The final 36 teams have been named at the US Youth Soccer Region I Championships
BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (July 5, 2010) – The final 36 teams have been named at the US Youth Soccer Region I Championships as the finals schedule has been completed for Tuesday. Games will be held at Barboursville City Park in Barboursville, W.Va. After three tough days of round robin, teams in today's semifinals found the extra energy to fight for a finals slot. Tomorrow Region I Champions will be named and the Under-14 through Under-19 Boys and Girls will punch their tickets to the National Championships.
The Under-15 Girls Beadling (PA-W) and Patriots FC (NY-E) game was nail biter in the second half. Beadling scored early in the 9th minute and held the lead through the first half. Patriot's Aimee Travzel scored the equalizer in the 45th. The tie held until Oliva Roberson's goal in the 78th earned Beadling a spot in tomorrow's final against Scorpions Elite (MA).
Although Scorpions Elite (MA) have already claimed a spot at national championships via the National League, they are poised to capture a second regional championship after a 2-1 win over New Hampshire's Seacoast United. The Scorpion's McKenzie Meehan's goal in the 25th minute put the team up at the half. In the 43rd minute Brooke Sweeney found the back of the net for the 2-0 led. Late in the game, Seacoast's Rachel Hill put her team on the boards, but they weren't able to complete a second and the game ended 2-1 Scorpions.
Three-time Region I Champions, the Under-18 PDA Fire (NJ), and Connecticut's CFC United were tied at the half. The Fire regained control of the match in the second half and Alexandra Baca and Mary Gibson Wagner both scored to bring the final to 3-1.
Under-18 Girls McLean MPS Dragons (VA) controlled the pace of play today in their semifinal against Beadling Inferno (PA-W). With three goals spaced throughout the match, the Dragons stayed on the offensive. Scores were tallied by Jennifer Skogerboe, Melissa Downey and Mary Reed. Tomorrow the Dragons face PDA Fire for the Region I Championship title and a trip to Kansas for the national championship.
The Stars of Massachusetts shined brightly this afternoon in their semifinal match up against Pittsgrove Premier of New Jersey. The game started off in the 7th minute with Pittsgrove going up by one with goal from Robert Spracklin. Ten minutes later, Jonathan Silva came down the field beating two Pittsgrove defenders and then going one v. one with the keeper only to slot it in and put the Stars on the board. It was again in the 85th minute that Silva would solidify the stars win and their spot in tomorrow's 17 Boys final.
The Under 17 boys reigning 2009 Region I champion, Hicksville Strikers, stepped on to the field today against FSA FC United of Connecticut, ready to defend their title and move on to the Regional final.
Coach Gary Nemeth said, it hasn't been an easy ride at all. You know coming into this we were in the what they call group of death with Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia. It was a tough ride.
The game was well matched and the score remained at zeros at the half. It wouldn't be until the 67th minute when Collin Heffron played a through ball to Matt Slotnick who tapped it right past the Connecticut keeper. After 90 minutes of play the game ended 1-0.
Under-18 Boys TSF Academy Celtics (NJ) earned a spot in the finals match against last year's champion, YMS Xplosion. The decisive 3-0 victory over Connecticut's Beachside, sets TSF up for a highly competitive championship game. Evan Reed made it past the keeper in the 6th minute for the early lead. By the half, TSF was up by two. Christopher Benedict's goal in the 61st minute gave TSF the win.
Defending Region I Champions Under-18 Boys YMS Xplosion (PA-E) is back in the finals for the Region I championship. Middle Country Rough Riders (NY-E) were stiff competition today. The teams were deadlocked at zeros until the 70th minute when Benjamin Wysocki scored a much needed goal for YMS. Five minutes later, Brian Powers took advantage of a great opportunity and YSM finished with a 2-0 win.
