Cup Schedules and Results
Great Season Sunrise Fire 92/93
Sunrise Fire U17 girls completed their 2009/2010
season last weekend with a victory at the PDA Showcase in New
Jersey. As the only Florida soccer team to get accepted into this
top ranked event, Sunrise won all three matches and captured the
title of 2010 PDA Champions this past Memorial Day Weekend. With
victories over Ohio Premier, So Cal Blues & Jersey United Strikers,
Sunrise secured its tournament victory with 27 total points, scoring
8 goals and allowing ZERO! With over 300 college coaches in
attendance our girls put on a very nice showing and Coach Gus could
not have been more proud of his girls!
Space Coast United Under-15 girls' soccer team
wins State Cup title
Space Coast United's under-15 girls' soccer team captured the
Florida State Cup tournament championship with a 2-1 overtime
victory over Brandon on Sunday in Auburndale
After a scoreless first half, Space Coast took a 1-0 lead on a goal
by Jackie Stengel, but Brandon tied it at 1-1 with three minutes
remaining in regulation.
Three minutes into overtime, Stengel scored again.
Cote Ousted From RSL
Cote is no longer the Girls Directors of Coaching for RSL Florida
Soccer Club after being asked to resign by the club’s Board of
Directors earlier this week.”
Cote, whose girls under-18 side went 4-0 in the Predator division of
the Disney Soccer Showcase last week, said he was shocked when the
board asked for his resignation. Cote became the DOC when current
University of Tampa head coach Adrian Bush resigned his position
with the club in August 2008.
“When I took over for (Bush), the club had started to falter a
little bit,” Cote said. “They asked me to step in, I stepped in,
there were still major concerns at the club, and I did what I was
asked to do. I hired seven new age-group coaches on the boy’s side,
I put in coordinators to make the training under the proper
structure. You’re going to ruffle some feathers along the way
because it’s part of the job. People aren’t going to want to just
change, but you have to change in order to be able to develop.
Lombard, Zwetsch, Carter
lift RSL to Disney title
LAKE BUENA VISTA– RSL Florida’s girls under-18 team
got a pair of goals in the opening seven minutes from Zoe Lombard
and a pair of excellent finishes from Connor Zwetsch in the second
half as it rolled to a 5-0 victory against the Clearwater Chargers
in the final of the Disney Soccer Showcase on Sunday afternoon at
the Wide World of Sports Complex.
Lombard gave RSL the lead in the second minute, capitalizing on an
excellent pass by Niki Carter to fire home. Lombard then latched
onto a through ball into the right channel in the seventh minute,
rifling her shot home from just inside the penalty area.
While Lombard scored the goals, the manner of Carter’s assists drew
praise from RSL coach Jim Cote.
“They were just incredible assists,” Cote said. “Two at the
beginning if it and then one to Connor at the end.”
Clearwater coach Mike Mannino said he thought giving up the early
goals was too big a hole for his side to dig out from, especially
against a team of RSL's quality.
Cleveland Downs RSL, 2-1
FLORIDA – RSL Florida took an early lead on a brilliant effort from
Conner Zwetsch in their U17 Girls Championship showdown with the
Cleveland Internationals on Tuesday morning at Ed Radice Park in
Tampa, Florida. But the goal steemed to awaken an experienced
Internationals team, who would go on to claim their second North
American Title in three years, 2-1 on the strength of goals by Kate
Allen and Megan Gallagher.
The match played evenly until the 15th minute, when a ball played over
the back line of the Internationals was run down by RSL forward, Zoe
Lombard. The forward collided with Cleveland goalkeeper Rachael Middleman
just as she reached the ball and the netminder did well to keep the game
RSL Advances to Super-Y Semi-Finals
LAKES – RSL Florida's girls under-17 side moved into the semifinals of the
United Soccer League’s Super-Y North American Finals as a strong opening 25
minutes led to a 3-0 victory against the West Michigan Fire on Saturday
afternoon at the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Center.
