NATIONALS UPDATE – DAY 6 – Finals Day – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Day 6, Saturday, July 26th, and our GU18 Elite team have been crowned National Champions!
Our superb girls beat the defending National Champs DMCV Sharks 1-0.
Click here to read an in depth article by Goal Nation on the girls success story.
Click here to watch the girls on KUSI News discussing their success.
The match report from the USYS website is pasted below. Awesome stuff ladies, we are all extremely proud!
Under-18 Girls: Carlsbad Elite (CA-S) 1–0 DMCV Sharks Elite (CA-S)
Under-18 Girls Carlsbad Elite (CA-S) denied in-state rival DMCV Sharks Elite (CA-S) an opportunity to become just the fifth team to win three-straight National Championships with a 1-0 victory in the finals. DMCV defeated Carlsbad Elite on the finals day of group play 1-0, but Carlsbad claimed a 1-0 victory over the Sharks when it mattered the most as Sydney Yates scored the match’s only goal in the 52nd minute when she headed in a cross past 2013 National Championship Golden Glove winner Melissa Lowder. Carlsbad’s defense would hold strong to win the club’s first National Championship 1-0.
“There is a level of commitment and luck that has to go your way to win this tournament,” Carlsbad head coach Adam Skumawitz said. “DMCV is an unbelievable team that we have played so many times. The girls just wanted it that much more this year.”
NATIONALS UPDATE – DAY 1 – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Day 1 of the National League Championships and, overall, a strong start for CUFC. Despite our U15 Elite girls losing 2-0 in their match, our GU17s won comfortably 2-0 and our U18 girls squeaked it in the end to win 1-0. Click on the link below to read about the GU18 Elite opening game (as featured on the US Youth Soccer website).
The GU17 Elite game can be viewed tomorrow (Wednesday, July 22nd) at 7:30am via the link below:
NATIONALS UPDATE – DAY 2 – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Day 2 of the National League Championships and again, overall, a strong day for CUFC. Our U17 Elite girls convincingly won 3-1 and our U18 girls won 4-2. Both teams have already qualified for the semis. The GU15 Elite team where 1-0 up but conceded in the dying minutes of the game. They can still qualify for the semis if they win their last group stage game. Click on the link below to read about the GU15 Elite game (as featured on the US Youth Soccer website).
NATIONALS UPDATE – DAY 3 – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Day 3 of the National League Championships and today saw our U15 Elite girls exit the tournament after a 1-1 tie v Albion wasn’t enough to take them through to the semis.
Our U17 Elite girls convincingly won 4-0 to win their group. They play Tampa Bay United (FL) on Saturday morning in the semis.
Our U18 girls lost 1-0 to DMCV Sharks but still finished 2nd in the group and will play La Roca (UT) in the semis on Saturday morning.
Both our 17s and 18s games can be viewed live using the link below on Saturday morning:
NATIONALS UPDATE – DAY 5 – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Day 4, Friday, was a day off for our remaining teams, the GU17 and GU18 Elite teams.
Today, day 5, of the National League Championships and our U17 Elite girls played Tampa Bay United (FL) in the semis. Unfortunately it wasn’t their day and they exited the Championships loosing 2-0. They were awarded the Bronze Medal for the third year in a row, which is no mean feat! Well done ladies!
Our U18 girls trounced their semi final opponents, La Roca (UT) 6-0. This lines them up for another final versus the very accomplished DMCV Sharks team and it should be a fantastic spectacle.
Our GU18 Elite team final can be viewed tomorrow, Sunday, Jul 26, 10:20am KO, using the below link:
Best of luck girls!