Youth: Solar SC of Texas and San Jose Earthquakes win Girls DA titles

A day after its boys team won the U-16/17 boys Development Academy title, Solar SC won the U-16/17 Girls DA crown with a 2-0 win in the all-Texas final against Lonestar SC. The San Jose Earthquakes Academy lifted the Girls DA U-15 crown with a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rush.

Long-range shots in the first half by Trinity Byars and Alexsis Missimo, both of whom scored in Solar's semifinal win over Beach FC, held up for Solar's win over Lonestar SC in the U-16/17 championship whose final four included three Texas teams. (FC Dallas fell, 3-2, to Lonestar in the semis.)

FINAL
Thursday, July 11
U-16/17 Solar SC 2 Lonestar SC 0 (Byars 10, Missimo 30)

SEMIFINALS
Tuesday, July 9
U-16/17 Lonestar SC 3 FC Dallas 2. (Parkar 32, 90, Martinez 67; Giametta  45, Shaw pen. 54.)
-- Solar SC 4 Beach FC 0. (McDonald 5, Missimo 50, Bartels 75, Byars 82.)


Julia Saunicheva struck within three minutes of kickoff of the San Jose Earthquakes' 3-0 win over the Colorado Rush. Jasmine Aikey scored 10 minutes later and again from the penalty spot early in the second half.


FINAL
Thursday, July 11
U-15 San Jose Earthquakes 3 Colorado Rush 0 (Saunicheva 3, Aikey 13, 50)

SEMIFINALS
Tuesday, July 9
U-15 Colorado Rush 2 FC Dallas 0. (Chambers 16, Dudley 72.)
-- San Jose Earthquakes 5 Placer United 0. (Frias 9, McCormack 22, Marcisz 24, Aikey 47, Moodie 65.)

Michigan's Midwest United won the Girls DA U-18/19 title on PKs after its final against the San Diego Surf ended 2-2 on June 28.

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All-time Girls Development Academy Champions

U-15
2019 San Jose Earthquakes
2018 FC Dallas


U-16/17
2019 Solar SC
2018
Real Colorado


U-18/19
2019 Midwest United
2018 LAFC Slammers

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