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ECNL Dec 21, 2015

ECNL Mid-Atlantic Conference Recap: Dec. 19-20, 2015

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Many ECNL Mid-Atlantic Conference clubs wrapped up the 2015 portion of their 2015-2016 season schedule over the weekend as inter-division play continued between the Chesapeake Division and Ohio Valley Division.

Recaps

U-15

Ohio Premier (3-0-1), Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (2-2-2), FC Virginia (8-2-3), Maryland United FC (1-2-3), Bethesda SC (4-1-1) and CASL (8-1-5) each earned four of six available points on the weekend with a win and a draw.

Ohio Premier and Bethesda SC hold the top two spots in the Ohio Valley Division along with the No. 10 and No. 14 Champions League seeds heading into the New Year. Midfielder Kamryn Davis had a role in all three of Ohio Premier’s goals as her team remained unbeaten this weekend, defeating Richmond United 2-0 and tying CASL 1-1. Midfielders Talia Gabarra (1 goal, 1 assist) and Juliana Lynch (2 goals) helped lead the efficient Bethesda offense as their team defeated Charlotte Soccer Academy 2-0 and tied NC Fusion 2-2. The Bethesda back line also recorded its fourth consecutive shutout in the Charlotte match on Saturday.

Maryland United had a terrific showing defensively, allowing only one goal in two games while tying NC Fusion 1-1 and blanking Charlotte 2-0 on Sunday. Defenders Annabel Hofmann and Mary Twetten not only made key contributions on the back line but also added to the scoring effort, with Hoffman finding the net and Twetten picking up an assist. Since the start of December the United back line has conceded just two goals in four matches. Midfielder Madison Synowiec also had a big weekend for United, scoring one goal and assisting the other in Sunday’s victory.

FC Virginia and CASL are in first and second place in the Chesapeake Division at the conclusion of the weekend with the No. 21 and No. 17 slots in the Champions League standings. FCV edged out Indiana Fire Juniors 1-0 on Saturday before tying Ohio Elite 1-1 on Sunday in the Midwest. Victoria Powell scored or assisted both of FCV’s goals as she continues to put up massive numbers this season, now leading the team in both categories with 8 goals and 10 assists. Meanwhile the team’s back line has conceded just one goal in its last four matches.

CASL concluded conference play with a 4-0 home win over Internationals SC and a 1-1 draw against Ohio Premier, and will wrap up its 2015-2016 regular season campaign next week at the ECNL Florida Showcase in Sanford. Camryn Dixon scored in each game and Mattie Murphy notched an assist in each game for CASL this weekend while Trinity Davis recorded a brace on Saturday to lead the attack.

Saturday, December 19
Ohio Elite Soccer Academy 1, McLean Youth Soccer 0
NC Fusion 1, Maryland United FC 1
CASL 4, Internationals SC 0
Ohio Premier 2, Richmond United 0
FC Virginia 1, Indiana Fire Juniors 0
Bethesda SC 2, Charlotte Soccer Academy 0

Sunday, December 20
Maryland United FC 2, Charlotte Soccer Academy 0
FC Virginia 1, Ohio Elite Soccer Academy 1
Richmond United 3, Internationals SC 2
Ohio Premier 1, CASL 1
NC Fusion 2, Bethesda SC 2

U-16

Internationals SC (4-0-0) continued its perfect season with 2-1 and 1-0 road wins over CASL (5-7-3) and Richmond United (10-3-2). The dominant Internationals back line has now allowed just two goals through four matches, as a Grace Wagner goal set up by Meredith Brown for CASL was the only score they gave up on the trip to the South. U.S. Girls National Team roster pool forward Loren Sefcik continued her strong start to the season for Internationals with another goal, while Jordan Brewster played a part in both of the team’s goals in Saturday’s win over CASL. Defender Garland Jackson had an impressive two-way effort, contributing to the stifling effort by the back line while also notching an assist.

CASL rallied to earn a point on Sunday with a 1-1 draw against Ohio Premier, as Brown assisted midfielder Molly Niewald on her second strike of the season. It was the second tie in as many days for Ohio Premier, which played Chesapeake Division-leading Richmond United to a scoreless draw on Saturday in Virginia.

Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (4-0-0) maintained its unblemished record with a pair of one-goal wins against Chesapeake Division sides McLean Youth Soccer (6-6-1) and FC Virginia (9-4-0). Division-leading FC Virginia also dropped its Saturday match 3-0 to Indiana Fire Juniors, while McLean rallied for a 3-2 win over Indiana on Sunday. Kristina Lynch (2 goals) and Katherine Soderstrom (1 goal, 1 assist) each had strong weekends for Indiana on their team’s home fields at the Grand Park Sports Campus.

Charlotte Soccer Academy (5-8-3) continued its best stretch of the season with a pair of road wins in Maryland against Bethesda SC and Maryland United FC, remaining undefeated through four games in December. Maryland United and Bethesda both split their results on the weekend, each earning definitive victories over NC Fusion (0-14-0) as well. Caitlin Shepherd (2 goals, 1 assist) and Morgan Grauel (1 goal, 1 assist) were among the leaders for Maryland United on Saturday against Fusion, while defenders Gracie Timbario (1 goal, 2 assists), Casey Ballow (1 goal) and Molly Olcott (1 goal) helped lead Bethesda to a shutout and a five-goal outburst on Sunday.

