ODP Thanksgiving Interregional reaches halfway point in Boca Raton
Boca Raton, Fla. (Nov. 20, 2012) – The third day of the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Thanksgiving Interregional marks the halfway point of the annual event showcases top youth talent from around the United States. Day three featured the second appearances of the 1995 and 1996 age groups at Spanish River Athletic Park.
U.S. Youth National Team Technical Director, April Heinrichs – a former U.S. Women’s National Team coach and player that can boast winning the first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991 – was on site, along with over 50 college coaches to observe the playing abilities of some of the nation’s top female players, for selection to the next level of play.
Highlights from day-3 matches
95 Girls: Region II vs. Region I
Region II and Region I battled it out in the first half, going into halftime with a 1-1 tie. Alani Johnson scored for Region I, but Nicky Waldeck immediately scored for Region II three minutes later. Meegan Johnston secured the win for Region II in the 2nd half with her 51st minute tally.
96 Girls: Region IV vs. Region I
Region I obtained a 2-0 win over Region IV by getting a goal in each half by strikers Charlotte Williams in the 40thminute and Kayla Saager in the 58th minute of play.
95 Girls: Region IV vs. Region III
Midfielder Claire Winter and forward Breanna McCallum gave their Region IV team a 2-0 win against Region III. Winter scored early in the 6th minute of the game, and McCallum ended the game by scoring in the 76th minute.
96 Girls: Region II vs. Region III
Region II and Region III closed Day 3 with the only tie of the day. Region III got the lead when it got on the scoreboard early in the first half with Mary Palmer’s 7th minute strike, but Region II leveled the score in the 64thminute with April Bockin’s goal, resulting in a 1-1 score.