The National League tournament wraps up this weekend for the 15U-19U Girls. After playing four games in North Carolina in early December, they will play three games this weekend in pursuit of berths at the National Championship in Kansas City this July. Final Weekend for National League Girls
Thirteen teams from Missouri qualified for the 2019-2020 National League, all from the St. Louis area. The Boys will complete their tournament March 13-15 while the 2006 Sporting STL girls will play the weekend of March 20-22.
— National League (@NationalLeague) January 12, 2020
KEY WEEKEND GAMES
Saturday: SLSG 04 Elite face leaders FC Revolution who enter the weekend with a three point lead on our girls (WIN!)
Saturday: Lou Fusz 03 McKee faces FC Copa, now tied for 2nd (4-0-1) after beating Cleveland (4-0-1) FC Friday (updated)
Sunday: Lou Fusz 03 McKee face Cleveland FC, the co-leader entering the weekend with identical 4-0-0 records, for the group title. WIN 2-1
Sunday: Sporting 04 Red Devils play leader CFC Redstar for the division lead DRAW 2-2
Sunday: SLSG Elite face Pacesetter in a game that could push them to the top of the group
Sunday: JB Marine play winless CSA, a win vaults them into first for now WIN 4-1
Full schedules for each team can be found below along with links to their Team page. I’ll be providing daily updates for each team and the group as a whole. Note I am using the European W-D-L format for team results.
|LFA Geerling||2005||4-1-2 (+11)|
|Sporting St Louis Academy||2005||3-0-4 (-7)|
|SLSG Elite||2004||3-2-2 (+4)|
|Sporting St. Louis Red Devils||2004||4-2-1 (+6)|
|Lou Fusz Blue McKee||2003||7-0-0 (+33)|
|J.B. Marine SC Elite||2001||4-1-2 (+2)|
Lou Fusz Geerling are tied atop the Black Division with 13 points and lead via GD although Legends (CA) are are four points back with three games in March remaining.
JB Marine sit in first with 13 points with two teams (La Roca and Dallas Texans) at 10 points with three games to play. The Top 2 teams advance to Nationals.
SCORING LEADERS: UPDATED
Chloe Netzel scored four goals during the second weekend of competition and leads the U17 age group with 13 total although the two closest (11 and 9 scored) have yet to play their final three games. Sarah Foley (7), Emily Gaebe (6) and Julia O’Neill (5) are all part of the Top 10 as well. For Lou Fusz Geerling, a brace on Sunday moved Isabel Montileone into second in the age group with seven total. Maggie Illig and Nina Preusser of Sporting Red Devils both scored four during the League and finished in the Top 10 for scoring with Illig getting a brace in the final game today.
Chloe Netzel finished with 9 goals during her four earlier matches, placing her second behind Jenna Lang of Indy Premier. In addition, both Sarah Foley and Julia O’Neill with four apiece are in the Top 10 for the age group. LF McKee averaged over 5 goals per game the first weekend (21 goals/4 games) while giving up 2. In U15 girls, Isabel Montileone with Sporting STL 05 Academy with 5 goals (after Fri) is in the Top 5 for the age group. Mattie Ohlsen is just outside the Top 10 with three goals. After Friday’s blowout win, McKee now has four of the top 10 scorers in the U17 age group while Aubrey Andrews is in 10th with 4 goals after her brace Sunday, including the game-winner.
Both Lou Fusz Geerling and Lou Fusz Blue McKee went undefeated in National League last season, advancing them to the National Championship Series. Geerling finished as a National Finalist and Blue McKee earning the first girls National Title for #STLsoccer since 2005 when the U15 St. Louis SC girls won. The Sporting STL Red Devils lost their last group game to the SC Wave who advanced out of the group and went on to capture the age group national title.
