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Season update for the SWVA U14 Elite Girls

U14 SWVA Girls vs. SVU

Score: 0-1

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

Score: 1-0

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). 

SWVA Elite U14 Girls are leading in the Skyline League

Game recap:

The SWVA Elite U14 Girls played at SVU in Harrisonburg on Sunday, September 22nd. In the first half, the girls defended well and earned some chances on goal against the run of play, and in the 20th minute Taylor Spence slotted home a 20-yard shot just inside the far post to give the girls a 1-0 halftime advantage. In the second half, the girls continued to defend well and maintained a possession edge, and midway through the half Morgan Mullens scored from just outside the box to put the team up 2-0. The girls held strong from that point on, generating more chances but not converting, and finished with a 2-0 win. Eliza Stowe made some good saves to post the shutout in goal, and the defensive back line consisting of Blake Carroll, Kaitlyn Heinze, Leigh Kadlec, Erin Straley, Megan Talarek and Christina Tarasidis played well together and keep SVU’s athletic attackers from generating many chances. The girls are now atop the Skyline U14 Girls table with three wins in three matches. Keep up the great work, ladies!

 

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). 

Game recap: U14 SWVA Elite Girls vs CVU

U14 SWVA Elite Girls vs CVU

Final Score 3:1

The SWVA Elite U14 Girls hosted CVU on Sunday, September 15th. The team, playing under the NRU umbrella, 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). In the first half, the CVU girls found some early chances on goal while SWVA sorted out their defensive shape, bending but never breaking, and while the latter part of the half was played fairly evenly the first half ended scoreless. In second half, SWVA gained majority of possession, while allowing few chances on goal defensively, and the girls went up early in the half on a converted penalty by Morgan Mullens. A few minutes later, Simonne Guenette got behind the CVU defense on the right flank and sent a lovely cross to Morgan Mullens, who banged it home with one touch to put the girls up 2-0. Later in the half, Emily Southern scored to make it 3-0. CVU converted a chance in the closing minutes, and the girls ended up with a 3-1 win. In addition to the goal scorers, special play was also provided by Tori Shimozono and Taylor Spence in the midfield. The future looks bright for the SWVA Elite 99 Girls squad as they begin their first season of Skyline play together.

This article was written by B.J. Flack and was originally published on the NRU website.