The IMG Academy Girls Soccer program teams recently returned from a successful outing in Raleigh, N.C. for the Capital Area Soccer League Women's Series Shootout, Dec. 6-8. The U18, U17, U16 and U15 teams left their mark with impressive results.
The U18s finished with a 2-0-1 record at the event. They tied Maryland Tech Premier 1-1 with the lone goal scored by Bonnie Skinner. In their next game, the team edged out the Ohio Elite, 2-1, with goals scored by Mackenzie Hinchcliffe and South Florida commit Marissa Milazzo. They finished out the weekend with a win over Virginia's Old Dominion FC, 3-2. Milazzo netted two goals, with Annah Lindberg contributing a goal of her own.
The U17s finished out their weekend with a 0-1-2 showing. In the first game first Shattuck St. Mary's, Nikiay Cormier scored an unassisted goal to keep the Ascenders alive before being edged out by a penalty kick in the waning minutes. In their second game against Fevernova, IMG Academy finished the game knotted up 2-2 with goals coming from Tyler Gordon and Sarah Quick, assisted by Nikiay Cormier and Gordon, respectively. In the final game, the U17s took on the Albertson Fury, and ended on a 1-1 tie with the lone goal coming from Kierstyn Kirk with an assist from Tyler Gordon.
The U15 squad was virtually unstoppable, running through the weekend with an unblemished 3-0-0 mark through the event to finish first overall in their division. In their first game, the team bested CASL United, 2-0. Karina Katz netted the first goal with an assist from Nicole Cook, with Victoria Costa adding the second goal on an assist from Mara Rodriguez. In their second game, the team overwhelmed BSC Elite by a 4-0 margin. Against BSC, Amelia Greaves and Karina Katz each netted goals on assists from Mara Rodriguez. Rodriguez later scored a goal of her own with the assist from Nicole Cook. The U15s saved their best for last, with a 5-0 romp over CFUC Charlotte United. Mara Rodriguez scored a hat-trick on the day with two assists from Nicole Cook and one from Haley Triplett. Karina Katz and Victoria Costa also scored, with assists coming from Cook, Rodriguez and Emma Davis.