Saturday, December 19
Internationals SC 2, CASL 1
Ohio Elite Soccer Academy 2, McLean Youth Soccer 1
Maryland United FC 4, NC Fusion 0
Indiana Fire Juniors 3, FC Virginia 0
Charlotte Soccer Academy 3, Bethesda SC 2
Ohio Premier 0, Richmond United 0

Sunday, December 20
Charlotte Soccer Academy 1, Maryland United FC 0
McLean Youth Soccer 3, Indiana Fire Juniors 2
Ohio Elite Soccer Academy 1, FC Virginia 0
CASL 1, Ohio Premier 1
Internationals SC 1, Richmond United 0
Bethesda SC 5, NC Fusion 0

U-17

Bethesda SC (4-1-1) outscored its opponents by a combined score of 8-0 on a homestand against North Carolina squads Charlotte Soccer Academy (4-8-4) and NC Fusion (1-11-1). University of Tennessee 2017 commit Cameron Murtha (3 goals, 1 assist) and Kori Locksley (1 goal, 4 assists) put up big numbers in the two matches, along with Olivia Kane who had a brace in Sunday’s 6-0 win over Fusion. University of Delaware 2016 commit Alexis Montgomery and University of Maryland 2016 commit Niven Hegeman helped lead the Bethesda defense to its third shutout in six regular season games.

Ohio Valley Division leader Maryland United (5-1-0) also swept the visiting Carolina teams, topping Fusion 3-0 and Charlotte 2-1. U.S. U-15 Girls National Team roster pool player Jenna Soriano helped lead Maryland United to the shutout win against Fusion on Saturday with an assist and a strong effort defensively, alongside a brace by Kimberly McPhearsonKathryn Creedon and Drew Kesterman each picked up assists as well, and Jamie Shiflett found the net once again.

CASL (8-5-1) split a pair of home games, falling to Internationals SC (1-2-0) 1-0 and defeating Ohio Premier (1-2-1) 3-1 behind a Jessica McCoppin brace in a game where three CASL players earned assists.

Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (4-0-2) remains unbeaten through six games following a four-point weekend at home with a 3-1 win over McLean Youth Soccer and a 3-3 draw against FC Virginia.

Saturday, December 19
Internationals SC 1, CASL 0
Ohio Elite Soccer Academy 3, McLean Youth Soccer 1
Richmond United 1, Ohio Premier 1
Maryland United FC 3, NC Fusion 0
Indiana Fire Juniors 3, FC Virginia 2
Bethesda SC 2, Charlotte Soccer Academy 0

Sunday, December 20
Ohio Elite Soccer Academy 3, FC Virginia 3
Maryland United FC 2, Charlotte Soccer Academy 1
CASL 3, Ohio Premier 1
Bethesda SC 6, NC Fusion 0

U-18

Ohio Valley Division leader Internationals SC (4-0-0) continued its unblemished run with a pair of 1-0 victories on the road against CASL and Richmond United. Internationals still has not conceded a goal this season with U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team goalkeeper and 2016 University of Louisville commit Gabrielle Kouzelos turning away every shot she has faced.

Maryland United (5-0-1) remains on Internationals’ tail for second in the division following 6-1 and 1-0 wins over NC Fusion (3-7-3) and Charlotte Soccer Academy (4-11-1) at home. U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team player Bridgette Andrzejewski netted four goals in the lopsided win over Fusion while Kia Rankin racked up two assists. Paula Germino-Watnick covered significant ground on both sides of the ball in a dominating effort for United.

McLean Youth Soccer (8-3-1) earned two more shutouts in 4-0 and 3-0 wins over Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (2-4-0) and Indiana Fire Juniors (1-3-0). Tess Sapone and Meghan Kammerdeiner netted two goals each while Rayven Conner had a pair of assists on Saturday against Ohio Elite as McLean pulled ahead of CASL for the lead in the Chesapeake Division.

Saturday, December 19
Ohio Premier 2, Richmond United 2
Internationals SC 1, CASL 0
Indiana Fire Juniors 2, FC Virginia 0
Charlotte Soccer Academy 2, Bethesda SC 0
McLean Youth Soccer 4, Ohio Elite Soccer Academy 0
Maryland United FC 6, NC Fusion 1

Sunday, December 20
Bethesda SC 2, NC Fusion 1
FC Virginia 2, Ohio Elite Soccer Academy 1
Internationals SC 1, Richmond United 0
Maryland United FC 1, Charlotte Soccer Academy 0
McLean Youth Soccer 3, Indiana Fire Juniors 0
Ohio Premier 2, CASL 1

