U14 SWVA Girls vs. SVU
The SWVA Elite U14 Girls hosted SVU in Blacksburg on Saturday 10/19 in a rematch of their September match, won by SWVA Elite 2-0. In the first half, the girls came out a bit sluggish and disorganized, and in the early part of the first half failed to properly defend a cross which SVU converted. The girls regrouped and found the better side of play by halftime. In the second half, the girls maintained a possession edge and generated more chances on goal than the opposition, but failed to convert any of them and ended up with a 0-1 defeat.
The loss was the first of the league season for the U14 Girls after opening Skyline play with five consecutive wins.
U14 SWVA Girls vs. AFC
NRU Goal: Emily Southern
On Sunday 10/20, the SWVA Elite U14 Girls hosted Augusta, in a rematch of an early October match, won by SWVA Elite 2-0. In the first half, the girls again came out a bit sluggish and disorganized, and found themselves defending for much of the opening fifteen minutes of play. As with the Saturday affair with SVU, the girls got it together and dominated possession and the scoring chances for the remainder of the match.
The girls next travel to CVU on Saturday, October 26th for a match involving the top two teams in U14 Skyline Premier division.
The SWVA Elite U14 Girls team is playing under the NRU umbrella. It is comprised of 22 players from Christiansburg Soccer Club, New River United and Radford Soccer Club, and is coached by Erin Lycan, VT women’s assistant coach, and assisted by B.J. Flack (NRU) and Jason Mahugh (CSC).