2019 US Youth Soccer : Utah Celtic vs. Sporting St. Louis- Tues – 9am – Field 2

2019 US Youth Soccer : Utah Celtic vs. Sporting St. Louis- Tues – 9am – Field 2



they're Federation and Wilson trophy company it was 1935 the year that Elvis and Sandy Koufax were born it was a year of many firsts including the first NFL draft the first Monopoly board game went on sale Social Security began and Babe Ruth hit his last home in addition to these milestones the National Junior Challenge Cup was founded in 1935 offering the youth competition for young men in the United States the cup was later named the James P McGuire Cup after the late US Soccer president who himself was quite a standout in his earlier days winning the US Open Cup in 1929 McGuire would lead US soccer and an international reputation as an excellent leader Jimmy quiet Cup was started 1935 it was the only cup that the United States Soccer Federation had for youth players and it was a very good competition and I can tell you I mean it was the highlight of my soccer career to be a champion in 1954 this storied Cup now the oldest trophy in youth sport it has a history as a meaning I think as tradition I think it's extremely important for our competitions for all these groups that kind of emulates the motorbike of one in the McGuire cup is huge just because all that history that comes along with the oldest trophy and youth sports period that's really big for us this tournament it's great competition I mean you just have to work all these teams are belong here all these teams so the competition was fantastic and start to finish and then you get to play in a facility like this it makes it even more worthwhile traveling there six and a half hours to get here we sacrifice a lot time and like our summer so I really think that if we keep with that we'll be on pace for a great time of Nationals Snover all great performance came out in the second half was able to close it out and get that regional victory that we were that we wanted benefits this level huge the college exposures second-to-none for these guys are all able to get recruited and achieve the goals that they want to and they set out to I think having something to play for is a real benefit to these goals not just showcases its competition everyone wants to win that you play competitive sports because you want to win well this is the top league in the country all the best teams the best competition and that's what you want for your kids you know you wanted to work hard and achieve success against the best so they should be exciting boy they were tough they were a tough team and they had a lot of speed and so we weren't ready for that and they kept fighting and kept fighting kept fight and we made a few mistakes in the back and then they came back and tied it up you know with seven eight minutes left in the game but it was it was a battle there is very strong competitive team it's a sweet victory because they really deserve it the girls were tired they were they were weak and they dug really deep they really did they really really fought for it everyone wants it so bad that we all get better from each other no matter the winner the last we all want it the best feeling I've dreamed about this for a long time it's so exciting to be here very tough game we had to go into extra time to decide the the champion and our boys stuck it to the end and we're able to come out with a victory today it's just an amazing feeling knowing you you scored the winning goal for the team you worked so hard for this we all deserve this regionals is is where you'll find the best state champions come in and they give you a run for your money I think soccer and a whole is a creates a family the bake sales car washes the raising of money it brings all of us together and we are one and on to Nationals you u.s. youth soccer has impacted my life by taking over I mean it's been a very good experience a lot of like life skills and lessons and how to take on certain things and it's really made a big impact wait again some amazing girls and I think it was awesome it's really great to see by team like pulled together to really work hard to be in a regional champions amazing I'm really excited for these girls with this confidence my name is Tony McManus we are the oh one lady Lobos rush out of Memphis Tennessee you know we were we were here in the finals last year unfortunately did not did not finish it outs but that gave us a little bit of motivation going into this year it's been crazy and it's just been like really hard because everybody here is so good and everybody is good could say when there's steak up and so are other ways to get in and so it's been really difficult but we pushed her in we were able to come out on top for us is a little difficult because we work with a lot of underprivileged kids because I can't afford to really play you you you hello everyone and welcome to the shields Overland Park Soccer Complex here in Overland Park Kansas side of the 2019 u.s. used soccer national championships I'm top Nuala and I'm here to bring you all of today's exciting 15 and under girls action as its Utah Celtic FC out of Orem Utah against sporting st. Louis out of st. Louis Missouri your starting lineups for Utah it's going to be Sierra Pennock Kennedy Dib Piper Vance elytra G Cameron Jorgenson Ellie young Molly Wakefield and in between the pipes it's going to be Brooklyn North cut for sporting st. Louis it's gonna be Brooke Kitner Ava Blum Meagan bellerose Edison weisskopf Camille Welker Giovanna starmon Emily pussini Venapro sir Maggie alig Madison Hendershot and in between the pipes it's Mara Keisling now we're under way here in the second match of the day first match for both of these two teams Utah Celtic in the All Whites countered by the black of sporting st. Louis sporting st. Louis probably a little bit happy that this year's contest not down in Frisco well the last few years it has been the host and we have pretty much roasted every single year and black would not be the color that you would want to wear but st. Louis much more comfortable here in there Midwestern home about three hours four hours away st. Louis was in the midst of a heat wave temperatures in the upper 90s and triple digit he didn't SC's but to over here we've got really Pleasant temperatures and not expected to get out of the 80s until maybe the end of the week let you know how these two teams got to this point in the tournament as we progress through that a couple hard fouls here in the early going one for each team the official kind of laying the groundwork ball skidding up the sideline Utah trying to serve one in sporting trying to clear their lines in to touch that'll favor Utah Celtic I hope you're enjoying the tournament so far we've only had a couple games this is game number two of the day first game of the tournament for both of these teams had a very entertaining game in our first match on this field it was a 15 and under girls game in the other group between Philadelphia and Boise ended up in a 3-3 draw Boise had a 