RSL was the sharper side to open the game, controlling possession well,
cleaning up loose passes from the Fire while getting to 50/50 challenges
quicker. The last of those factors also led to numerous free kicks going
RSL’s way, as the Fire were often late in the challenge. That appeared to
cause frustration among the Fire’s players and coaches, which was only
exacerbated when RSL was awarded a penalty in the 19th minute when Thea
Linkfield was pushed down from behind in the penalty area. Jordan Johnson
stepped up and side-footed her shot into the right corner to give RSL the
Team Boca u17 Region 3 Premier League Champs
to the nationally ranked Girls U17 White team who finished the Region 3
Premier League on Saturday with a 5-0 domination of Sunrise Fire. With a
record of 9-1-1 the girls are in first place in one of the most competitive
leagues in the country.
As Girls Move On, Team Says It's Been a Kick
HAVEN | After six years and two trips to their league's championship
game, Winter Haven Kicks team members and the coaches who guided
them are about to go their separate ways.
Most of the players on the under-18/19 competitive soccer team will
soon be too old for the USA League and head off to college.
"I feel sad about it," said Kristen Weeks. "The team's probably not
going to exist next year."
For a team that was formed from a recreational All-Star team six
years ago, the Kicks have come a long way. Six players remain from
the original group. more
Soccer Star Loses Leg In Accident
Fla. -- Sadness gripped the family and friends of a local soccer
star on Wednesday.
Breanna McMahon earned a college scholarship for her excellent play,
but she'll never be the same. One freak accident during a car wash
fundraiser changed that.
McMahon had been offered a scholarship to play soccer at a college
in North Carolina, but she is now at Orlando Regional Medical Center
breathing on her own for the first time since the accident on
McMahon is still not able to communicate with her parents, so she is
unaware that doctors were not able to save her left leg.
"Bree will light up a room. She is just an amazing young lady,"
Brenda Newman said.
Soccer commitment proves time consuming
The life of a high school soccer player seeking
championships and scholarships bears little resemblance to what a normal
student experiences. It also might be a bit more expensive.
Weekends — in and out of season — often consist of sleeping in hotels or
playing back-to-back games. Nights are spent training, and summers often
consist of crashing in vacant college dorms for technical camps.
Whether a player is part of the high school team, joins one of the area's
elite teams or participates in an Olympic Development Program, much time is
spent training, practicing and gaming, which ultimately affects social
lives, family commitments and college choices. In high school, it starts
with the preseason where time is set aside up to three times a day to test
players' talents, fitness and potential through running, agility and
Storm girls take 2nd at Youth Soccer National
Ponte Vedra Storm U16 girls soccer team finished No. 2 in the
country at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in
Lancaster, Mass., on Sunday. It marked the best national placement
for a Florida U16 team in 14 years.
"It’s a pretty amazing feat, what they accomplished," said Storm
coach Luis Torres, who doubles as an assistant for the University of
North Florida women’s soccer team. "I just felt they were so focused
and mentally and physically prepared to go do this."
The team is comprised of Annie Bobbitt, Alli Brashear, Morgan Brian,
Noel Crane, Theresa Diederich, Madeline Forrestel, Allie Gerry,
Madison Hartley, Tyler Law, Ansley Morgan, Brooke O’Hare, Carson
Pickett, Gabby Ragazzo, McKenzie Ryan, Kaili Torres, Sarah Voigt,
Nicole White, head coach Luis Torres and assistant coach Mike
Getting to the national championship was a three-legged journey: a
state championship, a regional championship and finally a six-team
Ponte Vedra Storm U-16 Girls Make History!
VEDRA, FL; June 26, 2009 – The Ponte Vedra Storm under 16 Girls soccer team made
history yesterday in Dallas, Texas defeating the Georgia state champions 2-0 to
claim the title of Region III Champions. That makes the Ponte Vedra Storm the
first team in North Florida to ever win a Regional Championship, and to have
earned the right to represent Florida in the National Championships on July
21-26 in Lancaster, MA. Just recently in May, the Storm won the Florida State
Cup Championship which is the first leg of the U.S. Youth National Championship
Series. The Southern Regionals is the second leg of the series and it is where
all 12 of the State champions meet to see who will be the best in the region and
represent those states at Nationals which is the third and final leg of the
series. “There are over 350 premier level teams that start out every March at
the state Cup level and only one goes to Nationals. It is a very difficult thing
to do and something that the girls should be very proud of and extremely excited
about,” said Head Coach, Luis Torres. more
2009 Region III Champs!!!! Ponte
Vedra Storm u-16
Congrats!!!! We are Proud Of You!!!!
