ECNL GIRLS NATIONAL PLAYOFFS DAY 6 RECAP: TROPHIES GALORE
Monday was the day for trophies.
On the sixth day of competition at the National Playoffs, the ECNL crowned their first national champions as the Champions League completed their bracket in the U18/19 age group. And after finishing the U14-U18/19 Regional League Championships, the team held its final Regional League title match in the U13 age group. Paired with the North American Cup and Showcase Cups A and B, and there was plenty of hardware handed out Monday in Seattle.
U18/19 ECNL Girls National Championship: Concorde Fire Platinum
The U18/19 ECNL Girls National Championship certainly left its mark at the ECNL Girls National Playoffs in Seattle, stringing together a match that was one for the ages.
Concorde Fire Platinum and Slammers FC HB KØGE met in the championship match, searching for one more win for their team to live forever with glory.
From the opening kickoff, the two sides battled it out, looking for any edge the team could garner through play. But it was Concorde Fire Platinum who broke through, potting two goals in the opening 45 minutes to cruise to a 2-0 lead at halftime.
Coming out of the half, Concorde Fire Platinum padded their lead, scoring a third goal to take a commanding 3-0 lead.
After allowing the three goals, Slammers FC HB KØGE finally started to mount a comeback, but not without its hiccups. Shortly after allowing a third goal to Concorde Fire Platinum, Slammers FC HB KØGE earned a red card for a foul, forced to play 10 players for the rest of the contest.
However, despite trailing 3-0, Slammers FC HB KØGE would not go down without a fight. The side scored two quick goals, bringing the game to 3-2 with enough time left to bring the game even.
Still armed with the lead, Concorde Fire Platinum stared down Slammers FC HB KØGE and kept the ball out of the net, securing another ECNL trophy in the process.
U13 Regional League Championship: So Cal Blues
U16 North American Cup: Beach FC
U16 Showcase Cup A: Utah Avalanche
U16 Showcase Cup B: PacNW
U17 North American Cup: Maryland United
U17 Showcase Cup A: Sting Austin
U17 Showcase Cup B: Boise Thorns FC