2 nil lead Philadelphia came back tied it up boys he took the lead with a 3-2 to score line and then Philadelphia would score in stoppage time very close to a hand ball there against LA young referee not even attempting to put the whistle to his lips thorn trying to push it up towards the corner flag young calling for it gets it trying to spin around the defender right on her back his Weisskopf instead they lay it on for tragic young clattered into from behind no foul young a little bit slow to get up sporting trying to get it out of there defensive end goes all the way back to midfield picked up there by dim-dip puts it through the center circle towards the left wing and draws some cheers from the Celtic bench panic a little bit slow in her decision-making goes up to the left wing this time cut back towards the middle stepped into by Hendershot doesn't quite get into touch on that first attempt second attempt will play it out coming to you live from the Scheels Soccer Complex here in Overland Park good long throwing gets towards the box now a long shot coming in I'd have been a cross nevertheless it wasn't cleanly dealt with as there was a player right in front there you see this one come screaming across and Jung was right there but she couldn't quite get to it as she was kind of turned around ended up going off the defender though and out for a corner kick right footer towards the edge of the box nobody really there in white now a low-driven shot my tragic gets blocked easily Hughes sends it on back Celtic pushing the reset button trying to find a little bit of space draw the defenders out a little bit Keesler goes short with the goal kick possession giving away celtic going over the top but that was too tall for everybody intended that one for Pennock sporting able to clear too tall for Kitner picked up here on the near sideline stepping into it was Illig and that will favor celtic just slipped underneath the cleats of young mob and one up for Illig she felt the pressure coming puts it back near sideline now for blum Ava Blum with a little bit of space pushes one up the left sideline for Kitner she's got to chase it down now after a touch of aided her hitting her puts it on the right foot and one blast it off of Iligan out bitter goal kick ninth better to play here scoreless want to rethink all our sponsors as some of which you can see listed around the field got a good shot of that and my last flag in behind the goal Sporting Kansas City doesn't play too far from here Sporting Kansas City's been having a little bit of a rough go of it in the MLS season but their namesakes sporting st. Louis pushing in on the attack coming to here on the left wing it skidding her left footed cross back towards the edge of the box ends up finding no one comes all the way back out towards midfield stepped into by Hendershot slides around one defender hitting her with it now low cross towards that arc on top of the circle left footed shot but curling away from goal Northcutt looking for options I went out just to the left of our broadcast position put back into play by trashy trashy again bit too strong for us sporting will have the throw coming up weisskopf trying to find a teammate in black awkwardly off the left leg of Illig possession give it away you you you in for young she spins around serves one up through midfield but couldn't be chased down Vance was there I was trying to get to it just didn't quite have enough steam on it to get all the way there Pennock looking for young White's golf forced to just play it out its hoping for a touch off the attacking player but none to be had their teens minna to play no score both teams kind of pushing forward a little bit but really haven't created a solid scoring opportunity as of yet Celtic definitely with the the higher percentage of possession so far nice little drag move by Pennock peeling it back towards the middle of the pitch quick passing here from Celtic as they find a little bit of space on the far side Vance with a defender down in front of her couldn't take advantage of it you live by Roberts in the touch Celtic will have it flicked into the box but sporting able to clear it away a bit of a collision just outside there now dangerous cross that one just slid past the face of goal wasn't cleanly dealt with thereby Keesler she seemed a little bit unsure of where that one was going to end up good left footed ball putting that one towards goal you kind of see the end of it there is that D slur came out to deal with it I think she was kind of in between decisions as to whether she should try to make a grab or just poke it away with a foot fortunately for her it didn't end up touching off of her and it went out for a harmless goal kick hitting her a little bit frustrated there as a pressure came over the top from the taller trashy but she did end up getting the throw for Sporting trashy plays it off the forehead again once again surrendering he throw in you you kept in alive and apparently not nearside assistant put the flag up off the shoulder of weisskopf that Springs and attacked over young young push it up for celtic looking for green space in front pushes past the defender young cuts it back across too many defenders therefore sporting but still in favor of celtic and then the longshot was a bit ambitious as it ends up sailing over the target nevertheless good pressure being put on by Celtic sporting getting a little bit antsy they're giving away possession again coaching staff of the Red Devils not too happy with it Young had it poached away spilling over the near side touch line was Kennedy Dib couldn't keep that one in play his Weiskopf Kitner I came for a return pass goes for Illig back outside for Kitner defender coming in shoulders Kitner and the corner give it up lunch to the unhappiness of div is she said that nobody touched it for celtic the official disagreed you corner-kick opportunity here for sporting st. Louis played towards that near post defender comes out awkwardly off the shins of trashy another corner kick given up to another opportunity for presser in a presser and put a right foot into it it's a little more behind this one once again too close to goal off the fingertips and they put it in sporting opens up the scoring in the 18th minute of play sporting Saint Louis have found themselves kind of behind the ball the entire first half so far we're not quite halfway through a Camille Welker but the first goal of the game coming in the 18th minute a Celtic now finds themselves behind despite having the majority of the possession in this match so far but that's the danger of set pieces you see the corner kick taken and went off the fingertips of the goalkeeper Walker was right there with a smart header in great position defenders caught a little bit flat-footed nothing they could really do off the forehead of Hugh's not cleared away by Pennock sporting with it Welker Rd with one goal looking to put some more pressure towards net kind of lost her footing a little bit in the process now sporting playing a little bit of