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ECNL Mid-Atlantic Conference Recap: October 15-16, 2016

ECNL Mid-Atlantic Conference play continued this weekend following a two week break. Chesapeake Division action got back into full swing with North Carolina clubs facing off against Virginia clubs in all age groups, as Ohio Valley Division sides Bethesda SC and Maryland United FC met in U-14 competition.

Continue reading for a recap of the action.

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U-14

Charlotte Soccer Academy (6-1-0) followed up a dominant 6-0 win on Saturday over McLean Youth Soccer with its first loss of the season, coming 2-0 against FC Virginia. Charlotte remains in first place in the Chesapeake Division having outscored opponents 21-6.

CASL (3-0-2) and Richmond United (3-0-2) played to a 1-1 draw, remaining dead even in the Chesapeake Division table. Kennedy Yon found the net for CASL while United’s Sarah Ababneh scored on an assist from Brooke Potter.

FC Virginia (2-3-3) earned its first two victories of the season this weekend, edging out NC Fusion 2-1 before blanking Charlotte Soccer Academy 2-0.

Fusion bounced back with a 5-0 shutout of McLean on Sunday, improving to 2-4-1 on the season.

In Ohio Valley Division action, Maryland United FC (2-3-0) earned a 3-1 win over in-state opponent Bethesda SC on Saturday, receiving goals from Alayna LynchardAria Bilal and Danielle Campbell.

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Results

Saturday, October 15
Charlotte Soccer Academy 6, McLean Youth Soccer 0
FC Virginia 2, NC Fusion 1

Sunday, October 16
Maryland United FC 3, Bethesda SC 1
NC Fusion 5, McLean Youth Soccer 0
FC Virginia 2, Charlotte Soccer Academy 0
CASL 1, Richmond United 1

U-15

Charlotte Soccer Academy (6-0-0) added two more clean sheet victories to extend its season opening winning streak to six, following 2-0 and 5-0 results against McLean and FC Virginia.

NC Fusion (1-1-3) picked up its first victory of the season, edging out FC Virginia 1-0. Payton Eubanks set up Karlee Easter for the only goal of the match, as goalkeeper Madison Howard and the back line shut down the opposing attack.

Fusion earned another point on Sunday in a 1-1 draw against McLean. Kayla Burroughs assisted Sophia Faircloth on Fusion’s goal, while McLean got on the board on a strike from Kieffer Williamson.

Four different players – Adelyn Lowry, Ani Khachadourian, Corbin Reifschneider and Emily Sapienza – found the net for CASL (2-1-2) in a 4-0 shutout of Richmond United, as Graycen Elliott and Isabela Lusardi provided assists.

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Results

Saturday, October 15
NC Fusion 1, FC Virginia 0
Charlotte Soccer Academy 2, McLean Youth Soccer 0

Sunday, October 16
Charlotte Soccer Academy 5, FC Virginia 0
McLean Youth Soccer 1, NC Fusion 1
CASL 4, Richmond United 0

U-16

FC Virginia (3-0-2) earned four of six points on the weekend, defeating NC Fusion 3-0 before playing Charlotte Soccer Academy to a 1-1 draw. FCV remains unbeaten through five matches and sits in second place behind McLean in the Chesapeake Division.

Meanwhile, CASL (1-2-2) picked up its first win of the young season, narrowly beating Richmond United 2-1.

Results

Saturday, October 15
FC Virginia 3, NC Fusion 0

Sunday, October 16
CASL 2, Richmond United 1
FC Virginia 1, Charlotte Soccer Academy 1

U-17

FC Virginia (3-1-1) took 5-2 and 1-0 wins over NC Fusion and Charlotte Soccer Academy, picking up six valuable standings points in division play on its home field at Evergreen Sportsplex.

CASL (3-1-1) claimed a 2-0 win over Richmond United on Sunday, picking up its third win of the season. Maggie Pierce opened the scoring with a blast from 25 yards out, and Emily Duerr followed shortly with CASL’s second goal from nearly the same spot. Tori Hansen and Abby Hugo held down the center back spots and teamed with goalkeeper Marzia Josephson to preserve the clean sheet.

Results

Saturday, October 15
FC Virginia 5, NC Fusion 2

Sunday, October 16
CASL 2, Richmond United 0
FC Virginia 1, Charlotte Soccer Academy 0

U-18/19

McLean Youth Soccer followed up a scoreless draw against Charlotte Soccer Academy on Saturday with a 3-0 shutout of NC Fusion on Sunday. Goalkeeper Tailor Gammons and the McLean back line secured the pair of clean sheets, while defender Shannon Lee recorded a brace to lead the offense against Fusion. Maria Pareja added a goal and an assist in the match, as Amber Diorio and Claire Constant also added assists.

CASL (4-1-0) edged Richmond United 1-0 with a goal by Taylor Cammarata proving to be the difference in the match. CASL’s tough defense has conceded just four goals through its first five matches.

FC Virginia (3-2-0) defeated NC Fusion 2-1 and Charlotte Soccer Academy 2-0 to climb above the .500 mark.

Results

Saturday, October 15
FC Virginia 2, NC Fusion 1
McLean Youth Soccer 0, Charlotte Soccer Academy 0

Sunday, October 16
CASL 1, Richmond United 0
FC Virginia 2, Charlotte Soccer Academy 0
McLean Youth Soccer 3, NC Fusion 0