Division standings take shape at Jefferson Cup Girls Showcase
On matchday two at the Jefferson Cup’s Girls Showcase, sides from the U-15, U-16, U-17, U-18, and U-19 age groups competed to put their sides in prime position for top honors and to showcase their skills in front of dozens of college coaches.
BRYC Elite Academy ECNL U15 (2-0-0, 18 points) made their way to the top in Group A on Saturday with a pair of strong results. In the morning they defeated Alleycats 2003G NPL 5-1 (0-2-0, 1 point) and then followed it up with another impressive result, a 6-1 win over Cleveland FC 03 (1-1-0, 9 points). To advance to Sunday’s final they will need to defeat second-place PDA 2003 ECNL (1-1-0, 11 points) who lost to Cleveland 2-1 but made up for it with a 5-0 win over Alleycats.
After two days of action in Group B Maryland United FC (1-0-1, 13 points) find themselves at the top of the table in Group B. After a 2-0 win over SUSA NPL G03 (1-1-0, 10 points) on Friday they followed it up with a 1-1 draw against South Shore Select U15 (1-0-1, 12 points) on Saturday. South Shore meanwhile earned a 2-1 win against CSA Impact United 03G Nike (0-2-0, 1 point) to keep them within striking distance of Maryland and a chance at a spot in the finals.
Bay Elite Academy ECNL 5- Alleycats 2003 G NPL 1
Cleveland 03 2-PDA 2003 ECNL 1
Alleycats 2003G NPL 0 -PDA 2003 ECNL 5
Cleveland FC 03 1-BRYC Elite Academy ECNL U15 6
South Select u15 AP 2-CSA Impact United 03GNike NL Black 1
Maryland United FC 2003 ECNL 1-South Shore Select U15 AP 1
SUSA NPL G03 4-CSA Impact United 03G Nike NL Black 0
After a tough 2-2 draw with SJEB Rush02G Academy Blue on Friday Mclean 02G ECNL (1-0-1, 14 points) needed a strong result to get them back into the hunt for the U-16 Championship picture. On Saturday evening they received it in the form of a 6-1 win over Massapequa NPL 02 LIL Rowdies (0-2-0, 1 point). McLean rolled out to an early lead thanks to three quick goals from forwards Jordan Felton and Precious Ogu and midfielder Lauren Meeks. In the second-half the Rowdies cut their lead to three with a goal from Carly Manchio in the 44th minute. But McLean found three more from Meeks, midfielder Eliza Turner (62′)’ and Felton.
Not to be outdone Saturday night Marin FC G02 Blue (1-0-1, 14 points) and East Meadow 2002 ECNL (1-0-1, 14 points) played to a thrilling 1-1 draw. The two sides went back and forth on the attack in the first with both sides nearly finding the games opening goal. But credit to the two goalkeepers, Ellie Fad for Marin and Giuliana Graziosi of East Meadow, who kept made several impressive stops to keep the match scoreless. In the second half, it looked like East Meadow might squeak this one out when Leah Iglesias found space on the counter-attack in the 63rd minute to hit home the game’s opening goal. But Marin found the equalizer on a cracking strike from midfielder Jenna Evans in the 68th minute.
Entering into the final matchday, both sides are trailing CESA U16G ECNL (2-0-0, 17 points). CESA held on to their top spot after earning the 1-0 win over Loudoun 02G Red (1-1-0, 9 points). CESA and Marin will do battle on Sunday at 9:40 AM West Creek Field #4.
SJEB Rush02G Academy Blue 1-Maryland United FC 2002 ECNL 3
Loudoun 02G Red 0- CESA U16 GECNL 1
North United FC Rush – World Class FC 02 ECNL
Marin FC G02 Blue 1- East Meadow 2002 ECNL 1
Massapequa NPL 02 LIL Rowdies 1-Mclean 02G ECNL 6
Lehigh Valley United 2002 Girls Black 1 -PDA Storm ECNL 0
It wasn’t easy but the Albertson SC United 01 Fury ECNL (1-1-0, 9 points) kept their U17 Championship hopes alive with a 1-0 win over BC United SA 2001 Premier (0-1-1, 5 points). In the first-half, the Fury defense had their work cut for them with BC creating multiple attacking opportunities. But Fury goalkeeper Trinity Cole and the back line worked together to keep the BC attack at bey. In the second half, their attack lended their defense a hand. Varley Marguerite headed home a chance off of a free kick from Tiffany Berno in the 50th minute to give the Fury the much-needed win.
