[NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS] The Sting tied Colorado Rush with its ninth national girls title when the Dallas club's U-15s beat Scorpions Elite, 1-0, in Saturday's final at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in Overland Park, Kan.
Lonestars Red (TX-S) 1, Eclipse Select (IL) 1, PK 4-2
Lonestars won its first national girls title -- and the first for South Texas -- with a shootout win over Eclipse Select, which was denied a sixth girls title with narrow losses in both the U-19 and and U-18 finals.
Lonestars shut down Mary Kubiuk, which entered the game with five goals on the week.
Karissa Miller put Eclipse ahead in the 12th minute, but Lonestars' Jessica Fuston equalized 19 minutes later.
Golden Ball: Mary Kubiuk, Eclipse Select (IL)
Golden Glove: Alexandra Holland, Eclipse Select (IL)
Laguna Hills Eclipse White (CA-S) 1, Eclipse Select (IL) 0
Eclipse White ended Eclipse Select's bid for back-to-back titles in its age group.
Kristyn Benavidez scored in the 26th minute to give the California the Francis Kelly Cup, which it previously won in 2005.
Golden Ball: Hayley Haagsma, Laguna Hills Eclipse Select (CA-S)
Golden Glove: Dana Moreno, Laguna Hill Eclipse Select (CA-S)
So Cal Blues (CA-S) 1, Syosset Sting (NY-E) 0
So Cal Blues earned first place in the U.S. Youth Soccer National League this season and completed the double with the win over Syosset.
Lauren Bohaboy scored in the 48th minute to give Blues club its third national title.
Golden Ball: Emily Goldstein, So Cal Blues (CA-S)
Golden Glove: Katharine Marcy, Syosset Sting Elite (E-NY)
Solar 94 Red (N-TX) 1, McLean MPS Strikers (VA) 0
Solar Red created many offensive opportunities, but the lone goal was scored by Lauren Heller in the 33rd minute.
The Dallas area club won its first boys title in 2008 but had never won a girls title.
Golden Ball: Taylor Smith, Solar Red (N-TX)
Golden Glove: Jennifer Jasper, Solar Red (N-TX)
Sting 95 (TX-N) 1, Scorpions Elite (MA) 0
The Sting tied Colorado Rush with its ninth girls title, dating back to the first girls championship held in 1980.
Madelyn Crabtree scoring for the Dallas club in the 23rd minute for the game's only goal.
Scorpions’ Katelyn Mountjoy had a dangerous ball in the 39th that struck the crossbar, but teammate McKenzie Meehan, who had six goals in group play, was shut down.
Golden Ball: Madelyn Crabtree, Sting (N-TX)
Golden Glove: Miranda Larkin, Sting (N-TX)
Foothill MVLA Lightning (CA-N) 0, Sting 96 (TX-N) 0 OT, PKs 5-3
Cal North won the under-14 girls title for the third year in a row when MVLA prevailed in a shootout.
The hero for MVLA was keeper Jacquelyn Caginia, who saved the first Sting kick and ultimately scoring the game winner for the 5-3 advantage.
Golden Ball: Gaby Kaplan, Foothill MVLA Lightning (CA-N)
Golden Glove: Jacquelyn Caginia, Foothill MVLA Lightning (CA-N)