Roster and Coaches
Luis Torres Coach
Pauline Gerry Manager
Mike Pickett Assistant
01. Sarah Voigt GK 02. Morgan Brian mid 03. Ansley Morgan def 04. Theresa
05. Brooke O'hare for 06. Nicole White mid 07. Kaili Torres for 08. Alexandra
09. Hayley Flynn 10. Kathlene Bobbitt Center Back, Mid 11. Tyler Law mid 12.
Lauren Mckenzie Ryan
13. Gabrielle Ragazzo for 15. Madeline Forrestel def 16. Carson Pickett Defender
17. Allison Brashear Forward 24. Anna "Noel" Crane def. 33. Madison Hartley
US Youth Soccer Region III Championships Continue
Texas (June 20, 2009) – The US Youth Soccer Region III Championships continued
today at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas, and Russell Creek Park in Plano,
Texas. More than 185 games have been completed and tomorrow’s action will decide
the 48 teams earning berths in quarterfinal brackets (Sunday). Tomorrow’s
matches begin at 8 a.m. (CST) and continue throughout the day with the final
matches beginning at 6 p.m.
In Under-14 Boys action, CASL Elite (NC) and South Florida Elite FC 94/95 (FL)
won for the second straight day, setting up a big match between them on Sunday,
the final day of round robin play. CASL prevailed 6-1 over BUSA 95 Elite (AL)
after getting two goals from Jonathan Bennett. South Florida’s 6-1 win over
Tulsa Thunder 95 Black (OK) was equally impressive as six different players
found the back for the net for the Florida champions.
James Gross had a hat trick for Tulsa TSC 91 (OK) in an 8-0 win over NOKC Padova
91 Red (OK) in the Under-18 Boys division. Gross found the back of the net in
the 30th, 73rd and 77th minutes for TSC, who is now 2-0 in round robin play and
has outscored their opponents by a 10-1 margin. more
Chase for the US Youth Soccer Region III
Texas (June 19, 2009) – Defending 2008 US Youth Soccer National
Champions, Dallas Texans 91 Red (Under-16 Girls), Dallas Texans Red
92 (Under-17 Girls), Dallas Texans 91 Red (Under-18 Girls), Dallas
Texans 92 Red (Under-17 Boys) and Andromeda 91 (Under-18 Boys)
kicked off the 2009 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships today
at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco and Russell Creek Park in Plano, suburbs
Kicks Off with a Bang
Preliminary games are played at both complexes through Sunday, June
21. Quarterfinals will be played on Monday, June 22, at Pizza Hut
Park. Semifinals and finals will also be held at Pizza Hut Park on
Tuesday, June 23, and Wednesday, June 24.
East Lake girls soccer squad earns title
Tampa Bay area, and especially north Pinellas County, has long been
a power in club soccer. That held true last weekend at the Florida
Youth Soccer Association's Florida State Cup tournament in
The East Lake Arsenal and Clearwater Chargers under-13 girls teams
advanced to the final. East Lake defeated Clearwater 2-1 to claim
The tournament started with 28 teams in group play on March 21 in
Naples. Both area teams advanced to play in second-round games on
April 4-5. Then came the round of 16 in Miami on April 18-19.
To get to the final, the Arsenal defeated West Pines United 2-1, the
Chargers defeated FC America Soccer Club 1-0.
Island Coast ousted in State Cup semifinals
WELLINGTON — Despite the final score, all of the news wasn't bad for
the Island Coast Soccer Alliance U-18 girls soccer team on Saturday
morning in Wellington.
Sure, Island Coast's goal of winning a State Cup in the U-18
division ended with a 5-0 semifinal loss against Team Boca 90/91
White at Pierson Park.
But nearly all of Island Coast's line-up played up an age bracket
this season, so that means most of the team -- including Cypress
Lake High's Desiree Meyer and Sarah Yates -- is eligible to return
as bona fide U-18s next spring.
Island Coast coach Jamie Byers hopes his team -- which is comprised
of high school juniors and seniors from Lee and Collier counties --
will use the setback as motivation for next season.
