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Global Jun 19, 2012

U.S. Youth Soccer Region III Championships semifinal schedule set

Quarterfinal matches brought plenty of emotion and drama to the Region III (South) Championships in Greenville, S.C.

Under-14 through Under-16 age groups played quarterfinal matchups Monday and winners will enjoy a day off today as they prepare for semifinals on Wednesday. Two games were decided in overtime, with 3 going to PKs to decide a winner.

Quarterfinal matches continue Tuesday, with U-17 and U-18 teams taking the field. Additionally, U-13 and U-19 age groups will play semifinal matches on Tuesday.

With a spot in the semifinals on the line, it was a good day to have won your preliminary pool. All four U-16 girls winning teams Monday had advanced at the top of their respective group. First up, OFC 96 (OK) tallied a 1-0 victory over West Florida Premier 95 Elite (FL). Baillie Miller netted the decisive goal in the 68th minute.

Two Texas teams met up when Texans Red North (TX-N) and US Youth Soccer National League team AHFC 96 (TX-S) played on Monday. AHFC standout and youth national team player Michaela Abam played the hero as she struck in the 72nd minute to lift her team to a 1-0 win.

FC Alliance 96 Black (TN) and 95 NCSF Elite (NC) battled back and forth Monday with a berth in the semis up for grabs. NCSF struck first thanks to an Anne Prendergast strike in the 30th.  Jaoanda Parchman would level for FC Alliance just before half. Jessie Pardue put NCSF back up with the game winner in the 68th minute.

Hometown team CESA 95 Premier (SC) battled TNFC 96 Impact (TN) to a scoreless first half. Savannah McCaskill broke the stalemate in the 61st minute and Kathryn Jones added an insurance goal just 10 minutes later for the 2-0 victory.

SAA Real Madrid (FL) took a 1-0 lead over Brentwood 97 (TN) off a Sebastian Herran strike in the 36th minute. Brentwood would level just before halftime, but the equalizer was trumped just on the other side of the halftime whistle as SAA combined for a goal in the 46th minute. Allessandro Campoy added a third in the 66th to claim a 3-1 win.

GSA Phoenix 97 (GA) earned a spot in the semifinals with a 2-0 win over 96 CASL (NC). Goals by Kofi Twumasi and Josef Samuel in the 13th and 64th minutes respectively lifted the Georgia state cup champs.

Emotions ran high as Lightning Strikers (AR) and OFC 97 (OK) took the field in a quarterfinal match. Jacob Tunney scored the lone goal in the game as he found net in the 66th minute in a game that saw numerous cautions and one ejection.

South Texas state champs Lonestars 97 SAN (TX-S) scored an early goal against unbeaten West Pines United (FL) as Tristan Cavazos beat the high defensive line and slotted home the ball. A cohesive team effort and determined defending kept West Pines off the score sheet and secured the 1-0 victory.

Complete Monday Scores:

GIRLS
Group Rep Away Score Rep Home Score
Under-14 AR Arkansas Comets 98 0 TX-N Liverpool 98 Elite 7
Under-14 OK Oklahoma Football Club 1 OK Blitz United 98 Attack 2
Under-14 TX-S AHFC 98G 0 TN TNFC 98 Azzurri 3
Under-14 SC CESA 97 Premier 2 FL Ponte Vedra SC 97/98 Storm Gold 3
Under-15 LA 97 Louisiana Fire Blue 1 TN Brentwood 97 Premier 0
Under-15 TN MSC Strikers Premier 97 1 TN 97 FC Alliance Black 4
Under-15 TX-N Sting 97 1 FL Palm Beach Soccer Academy – Magic Jacks 0
Under-15 TX-S Challenge 97 0 TX-S AHFC 97 1
Under-16 TN FC Alliance 96 Black 1 NC 95 NCSF Elite 2
Under-16 TN TNFC 96 Impact 0 SC CESA 95 Premier 2
Under-16 TX-N Texans Red North 0 TX-S AHFC 96 1
Under-16 FL West Florida Premier 95 Elite 0 OK OFC 96 1
Under-19 OK WSA 93 0 TX-S Lonestar 93 Red 1
Under-19 NC 92 CASL Chelsea Ladies 1 FL IMG 1
Under-19 SC CESA 92 Girls Premier 0 AL BUSA 93 1
BOYS
Group Rep Away Score Rep Home Score
Under-14 TX-S Texas Rush 97/98 Premier 1 GA Atlanta Fire United 98 Elite 0
Under-14 FL Pinecrest Premier 2 SC SCU/MP 97 Elite 3
Under-14 GA GSA 98 Phoenix Red 0 TX-N FC Dallas 98B Premier 2
Under-14 OK TSC Hurricane 98 0 FL Sunrise Elite 97\98 2
Under-15 TX-S Lonestars 97 Red SAN 1 FL West Pines Utd Black 0
Under-15 GA GSA Phoenix 97 Red 2 NC 96 Casl Elite 0
Under-15 AR NWA Lightning Strikers 97 0 OK OFC 97 1
Under-15 TN Brentwood 97 Premier 1 FL SAA Real Madrid Miami 3
Under-16 TX-S Lonestars 96 Red NTH 0 SC CESA 95 Premier 1
Under-16 GA Concorde Fire Elite 3 FL West Pines United Black 2
Under-16 OK OK Texans 2 NC 95 NCA Alliance 0
Under-16 GA GSA 96 Phoenix Red 2 FL JUFC 95-96 1
Under-19 LA Chicago Fire Jrs. LA 1 OK West Side Alliance SC 93 0

From Sunday’s action:

U-18 Girls 95 Concorde Fire Elite (GA) and OFC (OK) both had a slot secured in the quarterfinal round when they met Sunday. Myra Fisher gave Concorde an early lead as she found the net in the 2nd minute. In response, OFC would rattle off four straight goals, including a Heidi Greeson double. Georgia pulled a goal back in the 74th, but OFC went on to win 4-2.

