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ECNL May 01, 2012

Bethesda, Freestate find similar success as Va. clubs struggle in weekend ECNL action

By Jimmy LaRoue

Freestate Soccer Alliance and Bethesda SC’s results over the weekend nearly mirrored each other, with each club’s Under-15, U-16 and U-17 sides picking up a win and a draw each.

Only the two clubs’ Under-18 and U-14 results varied. Freestate’s U-18s picked up a win and a tie, while Bethesda tied and lost. In U-14s, Freestate picked up two wins, while Bethesda lost twice.

Freestate and Bethesda’s U-15s didn’t lose over the weekend, with both clubs picking up ties Saturday and wins Sunday. Freestate tied Albertson Fury 1-1 and defeated East Meadow 2-1, while Bethesda SC tied East Meadow 1-1 and beat Albertson Fury 2-0.

The two clubs’ U-16s had similar results, both also getting a win and a tie. Freestate defeated Albertson Fury 3-2 and tied East Meadow 1-1, while Bethesda SC defeated East Meadow 3-0 and tied Albertson Fury 1-1.

In U-17 play, Bethesda SC and Freestate again scored a win and a tie each against the same two opponents. Bethesda tied East Meadow 1-1 and beat Albertson Fury 3-0. Freestate, meanwhile, shutout Albertson Fury 4-0 and tied East Meadow 1-1.

Freestate’s U-18s, after a 3-1 loss to Albertson Fury Saturday, rallied for a 3-1 win over East Meadow the following day. Bethesda picked up a 1-1 tie against East Meadow Saturday, but lost 5-0 Sunday to Albertson Fury.

McLean Youth Soccer’s clubs had a mixed weekend against PDA Sunday, with the U-15s, U-16s and U-18s falling 1-0, 2-0 and 3-0, respectively. The U-17 result wasn’t immediately available.

In U-14 play, FC Virginia tied 1-1 with FC Bucks Saturday and followed that up with a 3-1 win over FC Delco Sunday. The Richmond Strikers fell to FC Delco 5-0, while Virginia Rush lost 2-0 at CASL Chelsea Ladies.

Freestate’s U-14s picked up two wins, 4-1 over Albertson Fury and 4-0 over East Meadow. Bethesda lost to East Meadow 3-0 and Albertson Fury 4-0.

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