The RSL-AZ Southern AZ 08 Girls team improved to 2-0 in its group play Wednesday to qualify for the semifinals of the Development Player League National Championships at Dallas.
The 08 team defeated Roswell (Ga.) Santos Soccer Club 4-2 on Wednesday behind two goals by Alicia Juaregui. Alexa Romero had a goal and two assists, Chloe Peters scored a goal and Jhianae DesRosier finished with two assists.
Paul DesRosier’s team, which has six points after its two wins, tops Group D with Boston’s NEFC NS Girls 2008 team second at three points with one match remaining.
The RSL-AZ Southern AZ 08 team tops NEFC NS Girls in a head-to-head tiebreaker by winning that match Tuesday.
“We managed the game well and despite the incredibly hot conditions, showed great spirit and determination,” mentioned Paul DesRosier, who also stated the heat index on the field was around 110 degrees when his team beat Roswell Santos.
The 08 team plays in the semifinals against the Group A winner (to be determined) on Saturday at 6:30 a.m., Tucson time. If first will complete group play Thursday against Cape Coral (Fla.) Soccer Cyclones Black at 10 a.m.
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|RSL-AZ Southern AZ 08 Girls||2||0||0||7||3||4||6|
|Boston NEFC NS Girls 2008||1||1||0||6||4||2||3|
|Roswell (Ga.) Santos Soccer Club 2008G||0||1||1||4||6||-2||1|
|Cape Coral (Fla.) Soccer GIRLS CYCLONES BLACK U14 (2008)||0||1||1||3||7||-4||1|
The RSL-AZ Southern AZ 06 team played to a 1-1 draw with Sunrise (Fla.) Soccer Club Sting on Wednesday with Vivien Villarreal scoring the lone game for DesRosier’s team.
The 06 team, with one point after the first two games, is in wait-and-see mode if it can qualify for the semfinals out of its group.
Inter Atlanta FC Blues IAFC 06 Girls has three points with its win over the 06 team on Tuesday. If Inter Atlanta beats Boston NEFC NS Girls 06 on Wednesday night, it would eliminate the 06 team from semifinal contention.
RSL-AZ Southern AZ 06 took a 1-0 lead Wednesday over the Sunrise Sting at the 70-minute mark. The Sting equalized the game at 80 minutes.
“We had a few late chances and they did as well,” Paul DesRosier stated. “We are obviously disappointed we couldn’t get the three points.”
The 06 team next plays Thursday against Boston NEFC NS Girls 2006 at 8 a.m.
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|Sunrise (Fla.) Soccer Club Sunrise Sting 2006||1||0||1||3||2||1||4|
|Inter Atlanta FC Blues IAFC 06 Girls||1||0||0||1||0||1||3|
|RSL-AZ Southern AZ 06 Girls||0||1||1||1||2||-1||1|
|Boston NEFC NS Girls 2006||0||1||0||0||1||-1||0|