"It will be good for the kids next year to take that emotion now and
relay it into practice so that they work harder. Hopefully with the
12 kids we have coming back next year and when we compete at the
appropriate age level, we should be OK," he said.
Questions Players and Parents
Should Ask at Try-outs
It's almost June and that means tryouts for club
soccer teams. There are a few select regional-quality teams that can
pick and choose the cream-of-the-crop players. But in general,
soccer teams are a buyer's (players/parents) market. Teams need
players more than players need teams and players can exercise their
power by moving to a team that closely fits their needs.
With that in mind I have a list of questions that players and
parents should be clear on before accepting a spot on a club soccer
I intend no disrespect to any team. I do think that players who are
offered a spot on a team should know for sure what they are being
offered. And I think most teams and coaches will be truthful and
forthcoming. Most coaches really want the players to know so there
are no misgivings later in the season. If the answers are vague or
the team/coach doesn't respond, players and parents should take that
as a warning flag and look for another club/team. The critical point
is to find a team that is a good fit for you.
Here are the important areas of concern and some questions to ask.
Auburndale searching for sponsors for sports
AUBURNDALE - Auburndale city commissioners decided at a meeting
Monday to allow a search for corporate sponsorship of the Lake
Myrtle Sports Complex. They also decided to extend a contract for
lighting of the soccer complex and reviewed the city's capital
outlay budget for the next two years.
Local U-18 girls club team advances to state
Island Coast Soccer Association U18 girls soccer team has advanced
to the state's Final Four.
Over the weekend, the ICSA team defeated Lake County, 2-0, in the
Florida Youth Soccer Association State Cup's Round of 16. Sarah
Yates scored off a corner-kick play from Sophia DaSilveira. Yates
also scored the second goal, on a cross from Christine Giles.
Makenzie Vance recorded the shutout.
In the Elite Eight, ICSA beat Florida Rush out of Orlando, 2-1, when
Giles kicked in a rebound off the Rush goalkeeper in the second
half. Yates scored the first goal on a cross from Jamie Lockie just
ICSA will face Team Boca from Boca Raton on Saturday, May 16 in
Wellington. RSL of Tampa and First Coast KYX of Jacksonville are the
other semifinal teams.
Team Boca Leads the state with the
most Girls Teams in the State Cup Final Four!
April 20, 2009 (Boca Raton, FL) - Team Boca, the
travel division of the Soccer Association of Boca Raton (SABR), had
five of its premier level youth soccer teams win the two-game
Challenge Round of the prestigious Florida Youth Soccer Association
(FYSA) State Cup Championships, held in Palm Bay and Miami on April
The victories earned its Boys Under 14s, and Girls U-14s, U-16s,
U-17s, and U-18s, a coveted spot in the Final Four Championships,
which will be held May 16-17 in Wellington. The Florida State Cup is
the highest-level youth soccer tournament in the state, which
qualifies each age group winner an entry in the United States Youth
Soccer Region 3 Championships, which will be held on June 18-24 this
year in Dallas, Texas.
The champions in the Under-14 through Under-19 age brackets from
each regional event and the US Youth Soccer National League will
travel to Lancaster, Massachusetts on July 21-26 to compete for the
coveted national championship.
SWFL United kicks off camps with
Naples' Juergen Sommer speaking
— Former United States National Team goalkeeper and part-time Naples
resident Juergen Sommer spent part of his spring break on Tuesday talking
about what he loves most: soccer.
To a group of players gathered at Barron Collier, set to participate in
this season's SWFL United Soccer Academy, Sommer discussed what is
expected of them to make the most of their soccer careers. A number of the
players in attendance come from Academy directors Ray and Dwight Morgan's
area high school programs -- the Barron Collier girls and Golden Gate boys
"It's important to hear him talk about progression and having him help
here is good experience," said Brett Wiesen, a freshman keeper for Barron
Collier. "I played on the academy team against a U-18 team and it helps to
play against some of the bigger players and teaches you not to be afraid."