catch-up picked up by Hendershot and who shot up the wing a little too close to the sideline hasn't run out yet though and doesn't look like it will finally it goes over you you you kept in by Kidner tragedy is right there tragedy took a little bit of a clip from behind that was enough to gain the whistle substitution about to come in for sporting is a Quinn Conroy going to come into the game replacing Nina presser throw in still favors Celtic try to get their feet back underneath them spend a lot of sporting here since that goal was scored like jumped into that one pressure being put on from the far side almost to steal their Italy goes from the far post to the diving stab to Palm it away by Northcutt that one was going to be very close to going inside that far post as you see it kind of a giveaway laps on the defensive end and like going towards that far post from the camera angle looks like it might have gone in it was curling just a bit so it would have been close to that post but coming out of nowhere was North cut to Palm it away substitution made once again Conroy coming in sporting really in charge of this one once they got that goal they've really managed to get a lot of momentum in behind them alig was able to play it off the defender so another corner kick coming up a look gonna put this one back in now that pressures on the bench another right footed opportunity here so it'll swing away from goal see if anybody can get a header onto it they go low on a line drive kick easily dealt with by the defender there at the near post Utah trying to catch sporting with the only one defender back celtic pushing up on the attack they come over here to the near side young with a little bit of space but she can't get that ball to settle down weisskopf young just over the top of gold not a bad idea to take a shot from there I'd like to see that one stay down just a little bit trouble the goalkeeper perhaps but you see right there young just couldn't quite settle it down it kept kind of bouncing up up into her shins she took the shot anyway got a little bit of it on the instep didn't quite strike it true with the shoelaces and I think if she had advantage to really point that toe downward that would have been a little more troublesome for Geisler tragic crosses one in now a shot opportunity that one was blocked dried up rather quickly hitting her had it roll over the top of her foot at Celtic once again in possession 24 submitted to play here at shield Soccer Complex in Overland Park field number two young trying to cut it back across the grain defender able to dive in and push it away tragic headed pilfered away sporting trying to counter pushed up by Conroy pressing even further now is Welker serving one back for alig tried to play it forward a lead score she got the touch around the goalkeeper and slots it home it's two nil in favor of sporting st. Louis so for the second game in a row a team has taken a two nil lead we'll see if sporting can hold on to it Boise in this morning this contest was unable to so Illig with the deft finish puts her team up to nil just a little bit in behind the defender was able to finish that one off goalkeeper didn't stand too much of a chance it's been kind of the story of the game so far for Celtic the the shots themselves there wasn't really too much Celtic could do it's been the kind of the build-up to where their play was a little bit lacking as you see just one touch around the defender and then a league one time so shot past the sliding goalkeeper and she was clinical sporting with a seemingly commanding lead but all it takes is one to switch the momentum back the other way sporting definitely not going to go into a defensive shell but they already started off the game in a very good defensive posture so you have to figure having a two nil lead is really gonna make things difficult against Celtic Utah about to put in a couple substitutions of their own try to change up their look a little bit sporting building from the back off the goal kick they have yet to actually boot one out trying to keep possession a Celtic going to make their substitutions coming into the game is going to be Addison Larson and Sariah Brady they are going to replace young and Hughes as you get a good shot of Larson who just checked into the game you substitutions made and play resumes tragedy steps into that one Larsson with her first touch was very brief goes off the defender and out cutting it back left footed attempt that one skipping towards goal actually able to make the easy grab from our broadcast position it looked like it might have been troublesome for a moment as it was kind of bouncing towards the defender and then she stepped out of the way counter-attack on for sporting as they push forward on the Left Kitner played it off the head of trash she dives at this one it'll be a throw-in you one more substitution coming in this time for sporting st. Louis Julia look worried you we'll be the one to come into the game they'll do it on the next opportunity coming from all around but not on this field that will make the change another throw in coming up for sporting this weisskopf picks it up you so Kitner will get a breather before half-time not 11 minutes or so away from that screaming for that one was Northcutt you they're calm they here weather-wise temperatures probably in the 70s by now supposed to be in the low 80s for a high so very comfortable for everybody you it's interesting how things work out weather-wise is they here's a good slotted ball and we're trying to get that one up top to Jorgenson but just a bit too much mustard on that one you and talking about the whether they spread out the games here for this year's tournament normally you had four games per day and that one o'clock kickoff was always struggling with the heat in the last few years when it's been in Frisco Texas now we move a little bit northward often times the Midwest is no more forgiving in terms of temperatures or humidity but we're expected to get some good weather here and now it makes it more interesting that we're going to have some nighttime contests and and the temperatures might actually cool off to where you might have to have long sleeves you you you you trying to live one over the top but nobody really there Italy kind of takes a stab at it pulls it down with the left foot and then too far underneath with the shot she had a little bit of space in front if she wanted to take advantage of it instead just kind of sent that one blindly towards goal both teams going to make substitutions here coming in for Celtic is Abbie Houston and checking in for Sporting st. Louis is gonna be Kate Adler take it a seat is Mary Roberts for Celtic and out is Giovanna starmon for sporting you so very similarly to our first half it's been one team and control the majority in terms of the overall play things have evened up here in the last 10 minutes or so but the first stages of the game it was Celtic in complete control of possession they couldn't really generate any chances off of that and against