ECNL Teams Go 7-1-2 vs Arizona Clubs
Despite low numbers, Colorado Rush ECNL finished with 7 wins, 1 loss, and 2 ties on the weekend as they hosted the Arizona clubs at Camp George. Colorado Rush had numerous players missing due to National Team call ups, college visits, and injuries, but that did not keep Rush from getting the better of their conference foes from the desert. On Saturday, Rush took four out of five games from SC Del Sol and on Sunday Rush won three of the five games.
U14’s- Rush’s Sage Digulio’s blast from 30 yards out found the back of the net and gave Rush the early lead on Saturday. SC Del Sol scored on their only attempt in the first half, leveling the game at 1’s. Rush answered right back when Civana Kuhlmann scored her 8th goal of the season a minute after Del Sol equalized. Amanda Porter scored two second half goals for Rush, giving them a 4-1 victory. On Sunday vs Sereno, Kuhlman scored two more times, giving her 10 goals on the season in just five games. Erynn Hargrave’s relentlessness earned her a goal and Sage Digulio scored on a header from Sophia Weiner’s corner kick (top picture on page). Rush defeated Sereno 4-0. Rush is now 4-1 on the season and sit in third place in the Mountain West Conference. Next up… Rush U14 ECNL will head to Chicago where they will face Michigan Hawks, Eclipse, and Vardar.
U15’s- Ariel Modisette scored on a left footed blast that hit the inside of the post to give Rush a 1-0 lead vs Del Sol. Zoe Zinis scored her first goal of the ECNL season as she finished a nice layoff from Modisette. Del Sol pulled within one goal, but Emma Musson put the game out of reach when she scored the third and final goal for Rush, giving them a 3-1 victory on the day. Rush gave up a late goal against Sereno on Sunday losing 0-1. Colorado Rush currently sit in third place in the Mountain West Conference. Next up… Rush will play at Colorado Storm on October 20th.
U16’s- Colorado Rush’s squad hardly resembled the team that had just won the National Championship just three months ago. Rush had four players out with injuries and two others playing for the short-handed U18’s, but it did not matter. Rush’s Jordan Di Biasi could not be stopped as she scored a goal and notched an assist vs Del Sol. Aspen Robinson and Jastin Redman also scored in this one. Rush led 3-0 before Del Sol scored late. The game ended 3-1. Rush faced a very difficult Sereno team on Sunday, who had just knocked off Real CO the day before. Rush took control of this game early, as Rylie O’Keefe scored off a beautiful assist from Kayla Hill. Rush had numerous chances to double their lead, but the Sereno gk would not be beat again. Sereno never really threatened the Rush goal. The 16's sit atop the Mountain West Conference . Next up… Rush will play at Colorado Storm on October 20th.
U17’s- Rush twice held the lead in this game, but could not close it out. Rush’s Kayla Latham scored the game’s first goal, before Del Sol equalized. Taylor Terrell gave Rush the lead once again, but a late goal by Del Sol resulted in a 2-2 tie. Rush’s Lauren Conley caused Sereno fits on Sunday. She was taken down for a pk midway through the first half, but Rush was unable to capitalize. Within a minute after missing the pk, Sereno marched down the field and scored the game’s first goal. Conley scored a breakaway late in the game when she got on the end of GK Lindsey Hendon’s punt. Rush thought they scored the winner just minutes from the end, but Conley’s shot missed the frame by inches. The two draws on the weekend bumped Rush down to second place in the Mountain West Conference. Next Up… Rush will play at Colorado Storm on October 20th.
U18’s- With just nine players available for this game (due to U17 World Cup and injuries), the Rush 18’s had to rely on some help from the younger Rush teams. Rush trailed 0-1 at halftime and lost defender Sigrid Kite to a broken fibula just before. Betsy Brandon (U16) got her head on the end of Havana McElvaine’s cross tying the game at 1’s. Shortly after, Danica Evans found Kelli Drobney open on top of the box. Her blast from 20 yards out found the lower left corner of the net. Drobney scored her second goal of the game when Kayla Hill (U16) beat several players down the right side and picked out a wide open Drobney who chipped the ball over the Del Sol gk. Rush improved to 5-0 on the season when they defeated Sereno on Sunday. Danica Evans notched two goals on the day, bringing her total to 11 on the season. Kaitlyn Brunworth, Jenna Geist, and Kelli Drobney scored goals as Rush defeated Sereno 5-2. Colorado Rush sit atop the Mountain West Conference . Next up… Rush will play at Colorado Storm on October 20th.
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