Local U18 girls club team advances to state Final Four

By Naples Daily News staff report
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The 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 before halftime.

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.

ICSA Roster

00 Makenzie Vance Junior Riverdale HS Keeper

1 Caitlyn Rizzo Freshman Bishop Verot Keeper

2 Ashley LaPierre Junior North Fort Myers Midfield

3 Megan Barton Junior Bishop Verot Defense

5 Amanda Williams * Senior Riverdale HS Midfield

6 Jamie Lockie Junior Barron Collier HS Forward

8 Sarah Yates Junior Cypress Lake HS Midfield

9 Christine Giles Junior Ida Baker HS Forward

10 Kayley Clay Junior Bishop Verot Midfield

14 Desiree Meyer Junior Cypress Lake HS Defense

15 Larissa Yashko Sophomore Seacrest Country Day School Forward

16 Sloan Percival Junior Seacrest Country Day School Defense

18 Lisa Monteith Junior Fort Myers HS Keeper

19 Brittany Harris Senior Mariner HS Defense

20 Sophia DaSilveira Junior Barron Collier Defense

21 Jessica Minor ** Senior Cypress Lake HS Midfield

Coaches: Jamie Byers, Larry Scott

Director of Coaching: Peter Mellor