NASA 12 Elite (GA) continued its regional title defense Sunday, needing a result against hometown rival United FA 94 Elite (GA) to control its own path into the quarterfinals. Brooke Theobald stepped up for her team, firing a goal in just the 4th minute for NASA. Needing to stay sharp at both ends of the field, NASA held on for the 1-0 and top spot in the pool.

Winless on the week thus far, BRSC 95 Black (LA) and SCUFC 94 Elite) (SC) played for pride on their final day of regional competition. BRSC’s Annabell Simpson got her team on the board just after the opening whistle. Nicole Newton would double BRSC’s lead before Anna Westbrook pulled one back for South Carolina. Kassidy Zeringue netted an insurance goal for Louisiana and the game ended 3-1.

After a heartbreaking defeat in the 2011 regional final, Brentwood 94 Premier (TN) entered day three needing a result against Legends (AL) and some help from the other game in the pool to advance to the knock out rounds of the 2012 tournament. Brentwood certainly did its part, notching a convincing 5-0 victory, led by a Chesney White double.  The result launched Brentwood to the top of its pool and to a spot in the quarterfinals.

In U-16 boys pool play, 95 NCA Alliance (NC) came through with a critical win over 2011 regional finalist GSA 96 Phoenix Red (GA) to secure top spot in the pool as both teams move on to knock out stages. Brandon Millington scored the decisive goal for NCA in the 54th minute.

Concorde Fire Elite (GA) secured a spot in the quarterfinals by keeping a clean sheet against Arkansas Comets (AR). Defense reigned supreme on the day as neither team was able to create threatening scoring chances. The draw marks the end of the road at the region championships for the Comets.

Needing a result to advance,Brentwood 95 Premier (TN) couldn’t capitalize in front of goal and had to settle for a 0-0 draw with OFC 96 (OK). This draw marked the third in as many games for Brentwood, and the second on the week for OFC.

After grinding out wins in the first two preliminary games, Jacksonville United FC exploded for six goals and an emphatic victory over Vestavia Steamers (AL). After two Jacksonville goals in the first 20 minutes, Joshua Castellanos scored another just before half. Jacksonville faces a tough quarterfinal matchup with GSA.

Complete Sunday Scores:

