Semifinal pairings set for Va. State Cup
By Jimmy LaRoue
Semifinal pairings are set for the Virginia Youth Soccer Association State Cup games at the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex in Virginia Beach. Three teams each from Loudoun, Richmond Kickers and Southwestern Youth Association make up the final pairings in the Under-12 through U-14 age groups, along with two Arlington Soccer Association and two Prince William Soccer Inc. teams.
Both semifinal and finals will take place this weekend, with semifinal action on Saturday and the finals on Sunday.
Here’s the schedule of games as of Mon. May 14:
Arlington Eagles Red vs. SYA Cardinals 99 Red (HRSC Field 13A, 12 p.m.)
Richmond Kickers Elite White vs. Loudoun 99B Red (HRSC Field 13C, 2 p.m.)
Richmond Kickers Elite vs. ASC Premier 99G (HRSC Field 13C, 12 p.m.)
SYC Strikers Blue vs. DC Stoddert Blue Metros 98 (HRSC Field 15, 11 a.m.)
Loudoun 98B Red vs. NVSC Jr. Royals 98 Blue (HRSC Field 14, 1 p.m.)
Richmond Kickers Elite vs. BRYC 98 Elite (HRSC Field 14, 11 a.m.)
Loudoun 98G Red vs. SYA Cardinals 98G Red (HRSC Field 15, 1 p.m.)
FC Richmond Magic 97 vs. PWSI Courage 97 Red (HRSC Field 6 – Turf, 11 a.m.)
Herndon Freedom 97G vs. Arlington Rowdies Red (HRSC Field 8 – Turf, 11 a.m.)
PWSI Courage 97G Red vs. SYA Cardinals 97 Red (HRSC Field 6 – Turf, 1 p.m.)
The finals schedule on Sunday will be:
U-12 Girls 8v8: HRSC Field 13C – Small Sided, 10 a.m.
U-12 Boys 8v8: HRSC Field 13C – Small Sided, 12 p.m.
U-13 Girls: HRSC Turf 1, 10 a.m.
U-13 Boys: HRSC Turf 1, 12 p.m.
U-14 Girls: HRSC Turf 2, 10:30 a.m.
U-14 Boys: HRSC Turf 2, 12:30 p.m.
Virginia drew the wildcard place for both the U-12 Girls and U-12 Boys, so the teams that make the finals in both brackets will advance to the regional championships in Lancaster, Penn.