|Eclipse Select U-16 ECNL team|
celebrates second straight title
Additionally at this year’s event, the Eclipse Select U-17s took second place in the country after posting a 2-0-1 record in group play.
For the U-16s, the Lea Waddle (Lake Forest, Ill.) scored what proved to be the game-winning goal off of a Zoe Redei (Highland Park, Ill.) cross to take a 2-1 lead. Marissa Bosco (St. Charles, Ill.) added a first-time volley from 20 yards out to push the Eclipse Select lead to 3-1 in the 68th minute. Earlier in the game, Alia Martin (Carmel, Ind.) scored on a penalty kick in the 21st minute after Bosco had been taken down in the box. That gave Eclipse Select a 1-0 lead at the time.
On Wednesday, Eclipse Select’s U-16s fell short to Players Development Academy, 2-1, but the squad had already qualified for the title match.
For the U-17s on Thursday, Eclipse Select fell 1-0 to the Dallas Sting, but the runner-up finish did not dampen what was a great postseason performance for this group. Eclipse Select advanced to the final with a 1-0 victory against Players Development Academy last Wednesday. Chelsea Burns (Jacksonville, Fla.) scored the game’s only goal off of an Ann Marie Niro (Barrington, Ill.) assist.
|Eclipse Select forward Zoe Redei|
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