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Girls Nov 24, 2015

Champions crowned at Capital Fall Classic Girls Weekend

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The Capital Fall Classic Girls Weekend wrapped up on Sunday in Richmond, as 32 teams claimed division titles on a day filled with close competition and notable performances.

Ten Premier Division champions also clinched automatic berths in the 2016 Jefferson Cup.

+Read: Capital Fall Classic Girls Weekend Saturday Showcase Recap

See below for some highlights of the action in the U-14 through U-18 Premier Divisions, as well as a full list of champions and finalists from the tournament.

U-14 Premier Division

New York side Doug Miller Soccer Academy earned the Premier Division title and a guaranteed berth in the 2016 Jefferson Cup with a hard-fought run through Group A and an impressive showing in the title match, defeating FC Richmond Mystx 01 by a score of 3-1.

DMSA began the weekend with a 0-0 draw against Pennsylvania squad Foothills Power, then tied FC Kentucky 3-3 before blanking Arlington Samba Red 1-0 in their Group A finale to earn a trip to the final. Against Group B winner FC Richmond on Sunday afternoon in the Final, the DMS attack fired on all cylinders and the back line held a strong Mystx offense to just one goal.

After taking an early lead, Brianna Accorso linked up with Skyler Whipple for what proved to be the game-winner for DMSA in the first half, and Vanessa Watson added an insurance strike on a close range shot tucked inside the left post early in the second half.

Defensively, Victoria Talone, Kayly Sichak, Amber Schirmer and Sydney Alloco secured the DMSA back line which consistently shut down runs by the opposing offense. Alloco also played an active role generating runs from the center back position, showcasing her two-way skillset on a 30-yard free kick that barely missed hitting inside the upper 90 as well. Goalkeeper Mackenzie Nolan was rock solid in net throughout the match and the tournament, earning two clean sheets in four games.

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U-15 Premier Division

McLean Youth Soccer United Green wreaked havoc on opposing offenses throughout the weekend, not conceding a single goal on its way to winning the U-15 Premier Division title.

In Group B action, McLean earned back-to-back 1-0 shutout victories over West Virginia Futbol Black and South Jersey Academy FC Chelsea on Saturday, before blanking New York’s DMS Academy 2-0 in their final group game on Sunday morning.

McLean battled fellow Club Champions League side SYA Cardinals 00 Red to a scoreless draw in the division Final on Sunday afternoon at West Creek Park, and ultimately claimed the title with a 4-2 penalty kick shootout win.

Blanco, Amya Hackley-Rivas and Zoe Skoric were among the leaders of the dominant McLean back line, while the team’s midfielders controlled possession for much of the game and also provided major contributions defensively throughout. Allen, Emory and Lucy Lee had McLean pushing into the SYA defensive third on multiple deep runs in the championship match, but the SYA back line and goalkeeper Lauren Wilson held strong all game long.

After regulation and two overtime periods could not produce a winner, Suriana Fayyad, Peyton Emory, Anna Blanco and Sydney Allen converted four straight PKs for McLean while SYA missed two of its four, and United secured its fourth straight win at the tournament along with a spot in the 2016 Jefferson Cup.

U-16 Premier Division

South Jersey Academy FC Azzurri claimed the U-16 Premier Division title, defeating Stafford Revolution 99 Blue in the Final. The victory capped off a perfect 4-0-0 weekend for SJA, which outscored its competition by a total of 16-3. With the top flight championship, Azzurri punched its ticket back to Richmond in March for the 2016 Jefferson Cup.

Stafford had a great showing in Group B on its way to the Final, allowing just one goal over the course of three games while compiling a 2-0-1 record. Defenders Angel Finch and Emma White, along with goalkeeper Laura Mason helped lead the team to two clean sheets during group play. Tegan Campbell, Beatrice Fretwell and Audra Curtin all covered significant ground for Stafford as well, helping control possession throughout the defensive and attacking midfield.

U-17 Premier Division

Pennsylvania East State Cup finalists Vincent United F.C. Crush will be a team to watch at the 2016 Jefferson Cup, following a dominating performance in one of the most talented divisions at the Capital Fall Classic this weekend.

Mahogany Willis put on a show throughout the tournament at River City Sportsplex, culminating with a 10-goal performance over the course of two matches in the Premier Division Semifinals and Finals. After netting six goals in a 9-3 win over NOVA Premier Sparks – a team which recently reached the Massachusetts State Cup Semifinals and had outscored opponents 9-0 in its first two matches at the Capital Fall Classic – Willis scored four more goals in the Final as Vincent United cruised to a 5-1 win over Ohio side Soccer Vision Academy 99.

In the final against Soccer Vision Academy, Willis scored three goals in a five minute span to put the game out of reach in the first half, and later added a fourth in the second half on a play set up by attacking midfielder Caylin Meikrantz. Center back Sophia Kapko anchored the Vincent United defense, which matched its strongest outing of the weekend in the Final allowing just one goal.

