Snohomish United girls soccer blanked at nationals

The Snohomish-based 2005-born team lost 1-0 at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships.

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas — Snohomish United’s top 2005-born girls soccer team lost 1-0 to Maryland-based Pipeline Spirit Pre-Academy in its second group-stage match Wednesday at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships.

Payton Schenning scored her third goal of the tournament in the 43rd minute for Pipeline Spirit, and it was the difference in the match.

With the loss, Snohomish United fell to 0-2 in group play and was eliminated from contention for a spot in the 14-and-under girls national semifinals. Snohomish United lost 2-1 to St. Louis-based Lou Fusz Geerling in Tuesday’s group-stage opener.

Snohomish United finishes with a match against TFA Elite (Ohio) at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. TFA Elite also lost its first two group matches, conceding six goals without reply.

Snohomish United won state and regional titles to become the first team in its club’s three-decade history to advance to the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships.

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