SUSA NPL G01 (2-0-0, 18 points) find themselves at the top of the U-17 Championship Division table having defeated PDA Splash 2001 ECNL (0-1-1, 4 points) 1-0. They will face McLean G01 Blue (1-0-1, 15 points) on Sunday at 11:20 a.m. with the chance to earn top honors. McLean are currently in second after dispatching Premier SC Navy 3-0.
Premier SC Navy (Strikers) 0 – McLean 01G ECNL 3
Marin FC G01 Blue 0-Bethesda SC ECNL Union 01 2
BC United SA 2001 Premier 0- Albertson SC United 01 Fury ECNL 1
SUSA NPL G01 1-PDA Splash 2001 ECNL 0
1776 United FC Xtreme 0-Richmond United ECNL 01 1
South Side Select ECNL AP 3-FC Bucks 01 ECNL 0
NJ Stalliions 00 Stampede NPL (2-0-0, 18 points) find themselves at the top of the U-18 Championship after defeating Lower Merion Storm (0-1-1, 4 points) 1-0 Saturday afternoon. The Stallions wasted little time finding a goal-scoring chance with Maria Orozco Saenz getting past the Storm defense in the eleventh minute. She would hitting her shot just beyond the reach of Storm goalkeeper Sarah McConnon to give her side the 1-0 lead. In the second half the Stallions defense led by goalkeeper Sarah Ghorashi would make several stops to preserve their led and hold on to the shutout.
After a tough 1-0 loss to start their Jefferson Cup tournament Pipeline SC Pre-Academy (1-1-0, 8 points) made the most of their second chance pulling off a 1-0 win over SOCA Elite 00 U18 Girls (1-1-0, 8 points). In the first-half, it appeared as if SOCA might be the one walking away with the win after SOCA forward Katrine Berg hitting a superb strike on target in the 8th minute. But Pipeline goalkeeper Jenna Hutchinson made the first of her seven saves, a diving effort to keep the match level. In the second half, Pipeline made the most of their second chance with Kyla Holt heading home the game-winner in the 51st minute off of a free kick from Gabrielle Manning.
Princeton SA Premier Elite 00 8-SUSA NPL G00 2
SOCA Elite 00 U18 Girls 0-Pipeline SC Pre-Academy 1
PDA Shore Revolution 0- Chattanooga FC Academy 00/01 Premier 0
NJ Stallions 00 Stampede NPL 1-Lower Merion Storm 0
SJEB Rush 00G Academy 0-HBC Impact 00 0
GPS MA ELITE RED 00 Girls 0 -NYSC JR Majestics ’00 2
McLean 99/0G ECNL (2-0-0, 19 points) solidified their hold on the top spot in the U-18 Championship with their 4-0 win over PDA Shore 99’s (0-1-1, 4 points). McLean received a brace from Aleigh Gambone (61′ and 64′) and a pair of individual strikes from Caitlin Moon (64′) and Emily Kavanaugh (69′) to put their side on top. Goalkeeper Lexington Lemmon helped her team earn their second shutout of the tournament, making a diving stop off of a free kick to keep the match level in the first half.
Bethesda SC ECNL Hype 00 (2-0-0, 16 points) kept up with McLean in the title picture with a 2-1 win over Beadling SC 99 (1-1-0, 9 points). Bethesda took a 2-0 lead in the second half, thanks to goals from Jane Olcott (40′) and Grace Timbario (46′). Beadling cut it to one with a goal from Katherine Livingston in the 57th minute. But it wasn’t enough as the Bethesda back line and goalkeeper Jane Romer, held on to keep Beadling off the board the rest of the way.
OPSA Magic 2-East Meadow 99 ECNL Hotspur 1
VYS Phoenix ’99 1- Match Fit Academy 2000/1999 ECNL 1
FC Copa Academy – Continental FC Delco ECNL ’99F
Beadling SC 99 1- Bethesda SC ECNL Hype 00 2
PDA Shore 99’s 0 -McLean 99/0G ECNL 4
Sunrise Sting 1999 Black 5 -Richond United ECNL 00/99 1