The Lou Fusz Soccer Club has three Girls State Champions competing in the Region 2 Tournament in Dayton, OH this weekend. All three are part of the “Wipke Family” of teams. Game schedules, rankings and video interviews with the team captains are available below.
I also spent time with Head Coach Jim Wipke to discuss the tournament. You can hear that audio interview below. He talks about each of the teams, with a special discussion about a former teammate, Kori Quinn that the U19 girls will be thinking about during the competition this week.
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——————————– U19 GIRLS —————
#3 ranked Lou Fusz Wipke 94-95 is part of Group C. The rankings are for Region 2 from Got Soccer. The ladies finished 3rd in the Nation in 2013 after reaching the National tournament via the National League.
|Sat 3:00 pm||# CUP / CSA GU19 (OH-S) (SWC)||WIN 3-1||Cristina Rodriguez ties game in 15th & Courtney Claassen (NE) brace in 78th & 90th for win.|
|Sun 7:00 am||#10 Carmel United (IN) (SC)||TIE 1-1||Kirsten Clemens (SLU) ties the game in 48th. Tied atop group with Carmel.|
|Mon 3:00 pm||# KHA Red (OH-S) (SWC)|
UPDATE – after two games, Wipke are tied atop group with 1-0-1 record and four points. Their Sunday opponent Carmel in identical position AND the goal differential for the two teams is identical. Thus Monday’s final game will be about not only winning (step 1) but also being aware of the GD as the team’s play on adjoining fields at 3pm.
#1 Team Chicago Acad. Botafogo (IL) are the defending Champions and return in Group B. In Group A it’s #7 Pacesetter Premier (OH-N) and #11 Michigan Hawks. If you listened to the interview with Coach Wipke, you heard that this team includes several players from Viati who won the State title in 2012. No rankings for the other two teams in Wipke’s group likely indicates a similar situation as teams created teams from multiple rosters.
——————————– U17 GIRLS —————-
|Sat 11:00 am||#9 FC United Select 1 (IL) (MRL1)||LOSS 1-2|
|Sun 1:00 pm||#382 Rebels (SD) (SWC)||lose 0-9 to SFCW on Saturday|
|Mon 7:00 am||#18 SFCW Premier 1 (WI) (SC)|
——————————– U15 GIRLS ——————
|Sat 9:00 am||#40 Indianapolis Premier 99G Elite (IN) (SC)||WIN. 4-0||Kirsten Davis brace (11th GW & 55th) with Andrea Frerker & Holly Jones goals|
|Sun 11:00 am||#30 Javanon Girls 99 (KY) (SC)||Jav win 4-0 over DASC Saturday|
|Mon 1:00 pm||#75 DASC U15 Girls Black (SD) (SC)|
#22 J.B. Marine SC – Schneider is in Group A.