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julio 27, 2010


When the Eagles women's soccer team of Camarillo defeated Arizona Rush Nike 2-1 on Sunday, July 25 at the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) U23 National Cup Finals in Overland Park, Kansas, they became only the second women's team in history ever to win three age-specific national soccer titles. The Eagles previously won US Youth Soccer National Championship crowns in 2004 (as a U14 team) and three years later (U17). Colorado Rush is the only other team ever to win three titles (1999-2001).

With her 89-year-old grandmother having driven 1600 miles from Ojai, CA to watch her play for a national championship, Bianca Burright lofted a corner kick that Courtney Goodson headed into the net to give the Eagles an early advantage. But for some acrobatic saves by the Arizona keeper, the Eagles' Amanda Lisberger and Charney Burk would have increased the lead, while defenders Kelsea Smith and Shannon McFadden twice thwarted Rush Nike breakaways. With 15 minutes left in regulation, and the score knotted at one, Emily Cressy led Lindsay Bullock across the top of the box and the Eagles center-midfielder stroked the ball hard with her left foot. The ball traveled at a 45-degree angle just past the diving hands of the keeper into the side panel of the net for the game-winning goal.

"We reunited a month ago as sixteen really good college soccer players, and this week it was just like old times, winning as a team," explained Eagles captain Amelia Mathis.

"These girls never cease to amaze me," added head coach Vince Thomas. "Since they were 13, they have understood what it takes to be a champion. We are proud of the three national titles and look forward to trying for a fourth in 2011. That truly would be historic."

The other Cal South team at the USASA U23 National Cup finals was the men's team for FC Hasental, who finished third in their group overall with a 1-1-1 record and four points. The Chicago Fire won the men's U23 title with a 4-2 overtime win over the Maryland Bays.

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PRELIMINARY GAMES - Day One | Friday, July 23, 2010
Time Bracket Home Team Score Away Team Score
8:00 AM Men U23 Dallas Bravoes (TX-N) 0 vs. FC Hasental (Cal South) 0
12:00 PM Women U23 D'Feeters (TX-N) 1 vs. Eagles (Cal South) 2
4:00 PM Men U23 FC Hasental (Cal South) 5 vs. Inferno SC (IL) 0
PRELIMINARY GAMES - Day Two | Saturday, July 24, 2010
8:00 AM Women U23 FC Delco Fury II (PA-E) 0 vs. Eagles (Cal South) 3
12:00 PM Men U23 Maryland Bays (MD) 2 vs. FC Hasental (Cal South) 1
4:00 PM Women U23 Eagles (Cal South) 4 vs. Woodbury SC (MN) 1
FINALS MATCHES | Sunday, July 25, 2010
10:00 AM Women U23 Eagles (Cal South) 2 vs. Winner Group 2 1


Eagles SC Under-23 Players College Hometown (High School)
Amanda Lisberger Texas Pacific Palisades (Brentwood School)
Emily Cressy Kansas Ventura (Buena HS)
Charney Burk UCLA North Tustin (Foothill HS)
Amelia Mathis UCLA Ventura (Buena HS)
Courtney (Coco) Goodson UC Irvine Ramona (Cathedral Catholic HS)
Judy Christopher UC Irvine Ontario (Upland HS)
Kylie McDonald UC Santa Barbara Westlake (Westlake HS)
Katy Robie (injured - WNP) UC Santa Barbara Poway (Poway HS)
Abbey Brogan (injured- WNP) UC Santa Barbara Pasadena (Pasadena Poly HS)
Kelsea Smith Pepperdine Camarillo (Oaks Christian HS)
Rebecca Klamser Pepperdine Ventura (Buena HS)
Sidney Garza Long Beach State Camarillo (Buena HS)
Lindsay Bullock Long Beach State Manhattan Beach (Mira Costa HS)
Nicole Sweetman Long Beach State Camarillo (Oaks Christian HS)
Jordan-Michelle Santos Cal State Fullerton Cypress (Los Alamitos HS)
Shannon McFadden Washington State Ventura (Buena HS)
Julie McKee Cal Poly SLO Santa Ana (Foothill HS)
Bianca Burright Cal Poly SLO Ojai (Nordhoff HS)


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