the run of play sporting would get a goal in the 18th minute is Camille Welker was able to head that one in and then in the 25th minute Maggie Illig was able to push one past the defender and then slide at home or our current score line of two nil don't want to keep mentioning it too much but pays to remember that in our morning contest on the other group Boise thorns and a two nil lead and saw that evaporate in the game ended three three no sporting going to have to really keep their focus throughout this contest if they want to pull home three points you you now here comes Celtic at the left-wing cutting back in front a shot not sure if through studs got caught up in the turf or she thought she didn't have enough time but not the shot I think that the Piper Vance would have liked to take on that one ended up as just a slow roller towards goal as we get a bit of a cheap foul called in the midfield against Ellie tragic sporting gonna make another substitution at the next opportune time coming into the game it's going to be Julie Steiger also checking into the game will be Ashland Smith Telford away at the very last moment looking for help here tragic able to be a little bit of a release valve gets it up top to Larson gets it around one defender keeps it in on the touchline space and fret now Larson but – towards the end of the 18 opportunity here slid across the face of Gaul a score the flag is up it will not count hard to tell who was the offending player in the offside position but it does not matter as a score line will remain to nil sporting will make their substitutions but that is a deflating change of events there for Celtic as they thought that they were going to have a goal that was going to cut the lead in half and instead it's just a free-kick coming up for sporting so a sigh of relief for Geisler awkwardly off the left foot won't stay in it'll be a throw-in for Celtic brought down a little bit heavily thereby Pennock and then she was taken down tragedy all the way back Northcutt left foot sit Celtic OneTouch passing so we have a bit of a respite it's a Utah somewhat bailed out there by the linesman somewhat shielded did look like it went fully out would have been a throw-in for sporting instead it went the other way but that's kind of one of those plays that doesn't truly affect anybody Celtic looking for the left foot Pennock spun around the ball ends up easily claimed rolling towards goal so we see the opportunity panic and win it off or healed dove towards it but the ball was just a bit too far away couldn't get much power behind it another shot rolls in on goal is another player goes down as well in your screen celtic continually hit in the ground here not sure if they're just colliding accidentally or what's going on but a counter opportunity here for sporting that play was just a bit too far in behind served up by Liguori she gets the return ball as it comes out here to left the glory pushing towards the end line step over move puts it back on the right foot drives it across goal the defender was in front though settled down brought now for Belle Rose she had her pocket picked and off the other way Marcin from the midfield back through the center of the pitch panic it's about two minutes left 90 seconds if you go by our clock trashy heating up the space she had Larson along the wing goes center instead stepping back towards the left foot Ford wanted to take the shot not to be had panic left footer deflected by the defender and out no indication yet of how much stoppage time you saw that one just sail wide off the defender but those are nervy moments you never really know where it's gonna go headed just past goal once again off a supporting player so it should be another corner kick so we'll do it all over again from the far side so at least one minute of stoppage time will be added onto the end of this one calling for the gold kick took a couple deflections there so good work by the assistant to see who that went off of last at full 40 played and now we enter the first minute of stoppage time of at least one minute sporting trying to retain this two nil lead into the break Geisler lobbed it back over the top but that's gonna have too much on it goes out tragedy wanted to put it right back in stepping into it quickly was staggering about 20 seconds left if they play exactly one minute loose in the box and that one didn't miss by much a good hot shot looked like it might have gone off to the foot of Ford but it ended up over the goal see it come in good quick passing here from Celtic that has not been the problem throughout this game a miscue there by the defender and it was Ford who ended up putting it over so we've hit the half time 40 minutes in the books and right now it's a seemingly commanding lead for sporting st. Louis to nil the score off an 18th minute goal from Camille Welker doubled up with a 25th minute goal from Maggie Illig to know your score at the break and we will take a break we'll be back in just a little bit more from the shield's Soccer Complex here in Overland Park side of the 2019 USU's soccer national championships after this you you the coaches they're Federation soon trophy company you it was 1935 the year that Elvis and Sandy Koufax were born it was a year of many firsts including the first NFL draft the first Monopoly board game went on sale Social Security began and Babe Ruth hit his last home in addition to these milestones the National Junior Challenge Cup was founded in 1935 offering a youth competition for young men in the United States the cup was later named the James P McGuire Cup after the late US Soccer president who himself was quite a standout in his earlier days winning the US Open Cup in 1929 McGuire would lead US soccer and earn international reputation as an excellent leader Tajima quiet Cup was started 1935 it was the only Cup that the United States Soccer Federation had for youth players and it was a very good competition and I can tell you I mean it was the highlight of my soccer career to be a champion in 1954 this storied Cup now the oldest trophy in sport it has a history as a meaning I think as tradition I think it's extremely important for our competitions for all the age groups that kind of emulate the mcguire cup when in the mcguire cup is huge just because all that history that comes along with the oldest trophy and and youth sports period that's really big for us this tournament it's great competition I mean you just have to work all these teams are belong here all these things so the competition was fantastic from start to finish and when you get to play on a facility like this it makes it even more worthwhile happening there six and a half hours to get here we sacrifice a lot time and like our summer so I really think that if we keep with that we'll be on pace for a great time in Nationals an overall great performance came out in the second half was able to close it out and get that regional victory that we were that we wanted benefits this lever huge the college exposures seconds of none for these guys