JAN SUN (5-0-1): LF McKee go undefeated for the 2nd year winning 2-1 over Cleveland on Emily Gaebe’s winner. JB Marine won all three this weekend, getting their biggest win of the league today over CSA North. Geerling get a remarkable 12-2 win for their 4th overall win, Andrews game-winner and Emmi Hogan with a hat trick. Sporting Red Devils drew 2-2 with CFC Red Star who captured the group title by holding off Sporting who finish second. SLSG Elite get their second straight win, with the loss to leaders Beadling on Friday the only game they dropped points. Sporting 05 fall to group leaders SC Wave.
JAN SAT (5-0-1): Geerling gets a narrow 2-1 over Century Gold when Aubrey Andrews scored in the 78th min, it was her second of the match. They are now tied for 1st with PSC and Century. Sporting Red Devils got their fourth win, a 2-0 shutout with Quinn Conroy getting the game-winner in the 37th. Elite got their biggest win of the tournament with a 2-0 shutout. Julie Steiger with the game-winner. McKee got their sixth straight win with Kelsey Kehoe getting the game-winner. They play for the group title Sunday against their closest challenger, CFC. Finally, JB Marine got their second win of the weekend, a shutout with Kaitlyn Weinrich getting the game-winner. Sporting 05 gave up goals in the 4th and 10th min, falling 1-2.
JAN FRI (4-1-1): LF McKee won big, 10-1 in a league that’s supposed to be too strong for that to happen. Details below. Madison Hendershott with the game-winner for 04 Red Devils in their 5-1 win, Brooke Kittner with a brace. JBM Schneider opened the weekend with a win as Olivia Bunton tied the match in the 49th and Isabella Heintz got the game-winner in the 69th. If you follow my Instagram, you saw Olivia celebrating a HS goal last Spring earlier this week. Sporting STL 05 got a pair of 2nd half goals to get their 3rd win, goals by Payton Lauer and Alexandra Schwartz. Geerling finished in a draw with PSC with Montileone continuing her scoring run (now with five) and Morgan Struttmann also scored. SLSG Elite fell 1-2 to Beadling, goal by Julie Steiger.
DEC SUNDAY RESULTS (3-2-1) (w-d-l) LF McKee finishes their unbeaten run while averaging over 5 goals per game, Julia O’Neill (Althoff) providing the game-winner today. Meghan Belrose got the game-winner for the Red Devils today on an assist from Maggie Illig who had a brace herself. Sporting 05 Academy got their second win via Mattie Ohlsen’s brace. SLSG finished in a 1-1 draw, earning points in three of their four game with Julie Steiger scoring the goal. JBM also drew on Megan Papin’s equalizer.
SATURDAY RESULTS (3-1-2) Another shutout for LF McKee, an initial win for the Sporting Red Devils on a Preusser brace and LF Geerling get a hat-trick by Isabel Montileone to get their second win while SLSG Elite finished in a scoreless draw
FRIDAY RESULTS (3-0-3) Wins by LF McKee, JB Marine Schneider and LF Geerling with game-winners by Lily Boushelle (Holt), Logan Racine (St. Dominic) and Anna Pagano (Notre Dame) respectively
THURSDAY RESULTS (3-1-2 ) Wins by LF 03 McKee, SLSG 04 Elite and Sporting STL 05 Academy with SLSG and Sporting STL opening with 1-0 shutouts while Chloe Netzel scored 4 goals for McKee in a big win. The Sporting STL 04 Red Devils battled to a scoreless draw against LVSA. National League daily report (THU)
2005 Lou Fusz Geerling
LFA Geerling 05 (MO) looks to be among the top contenders in the 15U Girls Black Division. The Missouri side won the Black Division last season with a perfect 7-0-0 record, while also winning all of its US Youth Soccer Midwest Conference games to finish on top of the Premier I Division. That hot play continued when LFA won the US Youth Soccer Midwest Championship, but it came up just short of a clean sweep when it lost by a goal in the US Youth Soccer National Championship final. The roster has changed from last year and that includes John Geerling taking over as Head Coach. The team lost in the semifinals of the State Cup the last two years after winning the Summer of 2018 (followed by two Fall State Cups). Their performance in the cauldron of both the Midwest Conference and National League has been their hallmark however.
