Regional Camp News
Cal-North ODP, U-16 Girls
Cal-North defeats Colorado, 6-2
Regional Camp 2002 started out with a bang for the Cal-North '86 girls in a
victory over Colorado. We dominated play for the majority of the game. Bunny
opened the scoring with a goal, but CO managed to tie it up 1-1 before the
half. We opened the 2nd half with a goal, and added 4 more after that.
Whitney contributed a hat trick, and other goals were scored by Lizzy and Kira.
Our defense did a superb job keeping the CO attack at bay. Overall, the
Cal-North play was rock-solid, despite a pouring rain for the whole game.
In the afternoon, the United team (aka "Crew") played the invitational team
to a 4-4 tie. Alma is doing great up top, creating numerous opportunities,
taking many shots and scoring twice for the Crew.
by Lizzy George and Mandy Van Dorn
Cal-North defeats Washington, 3-1
Washington surprised everyone by tying Cal-South yesterday, so the regional
staff matched us up against them in the "game of the day" (as the regional
evaluators dubbed it).
We continue to improve on team cohesiveness and our new system of play.
Kira blasted the first goal into the net due to her perserverance - after
defenders blocked several of her shots, she fought behind the defensive line
for an open shot from the 6-yd line, 1-0.
Our defense played well throughout the game, but miscommunication on an
offside trap gave WA a breakaway and goal, 1-1.
Our defenders were relentless on the attack, and it eventually paid off. Dani
picked up the ball wide of the WA penalty box, crossed, Mandy won the battle
for ball and passed it into the net, 2-1.
We sealed the victory when Katie Martinez carried the ball through WA
defenders to the endline and served a low driven ball across the face of the
goal, which Whitney drove into the top of the net, 3-1.
Due to Andrea's foot injury, Val played keeper for the entire game. Without
much action, Val often distributed the ball with her feet when passed back by
The game ended with Cal-North dominating not only WA but the entire regional camp.
United team (Crew) defeats Alaska, 4-0.
Although not in her most comfortable position, Lindsey is nonetheless creating
flash and attacking from her outside back position. After one day with Crew,
Erica Holland has been assigned to play keeper for the Alaska team.
by Stephanie Lopez and Whitney Goodell
Cal-North ties U17 ('85) Regional Pool, 0-0
Despite winning a 6-1 blowout against Cal-South yesterday, the '85 regional
pool was held to a 0-0 tie by Cal-North today. Controlling the center of the
field, Dana, Mandy, and Chioma had excellent games and covered well on defense.
Playing defensive back today, Katie Martinez had an awesome game, disallowing
any penetration from the '85s star forwards, along with help from center
backs Lizzy, Amanda, and Stephanie.
Although our forwards were denied many great opportunities, their work rate
was much appreciated.
In addition to matching the '85s size and speed of play, we feel our defense
in both the back four and midfield allowed us to do as well as we did today
against an older, competitive team.
United player Erica Holland had a strong showing in her morning game for
Alaska, was invited to the afternoon invitational pool, and did not allow
any goals. Alma and Lindsey, playing with the United Crew, are both doing
very well. Alma, with her slicing and dicing moves, has become an excellent
target player. Enhancing the defense, Lindsey has been doing very well and
denying offensive penetration.
by Dani Potts and Kira Sarkisian
Cal-North defeats Cal-South, 2-1
They may have better beaches, but Cal-South falls short of Cal-North's
elusive soccer talent. Wide awake for the morning's 8:30 game, we stepped
onto the field motivated and ready to set the standard for the camp.
Joining us from Hawaii for this "monumentous extravaganza" was goalkeeper
Allison Lipsher. The regional staff had requested that Allie play the first
half with us so they could see her with the best competition. She had an
outstanding half and delivered a shutout half for us.
North's first goal came midway through the first half off a low ball served
into the box by midfielder Chioma. Striker Bunny put the ball away, low into
the right corner of the net, 1-0. Our second goal came midway through the
second half when defender Stephanie sent a ball through the South defense to
an onrunning Katie Wilcox. Dribbling full speed toward goal, she took on the
keeper, 1-v-1. Coming up with Katie's ankles rather than the ball, the keeper
was forced to face a PK. The birthday girl successfully stepped up to the
challenge and put the ball into the back of the net, 2-0.
Happy Birthday, Katie!
South's lone goal came late in the game off a long throw-in which South's
offense managed to capitalize on, 2-1. Cal-North's determination and skill
put them ahead of the competition, proving to the region that we are the team
by Dana Johnson and Amanda Sanchez
Cal-North completes the week undefeated!