The academy's senior session will run from April 13 (boys) and 14 (girls)
until Aug. 5 and 6. The academy's junior session picks up on May 11 and
also finishes on Aug. 6.more
Rush Teams Advance to State Cup Challenge Round
In an unprecedented result following the final weekend of qualifying
competition for the FYSA (Florida Youth Soccer Association) State Cup, the
Florida Rush advanced 12 teams to the Challenge Round of 16. In each
State Cup age bracket (U13 to U18) of both boys and girls divisions, a
Florida Rush Team qualified to compete in the final rounds of the
tournament. In order to achieve this position, each team had to win
between two and four games in up to two qualifying rounds against teams
paired by the FYSA. This placement signifies that each of the 12 Florida
Rush teams is currently four victories away from a state championship.
Naples Youth Soccer U-11 girls win state title
Naples Youth Soccer 11-and-under girls were crowned state champions last
weekend, winning the Florida Youth Soccer Association’s Division II title
March 29 in Jupiter.
After winning the Region C championship the previous week, the Naples
team took on the Kendall Hammock in the state semifinals March 28.
Goalkeeper Iyana Johnson recorded a shutout, as Naples won 1-0.
The championship match was a rematch of the Region C final against the
Manatee Magic. Manatee took a 2-0 lead at halftime before Naples charged
back to win 3-2. Tatiana Zuoluga scored all three of Naples’ goals in the
second half, getting assists from Hannah Holzer and Mckenzie Pearson.
The US Youth Soccer Show Kicks Off on April 10
Check out the Fourth Season of the
show only on Fox Soccer Channel
April Show Times*
Friday, April 10 @ 6 p.m. ET (Premier)
Monday, April 13 @ 5 p.m. ET
Friday, April 24 @ 6 p.m. ET
Monday, April 27 @ 5 p.m. ET
*Subject to change. Check your local listings
US Youth Soccer's monthly program, The US Youth Soccer Show, brings
viewers in depth with US Youth Soccer events, players, coaches and
more. The 30-minute show airs only Fox Soccer Channel.
Local U-17 girls club team advances to state Sweet 16
U-18 girls of the Island Coast Soccer Alliance are moving on to the
Florida State Sweet 16. The team outscored three opponents by a combined
10-0. Goalkeepers Lisa Monteith of Fort Myers High School, and Makenzie
Vance of Riverdale recorded shutouts.
The U-18 team beat Leg-A-Z- from Gainesville, 6-0, Everton from Tampa,
1-0, and Flagler, 3-0. The team will move on to Palm Bay on April 16 for
the Sweet 16 as a top bracket seed.
Players: Baker -- Christine Giles; Barron Collier --
Jamie Lockie, Sophia DaSilveira; Bishop Verot -- Kayley Clay, Megan
Barton, Cailyn Rizzo; Cypress Lake -- Sarah Yates, Desiree Meyer, Jessica
Minor; Fort Myers -- Lisa Monteith; Mariner -- Brittany Harris; North Fort
Myers -- Ashley LaPierre; Riverdale -- Amanda Williams, Makenzie Vance;
Seacrest Country Day -- Sloan Percival, Larissa Yashko
Coaches are Jamie Byers and Larry Scott
Miami Lakes Soccer Club U12 win FLUGSA Championship
The Miami Lakes Soccer Club U12 girls team won the FLUGSA division
championship. Pictured from back row, left, are Yarisbeth Bradfield, Emily
Tarasiuk, Abigail Clanton, Kayla Marques, Amanda Perez, Alexis Rodriguez,
Brittany Hogan, Camila Nunez, Naomi Ramsey and Yasmeen Wood; front row,
Amanda Montana and Juliette Dubon.
U11 girls' soccer team wins
Kendall Hammocks U11 girls' soccer team recently went undefeated in the
Weston Tournament. Top row, left, are coaches Ruben Rodriguez, Robinson De
Lahoz and Ruben Galindo; middle row, Andrea Gomez, Alexis Vargas, Brianna
Stewart, Erika Ligonde, Stefanie Galindo and Nikki Sismanidis; bottom row,
Harley Garcia, Cristina Salabarria, Brianna Delahoz, Sophia Larson, Vivian
Calderon and Carina Rodriguez.
Rebels girls' soccer team ends season on top
South Kendall Soccer Rebels U13 girls soccer team finished the season
12-0-4 in the Florida United Girls Soccer Association. Seated in front are
goalie Safiyah Baxter; front row, left, are Kristi Perlberg, Alexandria
Cinney, Carolina Perez, Jennifer Del Castillo, Alexia Polo-Robinson and
Sophia Barbara; back row, Jessica Miranda, Nicol Colonna, Kelsey deLisser,
Isabella Loret de Mola, Alina Verdeja, Khara Vassell and Jayda Hamilton.