GIRLS
Group Rep Away Score Rep Home Score
Under-13 AL BUSA 99 United 0 SC CESA 98 Premier 2
Under-13 OK Tulsa Blitz 99 white 2 TX-S Lonestar 99 Red North 0
Under-13 FL Sunrise Sting 98/99 4 AR Little Rock Futbol Club 99 0
Under-13 TX-N Dallas Texans 0 NC 98 CSA Charlotte SA Tiro 0
Under-13 TN TNFC 99 Valkyrie 5 LA MSC Lakers 1
Under-13 MS BFC 99 0 GA Tophat 17 Gold 10
Under-14 FL FC Florida 97 Premier 0 SC CESA 97 Premier 2
Under-14 LA BRSC 98 Black 1 AR Arkansas Comets 98 3
Under-14 MS TFC United 98 1 TN TNFC 98 Azzurri 3
Under-14 GA CFC Lady Chiefs 98 Premier 1 TX-S Texas Rush 97/98 Nike Blue 1
Under-14 OK Oklahoma Football Club 0 TN TNFC 98 Avanti 0
Under-14 TX-S AHFC 98G 0 OK Blitz United 98 Attack 3
Under-14 AL Huntsville FC 98 Blue 0 FL Ponte Vedra SC 97/98 Storm Gold 5
Under-14 TX-N Liverpool 98 Elite 3 NC 97 CUFC Gold 1
Under-15 TX-S AHFC 97 5 SC SCU/MP 96 Elite 0
Under-15 LA 97 Louisiana Fire Blue 1 TN 97 FC Alliance Black 2
Under-15 GA SSA/WGFC United 97 Elite 2 GA NASA 15 Elite 2
Under-15 OK Canadian Valley FC 97 4 AL Auburn Thunder 1
Under-15 TX-S Challenge 97 0 FL Palm Beach Soccer Academy – Magic Jacks 2
Under-15 GA GSA 97 Phoenix White 0 TN MSC Strikers Premier 97 2
Under-15 TN Brentwood 97 Premier 3 AR Arkansas Comets 97 Navy 0
Under-15 NC 96 TFC Navy 0 TX-N Sting 97 1
Under-16 FL West Florida Premier 95 Elite 1 SC CESA 95 Premier 2
Under-16 GA Tophat 14 Gold 0 TN FC Alliance 96 Black 1
Under-16 MS TFC United 96 1 AR Little Rock FC 96 2
Under-16 TX-S AHFC 96 Blue 0 GA United FA 96 Elite 3
Under-16 LA Louisiana Fire Red 0 GA NASA 14 Elite 3
Under-16 OK OFC 96 2 TN TNFC 96 Impact 0
Under-16 TX-S AHFC 96 2 AL HFC 96 Blue 0
Under-16 TX-N Texans Red North 1 NC 95 NCSF Elite 1
Under-17 TN 95 Lady Lobos 3 AL BUSA Elite 2
Under-17 FL Brandon FC Flames – Blue 0 SC CESA 94 Premier 3
Under-17 LA 95 Louisiana Fire Red 2 GA SSA Central 95 Elite 1
Under-17 TN FC Alliance 95 Black 1 MS FC United 95 1
Under-17 FL CFK 95 Black 1 AR NWA Lightning Strikers 0
Under-17 TX-S AHFC 95G 0 NC 94 CASL Elite Ladies 2
Under-17 TX-S Space City FC 95 Premier 3 OK TSC Hurricane 95 Killingsworth 0
Under-17 NC 94 NC Fusion Elite 5 TX-N STING 95 0
Under-18 SC CESA 93 Premier 2 FL Tampa Bay United Premier 93 1
Under-18 OK OFC 94 4 GA 95 Concorde Fire South Elite 2
Under-18 SC SCUFC 94G Elite 1 LA BRSC 95 Black 3
Under-18 GA United FA 94 Elite 0 GA NASA 12 Elite II 1
Under-18 AL Legends 0 TN Brentwood 94 Premier 5
Under-18 FL Creeks Clash Blue 93/94 0 NC 93 NCSF Elite 2
Under-18 TX-S AHFC 94 1 TX-S Challenge 94 South Red 0
Under-18 TX-N Dallas Texans Red West 1 LA MSC Lakers 3
Under-19 TX-S Lonestar 93 Red 2 SC CESA 92 Girls Premier 0
Under-19 AL BUSA 93 2 NC 92 CASL Chelsea Ladies 1
Under-19 GA SSA South 94 Elite 3 OK WSA 93 1
BOYS
Group Rep Away Score Rep Home Score
Under-13 GA NASA 17 Elite 2 LA BRSC 99 Black 1
Under-13 TN 99 Lobos Blue 0 TX-S Texas Rush 99-Prep 0
Under-13 AR Mighty Bluebirds Green 1 FL Pinecrest Premier Blue 2
Under-13 MS BSO Real MS Blazers 0 NC 98 CASL Elite Black 3
Under-13 TX-N Solar Chelsea Red 99 3 OK OFC 99 1
Under-13 AL VHSC Steamers 99 Black 1 SC CESA 98 Premier 0
Under-14 FL Pinecrest Premier 1 TX-N FC Dallas 98B Premier 3
Under-14 NC 97 CASL Elite 0 TX-S Texas Rush 97/98 Premier 1
Under-14 TN FC Alliance 98 Black 5 AL HSC Phantoms 98 0
Under-14 OK Oklahoma Football Club 2 FL Sunrise Elite 97\98 1
Under-14 GA Atlanta Fire United 98 Elite 1 AR AR Comets 98 Premier 0
Under-14 OK TSC Hurricane 98 3 LA BRSC Black 98 2
Under-14 TN BWSC 98 Premier 0 GA GSA 98 Phoenix Red 2
Under-14 MS SMSC FC United 98 0 SC SCU/MP 97 Elite 4
Under-15 LA 97 LA Fire Red 0 TX-S Lonestars 97 Red SAN 1
Under-15 TX-N FC Dallas 97 Central 4 FL SAA Real Madrid Miami 2
Under-15 NC 96 Casl Elite 3 GA Concorde Fire Elite 1
Under-15 MS TFC United 97 2 FL West Pines Utd Black 5
Under-15 TN Brentwood 97 Premier 2 AL VHSC Steamers 97 Black 0
Under-15 TX-S Manchester United Houston 97 0 OK OFC 97 0
Under-15 AR LRFC North 0 GA GSA Phoenix 97 Red 2
Under-15 AR NWA Lightning Strikers 97 2 SC SCU/MP 96 Elite 2
Under-16 OK OK Texans 0 TX-N Dallas Texans West White 1
Under-16 TN Tennessee Rush 96 Nike 0 TX-S Lonestars 96 Red NTH 0
Under-16 NC 95 NCA Alliance 1 GA GSA 96 Phoenix Red 0
Under-16 OK TSC Hurricane 96 Mcintosh 1 FL West Pines United Black 4
Under-16 FL JUFC 95-96 6 AL Vestavia Steamers 96 Black 0
Under-16 OK OFC 96 0 TN Brentwood 96 Premier 0
Under-16 GA Concorde Fire Elite 0 AR Arkansas Comets 96 Premier 0
Under-16 SC CESA 95 Premier 1 LA Cajun Soccer Club Fury 96 1
Under-17 TX-N Solar Chelsea 95 1 OK OFC 95 0
Under-17 AR AZTECAS 95 BOYS 1 TX-S AHFC 95 2
Under-17 TN Brentwood 95 Premier 2 NC 94 CFSC Breakers White 1
Under-17 FL Jacksonville United 94/95 3 FL West Pines United FC 1
Under-17 LA BRSC/CSC Alliance 5 MS TFC United 95 0
Under-17 AL HFC 95 Blue 2 TX-S Eclipse Premier 95 3
Under-17 AL Steamers 95 Black 0 GA Concorde Fire Elite 1
Under-17 SC SCUFC 94 Elite 1 FL Tampa Bay United Premier 94 4
Under-18 TX-N AYSES Gold 0 FL Florida Rush Nike 1
Under-18 TX-N Dallas Texans Red 2 TX-S Lonestar 94 Red North 0
Under-18 OK TSCH 94 Earle 1 NC 93 CUFC Charlotte United Gold 0
Under-18 LA BRSC 94 Black 3 LA CFJ-LA 94 Louisiana Fire Blue 1
Under-18 SC SCU/MP 93 Boys Elite 2 FL West Pines United FC Black 93/94 1
Under-18 GA SSA Central Elite 94 2 SC CESA 94 Premier 0
Under-18 GA 94 Norcross Fury Premier 3 AL Vestavia Steamers 94 3
Under-18 SC CESA 93 Premier 1 TN FC Alliance 94 Black 2
Under-19 GA Alpharetta Ambush 93 Red 1 FL Florida Rush Nike 5
Under-19 TX-S Texacans 92/93 Red 1 NC 92 NCA Alliance 5
Under-19 TX-S Eclipse Premier 92/93 2 NC 92 CASL Chelsea 1
Under-19 SC CESA 92 Premier 4 FL CTC Bandits 0
Under-19 LA Chicago Fire Jrs. LA 2 OK West Side Alliance SC 93 4