are all able to get recruited and achieve the goals that they want to and they set out I think having something to play for is a real benefit to these goals not just showcases its competition everyone wants to win that you play competitive sports because you want to win well this is the top league in the country all the best teams the best competition and that's what you want for your kids you know you wanted to work hard and achieve success against the best so it should be exciting boy they were tough there they they were a tough team and they had a lot of speed and so we weren't ready for that and they kept fighting and kept fighting and kept fighting we made a few mistakes in the back and then they came back and tied it up you know with seven eight minutes left in the game but it was it was a battle there is very strong competitive team it's a sweet victory because they really deserve it the girls were tired they were they were weak and they dug really deep they really did they really really fought for it everyone wants it so bad that we all get better from each other no matter the winner the last we all want it the best feeling I've dreamed about this for a long time it's so exciting to be here very tough game we had to go into extra time to decide the the champion and our boys stuck it to the end and we're able to come out with a victory today it's just an amazing feeling knowing you you scored the winning goal for the team you worked so hard for this we all deserve this regionals is is where you'll find the best state champions come in and they give you a run for your money I think soccer and a hole is a creates a family the bake sales car washes the raising of money it brings all of us together and we are one and on to Nationals you you you you welcome back to the shield Soccer Complex here in Overland Park Kansas just about set for second-half action between Utah Celtic and sporting st. Louis sporting st. Louis with a two nil lead at the break see what kind of adjustments coach Pennock has made for his team out of Orem Utah for sporting st. Louis you can't imagine you'd want to change up too much obviously the focus will be slightly more on the defensive end but sporting to open up the contest was in a really solid defensive position to begin with so they shouldn't feel fortunate to come up with two goals because they really earned both of those but they already kind of set up in a defensive mindset so it's really not as though they need to change their game plan all that much you just kind of have to see out these last 40 minutes if you're Utah you've got to eventually open things up a little bit press more onto the attack which is not to say that that wasn't their goal to begin with since they had a lot of possession in that first half but they couldn't really create a whole lot off of it so we'll see whether or not any kind of spaces open up for a counter-attacks for sporting if Utah Celtic has to open things up just a little bit good defensive play there to steal that one away second attempt here for Jorgenson stolen once again stepping in is Adler Jorgensen again a little bit more space in front this time Jorgenson lays it off as it's filtered on through to Vance try to give it back for Pennock she goes to ground once again she's not really being fouled I don't think she's even attempting to draw a foul just seems like at the worst possible moments our footing kind of betrays her maybe tried to slide that one through to Jorgenson it's a they collide with that MLS flag over there on the far side ultimately it's going to be a goal kick coming up for Sporting cut up into that ditch over there kind of a collection area must have had a little bit too much water in it based on the reaction of Geisler Wakefield off the throw flicked along Roberts trying to get underneath it bounded away from her Hewes Wakefield calling for it but it was a sporting player in between Dib you hands it off one or two return pass but they went forward instead Hewes keeps Celtic in possession here's Dib you space on the left now sliding one through two Jorgensen took a hit on the shin went to the right instead from the broadcast position looked like she might have had a shooting Lane and went to the pass but she had a different vantage point so perhaps the defender was too much in the way and pushing up once again Ford hears Pennock putting it onto the left foot bouncing around won't settle down left footed shot getting down to cover that one with Kiesler Easler hasn't been tested too much in this game but she's been very solid well-positioned made a couple good saves like the one we just saw it's in to touch you you Whitefield puts it in left alone by Vance she plays it off the defender and it's going to be a corner you so rare set-piece coming up here for utah celtic solid right foot going towards that near post sent away second attempt was pushed even further out by sporting still haven't cleared the danger completely Pennock puts it towards the end line defender stepped into her and it's going to be a goal kick Kiesler taking her time here well within her right nothing too egregious intercepted in the air that oh by Hughes she wanted to get that one on advance ants with another opportunity but spinning the other way was staggered take it away by Celtic putting one out in front that one went awkwardly off a stagger it's gonna go out for the corner coach Pennock making his case that that was a handball there's tragic to the right a lot of space available here for Celtic tragedy one time gets way underneath that one defender puts a great back in Jorgenson shot was blocked a chance for Wakefield with the instep needed to put their shoelaces through that one and said she'd hit it off the inside of the shoe but Celtic starting to press here a little bit starting to get it up into the offensive end counter-attack opportunity here for sporting that went by the wayside at least for the moment good battle over on the far side still nobody with possession and now a shove official right in the space though making sure that that didn't escalate and now he's calling them back so an equal admonishing for both teams good officiating they're just bringing everybody in letting him know that they'd had a good battle and that tempers needed to not get so high substitution coming up for supporting st. Louis is going to be Addison weisskopf she'll come back into the game after an extended rest shewill replaced julie Steiger you you you back and forth neither team in solid possession it's going to be a throw-in favoring sporting not too much possession for sporting gear in the second half they're similarly to the first half but they didn't need much possession to get to goals you see that last dangerous chance they're stepping into it was Wakefield and hips just kind of went in the wrong direction you could see I think she was kind of in between two decisions she wanted to take the shot and then I think she saw teammate running up the far wing at the last moment and that just threw her off her decision-making