Lightning U13 girls are Weston
Kendall Hammocks Lightning U13 girls team placed second in the Weston
Regional Soccer Cup on Feb. 16. Pictured from front row, left, are Keyla
Jenkins, Ashley Espinosa, Geena Veliz, Jessy Rojas, Shannon Portuondo,
Amanda Horgan, Krysten Callero, Emely Estrada and Andrea Urutia; back row,
assistant coach Mario Naranjo, Isabella Naranjo, Andrea De Varona, Natalie
Anderson, Natalia Rodriguez, coach Ralph Espinosa, Ana Jenkins, Patricia
Pinckombe, Stephany Cabreja, Rebecca Colon and assistant coach Freddy
girls' soccer team is undefeated
West Kendall U10 girls soccer team finished the season undefeated.
Pictured from front row, left, are Cristina Bichara, Ashley Siles, Nicole
Bovo, Theresa Brimo and Samantha de Varona; middle row, Briana Austin,
Gabriela Serrano, Christine Valdes, Lauren Diaz and Gabrielle Austin; back
row, head coach Sandra de Varona and assistant coach Gerry Trujillo.
Dominates Girls Florida High School Soccer Championships
Boca Raton, Fl...
the High School soccer scene has become a tradition for players from
Team Boca, the Travel Division of the Soccer Association of Boca Raton.
This year's Florida State Championship Final Four will once again field
more players from Team Boca than any other travel soccer club in the
state. Of the five High School size classifications, only the 5A
championships will not include a Team Boca player in the Final Four.
All of the remaining classifications, 2A, 3A, 4A, and 6A include Palm
Beach County teams which predominantly consist of Team Boca players. more
Space Coast United U-15 Elite Girls Are Gator Showcase
only 11 players on their roster, the Space Coast United U-15 Girls Elite
Storm team emerged victorious over President's Day weekend at the Gator
Soccer Showcase in Gainesville, Florida. The team played up an age group
in the U16/U17 division to gain some valuable playing time prior to State
Cup. The Storm won all 4 of their games and only gave up two goals the
entire tournament. They even played the final game with only 10 players.
The bottom line is that the girls overcame several obstacles and fought
hard to bring home the hardware. more
Bartow Soccer Fares Well
in All-Star Tourney
The Bartow Soccer Club had seven of its 11
teams reach the Polk County All Star soccer tournament finals.
Three won titles.
The Bartow Blue team claimed the under-14
girls' Polk County All Star division title with a 2-1 victory over the
Lakeland F.C. South team in a shootout.
U-13 Rebels place second in Orange Classic International Girls
South Kendall Soccer U-13 girls team, The Rebels, competed in the 28th annual
Orange Classic International Girls Soccer Tournament, defeating the Tropical
Orange Crush in the semi-finals but losing to the New York Soccer Patriots for
the championship. Pictured from front row, left: Isabella Loret de Mola,
Jennifer Del Castillo, Carolina Perez, Safiyah Baxter, Kristi Perlberg,
Alexandria Cinney and Alexandra Taylor; back row: Kelsey deLisser, Nicol
Colonna, Carrie Davis, Jayda Hamilton, Marli Baptiste, Danielle Frese, Jessica
Miranda, Khara Vassell and coach Andrew Vassell.
Miami Premier girls' soccer team finishes 3-1 in Orange Classic
International Soccer Tournament
Miami Premier Soccer Club's 15-under girls' team
finished 3-1 in the 12th annual Orange Classic International Soccer
Tournament. Pictured from back row, left: Kaitlyn Falcon, Cece Rios, Becky
Ellis, Ali Stevens, Jamie Hunter, Jasmine Debk, Kelli Griffiths, Ashley
Martinez and Erika Avanic; front row: Angie Isalgue, Megan Allen,
Priscilla Tarrau, Claudia Leon, Kristin Seaman, Katie Greenberg and Sarah
RSL’s Hopes of a Disney
Showcase Championship Ends with Semi-Final Loss
Early on it looked as if RSL
u-18 girls would continue their amazing Showcase run. Three minutes into the
game Chelsea Klotz dribbled the ball to the end line where she would beat the
Albertson Fury defender around the corner and to the near post. Klotz sent the
ball to the middle of the box to Tishia Jewell. Jewell one timed the ball past
the Albertson keeper for the quick score. That would be the last real
opportunity in the game for RSL. more
RSL Rolls into Showcase Semi-Finals
After a shaky ending in their first game where they blew a 3 to 0 lead with 20
minutes remaining in the game, the RSL u-18 girls defense has completely shut
down any offensive threats in their last two games. They have not allowed any
quality shots on goal in the last 180 minutes.