From Saturday’s action:

On day two of the championships, passion was on display as teams jockeyed for pool position in preparation for the last day of preliminary games. After more than 200 games in two days, several teams have secured slots in the quarterfinals while many others have everything to play for on day three of the tournament. Sunday games begin at 8:15 a.m. ET and continue throughout the day with the final matches beginning at 6:30 p.m.

In U-17 Boys pool play, West Pines United (FL) bounced back from a day one loss with a convincing win over HFC Blue (AL). Andres Payne started the scoring late in the first half as he slotted home a rebound. A Sergio Quintero double in the last 15 minutes of play and a Nicolas Souberville goal just before time ensured a 4-0 victory for West Pines.

Jacksonville United FC (FL) continued its winning ways this week with a 3-1 win over Eclipse 93 (S-TX). After finding the net seven times on day one, Eclipse was held to just one goal by Jacksonville United. Three different players lifted the Florida team, with Suneel Mudaliar, Adam Demetree and Christopher Azar all finding the net.

Georgia state champ and National League team Concorde Fire Elite notched its second win in as many days with a gritty 2-0 victory over BRSC/CSC Alliance (LA). Cameron Bean struck first in the 36th minute and Max Poore added an insurance goal in the 79th. Concorde Fire Elite has secured a spot in the quarterfinal round.

Looking to be the first Arkansas team to advance beyond the quarterfinals in regionals, Aztecas 95 (AR) earned a hard-fought draw versus 49 CFSC Breakers White (NC). On day one, Aztecas showed grit to come back and win from a 1-0 deficit. That same grit was on display as Aztecas and CFSC battled end-to-end on day two on the way to a 0-0 score line.

In the U-15 Girls bracket, after failing to score on the opening day, Challenge 97 (TX-S) found the net in just the second minute against NASA 15 Elite (GA) off the boot of Keely Abt. NASA would fight back and a goal by Kristian Leone brought the teams level in the 51st. Less than 10 minutes later, Challenge 97’s Jaylen Hinckley scored what proved to be the game winner to secure a 2-1 win.

In the pool’s other game, Palm Beach Soccer Academy – Magic Jacks (FL) and SSA/WGFC United 97 Elite (GA) battled back and forth to a 2-2 draw. SSA struck first with a Donye Monroe goal in the 15th. Jacqueline Byers equalized for Palm Beach in the 32nd, before Dallas Weaver put SSA back in front just five minutes later. Sabrina Chung leveled the game yet again just two minutes in to the second half to keep Palm Beach atop the standings in pool A.

97 FC Alliance (TN) secured a place in the quarterfinal with a win over Canadian Valley FC 97 (OK). Two goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half, one by Bailey Williams and one by Delaney Griffin, set the Tennessee team up for victory. Canadian Valley pulled one back in the 63rd, but it wasn’t enough as FC Alliance claimed a 2-1 win.

Red hot 97 Louisiana Fire (LA) cruised to victory over Auburn Thunder (AL) on day two. Leading scorer in the group Alexandra Thomas scored her second hat trick in two days to lift Louisiana. A Kassandra Gonzalez goal and Cadie Higginson double rounded out the scoring. Louisiana Fire and FC Alliance will play for seeding purposes on the final day of preliminary games as they will both move on to the knockout rounds of the tournament.

Seeking out future roster spots, numerous college coaches have registered for the Region III Championships. Year after year the coaches enjoy the level of performance and urgency that comes when the teams play for advancement in the National Championship Series.

Regional winners of the Under-14 through Under-19 brackets earn a berth to the 2012 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Rock Hill, S.C., July 25-29 at Manchester Meadows.

Complete Saturday Scores:

