Soccer (9 a.m.)
NC Fusion at Ohio Premier (12 p.m.)
Richmond United at Indiana Fire Juniors (12 p.m.)
Charlotte Soccer Academy at Internationals SC (12 p.m.)
CASL at Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (12:30 p.m.)
FC Virginia at Maryland United FC (3 p.m.)

Sunday, November 22
Richmond United at Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (8 a.m.)
CASL at Indiana Fire Juniors (9 a.m.)
McLean Youth Soccer at Maryland United FC (11 a.m.)
NC Fusion at Internationals SC (11 a.m.)
Charlotte Soccer Academy at Ohio Premier (12 p.m.)
Bethesda SC at FC Virginia (12 p.m.)

U-18

Chesapeake Division leader CASL (8-1-1), the No. 2 ranked team in the ECNL nationally, takes its three-game unbeaten streak to the Midwest providing Ohio Elite SA and Indiana Fire Juniors a major test on their season-opening weekend. University of North Carolina commits Morgan Goff and Taylor Otto have paced the CASL attack which leads the Chesapeake Division in scoring, while the defense has allowed only six goals through 10 matches.

Second place McLean (4-3-0) and third place FC Virginia (4-3-1) look to gain ground on CASL as they face Bethesda SC and reigning Ohio Valley Division champion Maryland United FC in local competition. McLean has racked up 12 goals on its current three-game winning streak, ignited by excellent passing in the midfield and explosive scoring efforts from Ohio State 2016 commit Meghan Kammerdeiner and Breanna Mitchell.

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Elsewhere, Internationals SC and Ohio Premier kick off their seasons playing host to Charlotte SA (2-7-1) and NC Fusion (1-3-3), the two teams currently at the bottom of the Chesapeake Division table. After a slow start to the season, Fusion is now unbeaten in its last four games and will look to continue that momentum.

Internationals SC is coming off a top-six finish in the ECNL overall standings and returns U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team players Alyssa BaumbickGrace Bahr and Gabrielle Kouzelos (University of Louisville), one of the top goalkeepers in the class of 2016.

Saturday, November 21
NC Fusion at Ohio Premier (11 a.m.)
FC Virginia at Maryland United FC (1 p.m.)
Richmond United at Indiana Fire Juniors (2 p.m.)
Charlotte Soccer Academy at Internationals SC (2 p.m.)
CASL at Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (2:30 p.m.)
Bethesda SC at McLean Youth Soccer (3 p.m.)

Sunday, November 22
Charlotte Soccer Academy at Ohio Premier (10 a.m.)
Richmond United at Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (11:30 a.m.)
Bethesda SC at FC Virginia (12 p.m.)
CASL at Indiana Fire Juniors (1 p.m.)
McLean Youth Soccer at Maryland United FC (1 p.m.)
NC Fusion at Internationals SC (1 p.m.)

Standings

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U-14

U14 Mid-Atlantic Conference
Rank Chesapeake Division PPG Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
01. FC Virginia ECNL U14*champ 2 2.75 22 8 7 0 1 24 2 22
02. CASL ECNL U14 2.14 15 7 4 0 3 19 5 14
03. Charlotte Soccer Academy ECNL U14 1.71 12 7 4 3 0 12 14 -2
04. Richmond United ECNL U14 0.71 5 7 1 4 2 6 20 -14
05. McLean Youth Soccer ECNL U14 0.29 2 7 0 5 2 6 15 -9
06. NC Fusion ECNL U14 0.14 1 7 0 6 1 4 23 -19
Rank Ohio Valley Division PPG Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
01. Ohio Premier ECNL U14*champ 7 2.44 22 9 7 1 1 24 6 18
02. Bethesda SC ECNL U14 2.11 19 9 6 2 1 19 12 7
03. Maryland United FC ECNL U14 1.63 13 8 4 3 1 16 10 6
04. Internationals SC ECNL U14 1.11 10 9 3 5 1 18 24 -6
05. Indiana Fire Juniors ECNL U14 0.75 6 8 2 6 0 12 20 -8
06. Ohio Elite Soccer Academy ECNL U14 0.75 6 8 1 4 3 10 19 -9

U-15

U15 Mid-Atlantic Conference
Rank Chesapeake Division PPG Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
01. CASL ECNL U15*champ 7 2.33 21 9 6 0 3 12 5 7
02. FC Virginia ECNL U15*champ 20 1.75 14 8 4 2 2 15 8 7
03. Richmond United ECNL U15*wc 11 1.10 11 10 3 5 2 10 18 -8
04. Charlotte Soccer Academy ECNL U15*wc 12 1.10 11 10 3 5 2 9 13 -4
05. NC Fusion ECNL U15 1.00 7 7 2 4 1 8 9 -1
06. McLean Youth Soccer ECNL U15 0.88 7 8 1 3 4 4 5 -1

U-16

U16 Mid-Atlantic Conference
Rank Chesapeake Division PPG Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
01. Richmond United ECNL U16*champ 9 2.70 27 10 9 1 0 40 7 33
02. FC Virginia ECNL U16*champ 13 2.25 18 8 6 2 0 14 5 9
03. CASL ECNL U16*wc 6*champ 23 1.50 15 10 5 5 0 14 17 -3
04. McLean Youth Soccer ECNL U16*wc 10 1.25 10 8 3 4 1 11 12 -1
05. Charlotte Soccer Academy ECNL U16 1.00 10 10 3 6 1 12 17 -5
06. NC Fusion ECNL U16 0.00 0 8 0 8 0 6 39 -33

U-17

U17 Mid-Atlantic Conference
Rank Chesapeake Division PPG Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
01. FC Virginia ECNL U17*champ 6 3.00 24 8 8 0 0 22 8 14
02. CASL ECNL U17*champ 11 2.11 19 9 6 2 1 15 6 9
03. Richmond United ECNL U17*wc 11 1.11 10 9 2 3 4 16 15 1
04. Charlotte Soccer Academy ECNL U17*wc 12 1.00 10 10 2 4 4 10 11 -1
05. McLean Youth Soccer ECNL U17 0.86 6 7 1 3 3 6 9 -3
06. NC Fusion ECNL U17 0.00 0 7 0 7 0 2 22 -20

U-18

U18 Mid-Atlantic Conference
Rank Chesapeake Division PPG Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
01. CASL ECNL U18*champ 2 2.50 25 10 8 1 1 23 6 17
02. McLean Youth Soccer ECNL U18 1.71 12 7 4 3 0 16 12 4
03. FC Virginia ECNL U18 1.63 13 8 4 3 1 14 13 1
04. Richmond United ECNL U18 1.20 12 10 4 6 0 9 14 -5
05. NC Fusion ECNL U18 0.86 6 7 1 3 3 7 11 -4
06. Charlotte Soccer Academy ECNL U18 0.70 7 10 2 7 1 13 26 -13