The Black Division is very competitive with six teams who can still win the group. Geerling are tied with PSC and Tonka with six points entering the weekend and will play two teams currently ahead of them – PSC and Century Gold – while finishing against LSA Sharks who are winless. They lost to leaders Legends FC to open but then beat second place Rio Rapids in their second match. The team will likely need to win all three this weekend as Legends are likely to earn at least six if not seven points with a three point lead.
|Dec 5||2:00 pm||Legends FC (CA)||1-3 L|
|Dec 6||2:00 pm||Rio Rapids (NM)||2-0 W|
|Dec 7||5:00 pm||Baltimore Celtic||3-1 W|
|Dec 8||10:00 am||Tonka Fusion (MN MW)||0-2 L|
|Jan 10||7:00 am||PSC Coppa (PA)||2-2 D|
|Jan 11||9:00 am||Century Gold (PA)||2-1 W|
|Jan 12||8:30 am||LSA Sharks (GA)||12-2 W|
Note that Legends FC and Rio Rapids don’t play until March, both tied for second with 9 points entering the weekend.
SUN:A blowout, 12-2 against LSA Sharks, is as good a way to finish a league effort as you can imagine. Aubrey Andrews opened the scoring in the 4th minute but LSA equalized in the 5th. Andrews gave the team the lead again, one they wouldn’t relinquish again, in the 11th minute. Goals by Isabel Montileone (2), Emmi Hogan (3), Marin Vines, Kylie Anderson and Natalie Miller (2) send the girls home on a high note.
SAT: Aubrey Andrews opened the scoring for Geerling in the 1st minute but Century drew even in the 49th minute. Andrews got her second of the game in the 78th minute for the win. The team has moved into a tie for first and face winless LSA Sun. PSC and Century, who they are tied with, play each other Sunday. There are teams who play in March within reach of the top so a win is key but we won’t know the final standings for another two months.
FRI: Isabel Montileone continued her scoring run with the opening goal in what became a 2-2 draw. She now has five in five games. Morgan Struttmann gave Geerling the lead again with her goal in the 53rd but PSC equalized a second time in the 67th.
SUN (Dec): Geerling were shutout for the first time this weekend, losing 0-2 to Tonka (MN)
SAT (Dec): Isabel Montileone scored a hat-trick as Geerling got past Baltimore Celtic. Goals in the 4th and 11th minute staked them to a lead that was narrowed by Celtic with a 19th min goal. Montileone restored the two goal margin with her third in the 58th min.
FRI (Dec): Anna Pagano scored in the 65th min and Megan Rogan provided an insurance goal in the 72nd minute as Geerling bounces back to earn their first points. Shutout Aubrey Andrews who stepped between the pipes due to a red card on the regular keeper.
THU (Dec): Isabel Montileone equalized for the team in the 37th minute but Legends scored a pair in the second half to earn the opening win
2005 Sporting STL Academy
There aren’t any easy games in National League but the Sporting STL lasses will hope to get off to a good start Thursday against Idaho Rush as Friday’s game will be against D’Feeters (also known as DKSC) who won their National League division last year and went on to become the National Champions, defeating LF Geerling 1-0 in the Final. Nonetheless, the girls are coming off a strong Midwest Conference season, finishing third in their Premier I group, ahead of both Geerling and LF Tottleben, who won the State Cup final against Sporting.
The Red Division looks to be a battle between D’Feeters (National Champions) and SC Wave who each have 10 points and 3-1-0 records. Sporting (2-0-2) will open against Lobos Rush who have an identical record, then face STA Saturday who are just ahead of themj with a 3-0-1 record. Obviously critical games if they are to be in a position to challenge. If things go well, Sunday they will face SC Wave with that opportunity.
|Dec 5||12:00 pm||ID Rush||1-0 W|
|Dec 6||12:00 pm||D'Feeters Black (TX NL)||0-4 L|
|Dec 7||3:00 pm||Empire United (NY)||1-4 L|
|Dec 8||12:00 pm||KHA Red (OH MW)||2-1 W|
|Jan 10||1:00 pm||Lobo Rush (TN)||2-1 W|
|Jan 11||11:00 am||STA (NJ)||1-2 L|
|Jan 12||6:45 am||SC Wave (WI)||2+4 L|
SUN: Payton Lauer opened the scoring in the 37th but Wave came back with three of their own before Lauer finished a brace in the 72nd minute.