BOYS
Group Rep Away Score Rep Home Score
Under-13 SC CESA 98 Premier 1 GA NASA 17 Elite 0
Under-13 LA BRSC 99 Black 0 AL VHSC Steamers 99 Black 2
Under-13 NC 98 CASL Elite Black 1 TX-N Solar Chelsea Red 99 3
Under-13 TX-S Texas Rush 99-Prep 4 AR Mighty Bluebirds Green 0
Under-13 OK OFC 99 3 MS BSO Real MS Blazers 0
Under-13 FL Pinecrest Premier Blue 3 TN 99 Lobos Blue 4
Under-14 TX-N FC Dallas 98B Premier 1 TN FC Alliance 98 Black 1
Under-14 SC SCU/MP 97 Elite 1 TN BWSC 98 Premier 0
Under-14 FL Sunrise Elite 97\98 2 NC 97 CASL Elite 0
Under-14 TX-S Texas Rush 97/98 Premier 1 OK Oklahoma Football Club 0
Under-14 AR AR Comets 98 Premier 0 OK TSC Hurricane 98 4
Under-14 GA GSA 98 Phoenix Red 3 MS SMSC FC United 98 2
Under-14 LA BRSC Black 98 0 GA Atlanta Fire United 98 Elite 2
Under-14 AL HSC Phantoms 98 0 FL Pinecrest Premier 1
Under-15 FL West Pines Utd Black 1 AR NWA Lightning Strikers 97 1
Under-15 SC SCU/MP 96 Elite 5 MS TFC United 97 0
Under-15 TX-S Lonestars 97 Red SAN 2 TX-S Manchester United Houston 97 2
Under-15 OK OFC 97 2 LA 97 LA Fire Red 0
Under-15 AL VHSC Steamers 97 Black 0 NC 96 Casl Elite 2
Under-15 GA Concorde Fire Elite 1 TN Brentwood 97 Premier 1
Under-15 GA GSA Phoenix 97 Red 2 TX-N FC Dallas 97 Central 0
Under-15 FL SAA Real Madrid Miami 2 AR LRFC North 0
Under-16 AR Arkansas Comets 96 Premier 0 SC CESA 95 Premier 2
Under-16 LA Cajun Soccer Club Fury 96 1 GA Concorde Fire Elite 2
Under-16 TX-S Lonestars 96 Red NTH 2 OK TSC Hurricane 96 Mcintosh 0
Under-16 FL West Pines United Black 1 TN Tennessee Rush 96 Nike 1
Under-16 TN Brentwood 96 Premier 1 NC 95 NCA Alliance 1
Under-16 GA GSA 96 Phoenix Red 3 OK OFC 96 1
Under-16 AL Vestavia Steamers 96 Black 1 OK OK Texans 2
Under-16 TX-N Dallas Texans West White 1 FL JUFC 95-96 2
Under-17 TX-S Eclipse Premier 95 1 FL Jacksonville United 94/95 3
Under-17 TX-S AHFC 95 1 TN Brentwood 95 Premier 1
Under-17 NC 94 CFSC Breakers White 0 AR AZTECAS 95 BOYS 0
Under-17 FL Tampa Bay United Premier 94 1 TX-N Solar Chelsea 95 0
Under-17 OK OFC 95 3 SC SCUFC 94 Elite 1
Under-17 GA Concorde Fire Elite 2 LA BRSC/CSC Alliance 0
Under-17 MS TFC United 95 1 AL Steamers 95 Black 5
Under-17 FL West Pines United FC 4 AL HFC 95 Blue 0
Under-18 AL Vestavia Steamers 94 1 TX-N AYSES Gold 2
Under-18 FL Florida Rush Nike 4 GA 94 Norcross Fury Premier 0
Under-18 SC CESA 94 Premier 5 LA BRSC 94 Black 3
Under-18 LA CFJ-LA 94 Louisiana Fire Blue 1 GA SSA Central Elite 94 2
Under-18 TN FC Alliance 94 Black 0 TX-N Dallas Texans Red 1
Under-18 TX-S Lonestar 94 Red North 0 SC CESA 93 Premier 2
Under-18 FL West Pines United FC Black 93/94 0 OK TSCH 94 Earle 2
Under-18 NC 93 CUFC Charlotte United Gold 3 SC SCU/MP 93 Boys Elite 0
Under-19 GA GSA 93 Phoenix Red 3 LA Chicago Fire Jrs. LA 0
Under-19 FL Florida Rush Nike 2 TX-S Texacans 92/93 Red 3
Under-19 NC 92 NCA Alliance 4 GA Alpharetta Ambush 93 Red 3
Under-19 FL CTC Bandits 2 TX-S Eclipse Premier 92/93 2
Under-19 NC 92 CASL Chelsea 2 SC CESA 92 Premier 1
GIRLS
Group Rep Away Score Rep Home Score
Under-13 SC CESA 98 Premier 0 OK Tulsa Blitz 99 white 3
Under-13 TX-S Lonestar 99 Red North 2 AL BUSA 99 United 2
Under-13 AR Little Rock Futbol Club 99 2 TX-N Dallas Texans 4
Under-13 LA MSC Lakers 1 MS BFC 99 0
Under-13 NC 98 CSA Charlotte SA Tiro 1 FL Sunrise Sting 98/99 1
Under-13 GA Tophat 17 Gold 5 TN TNFC 99 Valkyrie 0
Under-14 AR Arkansas Comets 98 0 AL Huntsville FC 98 Blue 0
Under-14 NC 97 CUFC Gold 1 FL FC Florida 97 Premier 3
Under-14 TX-S Texas Rush 97/98 Nike Blue 0 TX-S AHFC 98G 0
Under-14 TN TNFC 98 Avanti 2 MS TFC United 98 1
Under-14 SC CESA 97 Premier 2 TX-N Liverpool 98 Elite 2
Under-14 TN TNFC 98 Azzurri 1 OK Oklahoma Football Club 1
Under-14 OK Blitz United 98 Attack 2 GA CFC Lady Chiefs 98 Premier 1
Under-14 FL Ponte Vedra SC 97/98 Storm Gold 2 LA BRSC 98 Black 0
Under-15 GA NASA 15 Elite 1 TX-S Challenge 97 2
Under-15 FL Palm Beach Soccer Academy – Magic Jacks 2 GA SSA/WGFC United 97 Elite 2
Under-15 TX-N Sting 97 0 TX-S AHFC 97 1
Under-15 SC SCU/MP 96 Elite 0 NC 96 TFC Navy 2
Under-15 AL Auburn Thunder 0 LA 97 Louisiana Fire Blue 6
Under-15 TN 97 FC Alliance Black 2 OK Canadian Valley FC 97 1
Under-15 TN MSC Strikers Premier 97 1 TN Brentwood 97 Premier 1
Under-15 AR Arkansas Comets 97 Navy 0 GA GSA 97 Phoenix White 0
Under-16 AL HFC 96 Blue 0 GA Tophat 14 Gold 5
Under-16 TN FC Alliance 96 Black 2 TX-S AHFC 96 3
Under-16 GA United FA 96 Elite 0 TX-N Texans Red North 1
Under-16 NC 95 NCSF Elite 1 TX-S AHFC 96 Blue 0
Under-16 SC CESA 95 Premier 6 MS TFC United 96 0
Under-16 AR Little Rock FC 96 0 FL West Florida Premier 95 Elite 2
Under-16 GA NASA 14 Elite 0 OK OFC 96 3
Under-16 TN TNFC 96 Impact 3 LA Louisiana Fire Red 0
Under-17 NC 94 CASL Elite Ladies 3 TN FC Alliance 95 Black 2
Under-17 MS FC United 95 0 TX-S AHFC 95G 3
Under-17 SC CESA 94 Premier 1 TX-S Space City FC 95 Premier 1
Under-17 OK TSC Hurricane 95 Killingsworth 1 FL Brandon FC Flames – Blue 7
Under-17 AR NWA Lightning Strikers 0 LA 95 Louisiana Fire Red 2
Under-17 GA SSA Central 95 Elite 1 FL CFK 95 Black 4
Under-17 TX-N STING 95 1 TN 95 Lady Lobos 0
Under-17 AL BUSA Elite 0 NC 94 NC Fusion Elite 2
Under-18 GA 95 Concorde Fire South Elite 4 SC SCUFC 94G Elite 0
Under-18 LA BRSC 95 Black 1 OK OFC 94 8
Under-18 FL Tampa Bay United Premier 93 2 GA United FA 94 Elite 1
Under-18 GA NASA 12 Elite II 1 SC CESA 93 Premier 0
Under-18 TN Brentwood 94 Premier 1 FL Creeks Clash Blue 93/94 2
Under-18 NC 93 NCSF Elite 7 AL Legends 0
Under-18 TX-S Challenge 94 South Red 1 TX-N Dallas Texans Red West 0
Under-18 LA MSC Lakers 0 TX-S AHFC 94 2
Under-19 FL CCSC U19 SOL 1 TX-S Lonestar 93 Red 0
Under-19 GA SSA South 94 Elite 2 FL IMG 1
Under-19 NC 92 CASL Chelsea Ladies 1 TN Brentwood 93 Premier 4