Clearwater Eliminated from the Playoffs
The #1 Nationally ranked Eclipse Select u-18 girls dismantled
Clearwater Chargers 6 to 0.
Eclipse showed why they are the #1 team in the nation. The
have great speed and ball control.
RSL Impressive in Win at Disney Showcase
Morgan Sammons had a great night on the defensive end for the RSL
keeping Bethesda’s quick high pressure forwards from getting around the corner.
Bethesda constantly pressured in their offensive third but RSL’s back line
never allowed them to get off a quality shot on goal. RSL’s dangerous offense
was also mostly kept in check, but was able to finish on a couple of their
scarce opportunities. Noelle Pineiro scored the game’s first goal about midway
through first half on a great pass she received behind the Bethesda defense.
RSL’s second goal was a beautiful 25 yard strike by Brooke Williams over the
leaping Bethesda Keeper. The game ended with RSL winning 2 to 0. With the win
RSL just needs to win or tie today to move on to the semifinals on Saturday. RSL
will play CASA Boca Jrs from California at 2:30pm Friday on field 2.
Clearwater Unable to Find The Net In First Showcase Game
Clearwater u-18 girls keep their playoff hopes alive with a
scoreless tie with Davis SC Legacy from California. The game was mostly a
defensive struggle with both teams creating very few scoring opportunities.
Clearwater's best scoring chance came when Leah Fisher received a pass behind
the Davis defense but her shot was defected over the end line by the keeper.
Two Florida girls, Kelsey Mitchell and Alexa Rabborn, were
guest playing for a Davis team that is made up of girls from all over the US as
only 4 girls made the trip with the team from California.
RSL Starts Strong but loses 3 to 0 lead
RSL u-18 girls opened the scoring early when
Chelsea Klotz scored off a Kayla Bala pass. Bala would score a goal of her own
about 5 minutes later. RSL took a 2 to 0 lead into half time against the #4
nationally ranked FC Milwaukee Blue. 10 Minutes into the second half RSL looked
liked they would run away with the victory when Ana Cate would rip the third
goal from about 40 yards over the outstretched arms of the Milwaukee keeper.
Shortly there after FC Milwaukee stepped up the pressure and scored 3 unanswered
goals to tie the game. With 3 minutes left RSL’s Noelle Pineiro made a great
move to beat her defender but her shot would sail wide right. The game would
end in a tie. RSL is still in great position as the other teams in their bracket
also tied. RSL's next game is at 7pm Thursday on Disney World field #1.
Weston Wild U14 girls win classic
The Weston Wild under-14 girls' travel soccer team went
4-0 to win the Plantation Thanksgiving Classic at Pine Island Field.
A stellar defense allowed just one goal in four games.
The Wild opened with a 2-0 victory over Cooper City. Diana
Hernandez and Leslie Almanza scored.
Hernandez scored the winner as Weston shut out Boynton
Beach 1-0. Hernandez did the same in a 1-0 win over the Fort Lauderdale
In the finals, the Wild defeated Cooper City, 4-1.
Hernandez had two goals. Melanie Romeo and Almanza also
Isabelle Loureiro, Valeria Tonazzi Brenda
Prudencio, Johana Lugo and Clara
Reyes also played well on offense.
Keeper Marcelle Moncada did a
tremendous job. She had strong defensive support from Krystal
Rincon, Christina Carrara, Andrea Garcia, Alexandra Nicolosi
and Anette Moncada
Plantation girls win soccer
The Plantation Eagles under-12 girls' travel soccer team
won the Plantation Thanksgiving Classic at Pine Island Field in
Plantation defeated Weston 2-0 in the opener.
