Girls Development Academy East Conference Recap: Nov. 3-4, 2018
Club across the U.S. Soccer Girls Development Academy East Conference kicked off their November slate over the weekend, with valuable points on the line as the fall portion of the 2018-2019 season hits its final stretch.
Results / Standings | Schedule
FC Virginia (6-0-3, 21 points) rescued a point on Saturday in their 1-1 draw with Washington Spirit Academy-Maryland (5-2-2, 17 points). Cate Shepherd gave Maryland the lead with her goal in the 60th minute. But Ella Carter (75’) found the equalizer just a few minutes before the final whistle, netting her team-leading sixth goal of the season.
Arlington Soccer Association (4-3-3, 15 points) nabbed their fourth win of the season by defeating PA Classics (3-6-0, 9 points). Anna Rupert (40’ and 59’) led all scorers with two goals while Lexie Jordan added the pivotal go-ahead goal in the 49th minute. The two have combined to score nine of ASA’s 21 goals this seasons. Classics goal was scored by Faith Matter in the 39th minute.
Sky Blue-NYSC (3-5-0, 9 points) snapped a three-game losing streak on Saturday by defeating Seacoast United (5-4-0, 15 points) 2-0. Forward Marissa Foster scored both goals for Sky Blue, giving her five on the season. Goalkeepers Tamera Taylor Moore (62 minutes) and Ilana Posner (18 minutes) combined to give the NWSL academy side their first shutout of the season.
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Oakwood Soccer Club (6-2-1, 19 points) had a tough task on their hands on Saturday with FC Fury NY (1-6-1, 4 points), but they managed to escape with a 3-2 win. Forwards Julia Motuzick (5’) and Sabrina Krause (17’) gave Oakwood what looked to be a comfortable 2-0 lead. But the Fury worked their way back into the match, first with a goal from forward Hailey Hnis in the 40th minute and then off of an Oakwood goal in the 56th minute. Oakwood head coach Chris Mogavero made a tactical substitution, bringing on forward Madison Carroll in the 60th minute. That move paid off with Carroll scoring the game-winning goal (76’) and giving her side the three points.
IMG Academy (6-1-1, 19 points) were the big winners in the Southeast Division, pulling off the 7-1 win over the South Florida Football Academy (0-8-0, 0 points). Jocelyn Rowe continued her scoring tear, leading the way with four goals (36’, 39’, 40’, and 70’) for IMG. Enaisa Reed (2’ and 11’) had a brace while Kayla Reed pushed her season total to 16 with her goal in the 60th minute. Reed is currently in second behind Charlotte Soccer Academy’s Kennedy Bell (17) for most goals in the U-15 age bracket.
Washington Spirit Academy-Maryland 1: FC Virginia 1
Long Island SC 0 : Cedar Stars Academy-Monmouth 1
PA Classics 1 : Arlington Soccer Association 3
Penn Fusion Soccer Academy : Washington Spirit Academy-Virginia
FC Albertson Fury : NEFC
Sky Blue -NYSC 2 : Seacoast United 0
Oakwood Soccer Club 3: FC Fury NY 2
United Futbol Academy 2: United Soccer Alliance 2
South Florida Football Academy 1: IMG Academy 7
Weston FC : West Florida Flames
Penn Fusion Soccer Academy (7-1-0, 21 points) are in first in the Atlantic Division after earning the 3-0 win over Washington Spirit Academy-Virginia (0-9-1, 1 point). Midfielders Susanna Soderman (14’) and Margaret Thornton (61’) and forward Claire Pinnie (66’) supplied the goals for PFA. Meanwhile the goalkeeping team of Mia Reed (44 minutes) and Audrey Brown (46 minutes) combined with the back line for the club’s fifth shutout of the season.
Coming in at second place is FC Virginia (6-4-0, 18 points) who defeated Washington Spirit Academy-Maryland 2-1 on Saturday. Defender Madeline Walker put Virginia ahead with a goal in the 31st minute. While Spirit Academy-Maryland did tie things up just before halftime via a Anika Haski (32’) shot Virginia did pull away in the second half. A goal from forward Riley Flanagan (51’) and 90-minute defensive efforts by Walker, Marisa McClure and Emily Pendleton helped seal the result.
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In the Northeast, Oakwood Soccer Club (8-2-0, 24 points) held on to first place after winning a tightly contested 4-3 battle against FC Fury NY (2-4-1, 7 points). Forwards Lumi Kostmayer (8’) and Imani Jenkins (22’) helped push Oakwood early with a pair of goals. But the Fury fought their way back into the match with forward Jordan Mastriano (30’) and midfielder Lucy Patton (45’) making it 2-2 just before halftime. Much like they did in the first half, Oakwood’s attack came out swinging, getting a second goal from Jenkins (50’) and an insurance goal from Natalie Tavana in the 71st. Although forward Taylor Brian (78’) and the Fury did cut their deficit to one, the Oakwood defense held strong the rest of the way.