 

From Friday’s action:

Teams from all over the southern United States took to the field with pride representing their home states as the race for a national championship began in earnest. Only one 2011 regional champ, Florida Rush Nike U-18 Boys, started its title defense with a win on day one. Both Sting 97 (TX-N) and NASA 14 Elite (GA) started the week off with a 1-1 draw, while two-time defending regional champ Alpharetta Ambush Elite Red (GA) fell in defeat.

Some highlights from Friday’s games:

U-17 Girls

AHFC 95G (TX-S) v FC Alliance 95 Black (TN)
FC Alliance 95 Black (TN) took an early lead over AHFC 95 (TX-S) with a goal in the 19th minute by Merritt Monger. That lead held until AHFC’s Haley Silverberg leveled the score in the 53rd. Just two minutes later, FC Alliance regained the lead on a Laura Stewart strike. Late heroics bought AHFC level again as Madeline Nichols scored just before the final whistle for a 2-2 tie.

SSA Central 95 Elite (GA) v NWA Lightning Strikers (AR)
SSA Central 95 Elite (GA) was full of goals on day one of the Region III Championships as they faced NWA Lightning Strikers (AR). Nicole Polk scored in the 5th and 87th minutes to bookend the scoring, with Baley Jackson, Maggie Gaughan and Rachel VanHorn also finding the net for SSA. Taylor Estrada scored the lone Arkansas goal on the day.

94 NC Fusion Elite (NC) v 95 Lady Lobos (TN)
Four different players found the net for 94 NC Fusion Elite (NC) to lift the team to a 4-0 victory over the 95 Lady Lobos (TN). Victoria Andreski started the scoring in the 16th minute with Anna Naples and Claudia Ausley also adding first-half goals. Carolina Sherwood tallied a goal in the 83rd minute to end the game at 4-0.

CFK 95 Black (FL) v 95 Louisiana Fire Red (LA)
In its first trip to regionals, CFK 95 Black (FL) earned a 1-0 victory over Louisiana Fire Red (LA). Paxton Sickler broke the nil-nil scoreline with a strike in the 66th minute. CFK’s defense, anchored by keeper Meredith Gurnee, kept a clean sheet to ensure victory.

U-18 Boys

SCU/MP 93 Boys Elite (SC) v TSCH 94 Earle (OK)
Tulsa commit Christian Mata struck twice to lead TSC Hurricane to a 3-0 victory over SCU/MP 93 Elite (SC). To finish out the scoring tally, Anesuishe Raranje continued his scoring ways at the Region III Championships. After leading his team in goals in the 2011 edition of the tournament, Raranje started his 2012 scoring with a strike in the 53rd

BRSC 94 Black (LA) v SSA Central Elite 94 (GA)
BRSC 94 Black (LA) got an early goal from Rusty Guilbeau just 10 minutes into its game against SSA Central Elite 94 (GA). Caleb Mcreynolds added an insurance goal in the 51st for BRSC. That goal proved meaningful as Coleman Parks found the net in the 79th for SSA. That was as close as SSA would get as the game ended 2-1 in favor of BRSC.