SAT: After giving up goals in the 4th and 10th minute, Sporting got a goal from Gia Borbonus in the 15th but were unable to find the equalizer. They have now fallen out of contention for the group title.
FRI: Goals by Alexandra Schwartz and Ashley Wood early in the second half were enough for the win with the TN side scoring in the 66th but were unable to equalize.
SUN: A critical win to finish the weekend as Mattie Ohlsen opened the scoring in the 14th minute and got a second in the 57th minute that was the game-winner after KHA had tied the match early in the second half
SAT: Sporting got a consolation goal in the 63rd minute by Mattie Ohlsen (Pattonville) after Empire scored four in the first 12 minutes
FRI: A shutout against the National champions who win 4-0 with three in the second half
THU: Gabriella Starman scored in the 3rd minute and the girls held the lead for an opening shutout win
2004 Sporting STL Red Devils
Defending Midwest Regional Champions Sporting St. Louis Red Devils (MO) will be a team to watch in the Blue Division. St. Louis had a mid-table finish in the National League last season, but was in peak form in the summer — picking up four shutouts in Saginaw, Mich., to claim the Midwest Regional Championship. The team picked up their third straight Missouri State Cup title in October and finished second in their Midwest Conference Premier I division, their only loss coming in the final game against SC Wave who are the defending National Champions. They open against LVSA who went undefeated in National League play last year and were semifinalists at Nationals.
The Red Devils are tied for second with Legends FC, three points behind CFC Redstar, their final opponent this weekend. They face the same two teams this weekend so they’ll need to match the performance and go for all the gusto on Sunday. Legends, who defeated Sporting STL in the second game in December, face three teams below them in the standings with CUP the closest with four points, their first game this weekend. It’s not going to be easy for the girls.
Needed a win today to win the @NationalLeague division. Tough lesson on playing an opponent content with a draw. Multiple chances and dominant play yet couldn’t get the game winner. Congrats to our fellow conference teams @SCW04GirlsBlue @FC1974GLSA 04 on their titles. #RoadtoKS pic.twitter.com/d3KxCmEE6S
— Sporting Stl Red Devils (@SportingRD2004) January 12, 2020
|Dec 5||3:00 pm||LVSA (NV NL)||0-0 D|
|Dec 6||1:00 pm||Legends FC Riverside (CA FW)||0-3 L|
|Dec 7||12:00 pm||CUP Gold (OH)||2-1 W|
|Dec 8||10:00 am||TN Showcase||3-1 W|
|Jan 10||7:00 am||Pipeline SC (MD)||5-1 W|
|Jan 11||9:00 am||Lake Grove United (NY)||2-0 W|
|Jan 12||10:30 am||CFC Redstar (GA)||2-2 D|
SUN: Red Stars fought back twice to equalize, both via Maggie Illig. Her goal in the 42nd minute tied it 1-1 and again in the 52nd minute, just two minutes after CFC had taken the lead again. They were unable to get a winner however and CFC used the draw to capture the group title, advancing them to Nationals.
SAT: Quinn Conroy got the game-winner in the 37th minute as the Red Devils shut out the NY squad. Nina Preusser scored in the 53rd for the final margin. The team sits in second now, 3 points behind leaders CFC Redstar. Sunday’s game will likely determine the group winner unless Legends sweeps their three games in March. A win is necessary to match points and have the head-to-head advantage. Legends gave Red Stars their only loss thus far.