Sky Blue-NYSC (6-1-1, 19 points) kept up with their Tri-State counterparts at the top of the table by defeating Seacoast United (3-5-1, 10 points) 5-1 to stay in second. Forwards Erin Hogan (7’) and Teresa Deda (21’) and midfielders Esme Brayshaw (47’) and Erica Petrie (52’) provided Sky Blue with four of their five goals, with the fifth coming via a Seacoast own goal in the 43rd minute. With her goal, Brayshaw now has eight on the season which is tied for seventh most among U-16/U-17 players in the East Conference. Seacoast’s lone goal came from Daisy Granholm in the 35th minute.
Albertson Fury (1-5-1, 4 points) earned their first win of the season in a 2-1 victory over NEFC (5-4-2, 17 points). It didn’t initially look like it would be Albertson’s day after Brooke Haarala gave NEFC the lead with her goal in the 22nd minute. But Albertson were persistent on the attacking end and were rewarded for their efforts with goals from forward Natalie DeMasi (31’) and midfielder Danielle Mejia (86’). Goalkeepers Samantha Bosch (44 minutes) and Samantha Rom (46 minutes) teamed up with the back line for the clean sheet effort.
United Futbol Academy (3-6-0, 9 points) got a big win on Saturday in the Southeast in their 3-1 win over the United Soccer Alliance (0-4-2, 2 points). Forwards Layton Glisson (6’), Nicole Sensing (45’) and Madison Johnston (88’) all scored for UFA while USA’s goal came courtesy of Ella Shapiro in the 37th minute.
Washington Spirit Academy-Maryland 1: FC Virginia 2
Penn Fusion Soccer Academy 3 : Washington Spirit Academy-Virginia 0
FC Albertson Fury 2 : NEFC 1
Sky Blue -NYSC 5: Seacoast United 1
Oakwood Soccer Club 4: FC Fury NY 3
United Futbol Academy 3: United Soccer Alliance 1
South Florida Football Academy 4 : IMG Academy 4
Weston FC 2 : West Florida Flames 2
FC Virginia (8-0-1, 25 points) are still undefeated in the Atlantic Division after their 5-2 win over Washington Spirit Academy-Maryland (4-2-0, 12 points) over the weekend. Virginia’s goals came from midfielder Olivia Migli (10’), Lauren Teuschl (11’) and forwards Carrie McIntire (63’) and Ellis Wheeler (35’ and 77’). They have scored 38 goals this season which is third-most among all U-18/U-19 sides in the USSDA.
Penn Fusion Soccer Academy (5-1-1, 16 points) held on to the second spot after defeating Washington Spirit Academy-Virginia (4-5-0, 12 points) 2-0. Midfielders Catherine DeRosa and Elizabeth Lawton gave PFA the lead early with their goals in the 11th and 22nd minutes respectively. Goalkeepers Anna Maria Thomas (46 minutes) and Alexandra Popham (44 minutes) were both busy during the match but the two persevere and earned a share of the clean sheet.
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In the Northeast, Oakwood Soccer Club (4-1-2, 14 points) held on in their 4-2 win over FC Fury NY (0-3-3, 3 points). The Fury, who were looking for their first win of the season, really took it to Oakwood early on with a pair of goals from defender Rebecca Wood (10’) and midfielder Jennifer Bartlett (25’). But Oakwood’s attack broke through after that, scoring four unanswered goals to get the three points. Cara Jordan (36’), Victoria Jedrychowski (41’), Emma Zaccagnini (60’) and Autumn Skowrenski (87’) all scored for Oakwood giving them their fourth win in five matches.
Finally in the Southeast Division, United Soccer Alliance (7-0-0, 21 points) remain on top after defeating United Futbol Academy (2-7-0, 6 points) 4-0. Lia Godfrey (11’), Olufolasade Adamolekun (16’), Jaclyn GIlday (74’) and Ashlyn Kane (90’) were the goal-scorers for USA. With her strike in the 16th minute, Adamolekun pushes her season total to 10 on the season, which is fourth most among all U-18/U-19 players.
Washington Spirit Academy-Maryland 2 : FC Virginia 5
Penn Fusion Soccer Academy 2: Washington Spirit Academy-Virginia 0
FC Albertson Fury : NEFC
Oakwood Soccer Club 4 : FC Fury NY 2
United Futbol Academy 0: United Soccer Alliance 4
South Florida Football Academy 3: IMG Academy 0
Weston FC 2 : West Florida Flames 0