Florida Rush Nike (FL) v Vestavia Steamers 94 (AL)
Florida Rush Nike (FL) started its regional title defense off with a 1-0 win over Vestavia Steamers (AL). Felipe Oliveira scored the lone goal in the 7th minute off a combination play with fellow striker Jean Rivaroli. Oliveira’s strike held as the game winner for a 1-0 victory.

93 CUFC Charolotte United Gold (NC) v West Pines United FC Black 93/94 (FL)
West Pines United FC Black (FL) took an early lead over 93 CUFC Charlotte United Gold (NC) with a goal in the 7th minute. With determined play at both ends, CUFC netted an equalizer by Patrick Nero in the 77th minute. Both teams move into day two of preliminary games with a point each after the 1-1 tie.

Complete Friday scores:

Girls Scores

Age Group State Away Score Score State Home
Under-13 TN TNFC 99 Valkyrie 2 0 MS BFC 99
Under-13 GA Tophat 17 Gold 6 1 LA MSC Lakers
Under-13 OK Tulsa Blitz 99 white 1 1 AL BUSA 99 United
Under-13 SC CESA 98 Premier 1 1 TX-S Lonestar 99 Red North
Under-13 TX-N Dallas Texans 2 0 FL Sunrise Sting 98/99
Under-13 AR Little Rock Futbol Club 99 0 0 NC 98 CSA Charlotte SA Tiro
Under-14 TX-S AHFC 98G 1 0 GA CFC Lady Chiefs 98 Premier
Under-14 TX-S Texas Rush 97/98 Nike Blue 0 3 OK Blitz United 98 Attack
Under-14 MS TFC United 98 0 6 OK Oklahoma Football Club
Under-14 TN TNFC 98 Avanti 0 4 TN TNFC 98 Azzurri
Under-14 TX-N Liverpool 98 Elite 4 2 FL FC Florida 97 Premier
Under-14 SC CESA 97 Premier 1 1 NC 97 CUFC Gold
Under-14 AL Huntsville FC 98 Blue 1 1 LA BRSC 98 Black
Under-14 AR Arkansas Comets 98 0 7 FL Ponte Vedra SC 97/98 Storm Gold
Under-15 GA SSA/WGFC United 97 Elite 0 0 TX-S Challenge 97
Under-15 FL Palm Beach Soccer Academy – Magic Jacks 4 1 GA NASA 15 Elite
Under-15 NC 96 TFC Navy 1 1 TX-S AHFC 97
Under-15 SC SCU/MP 96 Elite 1 1 TX-N Sting 97
Under-15 OK Canadian Valley FC 97 0 5 LA 97 Louisiana Fire Blue
Under-15 TN 97 FC Alliance Black 4 0 AL Auburn Thunder
Under-15 GA GSA 97 Phoenix White 0 4 TN Brentwood 97 Premier
Under-15 AR Arkansas Comets 97 Navy 1 2 TN MSC Strikers Premier 97
Under-16 TX-S AHFC 96 2 2 GA Tophat 14 Gold
Under-16 TN FC Alliance 96 Black 1 1 AL HFC 96 Blue
Under-16 TX-S AHFC 96 Blue 2 2 TX-N Texans Red North
Under-16 NC 95 NCSF Elite 1 0 GA United FA 96 Elite
Under-16 FL West Florida Premier 95 Elite 9 0 MS TFC United 96
Under-16 AR Little Rock FC 96 0 4 SC CESA 95 Premier
Under-16 LA Louisiana Fire Red 1 3 OK OFC 96
Under-16 TN TNFC 96 Impact 1 1 GA NASA 14 Elite
Under-17 TX-S AHFC 95G 2 2 TN FC Alliance 95 Black
Under-17 MS FC United 95 1 3 NC 94 CASL Elite Ladies
Under-17 FL Brandon FC Flames – Blue 2 1 TX-S Space City FC 95 Premier
Under-17 OK TSC Hurricane 95 Killingsworth 0 3 SC CESA 94 Premier
Under-17 FL CFK 95 Black 1 0 LA 95 Louisiana Fire Red
Under-17 GA SSA Central 95 Elite 5 1 AR NWA Lightning Strikers
Under-17 NC 94 NC Fusion Elite 4 0 TN 95 Lady Lobos
Under-17 AL BUSA Elite 1 2 TX-N STING 95
Under-18 OK OFC 94 7 1 SC SCUFC 94G Elite
Under-18 LA BRSC 95 Black 0 3 GA 95 Concorde Fire South Elite
Under-18 SC CESA 93 Premier 1 1 GA United FA 94 Elite
Under-18 GA NASA 12 Elite II 1 1 FL Tampa Bay United Premier 93
Under-18 FL Creeks Clash Blue 93/94 6 0 AL Legends
Under-18 TN Brentwood 94 Premier 2 0 NC 93 NCSF Elite
Under-18 TX-S AHFC 94 0 0 TX-N Dallas Texans Red West
Under-18 LA MSC Lakers 1 1 TX-S Challenge 94 South Red
Under-19 FL CCSC U19 SOL 4 0 SC CESA 92 Girls Premier
Under-19 AL BUSA 93 0 0 TN Brentwood 93 Premier
Under-19 OK WSA 93 0 0 FL IMG

