Weekend Recap: Riding the November Wave
RICHMOND, Va. (November 3, 2014) – For complete coverage visit www.topdrawersoccer.com
The ECNL rides into November as teams roar to life with big offensive performances.
Alijah Oliver and Nia Thompson both found the back of the net as Strikers FC beat SC Del Sol 2-0 on Saturday. Thompson scored twice on Sunday, and Oliver also scored again in a 3-1 defeat of Sereno SC. Goalkeeper Allison Carreras provided a solid performance between the posts.
Dallas Sting forward Caroline Simpson provided the only goal of the game as the Sting edged Texas rivals D’Feeters 1-0.
Kayle Ables scored and assisted as Solar Chelsea SC topped Albion Hurricanes 3-0. Julia Parks and Olivia Saldivar also found the back of the net in the victory.
Goals from Rachel Anderson, Neda Arbabareghi and Angelina Scoma delivered a 3-1 win for Mustang SC against Pleasanton Rage.
Reiley Mullen was the standout offensive performance on the day for Concorde Fire, as she scored twice and also had an assist in a 3-1 win against in state rivals Gwinnett Soccer Association. Giselle Washington grabbed the other goal of the game for the Fire. It was a two win weekend for Concorde, as Emily Mason,Melissa Mielnicki and Mullen all were on the score sheet in a 3-0 defeat of Atlanta Fire, with Tyler Speaks getting the clean sheet in goal.
A hat trick from midfielder Gabriala Jodzis led Vardar to a 4-0 win against Minnesota Thunder Academy on Saturday. Shreya Shettigar added the fourth, while goalkeeper Samantha Tracey maintained the shutout. In Sunday’s 5-1 win against Minnesota, Rachel Rasins had a hat trick, while Jenna Shluter and Shettigar also found the back of the net.
Forward Zoe Hasenauer and midfielder Luisa Delgado Heinz was all that Real So Cal needed, as they topped Arsenal FC 2-0.
Catherine Dager had a goal and an assist as the Michigan Hawks topped FC Wisconsin Eclipse 2-0. Sheila Magnan grabbed the other goal of the game, while Sarah Clark, Sarah Mitchell, Maggie Samanich, Allison Vlazanko and Abby Willerer combined for the shutout along the back line. In a rematch between the two sides on Sunday, the Hawks picked up a 3-0 win.
Facing the same opponent on back-to-back days, Minnesota Thunder Academy beat Vardar 3-0 on Saturday, then edged them 1-0 on Sunday.
Two goals from Jada Talley and a third from Lauryn Payne paved the way for a 3-1 win for the So Cal Blues over Sereno SC. Isabella Bellinghausen, Brianna Diaz and Olivia LaCasto all scored in a 3-0 Sunday win over SC Del Sol. Emma Malsy kept things tidy in the Blues goal.
Real Colorado put four past the Colorado Storm on the way to a 4-0 defeat of their in state rivals. Julie Mackin scored twice while Alyssa Kaiers and Mallory Pugh also found the back of the net.
Four different players found the back of the net – Ayan Adu, Meghan Kammerdeiner, Grace Kulik andBreanna Mitchell – as McLean Youth Soccer topped Richmond United 4-1.
It was a high-scoring affair on Saturday between the San Diego Surf and Heat FC, as the San Diego side found a way to a 3-2 win. Surf goals came from Savannah De Melo, Taylor McMorrow and McKenna Moriarty, while the Heat’s Alexa Hunt and McKenna Sullivan provided the offense. The Surf won a second straight game on the weekend, edging Las Vegas Premier 1-0, as Anissa Dadkhah got the winner.
Carly Malatskey scored twice, while Julia Bingham, Nicole Leggio and Alyssa Rocha each scored as Slammers FC defeat Las Vegas Premier SA 5-0.
Notre Dame recruit Jennifer Westerndorf scored four goals as Gwinnett Soccer Association beat Concorde Fire 7-0. Ella Stevens, Abigail Meadows and Rachel Heard rounded out the scoring. Westerndorf, Stevens, Sydney Shultis and Sh’nia Gordon all scored in Sunday’s 4-0 defeat of Birmingham United.
The Slammers FC offense roared to life over the weekend, rolling to a pair of big wins. First, Natalie Jacobsand Hanna Armendariz each scored twice in a 6-0 defeat of Las Vegas Premier, with Mikayla Arcebido andBrianna Westrup also scoring. On Sunday, Jacobs scored four goals in a 6-1 defeat of Slammers FC, with Shelby Brown and Armendariz also scoring.
Tegan McGrady, who is committed to Stanford for next fall, scored the only goal of the game for MVLA as it topped San Juan Soccer Club 1-0.
November 3, 2014 by Travis Clark, TopDrawerSoccer.com
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