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ECNL May 01, 2012

ECNL: Carmel United, Minn. Thunder Academy tested in weekend matchups

By Jimmy LaRoue

Carmel United had a dominant weekend as a club, picking up a combined 11 wins in 14 matches, losing just twice while tying once.

The Under-17 and U-18s for Carmel United won all three of their respective matches against Minnesota Thunder Academy, FC Bucks and Penn Fusion SA, with the U-18s scoring a 9-0 win over Penn Fusion SA. Carmel United’s U-14s took two matches from Minnesota Thunder Academy.

In the head-to-head matchup with Minnesota Thunder Academy, Carmel United went 4-1-1. The two clubs’ U-15 sides tied 1-1, while Minnesota Thunder Academy’s U-16s picked up a 2-0 win.

Against the same teams, including Carmel United, Minnesota Thunder Academy went 6-6-2 on the weekend.

Out east, 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’ U-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.

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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