FRI: Brooke Kittner opened the scoring in the 4th min but Pipeline equalized a minute later. Madison Hendershott got the game-winner in the 12th minute while Kittner completed her brace in the 16th while Nina Preusser and Julia Liguore added second half goals.
SUN (Dec): Maggie Illig scored a brace today and Meghan Belrose got the game-winner on an assist by Illig today as the Red Devils closed out the weekend with two straight wins
SAT: A brace by Nina Preusser (Nerinx) in the 1st half earned the Red Devils their first win
FRI: a tough start for the Red Devils as they now have one point from two games with Friday’s 0-3 loss
THU: a scoreless draw to open the weekend for the Red Devils
Back to back #MOStateCup wins for our @SportingSTL 2004 Red Devils. Looking forward to Seeing this group compete at Regionals this summer, but first we have National League in NC & FL. Thx for the support @MOyouthSoccer @STLsoccernet #roadtoKC pic.twitter.com/tnedDfakAd
— Sporting Stl Red Devils (@SportingRD2004) October 28, 2018
2004 SLSG Elite
SLSG 2004 Elite (MO) will be a team to watch after advancing to the semifinals of the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships last Summer per the USYSA preview. SLSG finished in the bottom half of the table in their Midwest Conference Premier I Division but despite a losing record the narrow (-2) goal differential points to how close the games were. They were Finalists at State Cup this year, losing to the Red Devils. The opening game against Celtics will be difficult as the team were unbeaten in National League last year.
The Black division is led by FC Revolution with 8 points , three ahead of SLSG who are tied for fourth. That’s a daunting task as we’ve seen with the three teams we’ve already reviewed, requiring three wins likely while hoping that the leaders slip. Saturday is an opportunity to get a six point swing if they can defeat FC Revolution
|Dec 5||3:00 pm||Utah Celtics (NL)||1-0 W|
|Dec 6||12:00 pm||Legends FC (CA)||1-3 L|
|Dec 7||2:00 pm||Sunrise Prime (FL)||0-0 D|
|Dec 8||12:00 pm||TN United Red||1-1 D|
|Jan 10||1:00 pm||Beadling (PA)||1-2 L|
|Jan 11||11:00 am||FC Revolution (PA)||2-0 W|
|Jan 12||6:45 am||Pacesetter Red (OH)||5-1 W|
3 Wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, a plus 4 goal differential as the team went 2-0-1 in the final weekend and sit second.
SUN: Rachel Jackson opened the scoring in the 15th minute but Olivia Beam got the game-winner in the 42nd minute after Pacesetter tied the score in the first half. Annabelle Liebrock (56th), Megan O’Donnell (66th) and Jackson again (76th) scored for the final margin. The
SAT: Julie Steiger continues her scoring streak, hitting the game-winner in the 56th minute of the 2-0 shutout win that got the team back to a 0 GD. Olivia Beam added a goal in the 77th. They face one of the two leaders, Pacesetter, on Sunday
FRI: Julie Steiger scored her second of the tournament in the 30th minute to draw Elite even with Beadling. THe PA squad got the winner in the 72nd minute however.
SUN (Dec): Julie Steiger scored one minute after Tennessee to ensure Elite earned a point in their final match this weekend
SAT: a scoreless draw against Sunrise (FL)
FRI: O’Donnell scores her second of the tournament but Legends had three by that point, earning the 3 points
THU: Megan O’Donnell (Waterloo) scored in the 54th minute for SLSG and the team got the opening game shutout
2003 Lou Fusz McKee
Defending National Champion Lou Fusz 03 Blue (MO) looks like the team to beat in the 17U Girls White Division as it comes off a highly successful 2018-19 season. The Missouri side went 7-0-0 while winning last year’s White Division, averaging more than five goals scored per game en route to a first-place finish in a tight US Youth Soccer Midwest Conference Premier I Division. On top of that league success, Lou Fusz won the Midwest Regional Championship before claiming the National title during the summer.
