Fans enjoy two close games at the 2nd annual U.S. Army High School All-Star Game

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Photo credits- Jon van Woerden

Fort Lauderdale, FL (March 1, 2014) – In a beautiful South Florida night at Lockhart Stadium fans attending the second annual U.S. Army Dade-Broward High School All-Star Game presented by the Strikers were treated to two highly competitive games. The girls match finished in a 2-2 draw while the Dade boys emerged victorious with a 1-0 win.

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Girls Game Recap:

The Dade and Broward girls kicked off the second annual U.S. Army Dade vs. Broward High School All-Star Game presented by the Strikers in thrilling fashion with a 2-2 draw.

After a quick start the breakthrough came in the 20th minute. Carissa Sanchez cut back a low cross from the right for Katie Valente inside the box. The Taravella attacker powered a low shot on frame and teammate Mya Goodman added a final touch to ensure it crossed the line.

The equalizer from Dade came just minutes later. Forward Sarah Medina from Palmer Trinity powered her way down the center of the field and rounded the onrushing goalkeeper to pass the ball into an empty net.

Broward took the lead. Martha Thomas from Heritage cut in from the right and unleased a shot that was unintentionally blocked by a teammate. Chaminade-Madonna’s Bridget Callahan seized the loose ball and unleashed a powerful effort into the bottom left corner to give Broward the lead.

For the second time in the match, Dade equalized shortly after going behind. Palmetto’s Ariella Armond found Jenecil Villar with space inside the box. The Miami Springs midfielder picked her spot and buried the ball into the back of the net to earn her side a draw.

Goal summary –
Broward- Mya Goodman (Katie Valente, Carissa Sanchez) – 20th minute
Dade- Sarah Medina (unassisted) – 25th
Broward- Bridget Callahan (unassisted) – 57th
Dade- Jenecil Villar (Ariella Armond) – 62nd

U.S. Army MVPs – Sarah Medina (Dade), Bridget Callahan (Broward)

Photo credit - Jon van Woerden

Rosters (Alphabetical) –

Broward- Ilaria Berni (Pompano), Bridget Callahan (Chaminade-Madonna), Kassandra Carpintero (Coral Glades), Meagan Chavez (Everglades), Megan Curda (Gibbons), Jennifer de Faria (Pinecrest), Mya Goodman (Pines Charter), Alexis Gottko (Monarch), Sari Kreutzer (Cypress Bay), Guiselle Melendez (West Broward), Stephanie Perry (University School), Haley Schulte (Monarch), Kristina Sencion (St. Thomas), Samara Stolzenberg (Cypress Bay), Erin Sundook (Pompano), Martha Thomas (Heritage), Kaitlin Tighe (St. Thomas), Katie Valente (Taravella), Valeria Zerbo (Western)

Dade- Rebecca Alvarez (Lourdes Academy), Ariella Armond (Palmetto), Kaydee Lou Bailey (Homestead), Alex Cinney (St. Brendan), Taryn D’adesky (Palmetto), Shelby Denkert (Palmetto), Joanna Gomez (Mast), Isa Jara (Ferguson), Samantha Lujan (Gulliver), Sarah Medina (Palmer Trinity), Anna Organvidez (Lourdes Academy), Dani Pena (Lasalle), Yasbec Sosa (Barbara Goleman), Adriana Speckmaier (TERRA), Hansine Vexlund (Gulliver), Jenecil Villar (Miami Springs), Karly Villar (Mater Academy), Haley Zidick (Mast)

Boys Game Recap:

The Dade and Broward boys game started immediately following the conclusion of the girls game. Like the match prior, it was a tight game, though this one was settled by just a single goal.

The first half was a showcase of goalkeeping talent. Broward goalkeeper Kyle Spear was forced into action early and often as Dade pushed for the opening goal. His counterpart, Jake Deuel of Ransom Everglades, also made a number of saves to keep the Broward offense quiet.

After the halftime interval Dade went on the front foot. Their nonstop attacking play was finally rewarded with a goal shortly before the hour mark. Miami Sunset’s Eddy Pinero blasted a direct freekick from the left corner of the box on goal. Broward goalkeeper Trevor Newman managed to get a hand on the shot but couldn’t keep the powerful drive from going into the net. 

Moments later Dade nearly doubled their lead but for a brilliant save from Newman who kept his side in the game. The Broward All-Stars threw numbers forward in search of the equalizing goal, but unfortunately for them it never came.

Goal summary –
Dade- Eddy Pinero (direct freekick) – 57th minute

U.S. Army MVPs – Eddy Pinero (Dade), Kyle Spear (Broward)

Photo credit - Jon van Woerden

Rosters (Alphabetical) –
Broward- Maycol Accius (Miami Edison), Andre Blackman (Pines Charter), Ramon Brown (Northeast), Mateo Correa (North Broward Prep.), Bryan Defreitas (Lasalle), Daniel De Deu (Palmer Trinity), Youri Derine (Hallandale), Jake Deuel (Ransom Everglades), Jared Heller (University School), Victor Henriquez (Deerfield Beach), Ralph Joseph (Fort Lauderdale), Omar Kitchens (Everglades), Kevin Laudau (Doral Charter), Victor Medina (Miramar), Trevor Newman (Taravella), Fernando Quiroz (Flanagan), Marckson PrudHomme (Miami Edison), Stephan Radan (Western), Reza Rahemi (St. Thomas), Gianni Ricca (South Broward), Gian Scalise (Monarch), Dylan Sharp (Cypress Bay), Kyle Spear (Douglas), Keon Waite (Coral Glades)

Dade- Carlos Acevedo (Belen), David Chin-Hung (American), Jonathan Cochetti (Miami Beach), Danny Del Rio (Christopher Columbus), Fernando Hernandez (Miami Sunset), Camilo Martinez (American), Matheus Mera (Alonzo and Tracy Mourning), Eddy Pinero (Miami Sunset), Kevin Pizzolo (Felix Varela), Bryan Plascencia (Southwest Miami), Otto Quiroz (Miami Beach), Samir Sierra (Southwest Miami), Justin Son (North Miami), Santiago Valez (American)

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