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Thursday, May 24, 2012
ECNL U15 Power Rankings

By Sheldon Shealer & Chris Ackels
ESPNHS Staff

Seven matches, seven wins by Top 10 teams in last week's ESPNHS ECNL Power Rankings.

Such results mean no change in this week's rankings. And with only three teams competing at the PDA Showcase this week, chances are there will not be much movement next week, either.

Perhaps the most intriguing team at the PDA Showcase will be GSA, the top-ranked team that is carrying an undefeated record. However, GSA has not played an ECNL match since December.

Looking a week ahead, No. 3 So Cal Blues clashes with No. 9 San Diego Surf.

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-15
RANKTEAM / RECORD TRENDINGCOMMENTS
1
GSA
18-0-1
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Last Week: 1
The high scoring of Jennifer Westendorf, Amanda Vocelka and Ella Stevens has carried GSA's offense. However, not to be overlooked is a defense riding a six-match shutout streak.
Next Match: May 26 at PDA Showcase
2
Dallas Sting
16-2-3
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Last Week: 2
Blair Thorpe scored three goals last week as the Dallas Sting defeated Lonestar 1-0 and Challenge SC 4-0. The team still has a make-up match with FC Dallas to be played.
Next Match: TBA
3
So Cal Blues
17-2-3
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Last Week: 3
Anika Rodriguez scored four goals as the So Cal Blues handled Eagles SC 5-1. A clash next week with the San Diego Surf highlights the weekend's schedule for top 10 teams.
Next Match: June 3 vs. San Diego Surf
4
Eclipse Select
17-1-1
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Last Week: 4
With several of the top five teams in action in the upcoming weeks, Eclipse Select -- which does not play again until June -- is in position to move up despite its idle status.
Next Match: June 2 at Carmel United
5
PDA
11-0-3
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Last Week: 5
The games got closer, but the results were the same as PDA defeated Bethesda 4-2 and Scorpions 3-1 last weekend. PDA has scored 25 goals in its last six matches.
Next Match: May 26 at PDA Showcase
6
West Coast
18-3-3
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Last Week: 6
Hailey Hite and Kiana Palacios each had a goal and one assist as West Coast FC defeated Arsenal FC. West Coast could move up depending on results at the PDA Showcase.
Next Match: Playoffs, TBA
7
Vardar
18-2-3
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Last Week: 7
Vardar's only losses this season are to Eclipse Select. The most recent encounter was in November. The team carries an eight-match undefeated streak into the playoffs.
Next Match: Playoffs, TBA
8
Dallas Texans
11-1-5
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Last Week: 8
The Dallas Texans' match with Lonestar was postponed. The team returns to action at the PDA Showcase against Bethesda this weekend.
Next Match: May 26 at PDA Showcase
9
San Diego Surf
17-4-2
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Last Week: 9
Sasha Stevens scored the lone goal as the San Diego Surf retained its top 10-ranking with a 1-0 victory over Real So Cal. Next up is a clash with No. 2 So Cal Blues.
Next Match: June 3 vs. So Cal Blues
10
Colorado Rush
17-2-1
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Last Week: 10
The Colorado Rush have lost to Sereno and San Diego Surf this season. However, the team recently avenged its loss to Sereno to climb into playoff contention.
Next Match: June 3 vs. Real Colorado