McKee enter the weekend as the top scoring team in the age group with 21 goals but that’s all that separates them from Cleveland FC who enter the weekend with an identical four win weekend in December. The two teams will play on Sunday in what will be the likely decider although both of their early opponents this weekend are within striking distance of the Division lead with 10 and 9 points respectively. No rest when you play in National League.
|Dec 5||1:00 pm||LASC OUFC (OR)||7-1 W Netzel|
|Dec 6||9:00 am||IFC Red (MS)||5-0 W Boushelle|
|Dec 7||8:00 am||Arsenal CO (FW)||4-0 W Gaebe|
|Dec 8||6:30 am||Hawks Academy (CA)||5-1 W Foley|
|Jan 10||1:00 pm||Delaware FC||10-1 W Gaebe|
|Jan 11||11:00 am||FC Copa (NJ)||5-1 Kehoe|
|Jan 12||6:45 am||Cleveland Royal (OH)||2-1 W Gaebe|
Goal Scorers: Chloe Netzel (13), Emily Gaebe, Kelsey Kehoe, Lexis Mecker, Julia O’Neill, Ellie Paloucek, Sarah Foley, Kyle Duchardt, Lilly Boushelle, Kayley Judy
Game Winners: Emily Gaebe (3), Kelsey Kehoe, Chloe Netzel, Lily Boushelle, Sarah Foley
SUN: The narrowest win of their league effort, the McKee girls came back from giving up a goal in the first minute of play to see Chloe Netzel score her 13th and tie the game in the 67th minute while Emily Gaebe got the game winner in the 79th. Their 38 goals overall set a new league record.
SAT: The team remains undefeated with a 5-1 win over FC Copa. Kelsey Kehoe with the winner in the 21st minute as Lexis Mecker added one in the 41st and Chloe Netzel in the 53rd before Copa got one back in the 55th. Emily Gaebe scored for the second straight day and Netzel finished her brace in the 77th.
FRI: A jaw dropping 10-1 win today over Delaware FC. Emily Gaebe got the game-winner in the 5th minute, adding a second in the 55th. Julia O’Neill, Ellie Palouceck (2), Chloe Netzel, Sarah Foley (3) and Kylie Duchardt all scored with Delaware getting their lone goal in the 89th minute, ending Madalyn Davis’ shutout bid. Delaware had 2 shutouts and had only given up two goals in their first four games!
SUN (Dec): Another dominating performance Final day as the girls win 5 to 1! Goals by Julia O’Neill, Netzel and Foley each with a brace. Emily Gaebe with a pair of assists.
SAT: A second straight shutout and a +15 GD already. Goals by Sarah Foley (Belleville West), a Chloe Netzel (Liberty) brace (now up to seven total) and Emily Gaebe (Union). Sarah and Emily now each have two this weekend.
FRI: A shutout win powered by five different goal scorers – Lily Boushelle (45th min), Sarah Foley (66th), Chloe Netzel (72nd, her fifth already), Kayley Judy (79th) and Julia O’Neill( 84th, her third)
THU: Chloe Netzel (Liberty) had a hat trick within 38 min and finished with 4 goals on the day. Julia O’Neill (Althoff) added a pair and I see Emily Gaebe (Union) scored as well. She’s been playing with the 02’s after moving over from PAO but they found a way to add her firepower into the mix
Congratulations to @kelseykehoe6 , @ChloeNetzel , @madelynsmith153 , & @maddav343 on being selected to the 2019 USYS National Championships U16G Best XI. Well deserved! @LouFuszSoccer #nattychamps pic.twitter.com/2CiVUBZhWS
— LFA McKee/McVey Blue & Red (@LFAMcKee_McVey) July 30, 2019
2001 JB Marine United
JB Marine Schneider after their 3-0 weekend during the Midwest Showcase on November 10, 2019
With two divisions, the top two teams from each will advance to Nationals in July. Schneider are 1-1-2 following the opening weekend and have a large challenge to catch the current leaders who each have 10 points. The good news is they only face teams in the bottom half of the division this weekend. Friday Cleveland Force are also 1-1-2 with a slight advantage in goal differential. Both Coppermine and CSA North have yet to win. Nine points get them to 13 which means a win and a draw this weekend by the leaders puts them beyond our girls. One game at a time!
