Play begins at the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region IV ODP Championships
Schedules, Results and Standings
PHOENIX (Jan. 5, 2017) — The 2017 Region IV US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Championships, began Jan. 5 at Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix. The four-day tournament will feature teams of elite players in the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 age groups, from Region IV, which includes Alaska, Arizona, California North, California South, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
The four day tournament will ultimately determine who represents Region IV in the 2017 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships in the 2000 and 2001 age groups. Washington 99 Boys won its Region IV title last year while the California South 99 Girls and 2000 Boys and Girls won their respective Region IV and ODP National championships.
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Some match highlights from today's games:
Washington and Cal South played in a close Group B vs Group C matchup to begin play at the ODP Region IV Championships. First on the score sheet was Kevin Soltys from Washington who found the back of the net in the 3rd minute. At the start of the second half, Diego Rivera from Cal South scored the game's only remaining goal and the teams tied 1-1. In Group A, Nevada won both its first games with cleansheets to earn 6 points and sits alone atop Group A. In Group B, Washington, Oregon and Cal North all sit tied with three points after two games.
Arizona and Cal South find themselves tied at the top of Group A after defeating Eastern Washington and Alaska, respectively. Washington sits alone on top of Group B after a big win over Nevada. Cal North and Idaho tied and both pick up an important point heading into the second day of play. In group C, Utah leads after a 5-0 win over Oregon .
Utah was the only Group A team to earn six points through both its two games with Arizona and Oregon right behind with three points each. Cal South and Arizona are tied with four points in Group B, as both picked up a win after they tied each other in game one. In Group C, Nevada defeated Colorado 6-0 in its first game. The first goal came from George Preciado in the 7th minute, and just one minute later, Blake Malone scored Nevada’s second. Lincoln Aquino netted two, along with Jimi Villasenor and Jesus Ubario to make the final score 6-0. Nevada lost its second game and now sits in second place behind Washington who has six points.
After the first day of play, Utah and Cal North sit on top of Group A with 5-0 and 2-0 wins on the day, respectively. Arizona leads Group B after defeating Idaho and Cal South leads Group C after a 5-0 win against Nevada. The 2001 Girls age group had three girls score four goals on the first day. Nyah Bonchonsky, Maragaret Detrizio, and Madelynn Shafter lead the group with Megan Roberts following closely with three goals.
Day Two will be huge for Group A, as no team won two games with Cal South and Washington tied with four points and Oregon right behind with three. Utah and Idaho are tied for first in Group B with Utah earning two wins while allowing allowing one goal and Idaho allowing none. In Group C, Eastern Washington battled to a 4-0 decision over Alaska in its opening game. Gage smith scored for Eastern Washington in the first half and in the 35th minute, Carter Giles made the score 2-0. An unfortunate own goal was added in the 43rd minute and to close out the second half, Caiden Fickenscher found the back of the net to finalize the score. Eastern Washington tied its second game and now faces Group leaders Arizona on the final day of preliminary paly.
All three groups in the 2002 girls bracket have two teams tied after one day of play. Idaho and Colorado both notched 2-0 wins to lead Group A. In Group B, Cal South defeated Alaska with Washington holding off a Arizona comeback chance to win 2-1. With the wins, both lead their group with 3 points each. Also scoring three points on the day were Cal North and Utah in Group C. Cal North defeated New Mexico 6-0 and Utah defeated Oregon 5-1. Sharay James leads the 2002 Girls age group in scoring with four goals.
In Group A, Cal South and Oregon WC sit in first with four points while Alaska is nipping at their heels with three. Nevada and Washington sit tied in points in Group B after winning their first two games. Both teams play tomorrow in a game that will decide who goes to the semifinals. In Group C, Oregon is sitting alone in first place with six points with Utah and Cal North behind with thre points a piece. In Group D, Hawaii and Arizon sit tied with three points after two games with both teams facing off tomorrow in the final preliminary game
Colorado earned a 2-0 win over Eastern Washington to score 3 points in Group A and Nevada sits tied with Colorado after defeating Alaska. Cal South sits alone on top of Group B after a close game with Hawaii finished 2-0. Idaho and Utah tied 0-0 to both grab an important point on day 1. In Group C, Washington and Oregon sit tied with three points after both posting shutouts. Cal North defeated New Mexico 4-0 and sits alone on top of Group D.
In Group A, Cal North has only allowed one goal in two games and holds a two point lead over Eastern Washington. Utah was a perfect 2-0 in its first two Group B games scoring five goals and allowing none. Colorado is the only team in Group C with a win at the end of day one, securing six points with two wins. In Group D, Cal South earned six points with Nevada and Montana just behind with three points each heading into day two.
In Group A, Oregon and Arizona 2004 Girls played to a 4-0 final. Morgan Caslin opened up the scoring for Arizona just three minutes into the second half and Jessica Haynes added another in the 48th minute. Kate Fasse and Ava Motley also added second half goals. Cal South sits tied with Arizona after its win against New Mexico. In Group B, Cal North leads after posting a shutout against Montana. Elsewhere in the group, Eastern Washington and Alaska played to a 1-1 draw. Group C is anyone's game after day one, with Nevada and Hawaii tying 1-1 and Idaho losing their cross group game 3-0 game to Colorado to keep all the teams within a point of each other. Colorado and Washington lead Group D, with Washington earning a 2-0 win over Utah.
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