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Thursday, May 24, 2012
ECNL U14 Power Rankings

By Sheldon Shealer & Chris Ackels
ESPNHS Staff

The faces are familiar, the order is slightly different this week in the ESPNHS ECNL Under-14 Power Rankings.

The big move is Arsenal FC falling from No. 2 to No. 6 following a loss to an unranked opponent, a result that moved Real Colorado to No. 2, PDA to No. 3, FC Dallas to No. 4 and Charlotte SA to No. 5.

In another major move, Atlanta Fire earned its way back into the top 10 following a win over rival and former No. 7 Concorde Fire.

All 10 teams are idle this week, meaning there will not be any change in next week's top 10.

Throughout the rest of the season, ESPNHS will offer a weekly glance at the top 10 teams in each age group. These rankings, indicative of the results of a team rather than a prediction of future outcomes, offer a sampling of some of the top talent in the game.

2011-12 Elite Clubs National League Power Rankings: Under-14
RANKTEAM / RECORD TRENDINGCOMMENTS
1
Eclipse Select
13-0-1
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Last Week: 1
Eclipse Select reinforced its position in the Midwest, routing Carmel 7-0 and Minnesota Thunder 9-0. Alissa Gorzak had three goals against Carmel; Zoe Redei had four vs. MTA.
Next Match: TBA
2
Real Colorado
6-0-0
1
Last Week: 3
Tatum Barton has scored seven goals and Mallory Pugh has added six as Real Colorado is off to a perfect start. A recent loss by Arsenal FC allows Real Colorado to move up this week.
Next Match: June 1 at Las Vegas Premier
3
PDA
13-1-1
1
Last Week: 4
PDA is averaging nearly three goals per match and holds a comfortable lead over second-place FC Stars of Massachusetts in the Northeast Division standings.
Next Match: June 2 vs. FC DELCO
4
FC Dallas
17-2-2
1
Last Week: 5
Haley Berg has 14 goals and 13 assists this season to pace the FC Dallas offense. The team has clinched the Texas Conference title ahead of a trio of challengers all bidding for second place.
Next Match: TBA
5
Charlotte SA
12-1-2
1
Last Week: 6
Charlotte SA has the fourth-highest points-per-match average in the ECNL. The team also leads a talented Southeast Conference race over Concorde Fire and Atlanta Fire.
Next Match: June 10 vs. Carolina Elite
6
Arsenal FC
17-2-2
4
Last Week: 2
After a week close calls, Arsenal FC took a loss to SoCal rival Slammers 2-1. Prior to that result, Arsenal had one-goal wins over Irvine Strikers and West Coast FC.
Next Match: TBA
7
FC Virginia
12-1-3
1
Last Week: 8
Sierra Lam leads FC Virginia with 11 goals this season while Christina Davey has nine goals. The team's strong showing could net a division championship this season.
Next Match: TBA
8
FC Bucks
9-2-4
1
Last Week: 9
Gabrielle Farrell had a goal and one assist as FC Bucks defeated FC DELCO 3-1. The team will turn around and play FC DELCO again in two weekends.
Next Match: June 3 vs. FC DELCO
9
San Diego Surf
14-4-1
1
Last Week: 10
Camille Bassett, Alyssa Fiddes and Valerie Koerber each scored goals to help the San Diego Surf to a 3-1 win over Real So Cal. The Surf is 6-1-1 in their last eight matches.
Next Match: June 3 vs. So Cal Blues
10
Atlanta Fire
12-4-0
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Last Week: 10
Kendall Parks and Ambria Shutts scored goals as the Atlanta Fire defeated the Concorde Fire 2-0. These Fire teams have been slugging it out with Charlotte in a competitive division.
Next Match: TBA