The J. B. Marine Elite 01/02 girls went 3-0 this weekend @NationalLeague in Florida finishing at the top of their group for now. Good luck to all the girls in your upcoming high school seasons. We can’t wait to get back on the pitch together again at Regionals this June. pic.twitter.com/dAV2qULtwn
— JB Marine Schneider (@JBMarineSchneid) January 12, 2020
|Dec 5||10:00 am||Dallas TX Red||1-3 L|
|Dec 6||1:00 pm||Santa Monica United||2-0 W|
|Dec 7||12:00 pm||La Roca (UT FW)||1-5 L|
|Dec 8||12:00 pm||TFA Elite (OH NL)||1-1 D|
|Jan 10||11:00 am||Cleveland Force||2-1 W|
|Jan 11||9:00 am||Coppermine Premier (MD NL)||2-0 W|
|Jan 12||6:45 am||CSA North (NC)||4-1 W|
Goal Scorers: Katie Spotanski (3), Hailee Fritsche, Olivia Bunton (2), Kaitlyn Weinrich, Isabella Heintz, Megan Papin, Logan Racine (2), Emma Gober, Gabby Hennessy
Game Winners: Katie Spotanski, Kaitlyn Weinrich, Isabella Heintz, Logan Racine
SUN: JBM complete a 3-0 weekend with their biggest win of the league competition, winning 4-1 on goals by Katie Spotanski (2), Hailee Fritsche and Olivia Bunton. Spot got the tying goal and game winner, coming back from injury that kept her out of Midwest Conference play.
SAT: the team moved into a tie for first in the group with a 2-0 shutout win, goals by Kaitlyn Weinrich in the 59th and Katie Spotanski in the 85th.
FRI: Olivia Bunton tied the game early in the second half and D Isabella Heintz got the game-winner for the critical win
SUN (Dec): a draw as Megan Papin equalized in the 56th minute for JBM
SAT: Another goal for Racine that tied the game 1-1 in the 57th but La Roca scored 4 more to capture the points
FRI: A bounce back win, a shutout, against Santa Monica. Logan Racine with the game-winner in the 59th minute and Emma Gober sealed it with her 86th min goal
THU: Gabby Hennessy scored in the 12th min to give JBM the lead but TX answered with 2 in the first half and a final tally in the 73rd
With their third win of the weekend in MRL Premier 1, these girls secured their spot at regionals. We are J.B. Marine Elite 01/02. 💪🏻⚽️#17Strong pic.twitter.com/UaTodgRTRQ
— JB Marine Schneider (@JBMarineSchneid) November 11, 2019
National League competition will be held for the 14U (2006), 15U (2005), 16U (2004), 17U (2003), 18U (2002) and 19U (2001) Boys and Girls age groups. The 2019-20 season features up to 32 teams per gender in the 14U through 18U age groups and up to 16 teams per gender in the 19U age group. The expansion during the 2018-19 season led to the addition of a 19-and-Under age group, as well as more teams in the 14U and 15U age groups — pushing the league from 256 to 352 total teams.
The winner of each of the four divisions in the 14U through 18U age groups, as well as the top two finishers in each of the two divisions in the 19U age group, will earn an automatic berth to the 2020 US Youth Soccer National Championships, the oldest and most prestigious youth soccer national championship competition — to be held July 20-26, 2020 in Overland Park, Kan. The four National League representatives will join the four Regional Champions for a total of eight qualifiers per age group at the National Championships in the 14U through 19U divisions. Most recently in 2019 in Overland Park, Kan., National League teams won all 12 possible National Championships in those age groups.
The 2019-20 National League field features 78 of 88 teams that qualified for the 2019 National Championships in the 13U through 18U age groups, including 21 of the 24 finalists and 11 of 12 champions.