a little bit wasn't able to get a good shot in behind that one hopefully you're enjoying today's contest whether you're watching from out west Orem Utah all points surrounding or right here in the Midwest in the st. Louis area a lot of st. Louis teams represented here in this national tournament in various age groups couple loof use teams three or four st. louis scott gallagher teams and obviously sporting st. louis representing that area as well sporting one the midwest regional that's how they punched their ticket to get to this point as they beat Lakeisha one nil in the midwest regional headed into a dangerous spot tough to deal with there but ford was able to do so and that one fortunately for her went off on one of the attacking players so it will be a goal kick coming back into the game for a sporting st. Louis is going to be Megan Bell rose and she replaces Ashlyn Smith utah celtic could not used to trailing you this would be the first time in quite some time that they have not picked up any points should the scoreline remain the same see utah celtic or national league black champs with a record of 300 and two three wins and two draws and then they won the far west regional beating the boise thorns a potential future opponent depending on what goes on in that other group but Utah Celtic won on penalty kicks giving the game a final score of 3-2 two-nil still your score as it has been since the 25th minute of play now entering the 52nd minute bit of a misjudgment thereby sporting now space coming up young pushes it out with the right foot crossed in too close to the goalkeeper Keisler able to range out to the right and smother that one a good build-up for Celtic as you see a little bit of space on the right the one-time cross they had a player in behind the defenders there but it was going to be difficult to get that to the attacking player is there was a not too much space really available to cut that one back across and keep it away from Giesler free kick favors celtic lord will put it into play with the left foot there's hughes stepping into her was presser that one goes into touch celtic will have the throw Celtic continually having opportunities can't make too much of it yet back the other way and here we go space open up now on the counter Melrose had a lot of steam in behind her good defending there to catch up for Celtic pushing up on the attack now is Jorgensen she crosses the midfield stripe now look at the space in front Jorgensen on the right foot defender on her left cuts it back to that left foot takes the shot back towards the far post and she kind of scuffed it on the way panic but sit on the right foot just over the shoulder of Roberts Hughes brought it down but presser with the steel once again that back for just really solid right now for sporting st. Louis they're under pressure Celtic has found a crack here there but so far it hasn't been anything to damage their foundation yelling sets it up sending it to the far wing a pass back through the middle brought down by Belle Rose but not under control Vance spent around quick touch to get around the defender and here comes sporting too hot to handle for Illig so it's gonna roll all the way in the Box 55th minute of play his Northcutt puts it right up the middle Hugh's on four Jorgensen Hughes switches the point of attack tragedy on the far side calling for a return pass that never came lobbing one up tragedy making the run this time up the sideline puts it towards the middle it comes Vance spun around the official is there no foul coming incidental contact apparently Ford pushing the reset button up the sideline flag stays down Jorgensen slots it back out in front panic with the left footer on front score celtic finds themselves back into it in the 56th minute of play see the ball coming in Pennock served it across might have gone off the defender but y'all gonna take credit for it doesn't really matter if you're a fan of Utah Celtic all that matters is you don't have that big round number on the board anymore so a goal from Elle young in the 56th minute has cut this lead in half and now it's game on sporting tried to push it back out to a 2 goal difference on the attack iliac played it off the defender and they will gain a corner kick credit to Celtic though they had had so much of the possession they just needed to find that one ball that would get in behind sometimes you're better to be lucky than good a little bit of both in that scenario good positioning led to that goal on a second effort sporting towards the near post defender actually headed that one out went kind of awkwardly is she kind of thrusted her head backward you get your body into that kind of position you're not quite as sure as to where that one will end up a little bit of lump in the throat of some of the Celtic fans watching at home presser gonna take the corner from the near side another right footed line drive kick towards the end of the six yard area left-footer not too much behind that for one from bellerose Welker set it back up spills over to the far side and another corner Kent coming up so sporting picking up the pieces after allowing a goal really threatening the Celtic net right now coach Kitner wanting a little more air underneath that one got just what he wanted a decent attempted towards goal by Conroy is she got a header on to it but wasn't able to really steer it downward which is more of the direction that she needed bit of a cheeky move there on the defensive end coming up from Celtic but they push all the way forward it's Hughes tried to set it up she was looking for Vance all apparently stayed in play the entire time everybody kind of slackened off there thinking that had gone over the touch line ends up being a foul against Celtic it'll give the ball back to supporting you about to check into the game is going to be Ava Blum kind of a Bronx cheer coming from the Celtic bench as they felt they might have had an advantage but a quick restart still favors them Jorgensen up the wing wants to put it back out in front Jung is there can't quit the shot off though the ball wouldn't settle down does it slid past her now the counter is on for sporting st. Louis breaking up the wing is Belle Rose she puts on the brakes and looks for a little bit of help numbers now pushing forward a little bit more in black but still outnumbered about five to three and an awkward fall towards the backline I believe that might be hughes down on the pitch shot taken and they score sneaking it just inside the near post from the shot advantage sporting st. Louis has regained a two goal lead Celtic felt a little hard done by that decision of the official but they never really gained possession it'll play continued with a sporting player down or excuse me a Celtic player down and sporting taking advantage of it as they work the ball over to the far sideline you see the player down right in the middle of your shot but an excellent chance there and finished off just sliding that one inside that near post as Kitner able to finish that one off and make