Between the Texas winter season playoffs, the Southern Coast Cup and Palmetto Cup for spring teams, the start of the PepsiCo Showdown for Illinois girls, the St. Louis Classic and Lou Malnati's Deep Dish Classic, it was quite a busy weekend for nationally ranked high school soccer teams -- that is -- when the weather cooperated.
Several other tournaments were either interupted or outright cancelled due to inclement weather.
The series of showcase events did little more than reinforce the lofty rankings for many of the nation's top-ranked teams.
Here are a few of the big winners:
* Wando (S.C.) boys won the top division at the Southern Coast Cup, beating opponents from Georgia, Oklahoma and Tennessee. The 3-0 showing pushed Wando's record to 17-0 this season and 42-0 over the past two years -- just four wins shy of the state record for longest win streak. Wando remains No. 1 in the state, region and FAB 50 spring boys rankings.
* Westminster Schools (Ga.) went 2-0-1 at the Southern Coast Cup to win its division and remain a solid Top 5 program in the Spring FAB 50 rankings.
* Cardinal Newman (S.C.) ran its record to 16-1 in winning the Palmetto Cup over the weekend, a grueling run of five gams in four days. Newman's only loss is to Wando, which means Newman should expect to clime in the next FAB 50.
* Charlotte Latin (N.C.) shut out Westminster Schools (Ga.) and Eureka (Mo.) to win the top girls flight at the Southern Coast Cup. Charlotte Latin sustained an early loss to rival Charlotte Catholic (N.C.) and tied state-ranked Hough (N.C.), but the recent series of quality results will have this team moving back up in the national race.
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