July 5 | Scores from the US Youth Soccer Region I Championships Semifinals
Under-12 8v8 Girls
Velocity Soccer Club (ME) 1, Super Nova 98 (PA-E) 1, (PK 3-2)
VSCM - Elizabeth Lane (38:00) | SNOV - Jennifer Bail (24:00)
United FC Elite (VA) 2 , Alleycat/Blackcats (NY-E) 1 OT
CATS - Elizabeth Guidi (23:00) | UFC - Caitlyn Will (33:00) | UFC - Joanna Taylor (79:00)
NJSA 04 Blast (NJ) 2, WV United SC – Elite (WV) 0
Scorers: NJSA - Nicole Whitley (18:00) | NJSA - Nicole Whitley (37:00)
Foothills Team Extreme (PA-W) 2, Oakwood SC Pride 97/98 (CT) 0
Scorers: FTXT - Kiersten Bradnam (54:00) | FTXT - Mikayla Mance (59:00)
Montclair Colchesters (NJ) 1, Beadling Gunners (PA-W) 0
MUSC - Holly Confalone (53:00)
PSC Baltimore 97 (MD) 2, SUSC Gaels 96/97 (PA-E) 1
PSC - Bridgette Andrzejewski (3:00) | SUSC - Cecilia Knaub (66:00) | PSC - Bridgette Andrzejewski (75:00)
SA of Columbia United Premier (MD) 1, PDA Slammers (NJ) 0
SAC - Imani Dorsey (69:00)
Hockessin Blast (DE) 2, FC Bucks Revolution (PA-E) 1
FCB - Megan Schafer (22:00) | HSC - Tyus Walker (57:00) | HSC - Tyus Walker (66:00)
Beadling 94/95 (PA-W) 2, Patriots FC 95 (NY-E) 0
BEAD - Frances Crouse (9:00) | PFC - Aimee Tavzel (45:00) | BEAD - Olivia Roberson (78:00)
Scorpions Elite (MA) 2, Seacoast United (NH) 1
SCRP - McKenzie Meehan (25:00) | SCRP - Brooke Sweeney (43:00) | SUSC - Rachel Hill (73:00)
McLean MPS Strikers (VA) 2, FC Stars of Massachusetts (MA) 1 (PK 6-5)
MCLN - Alexandra (Lexi) Clarke (11:00) | STAR - Hayley Dowd (68:00)
Buffalo Soccer Academy Invaders (NY-W) 4, Quickstrike FC 94 (NY-E) 0
BSA - Catherine Williams (20:00) | BSA - Gabriella K. Balseca (31:00) | BSA - Catherine Williams (42:00) | BSA - Gabriella K. Balseca (45:00)
Syosset Sting 92 Elite (NY-E) 1, Bethesda SC Dragons (MD) 0
SYOS - Amy Marron (29:00)
Penn Fusion 92 Gaels (PA-E) 1, PDA Tsunami (NJ) 0
PFSA - Sarah Cardamone (22:00)
PDA Fire (NJ) 3, CFC United (CT) 1
CFC - Alyssa Heiser (27:00) | FIRE - Kaitlin Brenn (15:00) | FIRE - Alexandra Baca (59:00) | FIRE - Mary Gibson Wagner (73:00)
McLean MPS Dragons (VA) 3, Beadling Inferno (PA-W) 0
MCLN - Jennifer Skogerboe (36:00) | MCLN - Melissa Downey (57:00) | MCLN - Mary Reed (72:00)
Aristocats (NJ) 2, Bethesda Sharks (MD) 1
CATS - Kelly Conheeney (14:00) | CATS - Kelly Conheeney (40:00) | BETH - Hannah Cooper (17:00)
FC Bucks Vipers (PA-E) 4, Blue Monkeys (DE) 0
VIPE - Heidi Sabatura (35:00) | VIPE - Heidi Sabatura (44:00) | VIPE - Jennifer Hoy (52:00) | VIPE - Kim Menafra (54:00)
Under-12 8v8 Boys
Empire United SA Syracuse (NY-W) 2, Seacoast United Maine (ME) 1
EUSA - James Kasak (26:00) | EUSA - James Kasak (32:00) | SUME - Jacob Nason (44:00)
