Maryland State Cup finals match-ups decided (Girls)
The Maryland State Cup finals in the U-12 through U-17 age groups are coming up this weekend. See below for a look at the teams that will compete for state championship at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
PHWM Bayhawks Premier vs. Baltimore Celtic Legends
Perry Hall White Marsh Bayhawks Premier continued its relentless scoring output with another six-goal outburst on Sunday in the semifinals, defeating Bethesda Academy 03 Blue 6-4. Meanwhile, Baltimore Celtic Legends blanked Maryland United FC 03 Red 7-0, and still has not allowed a goal in State Cup play heading into the final.
Bethesda SC Fury vs. Pipeline SC Black
Bethesda SC shut out CSA Lightning 02 Select by a 3-0 scoreline in the semifinals over the weekend, and will go up against a Pipeline SC Black team that defeated PHWM Fury by the same score in the title match on June 5.
Davidsonville Dynamite vs. HSA HFC Thunder
Davidsonville Dynamite earned a 2-0 win over Potomac SA Blue and HSA HFC Thunder defeated Pipeline SC Black 2-1 in the semifinals, setting up a state championship match between two of the top defensive teams in the state. The Thunder have advanced to the final for a second straight season, after finishing as finalists in 2015.
Premier SC Strikers vs. SAC Showcase Premier
Reigning State Cup champions Premier SC Strikers are now only a win away from making it back-to-back titles, following a 2-1 semifinal victory over Bethesda SC Charge 00. SAC Showcase Premier continued its dominance this spring, eliminating Pipeline SC Black in the semifinals with a 1-0 win, the team’s third straight clean sheet in State Cup action.
FC Frederick 99 vs. Arundel SA Premier 99
Two-time reigning State Cup champion FC Frederick 99 will have a chance to make it three in a row on June 5 when it battles Arundel SA Premier 99 for the 2016 title. The final will be a re-match of the 2015 championship match. FC Frederick blanked Maryland Rush Montgomery Thunder 2-0 in the semifinals over the weekend, while ASA Premier edged out SAC United Premier 2-1.
Arundel SA Azzurri 98 vs. SAC Premier Blue
Arundel SA Azzurri has earned a chance to play for its fourth straight Maryland State Cup championship, after a 6-1 rout of Potomac SA Blue CCL 98 in the semifinals on Sunday. The challenger will be SAC Premier Blue, a team that continued its outstanding 2015-2016 season with a 2-0 shutout of Pipeline SC Black in the semis.