Boys Scores

Age Group State Away Score Score State Home
Under-13 TX-N Solar Chelsea Red 99 3 1 MS BSO Real MS Blazers
Under-13 NC 98 CASL Elite Black 0 1 OK OFC 99
Under-13 GA NASA 17 Elite 3 0 AL VHSC Steamers 99 Black
Under-13 SC CESA 98 Premier 1 0 LA BRSC 99 Black
Under-13 TN 99 Lobos Blue 2 1 AR Mighty Bluebirds Green
Under-13 FL Pinecrest Premier Blue 1 3 TX-S Texas Rush 99-Prep
Under-14 NC 97 CASL Elite 1 0 OK Oklahoma Football Club
Under-14 FL Sunrise Elite 97\98 2 1 TX-S Texas Rush 97/98 Premier
Under-14 GA Atlanta Fire United 98 Elite 2 0 OK TSC Hurricane 98
Under-14 LA BRSC Black 98 0 0 AR AR Comets 98 Premier
Under-14 TN BWSC 98 Premier 1 0 MS SMSC FC United 98
Under-14 SC SCU/MP 97 Elite 1 1 GA GSA 98 Phoenix Red
Under-14 TN FC Alliance 98 Black 1 2 FL Pinecrest Premier
Under-14 TX-N FC Dallas 98B Premier 5 0 AL HSC Phantoms 98
Under-15 MS TFC United 97 0 2 AR NWA Lightning Strikers 97
Under-15 SC SCU/MP 96 Elite 1 2 FL West Pines Utd Black
Under-15 LA 97 LA Fire Red 0 0 TX-S Manchester United Houston 97
Under-15 OK OFC 97 3 2 TX-S Lonestars 97 Red SAN
Under-15 TN Brentwood 97 Premier 0 1 NC 96 Casl Elite
Under-15 GA Concorde Fire Elite 1 0 AL VHSC Steamers 97 Black
Under-15 AR LRFC North 1 0 TX-N FC Dallas 97 Central
Under-15 FL SAA Real Madrid Miami 1 0 GA GSA Phoenix 97 Red
Under-16 GA Concorde Fire Elite 2 2 SC CESA 95 Premier
Under-16 LA Cajun Soccer Club Fury 96 3 0 AR Arkansas Comets 96 Premier
Under-16 TN Tennessee Rush 96 Nike 1 1 OK TSC Hurricane 96 Mcintosh
Under-16 FL West Pines United Black 1 0 TX-S Lonestars 96 Red NTH
Under-16 OK OFC 96 0 4 NC 95 NCA Alliance
Under-16 GA GSA 96 Phoenix Red 0 0 TN Brentwood 96 Premier
Under-16 FL JUFC 95-96 1 1 OK OK Texans
Under-16 TX-N Dallas Texans West White 1 2 AL Vestavia Steamers 96 Black
Under-17 FL Jacksonville United 94/95 6 1 AL HFC 95 Blue
Under-17 TX-S Eclipse Premier 95 7 0 FL West Pines United FC
Under-17 AR AZTECAS 95 BOYS 2 1 TN Brentwood 95 Premier
Under-17 NC 94 CFSC Breakers White 0 2 TX-S AHFC 95
Under-17 SC SCUFC 94 Elite 0 1 TX-N Solar Chelsea 95
Under-17 OK OFC 95 1 2 FL Tampa Bay United Premier 94
Under-17 AL Steamers 95 Black 1 1 LA BRSC/CSC Alliance
Under-17 MS TFC United 95 0 6 GA Concorde Fire Elite
Under-18 GA 94 Norcross Fury Premier 1 2 TX-N AYSES Gold
Under-18 FL Florida Rush Nike 1 0 AL Vestavia Steamers 94
Under-18 GA SSA Central Elite 94 1 2 LA BRSC 94 Black
Under-18 LA CFJ-LA 94 Louisiana Fire Blue 2 2 SC CESA 94 Premier
Under-18 SC CESA 93 Premier 0 1 TX-N Dallas Texans Red
Under-18 TX-S Lonestar 94 Red North 1 5 TN FC Alliance 94 Black
Under-18 SC SCU/MP 93 Boys Elite 0 3 OK TSCH 94 Earle
Under-18 NC 93 CUFC Charlotte United Gold 1 1 FL West Pines United FC Black 93/94
Under-19 GA Alpharetta Ambush 93 Red 2 3 TX-S Texacans 92/93 Red
Under-19 NC 92 NCA Alliance 2 0 FL Florida Rush Nike
Under-19 0 4 LA Chicago Fire Jrs. LA
Under-19 OK West Side Alliance SC 93 4 0 GA GSA 93 Phoenix Red
Under-19 TX-S Eclipse Premier 92/93 0 1 SC CESA 92 Premier
Under-19 FL CTC Bandits 0 5 NC 92 CASL Chelsea

The top 200 US Youth Soccer boys and girls teams from the 12 State Associations that make up US Youth Soccer Region III will compete for the 2012 regional title. Quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will be played June 18-21 at MeSA Soccer Complex.

The US Youth Soccer National Championships will consist of US Youth Soccer Regional Champions in the Under-14 through Under-19 Boys and Girls age groups as well as the US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the Under-15 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups to complete the field of 60 teams.

Highlights from day one:

Highlights from day two:

Highlights from day three:

 

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http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/regionIII

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