Weekend Recap: Picking Up Steam
RICHMOND, Va. (November 10, 2014) – For complete coverage go to topdrawersoccer.com
The last weekend of action prior to the first ECNL National Event served up another helping of quality games. Below is a roundup from around the country.
A pair of goals from Chloe Olsen provided the winning margin for De Anza Force, as it dropped San Juan SC 2-1 on Sunday.
Giavanna Vicari’s two goals ensured that Continental FC Delco would share a point with FSA FC, as the two sides drew 2-2. Continental lost its other game of the weekend, falling 4-1 at home against Connecticut FC.
Charlotte Soccer Academy received a pair of goals from Rachel Schleicher and Madyson Ellis on Saturday, on the way to defeating West Florida Flames 4-1. Charlotte lost 1-0 in its other game of the weekend against Orlando City SC.
Mia Fishel, Monique Landrum and Sydney Sparks all scored as San Diego Surf topped Eagles SC 3-1.
The clash of St. Louis Scott Gallagher clubs saw the Missouri version win bragging rights against the Illinois side, as Emily Groark and Kayla Klipsch provided the offense in a 2-0 win.
The offensive exploits of Madeline Levins, who scored twice and added an assist, helping Eclipse Select to a 4-0 win against FC Wisconsin Eclipse. Amanda DiNardo and Amanda Rapaduski also found the back of the net.
A clash between to Virginia sides saw Richmond United and FC Virginia draw 2-2. Paige Franks and McKinley Burkett each scored for Richmond, while Amy Thompson and Karen Lohrmann provided FCV’s offense.
Colorado Storm topped the Rush 3-1 on Sunday thanks to goals from Eliot Edwards, Morgan Szarka and Tianna Wright. Erin Hohnstein scored the Rush’s lone goal of the game.
Orlando City swept its trip to the Carolinas with a pair of shutout victories. First, they topped Carolina Elite Soccer Academy 1-0 on Saturday, and then the Florida side beat Charlotte Soccer Academy 2-0 on Sunday.
After losing its weekend opener to Orlando City, Carolina Elite bounced back with a 4-1 win against West Florida Flames. Midfielder Kathleen Colwick scored twice and had two assists, while Isabelle Russell and Samantha Britt also scored.
Charlotte Soccer Academy also beat West Florida, as Molly McGarry bagged a brace and Sophie Sipprell scored in a 3-1 victory for the North Carolina club side.
Foster Igfnoffo’s strike gave Eclipse Select a 1-0 victory against FC Wisconsin Eclipse on Saturday.
Julia Bingham, Nicole Leggio, Lexington Magliarditi and Ayana Robles all scored in Slammers FC’s 4-0 defeat of West Coast FC. Bingham and Robles both tallied again in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat of Arsenal FC.
A trio of San Diego Surf players scored in the side’s 3-1 defeat of Eagles Soccer Club. Dana Dalton, Valerie Koerber and McKenna Moriarty were the goal scorers, while Jaclyn Flacco nabbed the consolation for Eagles.
Two goals from Stephanie De Magalhaes provided the winning margin for De Anza Force in a 2-1 victory against San Juan Soccer Club.
It was a close matchup between Orlando City and Carolina Elite, with the Florida side emerging with the 2-1 win thanks to goals from Alison Backel and Evelyn Neidert. Kelsey Yeager came away with the only goal of the game for Carolina. Charlotte blanked Orlando 4-0 in its other game of the weekend.
Bethany Hohnstein scored twice, and Morgan Maroney and Janessa Fowler each scored as the Colorado Rush topped the Colorado Storm 4-0.
Midfielder and UCLA recruit Marley Canales bagged a brace in the San Diego Surf’s 3-1 defeat of Eagles SC. Sunny Dunphy provided the Surf’s third goal of the game.
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