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Global Jun 21, 2015

US Youth Soccer Region III Championships continue in North Little Rock, Ark.

Preliminary Games, Day 2 of 3
Scores and Standings

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Via US Youth Soccer) — The 2015 US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships continued Saturday at the Burns Park Soccer Complex in North Little Rock, Ark., and various locations in the area. More than 190 games have been completed, and tomorrow’s action will decide the 92 teams moving on from the event’s preliminary round. Sunday’s matches begin at 7:45 a.m. CT and continue throughout the day with the final matches kicking off at 6 p.m.

Seeking players for future roster spots, more than 100 college coaches have registered for the US Youth Soccer Region III Championships, with more expected during the rest of the week. Year after year, the coaches enjoy the level of performance and urgency that comes when the teams play for advancement in the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.

“It’s an unbelievable experience for our players,” said Chris Ring, coach of Under-16 Girls FC Dallas 99 Premier (TX-N). “Not only do we get to compete for the National Championship, but we’re coming out here and playing in front of 20, 30, 40 college coaches every game. It’s big-time for us.”

Ring’s team took advantage of its opportunity on Saturday, as FC Dallas came away with an important 2-0 win to move into a tie atop Under-16 Girls Group D. After experiencing the type of competition present at the Region III Championships, Ring and his team know they must continue to stay focused moving forward.

“We were here with this team last year, and I’ve been to Regionals multiple times. I understand that it’s a grind,” Ring said. “It’s not always about the first couple days. You have to be prepared to make it to the end.”

Some highlights from Saturday’s matchups…

After a tie in its first game, FC Dallas 99 Premier (TX-N) faced Day 1-winner GCUFC 99 Girls (MS) in an important Under-16 Girls Group D game. After an even first half that ended scoreless, FC Dallas struck first in the 47th minute on a Gabriella Duca strike. The Texas side regained the ball after the restart and Duca immediately found the back of the net for a second time. GCUFC saw a couple of very dangerous chances go just wide, and FC Dallas hung on for the key 2-0 shutout victory.

After a semifinal appearance at last year’s Region III Championships, Concorde Fire 99/00 (GA) is on track to make another deep run after earning its second 2-0 victory in Under-15 Boys play. Eric Olvera put Concorde ahead in the 12th minute, and Thair Britton added a late second-half goal to help seal the win. Concorde’s defense continued to remain organized, as it notched a second clean sheet to keep the Georgia side at the top of its group.

Elsewhere in Under-15 Boys action, defending Region III and National Champion United FA 00 Premier (GA) picked up its first win of the weekend in a matchup against in-state foe Bryson Park/KSA 00 Premier (GA). Each matchup in Group A has been dominated by the defenses, and this game was no exception. United’s Alonzo Millsap netted the game’s lone goal in the 31st minute, as the defending champions earned a crucial three points in the group standings.

A matchup between a pair of Friday winners — OFC 01 Phillips (OK) and CCSC 00 Sol Black (FL) — decided the makeup of the top of the Under-14 Girls Group D. The game got off to a quick start, as CCSC’s Maryssa Kosman put her side in front in the 11th minute. OFC responded immediately, with Peyton Vincze equalizing in the 13th minute before quickly finding the back of the net for a second time to put OFC in front, 2-1. Oklahoma’s Megan Nielsen pushed the advantage to 3-1 after 30 minutes of play, and OFC made sure that lead stood for the duration of the match. Neither side managed to find the back of the net in the second half, as OFC took the key 3-1 victory.

Under-18 Boys BRSC/CSC Alliance 97 (LA) picked up a big result in Group D with a 2-1 win over VHSC Steamers 97 (AL). Alliance went up 1-0 on Peyton Marter’s 14th-minute goal, and the Louisiana side had a couple close calls around the half-hour mark that could have doubled its advantage. Steamers fought back, and Clayton McDonald found the back of the net when the ball snuck into the back post off of a corner kick, leveling the score at 1-1. Alliance regained its lead in the 55th minute when Jeremy Thompson found the back of the net, and that proved to be the winner as the Louisiana side took the 2-1 victory.

In Under-16 Boys play, Oklahoma FC 99 (OK) picked up a second Group A win in a tight contest with Houston Express (TX-S). OFC took a 19th-minute lead on a strike from Dante Brigida, and Joshua Berney doubled the advantage with a goal early in the second half. Houston continued to work hard to cut into its deficit and pulled a goal back when Nicholas Seydler found the back of the net in the 80th minute. That wasn’t enough for Houston, as OFC held on for the 2-1 victory to remain atop the group.