Hannah Falter scored off an assist by Carissa Mathison.
Briana Dorsey, a top defender, scored on a penalty
After dropping a match to West Pines, the Eagles
rebounded by beating Cooper City 3-0. After a scoreless first half,
Ashley Johnson scored with an assist from center
midfielder Rudi Bard. Ciara Giordano
had an assist on Dorsey's well-placed goal. Camila Manrique
also scored. Lauren Markin was outstanding on defense.
Ocala set to host youth soccer tourney
Ocala will play host to a major youth soccer tournament
next month, drawing teams from all over the southeastern United States.
Robert Miles, Florida state director of USSSA Soccer and
coach of the under-12 Ocala Lightning girls team, announced this week
that the 2009 USSSA Soccer Southeast Regional Tournament will be held at
the Ocala Regional Sportsplex near West Port High School on Jan. 24 and
FYSA Breaks Gound On State Soccer Complex
The expansion from the three soccer fields that are there now
is expected to make a $50 million impact annually on the local economy, said
Marc Zimmerman, the county's sports marketing sales and events manager.
The 250-acre park on Berkley Road is expected to cost $14.2
million and will include:
Eight soccer fields, including an international-size stadium
with at least 1,500 seats. The cost is expected to be $5 million.
US Youth Soccer National Championships Highlight Show
Premiers this Saturday
On Saturday, August 9 at 1 p.m. ET, the 2008
US Youth Soccer National Championships will
be featured on Fox Soccer Channel during the two-hour US Youth Soccer National
Championships Highlight Show presented by adidas.
The highlight show features game footage from all 12
championship matches from Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27. In addition
to game footage, teams from all around the country will be highlighted through
feature stories that will give viewers insight on what it feels like to be one
top 56 teams in the nation. more
August 6, 2008
Rakestraw, Jordan Make College
reported by tbo.com
Plant High rising senior Lexi Rakestraw and Bloomingdale
rising junior Jordan Johnson have both made decisions on their futures according
to RSL Florida coach Jim Cote.
Rakestraw will attend the University of Colorado in 2009,
while Johnson will go to Florida State in 2010.
Rakestraw had eight goals and four assists for Plant last
season as the Panthers went to the Class 5A Region quarterfinals. Johnson was
part of the Bloomingdale team that reached the Class 5A Region semifinals.
Both players play for the RSL Florida under-17 team that
qualified for the United Soccer League’s Super-Y North American Championships on
Wednesday with a 10-1 win against Schultz Academy. The Finals begin on November
21 at locations around the bay area as part of the USL’s SoccerFest.
2008 SUPER Y RANKINGS
July 19, 2008
2008 ODP Region III Pool Players from Florida
RSL Florida U17 Girls Continue Hot
RSL Florida continued their early domination of the division
the next day with a convincing 5-0 win over Sunrise FC. RSL was never really
threatened in the game and cruised to another easy victory. They have now
outscored their opponents 17-4 on the season and appear well on their way
towards a division crown. RSL Florida continues Super Y-League play on Sunday,
July 20 when they entertain West Pines United who is 2-2-1 halfway through the
July 9, 2008
West Pines Leads Southeast U13G
Team rebounds from loss to Miami Strike Force, reels off five in a row
West Pines United U13 Girls continued their
winning streak this past weekend with wins over Kendall Soccer Coalition (3-0)
and the Weston Fury (3-0). The team now leads the
Southeast Division with almost a perfect record of 6-1-0. Pines came out
strong in their season opener, outscoring a very talented Schulz Academy 3-1.
RSL Falls In Southern Regionals Quarterfinals
Florida’s girls under-16 team conceded a first half penalty, and then a second
within the first minute of the second half as it fell 3-0 to the AFC Lightning
from Atlanta in the quarterfinals of the Southern Regionals Soccer Championships
on Monday night.
15 minutes into the
first half, RSL goalkeeper Jordan Hatton challenged a Lightning forward for a
50/50 ball. After a collision between the players the referee awarded a penalty,
which the Lightning converted. The score remained the same until halftime, but
despite being down, RSL coach Jim Cote said his team thought they were still in
“I think they played
a little timid,” Cote said. “At halftime we talked to them, and the girls agreed
they thought they could get this done.”
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