this one 3-1 so the goal coming in the 61st minute makes this one a 2 goal difference once again as they continue to check on the injured player for Utah South ik so recap in your scoreline Camille Welker scored on a head ball goal in the 18th minute to make it one nil sporting the lead was doubled with a nice touch around the defender and then a good finish from Maggie Illig in the 25th minute to make that one to nil here in the second half Ellie young would finish off a little diving stab as they just slid it past the goalkeeper in the 56th minute but the one goal difference would not last very long as Brooke Kitner was able to just put it inside the near post from her vantage point push it back to a 2 goal difference in a 3-1 score it was in fact Ellie Ford who was the injured player for South thinks she has come over here towards the near side they get checked out and she landed rather awkwardly but now here's Jorgenson right-footed but she lost her footing the plant foot wouldn't stay and the shot just kind of went awry substitution readying to come in for Utah Celtic about to check into the game is Abbie Houston she comes in became replacing the injured Ford Ford seems like she's alright but going through the protocols safety first sporting walking the tightrope of the sidelines along the far wing able to keep it in there's some quality passing in tight quarters spinning away from pressure as Kitner able to cut it back onto the right foot a crossing attempt was thwarted kept alive briefly by Bell Rose comes back through the middle supporting in control though to the near side for Welker OneTouch pass finds Bell Rose she continues it through into the middle nobody there in black young on the counter guarding her closely is passing sporting able to steal that one away trying to get back onto the attacking side rather quickly still time for Suffolk to come back in this one but time a precious commodity roughly a little less than 15 minutes left in regulation on to the foot of Hendershot Hendershot comes all the way back on her own side of midfield with the pass you you free-kick just north of the half line ends up finding the wrong teammate hopped over there here comes Melrose she's got a lot of speed Wakefield almost able to match her slaughtered ball into the box taken outside back for bellerose Bell Rose could have crossed this one in through the air and then a one time left footer there's a bit too hopeful North got hoping to send that one back into play rather quickly that sporting doing a very good job in this game of getting back they take their attacking chances as and as soon as they see those try up they're not walking back into position bodies colliding everywhere here Jorgensen coming away with possession Jorgensen looking for the return pass it ends up getting to her after a couple touches through the midfield young wanted it back stepping into it was Welker she's able to knock it away that's stolen in the midfield but sporting will have the throw substitutions about to come in now for Utah Celtic checking into the game will be Addison Larson she's going to replace Ellie young the lone goal scorer also coming into the game is going to be Sariah Brady as she replaced Mary Roberts Pennock to jorgensen not too much space but nudges it around one defender looking back in towards the middle left-footer into the parks Jorgenson three to the flag state down the entire time hands went up the flag did not and Jorgenson cuts it back to a one goal lead still time up on the clock for a Celtic to climb their way back into this one they've chipped away a couple times now Jorgenson just with a lot of time there to kind of I that one up and find a little bit of space towards that far post it comes Wakefield space in front now is the defensive shell for sporting starting to show a few cracks they've expended a lot of energy in this game they haven't been overmatched at all but when you're not with the ball sometimes that can really wear down the legs Conroy your side for bellerose Conroy gets it back but the defender was on ER like glue Jorgenson stepped into it as well an opportunity for Illig she saw that go by the wayside elack I saw that one kind of hop off the thigh deflected on the way through still gets in here comes Brady Larsson pumps the brakes just for a moment that was enough to allow the supporting defenders back into position finally get another look at this goal here you see your Genson was able to slot that one home that last defender there looked like she was the one to keep her onside it was a close call but I believe the right call to say that she was on there tough to tell from that camera angle per se but I think in the end to be viewed as a good goal a solid goal for Utah Celtic to pull themselves back within one so the pressure mounts Celtic Pennock didn't quite get that plant foot settled in before she tried to take that shot took a little bit of the power off of it celtic starting to feel themselves back in this contest a little bit even after that first goal it seemed like sporting was not about to allow this one to slip away the game starting to turn a little bit towards the other direction now Wakefield puts on the pressure bellerose able to slide it underneath her a league not too much in the way of options I was able to get up the sideline but the ball just trickled out a bit of good fortune there for Celtic because that one never came in so they get a wreath Errol Wakefield nicely through Brady continues it on Pennock back to Brady on her left foot trying to get it back onto that right defender not allowing that and then nicely poked away is bloom just stuck in a foot coach kid nerd looking for the right combination of players to hold on to this lead for sporting coming back into the game now is going to be look wari towards the edge of the 18 Panik failed to get ahead onto that one if she did it was just a glancing blow trying to counter-attack here sporting pushing up Conroy kind of taken her time but here's iliac back for conroy didn't get enough on that one 73rd minute 72 and change played in this contest well won by sporting in the midfield Welker sends it back played up from the right back position looking for Illig Conroy keeps it alive Wakefield spun away from pressure Jorgenson a little bit of negative body and language as she didn't get the pass when she wanted it and then when they finally tried to get it through it didn't quite get there but step over move by Blum Illig tightly on Hughes Illig shoulders off the defender and it'll be a goal kick 74th minute three two year score Giesler taken her time putting this one back into play as the substitution was being made coming out of the game was bellerose as a mentioned Liguori came into the game here comes Celtic picking up a little bit of speed through the middle of the pitch trying to serve one-in-four Jorgensen she spins on the left foot her and it just gates wide she was kind of spun around a little bit lost her bearings and that one was gonna be a tough chance to put on goal 75th