In their first year at the Region III Championships, Under-13 Girls United FA 02 Premier (GA) and CESA 01 (SC) are each sitting at two points after a 1-1 draw on Saturday. In a very competitive matchup, United FA’s Katie Chuckran opened the scoring when she beat the keeper in the 13th minute. The Georgia side appeared to be heading to halftime with that advantage, but CESA’s Carly Ann Thatcher found the back of the net in the 35th minute to level the score at 1-1. Both sides threatened the opposing goal in the second half, but the defenses held strong as they split the points to remain tied for second place in Group B.

Regional winners of the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups earn a berth to the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Championships, which will be played July 21-26 at the Mohawk Soccer Complex in Tulsa, Okla.

The US Youth Soccer National Championships will consist of US Youth Soccer Regional Champions, as well as the US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the Under-14 through Under-18 Boys and Girls age groups to complete the field of 96 teams.

Daily reports and complete results from the US Youth Soccer Region III Championships are available on

Saturday’s scores…
*Please check the
scores and standings for late game results.

Under-13 Girls
TSC Hurricane 02 Parker OK 0 Albion Hurricanes 02 TX-S 1
United FA 02 Premier GA 1 CESA 01 SC 1
Fuel 02 LA 0 CSA Charlotte SA Predator 01 NC 8
Sting 02 Higginbotham TX-N 4 NWA Lightning Strikers 02 AR 0
Creeks Krush Elite FL * MS Rush Premier MS *
Tennessee SC 20 TN * VHSC Attack 02 Black AL *
Under-13 Boys
Oklahoma FC 02 OK 1 Lonestars 02 Red TX-S 2
BUSA 02 Elite AL 0 02 LA Fire Red LA 0
Orlando City Pre Academy FL 2 Bryson Park/KSA Premier GA 1
Celtic 02 Claros OK 0 Solar Chelsea 02 Red TX-N 4
01 CASL Academy Jrs. NC * Arkansas Comets 02 Black AR *
Lobos Rush 02 Premier TN * SCUFC 01 Elite SC *
Under-14 Girls
Tophat 19 Gold GA 1 SSA Chelsea 01 Elite GA 1
South Carolina United FC 00 Elite SC 3 MFC Rush 01 Premier MS 0
Cajun Soccer Club Rage 01 LA 0 Sunrise Sting 00/01 FL 3
Solar Chelsea 01 Red TX-N 0 00 TFCA Alliance NC 3
AR Rush 01 Ladies Black AR 0 VHSC Attack 01 Black AL 2
OFC 01 Phillips OK 3 CCSC 00 Sol Black FL 1
Tennessee SC 2019 TN 1 01 Lady Lobos Rush Premier TN 2
Dallas Kicks SC 01 TX-N 1 Challenge 02 TX-S 0
Under-14 Boys
SMCSO MFC 01 Premier MS 0 SCU/MP 00 Elite SC 4
WSA 01 White OK 1 00 NCSF Elite NC 0
Tampa Bay United FL 3 MSC Lakers 00/01 LA 1
TSCH 01 Carreno OK 1 United FA 01 Premier GA 1
GSA 01 Premier GA 5 Vestavia Steamers 01 Black AL 0
Arkansas Comets 01 Premier AR 0 Tennessee SC 19 TN 2
Houstonians 2001 TX-S 1 FC Dallas 01 TX-N 0
01 Lobos Rush Premier TN 4 Barcelona Texas Carrasco 00/01 TX-S 2
Under-15 Girls
NASA 18 Elite GA 1 FC Alliance 00 TN 8
South Carolina United FC 99 Elite SC 2 Classics Elite 00 TX-S 0
MS Rush 00 Premier MS 0 Tennessee SC 18 TN 5
PTFC Lady Black NC 6 Mighty Bluebirds Purple AR 2
Sting Central 00 Parker TX-N 2 Sunrise Sting 99/00 Black FL 0
SSC 99 Freedom SC 2 Vestavia Attack 00 Black AL 0
TSCH 00 Umelo OK 4 MSC U15 Laker Elite Girls LA 0
Tophat 18 Gold GA 2 Solar Chelsea Elite 00 TX-N 0
Under-15 Boys