Standings

U-15

U15 Mid-Atlantic Conference
Rank Chesapeake Division PPG Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
01. FC Virginia ECNL U15*champ 21 2.08 27 13 8 2 3 26 10 16
02. CASL ECNL U15*champ 17 2.07 29 14 8 1 5 24 10 14
03. Richmond United ECNL U15*wc 14 1.13 17 15 5 8 2 15 26 -11
04. NC Fusion ECNL U15 1.00 13 13 3 6 4 16 18 -2
05. Charlotte Soccer Academy ECNL U15 1.00 16 16 4 8 4 18 26 -8
06. McLean Youth Soccer ECNL U15 0.67 8 12 1 6 5 6 14 -8
Rank Ohio Valley Division PPG Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
01. Ohio Premier ECNL U15*champ 10 2.50 10 4 3 0 1 9 5 4
02. Bethesda SC ECNL U15*champ 14 2.17 13 6 4 1 1 11 6 5
03. Ohio Elite Soccer Academy ECNL U15*wc 10 1.33 8 6 2 2 2 8 12 -4
04. Maryland United FC ECNL U15 1.00 6 6 1 2 3 7 8 -1
05. Internationals SC ECNL U15 0.75 3 4 1 3 0 4 8 -4
06. Indiana Fire Juniors ECNL U15 0.67 2 3 0 1 2 4 5 -1

U-16

U16 Mid-Atlantic Conference
Rank Chesapeake Division PPG Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
01. Richmond United ECNL U16*champ 21 2.13 32 15 10 3 2 42 13 29
02. FC Virginia ECNL U16*champ 19 2.08 27 13 9 4 0 22 10 12
03. McLean Youth Soccer ECNL U16 1.46 19 13 6 6 1 24 18 6
04. CASL ECNL U16 1.20 18 15 5 7 3 21 26 -5
05. Charlotte Soccer Academy ECNL U16 1.13 18 16 5 8 3 17 22 -5
06. NC Fusion ECNL U16 0.00 0 14 0 14 0 8 61 -53
Rank Ohio Valley Division PPG Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
01. Internationals SC ECNL U16*champ 3 3.00 12 4 4 0 0 6 2 4
02. Ohio Elite Soccer Academy ECNL U16*champ 10 2.33 14 6 4 0 2 12 5 7
03. Ohio Premier ECNL U16*wc 2*champ 16 2.00 8 4 2 0 2 6 1 5
04. Indiana Fire Juniors ECNL U16*wc 7 1.75 7 4 2 1 1 10 3 7
05. Maryland United FC ECNL U16 1.00 6 6 2 4 0 8 12 -4
06. Bethesda SC ECNL U16 0.83 5 6 1 3 2 9 12 -3

U-17

U17 Mid-Atlantic Conference
Rank Chesapeake Division PPG Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
01. FC Virginia ECNL U17*champ 17 2.23 29 13 9 2 2 31 18 13
02. CASL ECNL U17*champ 27 1.79 25 14 8 5 1 23 13 10
03. Charlotte Soccer Academy ECNL U17 1.00 16 16 4 8 4 19 25 -6
04. Richmond United ECNL U17 0.92 12 13 2 5 6 20 21 -1
05. McLean Youth Soccer ECNL U17 0.73 8 11 1 5 5 8 14 -6
06. NC Fusion ECNL U17 0.31 4 13 1 11 1 8 42 -34
Rank Ohio Valley Division PPG Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
01. Maryland United FC ECNL U17*champ 8 2.50 15 6 5 1 0 11 7 4
02. Ohio Elite Soccer Academy ECNL U17*champ 11 2.33 14 6 4 0 2 19 10 9
03. Indiana Fire Juniors ECNL U17*wc 1*champ 13 2.33 7 3 2 0 1 8 5 3
04. Bethesda SC ECNL U17*wc 2*champ 15 2.17 13 6 4 1 1 13 3 10
05. Ohio Premier ECNL U17 1.00 4 4 1 2 1 6 7 -1
06. Internationals SC ECNL U17 1.00 3 3 1 2 0 3 4 -1

U-18

U18 Mid-Atlantic Conference
Rank Chesapeake Division PPG Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
01. McLean Youth Soccer ECNL U18*champ 11 2.08 25 12 8 3 1 33 14 19
02. CASL ECNL U18 2.07 31 15 10 4 1 30 15 15
03. FC Virginia ECNL U18 1.46 19 13 6 6 1 25 20 5
04. Richmond United ECNL U18 1.07 16 15 5 9 1 13 24 -11
05. NC Fusion ECNL U18 0.92 12 13 3 7 3 17 24 -7
06. Charlotte Soccer Academy ECNL U18 0.81 13 16 4 11 1 20 37 -17
Rank Ohio Valley Division PPG Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
01. Internationals SC ECNL U18*champ 3 3.00 12 4 4 0 0 5 0 5
02. Maryland United FC ECNL U18*wc 1*champ 6 2.67 16 6 5 0 1 19 4 15
03. Ohio Premier ECNL U18 2.50 10 4 3 0 1 10 4 6
04. Ohio Elite Soccer Academy ECNL U18 1.00 6 6 2 4 0 11 13 -2
05. Indiana Fire Juniors ECNL U18 0.75 3 4 1 3 0 3 11 -8
06. Bethesda SC ECNL U18 0.50 3 6 1 5 0 3 23 -20