VSA Heat Blue (VA) 2, Istria Met Oval (NY-E) 0
HEAT - Austin Butcher (10:00) | HEAT - Kevin Coleman (46:00)
PDA Pele (NJ) 2, Beachside (CT) 1 (PK 9-8)
PELE - Jalil Blalock (20:00) | BSC - Kyle Casey (32:00)
LVU 97 (PA-E) 3, HBC Titans (NY-E) 0
LVU - Anthony Kleckner (10:00) | LVU - Steven Gaber (51:00) | LVU - Steven Gaber (52:00)
PDA Keane (NJ) 3, Herndon Boca Juniors (VA) 0
PDA - Rory Slevin (33:00) | PDA - Jack Rodgers (48:00) | PDA - Andrew Masur (71:00)
Baltimore Bays Chelsea 96/97 (MD) 5, NEFC – Manchester United (MA) 0
BAYS - Juwan Kearson (8:00) | BAYS - Xavier Brezniak (20:00) | BAYS - Joseph McLachlan Hall (25:00) | BAYS - Xavier Brezniak (30:00) | BAYS - Juwan Kearson (50:00)
PDA McGeough (NJ) 3, Team America 95 Stripes (VA) 1
PDA - Jared Stroud (10:00) | PDA - Scott Sclar (37:00) | PDA - Scott Sclar (47:00) | TASC - Lewin Artiga (67:00)
LVU United 95 (PA-E) 1, OBGC Rangers (MD) 0
LVU - Ryan Brown (35:00)
Baltimore Bays Chelsea (MD) 4, Beadling SC (PA-W) 0
BAYS - Callum Krach (5:00) | BAYS - Christian Porras (6:00) | BAYS - Callum Krach (9:00) | BAYS - Romilio Hernandez (31:00)
Beachside (CT) 2, AC Bethesda (MD) 1
BEAC - Kevin Joslyn (68:00) | AC - Alexander Ponvert (45:00) | BEAC - Matthew O'Brien (75:00)
PSC Coppa 93 (PA-E) 3, Annandale United FC (VA) 2 (PK 4-3)
PSC - Timothy Lazorko (49:00) | PSC - Joseph Farrell (78:00) | ANNU - Eric Schmidt (7:00) | ANNU - Eric Schmidt (24:00)
Penn Fusion Celtic (PA-E) 4, FSA United WHP (CT) 1
CELT - Chad Craig (6:00) | CELT - Melvin Snoh (50:00) | CELT - Alex Murphy (52:00) | CELT - Keegan Rosenberry (67:00) | CELT - Nathan Doyle (76:00)
Pittsgrove Premier Futbol 92 Lightning (NJ) 2, FC Stars of Massachusetts (MA) 1
PP92 - Robert Spracklin (7:00) | STAR - Jonathan Silva (20:00) | STAR - Jonathan Silva (85:00)
Hicksville Strikers (NY-E) 1, FSA FC United WHP (CT) 0
HASC - Matthew Slotnick (67:00)
TSF Academy Celtic (NJ) 3, Beachside (CT) 0
TSF - Evan Reed (6:00) | TSF - Jeffrey McLaughlin (23:00) | TSF - Christopher Benedict (61:00)
YMS Xplosion (PA-E) 2, Middle Country Rough Riders (NY-E) 0
YMS - Benjamin Wysocki (70:00) | YMS - Brian Powers (75:00)
PDA Cruyff (NJ) 2, FSA United (CT) 1 (PK 4-3)
PDA - Mark Lubetkin (11:00) | FSA - Justin Brewer (27:00)
FC Delco Hammerheads (PA-E) 3, Rochester Futbol Club (NY-W) 2
FCD - Kyle Soroka (27:00) | FCD - Travis Cantrell (47:00) | FCD - Kyle Soroka (72:00) | RFC - Michael Reidy (58:00) | RFC - Nqwese Ebangwese (75:00)
Regional winners of the Under-14 through Under-19 age groups earn a berth to the 2010 US Youth Soccer National Championships to be played July 20-25, at Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kan