The U.S. Youth Soccer National League kicked off its 2008-09 girls season with the first of two days of play at the WakeMed Soccer Park and WRAL Soccer Center in North Carolina. The defending national champion Dallas Texans Red won in the U-17 and U-16 divisions, while the defending national champion San Juan Spirits Blue were held to a 1-1 tie by the D'Feeters in U-15 play. For an update on all the Day 1 games ...
The defending national champion Dallas Texans Red got a fight from Laguna Hills Eclipse Black but prevailed, 2-1, thanks to goals byAlyssa Diggs and Amanda Frisbie.
Eclipse Select only needed Erin Pekovich's goal in the eighth minute for a 1-0 win over Houston area giant Challenge.
Vardar beat Blue Valley Soccer Club Stars Mallorca, 2-0, while the McLean MPS Dragons downed Ela Elite, 3-0.
The Dallas Texans Red Dallas, winners of last year's National League and National Championships, opened the new campaign with a 2-1 win over Team Boca. Anna Cuffinaput the Florida team ahead with the a goal in the 13th minute, but the Texans rallied to win on goals byClarissa Wedemeyerand Kelley Monogue in the second half.
The Montclair United Thunderbolts debuted with a 2-1 win over Southern California powerhouse Slammers FC thanks to goals from Lauren Manna and Gabriella Galanti.
The So Cal Blues edged the Scorpions Elite, 1-0, and Cleveland FC and Eclipse Select, the Chicago area powerhouse, played to a 1-1 draw.
In their National League debut, the Wall Wombats defeated the Michigan Hawks Black, 2-0, on early goals by Rebecca Dinis and Christina Camassa.
The defending U.S. Youth Soccer national champion San Juan Spirits Blue were held to a 1-1 tie by the D'Feeters. The Dallas Texans Red and San Diego Surf also played to a 1-1 tie. The third tie in the division was a 0-0 deadlock between the NSA Fury and FC Pennsylvania Strikers.
Eclipse Select (IL) 1, Challenge (STX) 0
Goal: Erin Pekovich (8)
Vardar (MI) 2, BVSC Stars Mallorca (KS) 0
Goals: Nichole Read (31), Angela Gerback (89)
Dallas Texans Red Girls-Dallas (NTX) 2, Laguna Hills Eclipse Black (CA-S) 1
Goals: Texans: Alyssa Diggs (42), Amanda Frisbie (84)l Laguna: Gabrielle Arganda (10)
McLean MPS Dragons (VA) 3, Ela Elite (IL) 0
Goals: Melissa Downey (8), Jennifer Skugerboe (33), Briana Hovington (66)
Dallas Texans Red-Dallas (NTX) 2, Team Boca (FL) 1
Goals: Texans: Clarissa Wedemeyer (44), Kelley Monogue (59); Boca: Anna Cuffina (13)
Montclair United Thunderbolts (NJ) 2, Slammers FC (CA-S) 1
Goals: Thunderbolts: Lauren Manna (40), Gabriella Galanti (59); Slammers: Tessa Andujar (18)
So Cal Blues-Dodge (CA-S) 1, Scorpions Elite (MA) 0
Goal: Callan Parra (24)
Cleveland FC (OH-N) 1, Eclipse Select (IL) 1
Dallas Texans Red (NTX) 1, San Diego Surf White (CA-S) 1
Goal: Dallas Texans Red: Angelica Garcia (1); Surf: Alexandra Bailey (38)
D'Feeters (NTX) 1, San Juan Spirits Blue (CA-N) 1
Goals: D'Feeters: Lauren Bateman (79); Spirits: Haley Washburn (68)
Wall Wombats (NJ) 2, Michigan Hawks Black 0
Goals: Rebecca Dinis (13), Christina Camassa (17)
NSA Fury (IL) 0, FC Pennsylvania Strikers (EPA) 0