minute of play that was actually you might have been in advance to get that opportunity I want to give credit where credit is due she seed right in here into the middle and spinning that was Jorgensen but she just kind of got spun around a little too much and the left foot didn't seem like it was what she was preferring to do and just kind of had to settle for it Pennock one time into the box Jorgenson defender dealt with it initially Jorgenson and it's just widen the Celtic bench they were celebrating they thought it went in and from their angle it was definitely a question mark but a sigh of relief for the sporting fans people over on the far side a little bit of a better vantage point to tell that one wasn't going in but nevertheless some nervy moments for the team out of st. Louis holding on to a one goal lead with just about four minutes left in regulation tragic nudges one to the outside back to the middle good run coming up here Celtic in towards the box struggling to deal with it putting it out in front Larson is there Larson keeping it alive and it'll be a corner kick substitution about to come in now for Utah Celtic re-entering the game good to see early Ford so she's been checked out by the proper medical authorities and been cleared to return to the game a solid center back defender for Utah regardless of the outcome in this one is that one that flicked well wide gonna be a goal kick but from a Utah Celtic perspective but they just want to know that they're going to have one of their better defenders in there whether it be in this game which turned out to be the case or even in the future games coming up over the next couple days Red Devils against Celtic sporting st. Louis represented as well as Orem Utah sporting the Celtic green badge all white kits though there's pinic up through the middle tried to lay that one back Brady was waiting eagerly to put a shot into it but the pass just wasn't quite where it needed to be Pennock had that one popped away but right now sporting definitely looks like they're on their heels time taken away 78 minutes played so just shy of two minutes left in regulation it'll be quite intriguing to see what they had on for stoppage time in this one there was an injury and we've had a couple goals so you had figure at least a couple minutes but that remains to be seen here's Ford cutting it back across the green does so again steps on it left foot right foot still in possession finally denied by Illig and then she played it on the ground and the foul called for dyeing things up everybody trying to get into possession or a position I should say indirect free kick so I can't go directly in play towards the edge of the 18 but not enough Celtic players there to do much damage now here's jolly first time we've said her name throughout this contest Ford on the left foot to fender stepped in and stole it away son climbing higher into the sky as we prepare for our 11 o'clock kickoff but these two teams don't care much about that they want to finish this one off final minute of regulation roughly about 30 seconds left back over towards the near sideline South it quickly puts it back in I'm gonna have four minutes of stoppage time headed onto this one at least tragic just north of the circle and slightly out to the far side Pennock puts it on the right foot nice move to get into space taking on all comers Pennock with a left footed drive it got all the way through and it took a touch on the way as well so it'll be a corner kick panic going outside wants to take this one remember four minutes of stoppage time gonna be added on haven't quite played one minute of that extra panic could have put a right foot into it bounces well short of the near post the sporting gets it out of box but doesn't keep it in possession panic with another opportunity stepped into by Welker but she gives up another corner kick could we see another game in this 15 and under girls bracket and three three Celtic is hoping so sporting obviously not wanting that to be the case ball went over the touch line the end line I should say so it'll be a goal kick sporting in no great hurry to get it back into play but not wasting too much time Alec just kind of blasts that one into the air headed up towards midfield but taken there by Houston Houston takes up the space in front of her and then sends it to Jolly in the middle all the way back for Dib Dib wanted to go to jolly instead went to Pennock who gave it to Houston Houston back for Pennock Panik spinning away from the defender finds a little bit of space and though the defender joins her wants to put that right footed curler on it doesn't quite get it there now here's Brady Brady takes a left footed shot wanted to go to that far post that didn't get a lot of steam in behind it 83rd minute of play about 90 seconds remain throw in going for Celtic Utah through the middle Jolley got it from Pennock to the far side close to a handball but nothing being called jolly chasing it down Houston give it away all the way back now for North Dakota North Scott well out of her box trying to keep any clearance balls back into a dangerous area panic spun around and Houston fouled just outside the box by about a yard maybe sue not too much space between where the official is standing and where that foul was called and the edge of the box Gloria shot right there you see about maybe three yards at most but a really dangerous scoring opportunity coming up here our early morning game he was a free kick and confusion in front of the goal that led to the tying goal might we see something similar here two players around the ball forward and Pennock Pennock would be a more of a shot ford steps over Pennock going for glory and it curled away from Target she wanted to tuck it just inside that post and it wasn't quite on we played our full four minutes of stoppage time so the whistle could come at any moment and there it is Paul back into play but the game is over sporting st. Louis holds on in a nail-biter by the final of three to two Celtic with a valiant effort coming ever so close in the final moments to a potential tying goal but it was not to be for them on day number one still plenty of opportunities for them to I'm in this group but for today it was sporting st. Louis coming out the victors they scored two goals in the first half Welker and ilig scoring in the 18th and 25th minute it would be answered by a 60 a 56 minute goal by Ellie young as she dove out and was able to poke it just over the touchline and into the goal Jorgenson would tie it up in the 69th minute and then a 61st minute so that was actually to cut it back to a 1 goal difference as Kitner scored in the 61st minute that would end up proving to be the game-winning goal as that gave them three and their 3-2 to victory that will do it for our broadcast here for everybody here at turbo Sports Group we hope you'll join us for the next one but until the next time from Scheels Soccer Complex here in Overland Park we bid you good-day you you

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