Tiffany Aliberti, a talented class of 2017 forward/striker, scored the lone goal for Soccer Vision, curving it under the crossbar and out of the reach of Vincent United goalkeeper Lexington Lemmon late in the first half. Soccer Vision entered Sunday’s Final with a 2-0-1 record, and even defeated Vincent United 4-3 in the opening match of group play on Saturday morning.

U-18 Premier Division

FC Richmond Mystx ran away with the U-18 Premier Division title, defeating Fauquier County SC Fever 5-0 in the championship match after an unblemished 3-0-0 run through Group B.

The Myxtx outscored their four opponents at the Capital Fall Classic by a total of 22-0 in the most dominating effort at the event. They racked up five goals against an FCSC defense which had conceded only two goals in three games during Group A play.

Alex Struder, Megan Linde and Shelby Jones were among the leaders on a balanced FC Richmond attack which used efficient passing and well-executed team runs setting up their multitude of goal scorers with opportunistic 1v1 and 2v1 situations throughout the tournament.

2015 Girls Weekend Champions and Finalists

U-9

Premier Division

Champion: Gunston 06 Red (VA)

Finalist: Richmond Strikers Orange (VA)

Superior Division

Champion: Gunston 06 White (VA)

Finalist: Richmond Strikers Black (VA)

U-10

Premier Division

Champion: Beach FC 05 Red Morgan (VA)

Finalist: Richmond Kickers Elite Red (VA)

Superior Division

Champion: Beach FC 05 Red Wambach (VA)

Finalist: Richmond Kickers Elite (VA)

Classic Division

Champion: Old Dominion FC Primavera (VA)

Finalist: Richmond Strikers Morgan (VA)

U-11

Premier Division

Champion: Richmond Kickers Elite (VA)

Finalist: SYA Cardinals 04 Red (VA)

Superior Division

Champion: Arsenal FC of PA Gold (PA)

Finalist: St. Mary’s Storm Premier (MD)

Classic Orange Division

Champion: Culpeper 04 Girls (VA)

Finalist: St. Mary’s Storm Classic (MD)

Classic Black Division

Champion: Arsenal FC Navy 04/05 (PA)

Finalist: SYC Phoenix White (VA)

U-12

Premier Division

Champion: Gunston Premier Red (VA)

Finalist: Freedom SC Firestorm Red (MD)

Superior Division

Champion: AC Sandhills Orange (NC)

Finalist: Vienna Youth Soccer Phoenix 03 (VA)

Classic Orange Division

Champion: Fredericksburg FC 03 Red (VA)

Finalist: Richmond Strikers Premier (VA)

Classic Black Division

Champion: Commonwealth FC Black 03 (VA)

Finalist: Gunston Gunners White (VA)

U-13

Premier Division

Champion: Valley AFC Girls Green (VA)

Finalist: FC Richmond Mystx 02 (VA)

Superior Division

Champion: Shenandoah Valley United (VA)

Finalist: MSI Classic Rave (MD)

Classic Division

Champion: FC Virginia United Premier (VA)

Finalist: Beach FC Legacy (VA)

U-14

Premier Division

Champion: DMS Academy (NY)

Finalist: FC Richmond Mystx 01 (VA)

Superior Orange Division

Champion: VSA Cannons Elite (VA)

Finalist: Arlington SA Samba White (VA)

Superior Black Division

Champion: Virginia Rush 01 (VA)

Finalist: OBX Storm (NC)

Classic Division

Champion: Arlington SA Samba Blue (VA)

Finalist: Locomotive FC 2001 (MD)

U-15

Premier Division

Champion: McLean Youth Soccer United Green (VA)

Finalist: SYA Cardinals 00 Red (VA)

Superior Orange Division

Champion: Beach FC 00 Black (VA)

Finalist: VSA NPL Elite 00 (VA)

Superior Black Division

Champion: Shenandoah Valley United 00 Blue (VA)

Finalist: Virginia Rush (VA)

Classic Division

Champion: Arlington SA Comets Blue (VA)

Finalist: Fredericksburg FC 00 Red (VA)

U-16

Premier Division

Champion: SJA FC Azzurri (NJ)

Finalist: Stafford Revolution 99 (VA)

Superior Division

Champion: FC Richmond Mystx 99 (VA)

Finalist: Arlington SA Chaos White (VA)

Classic Division

Champion: Valley AFC Xpress 99 Green (VA)

Finalist: Virginia Rush (VA)

U-17

Premier Division

Champion: Vincent United F.C. Crush (PA)

Finalist: Soccer Vision Academy (OH)

Superior Division

Champion: Locomotive FC 1998 (MD)

Finalist: Fredericksburg FC Red (VA)

U-18

Premier Division

Champion: FC Richmond Mystx 97 (VA)

Finalist: FCSC Fever (VA)

Superior Division

Champion: Epic SC Storm (WV)

Finalist: Valley AFC Green (VA)

Classic Division

Champion: Monticello United Flames (VA)

Finalist: VSA Heat 97 White (VA)

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