Arlington Soccer, Metro United win two games each in Girls DA Cup
In a matchup of two Potomac area clubs, Arlington Soccer Association and Metro United teams split four contests in U.S. Soccer Girls DA Cup play this weekend.
In the U-15 age group, Metro United emerged with a 2-1 victory, finding their stride offensively in the second half. Arlington’s Estee Ruiz broke the scoring open in the 10th minute, and that 1-0 lead stood until halftime. Metro United equalized in the 45th minute on a goal by Crystal Kim, and Hannah Harms netted the game-winner in the 60th minute.
It was all Arlington at the U-16 level, as the Northern Virginia club earned a 6-1 victory. Six different players found the net on Saturday for an Arlington team which has outscored its first two Girls DA Cup opponents by a combined margin of 11-2. Nayeli Leon, Alyssa Kenealy and Jessica Robbert have scored 2 goals each for Arlington so far in Cup competition.
A 28th minute goal from Nora Green-Orset proved to be the game-winner for Arlington in their 1-0 shutout of Metro United on Saturday at Long Bridge Park. Goalkeepers Makenna Nunez and Michaela McCormack each played half the game between the posts, combining for the clean sheet. Arlington advanced to 2-0-0, staying at the top of Group 15 in the DA Cup.
Metro United cruised to a 3-0 win in the U-18/19 division, behind a brace from Danielle Grieco and a clean sheet effort on the defensive side. Grieco put Metro on top in just the 7th minute, and she combined with Lillian Kevorkian to score back-to-back goals in a 3-minute span early in the second half to put the game out of reach. Goalkeeper Eva Hoyseth tallied the clean sheet playing behind Metro’s strong back line.