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Tournaments May 22, 2012

Six champions crowned at Va. State Cup finals

By Jimmy LaRoue

Six teams earned Virginia State Cup championships Sunday at the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex in Virginia Beach.

For a recap of each bracket, see below.

Under-12 Boys 8v8

Arlington Eagles Red proved its goal-scoring mettle once again in the final, defeating the Richmond Kickers Elite White 5-1. Throughout the tournament, Arlington never scored fewer than four goals in any match. Arlington reached the final with a 4-2 win over Beltway rivals SYA Cardinals 99 Red. The Kickers had reached the final by outscoring its opponents 14-1, including a 2-1 win over Loudoun 99 Boys Red in Saturday’s semifinal.

U-12 Girls 8v8

In a tight match, ASC Premier 99G defeated VYS Patriots Black 2-1 in Sunday’s Virginia State Cup final. ASC Premier played strong defensively throughout its Virginia State Cup run, allowing just a single goal in each of its matches, including Saturday’s 5-1 semifinal win over Richmond Kickers Elite. VYS Patriots reached the final by defeating FASA Impact Elite 99 2-1 in Saturday’s semifinal.

U-13 Boys

Northern Virginia SC Jr. Royals 98 Blue posted a 4-0 shutout of DC Stoddert Blue Metros 98 to win the U-13 Boys Virginia State Cup title. The win capped off a strong State Cup run for NVSC, as it gave up just one goal in five matches–that lone goal coming in its opening cup match. NVSC outscored its opponents 14-1. The Royals reached the final with a 2-0 win over Loudoun 98B Red in Saturday’s semifinal, getting goals from Idrissa Barrie and Jose Carranza. DC Stoddert Blue Metros 98 reached the final with a 2-1 semifinal win over SYC Strikers Blue.

U-13 Girls

BRYC 98 Elite took the Virginia State Cup title Sunday with a 1-0 win over Loudoun 98G Red. The Braddock Road side reached the final with a 3-1 semifinal win over Richmond Kickers Elite, and outscored its cup opponents 12-3 in winning the title. Loudoun 98G Red advanced to the final by virtue of a 2-1 win over SYA Cardinals 98G Red.

U-14 Boys

FC Richmond Magic defeated Virginia Club Champions League rival SOCA U-14 Boys Express 97B01 1-0 in overtime to win the U-14 Boys Virginia State Cup title. Magic defeated defending State Cup champions Arlington Impact 1-0 to reach the semifinals, then defeated PWSI Courage 97B Red 2-1 to reach the final. Magic outscored its opponents 17-2 in winning the U-14 Boys State Cup. SOCA reached the final with a 1-0 win over Barca 97 Elite. SOCA had not given up a goal in State Cup play until the final.

U-14 Girls

Herndon Freedom defeated PWSI Courage 97 Red to win the U-14 Girls Virginia State Cup title. It outscored opponents 14-3 on its way to the title, advancing to the final by virtue of a 3-0 win over Arlington Rowdies Red in the semifinal. PWSI Courage 97G Red made it to the final after a 3-0 semifinal win over SYA Cardinals 97 Red. PWSI Courage gave up just one goal on its way to the final.

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