The Carlsbad Elite GU15, GU17, & GU18 teams went to North Carolina in November to participate in the prestigious National League. With 12 games played in total over a four day schedule between the three representing CUFC teams, none of the three teams lost a single game which is remarkable!
The club is now sitting in a great place going into the final week of National League which will take place during March in Las Vegas, NV. The U15 girls are in second place, with the U17 girls tied for top spot, while the U18 girls are top of their group.
Click on link below for the GU15 Elite league place – 2 wins & 2 ties:
Click on link below for the GU17 Elite league place – 3 wins & 1 tie:
Click on link below for the GU18 Elite league place – 2 wins & 1 tie:
INDIVIDUAL TEAM REPORTS FROM NORTH CAROLINA
GU18 Elite Team – 11/23/14
The final game for the U18 girls saw them capture a convincing 6-1 victory over SSA Chelsea. The 6 goals were scored by 6 different players – Sydney Yates, Bridget Daley, Christina Nixon, Haley Walker Robinson and Myah Marino. The team couldn’t be happier with the amazingly successful weekend and are looking forward to the next round in Las Vegas.
Well done all!
GU15 Elite Team – 11/22/14
The Under-15 Red Division matchup between Carlsbad Elite 99 (CA-S) and Team Chicago Academy – Cruzeiro (IL) featured two teams coming off opening day wins. After a scoreless first half, Carlsbad went ahead in the 49th minute on a Claire Moore strike. The lead lasted just five minutes, as Team Chicago responded with a goal by Kerry Abello. Neither side could record a winner in the final 25 minutes, and the game finished in a 1-1 tie.
College coaches in attendance were:
Miami of Ohio
GU17 Elite Team – 11/22/14
The U17 girls played a very tough Wolf Pack team from Pittsburgh and came away with a very impressive 1-0 victory. The goal scorer was Myah Marino.
Colleges in attendance:
U of Tampa
Waterhill st. Loius.
GU18 Elite Team – 11/22/14
After 3 days of playing, the Carlsbad GU18 Elite Team stand on top of the red bracket with 2 solid wins and a hard fought battle ending with a 1-1 tie against last years National Championship finalists VSA Heat.
The girls beat Jaguars 2-0 in the opening day of play with Miriam Bloom and Christina Nixon scoring the 2 goals and Nadia Balin recording her first clean sheet. The team played well and there were about 20 college coaches on the sidelines, many who have been following this team over the last two seasons.
The second day of play saw weather conditions almost as bad as Lancaster and the result was a 1-0 deficit after the first half. But in the “fight to the end” style of this team, Chelsea Churchill pounded a beautiful ball right under the cross bar with about 10 minutes left and the girls, battered and bruised, were happy with the final result. On the sidelines where coaches from Middle Tennessee, Austin Peay, Belmont, Radford, University of Tennessee, George Mason and Washington College.
Today the girls faced a rematch with KC Metro Dynamos and showed them that Carlsbad came to finish as champions of their bracket again this year. Although Carlsbad had most of the possession they were unable to convert their many corner kicks and the first half ended in a 0-0 tie. The girls came out fighting in the second half and Chelsea Churchill received a perfect through ball from Sydney Yates and she pounded home what turned out to be the winning goal. Today on the sidelines was USA Soccer, Brown, Colombia College and Eastern Kentucky University.
The GU18 kicks off tomorrow at 9:20 for their 4th and final game in North Carolina.
Good luck ladies, awesome thus far!
GU17 Elite Team – 11/20/14
Carlsbad Elite GU17s won 1-0 over Kings Hammer with a goal scored by Shelby Cormier & Carlsbad Elite GU18 won 2-0 over NSA Jaguars with goals scored by Miriam Bloom and Christina Nixon.
Awesome start to the National League thus far for our teams! Keep it up!
Below is a list of the College Coaches that attended our GU17 Elite Teams game at the National League yesterday. Impressive to say the least:
U of Rochester
U of Louisiana
William and Mary
U of Dayton
Saint Joseph Philly
U of Tampa
Middle Tennessee state
U of Illinois
57 COLLEGES TOTAL
GU15 Elite Team – 11/20/14
Carlsbad United FC GU15 Elite defeated Nationally ranked #2 FC Virginia in the first day of play for the National League in North Carolina. Central Midfielder Tina Oddone #21 scored the only goal of the game 30 seconds into the second half on a nice shot from ~22 yards out beating the keeper by placing the shot in the corner of the net. Tina had the only goal of the match due to a stellar save earlier by Ashley Seymour on a Penalty Kick. Ashley made the save by anticipating the shot location and getting a great jump on a very well placed shot to the left corner.
College Coaches from University of Maryland, University of South Carolina, University of North Carolina, Duke University, University of Southern California, Navy Academy, University of Cincinnati, West Virginia University were among a few that watched the game with great interest.
Tomorrow the squad faces off against the Illinois State Champions “Team Chicago Academy” then off to UNC to tour the campus and watch the second round of the NCAA Division I Women’s soccer tournament as the UNC Tarheels host the Colorado Buffaloes.