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Tournaments Jun 19, 2016

US Youth Soccer Region II Presidents Cup champions crowned

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Schedules, Scores and Standings

WESTFIELD, Ind. (Via US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer has announced the US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Presidents Cup champions who were crowned Sunday in Westfield, Ind. The winning teams in the Under-13 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups advance to the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 14-17 in Tulsa, Okla.

2016 US Youth Soccer Region II Presidents Cup Champions:

Age Group Champion Hometown
Under-13 Boys FC United Select 1 02/03 Copa Northfield, Ill.
Under-14 Boys Chicago Fire Juniors North Highland Park, Ill.
Under-15 Boys Ela Elite Lake Zurich, Ill.
Under-16 Boys Boilers FC Gold Lafayette, Ind.
Under-17 Boys FC42 Marysville, Ohio
Under-13 Girls SBW Alliance Crystal Lake, Ill.
Under-14 Girls Eclipse Elite USYSA 20 Oak Brook, Ill.
Under-15 Girls FC United Select 2 Northfield, Ill.
Under-16 Girls FWSC 00 Academy – Strikers Fort Wayne, Ind.
Under-17 Girls KC Prime Academy Navy 98/99 Belton, Mo.

Match Highlights:

Under-13 Boys:
FC United Select 1 02/03 Copa (IL) finished off the tournament against SC43 Inferno (WI) with a 5-0 victory. After two goals in the first half and three in the second, the Illinois team claimed the win. John Cronnolly, who led the Under-13 boys age group with seven goals, sinked in two goals during the final match. Dylan Gripman, Jake Krueger and Alexis Escobar also added one goal.

Under-13 Girls:
SBW Alliance (IL) took the win with five goals against CUP Silver (OH-S). Jenna Stayart started SBW Alliance off with a goal in the ninth minute. Maggie Mason added a late goal in the first half and then opened the second half with her second goal. Stayart and Jaden Peck finished off the game with one goal each.

Under-14 Boys:
Chicago Fire Juniors North’s (IL) Rich Park posted an early goal in the eighth minute against HFC 01/02 Elite Wolves (IN). Chicago Fire Juniors North held off HFC for the remainder of the game, earning a 1-0 win in the championship game.

Under-14 Girls:
Eclipse Elite USYSA 20 (IL) claimed the championship match over BSA Celtic 01 Blue (OH-S) with a goal in the first minute of the game. After Adrianna Rotondi’s early goal, Eclipse Elite prevented BSA Celtic from getting back into the match.

Under-15 Boys:
Ela Elite (IL) and Tempo Thunder (SD) both went scoreless in the first half. It was the 57th minute when Ela Elite’s Raffaele Consalvo scored the only goal of the game to claim the victory.

Under-15 Girls:
FC United Select 2 (IL) earned a 3-1 win over MO Rush Nero (MO). MO Rush got on the board first with a goal from Koeller Grace in the third minute of the match. FC United’s Maggie Brett responded three minutes later with a goal to tie up the game. The two teams finished the first half with the tied score, but Julia Goldish put FC United ahead in the 54th minute, and Meghan Kurtz sealed the victory with a goal in the 74th minute

Under-16 Boys:
Boilers FC Gold (IN) came out with a significant win over OGFC 99 Premier Red (OH-S). Jakub Hall led Boilers FC Gold with three goals, while Mohamed Ayad, Justin Rowe, Mason Nolan, Kareem Harb and Calvin Walters each added one goal. Nolan, Hall and Ayad all stood at the top of the Under-16 boys top scorer list as Nolan totaled seven goals, Hall had four and Ayad added two over the course of the tournament

Under-16 Girls:
After a scoreless first half between FWSC 00 Academy – Strikers (IN) and FC United Select 2 (IL), FC United’s Emily Porta scored in the 43rd minute. FWSC’s Alyssa Couch tied up the match with a goal in the 70th minute, and five minutes later, Couch scored once again for the 2-1 win.

Under-17 Boys:
FC42 (OH-S) gained a one-goal victory against USAi99 Premier (IN) to win the tournament for the Under-17 boys. The goal came from Eric Anandika, who scored in the 17th minute of the match.

Under-17 Girls:
KC Prime Academy Navy 98/99 (MO) defeated Roadrunners SC (IL), 1-0 in the championship game. It was a first half goal from Morgan Houston that earned the win for KC Prime.

The 4-day tournament featured 84 US Youth Soccer teams that had won their respective State Presidents Cup events from 14 US Youth Soccer State Associations – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio North, Ohio South, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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