BUSA 00 Elite AL 1 FC Dallas 2000 Premier TX-N 7
South Carolina United FC 99 Elite SC 7 FC United 00 Blue MS 0
United FA 00 Premier GA 1 Bryson Park/KSA 00 Premier GA 0
Carolina Rapids Soccer Club NC 0 West Florida Flames 99 Elite FL 0
CSA 00 Lobos Rush Premier TN 3 Tennessee SC 18 TN 1
TSC Hurricane 00 Nsien OK 2 Dallas Texans 00 Red TX-N 6
Arkansas Comets Red AR 0 00 LA Fire Red LA 3
Texas United Gunners Black 00 TX-S 0 Concorde Fire 99/00 GA 2
Under-16 Girls
Sunrise Sting 98/99 FL 2 Austin Texans 99 TX-S 1
NASA 17 Elite GA 3 SCU/MP 98 Elite SC 3
FC Dallas 99 South Blue TX-N 1 Tophat 17 Gold GA 1
Tampa Bay United Premier 98 FL 4 Vestavia Attack 99 Black AL 1
99 Lady Lobos Rush Premier TN 7 TFCA Alliance NC 1
Tennessee SC 17 TN 4 AR United 99 AR 0
Oklahoma FC 99 OK 3 CABOSA Shreveport United 99 Blue LA 0
FC Dallas 99 Premier TX-N 2 GCUFC 99 Girls MS 0
Under-16 Boys
Houston Express TX-S 1 Oklahoma FC 99 OK 2
Blitz 99 Bradford OK 1 Mighty Bluebirds Green AR 2
FC Dallas Youth 99 Premier TX-N 4 Chattanooga CF Academy 99 Premier TN 2
Pinecrest Premier RM FL 2 FC Florida 98 Elite White FL 3
MSC Lakers 99 LA 0 Concorde Fire Elite 98/99 GA 1
MFC Rush Premier MS 0 CESA 98 Premier SC 6
98 CASL Red NC 0 99 Lobos Rush Premier TN 0
VHSC 99 Black Steamers AL 2 Solar Chelsea Red 99 TX-N 2
Under-17 Girls
SSA Chelsea 98 Elite GA 3 Oklahoma FC 98 OK 5
Tennessee SC 16 TN 7 South Carolina United FC 97 Elite SC 0
Texas Spirit North TX-N 2 TFC United 98 MS 5
Classics Elite 98 TX-S 1 Carolina Rapids 97 Burgundy NC 1
Florida Fire Juniors FL * Tampa Bay United 97 Premier FL *
98 Lady Lobos Rush Premier TN * Arkansas Comets 98 Premier AR *
Lonestars 98 Red TX-S * Huntsville FC 98 Blue AL *
Tophat 16 Gold GA * MSC Lakers 97/98 LA *
Under-17 Boys
USC 98 Premier AL 1 Solar Chelsea 98 TX-N 5
Bryson Park/ KSA 98 Premier GA 2 FC United 98 Blue MS 1
AR Comets 98 AR 0 Leg-A-Z Caimans FL 5
Liverpool 98 Babel TX-N 0 CESA 97 Premier SC 5
FC Alliance 98 Black TN * Vestavia Steamers 98 Black AL *
Mandeville Lakers 97/98 LA * FC Dallas 98 Premier TX-N *
TSCH 98 Nsien OK * Charlotte United FC Gold NC *
Dynamos 98 Gold TX-S * FC Tampa Rangers FL *
Under-18 Girls
Capital City Streaks 97 AL 0 FC Alliance 97 TNSL1 TN 2
AFC Lightning 97 Elite GA 1 TFC Alliance NC 1
Lonestar 97 Red TX-S 1 97 Louisiana Fire Navy LA 2
TSC Huricane 97 Killingsworth Red OK 1 AHFC 97 TX-S 3
Arkansas Comets 97 Premier AR 3 Brevard Soccer Alliance Blue FL 1
SCU/MP 96 Elite SC 2 Oklahoma FC 97 OK 1
Under-18 Boys
Space Coast United FL 1 CESA 96 Premier SC 2
Lonestars 97 Red SAN TX-S 2 Oklahoma FC 97 OK 4
Dallas Texans Red 97 TX-N 0 South Carolina United FC 96 Elite SC 1
FC Dallas 97 Gold TX-N 3 MFC Rush 97 Premier MS 2
Bryson Park/ KSA 97 Premier GA 3 Tennessee SC 15 TN 0
Florida Rush FL 4 NWA Lightning Strikers 97 AR 2
Arkansas United AR 0 NASA 15 Elite GA 6
VHSC Steamers 97 AL 1 BRSC/CSC Alliance 97 LA 2
Under-19 Girls
Houston Express 96 TX-S 1 Tampa Bay United Premier FL 4
BUSA 96 AL * BRSC 96 Alliance LA *
TSCH Hurricane Bolding OK * AR United AR *
Under-19 Boys
SM Dallas Texans SA North 96/97 TX-S 0 GSA 96 Premier GA 5
95 HFC Red NC 0 TSCH 96 Nsien OK 3
FC Dallas 96 Premier TX-N 2 JFC 96/97 Elite FL 0
Cajun Fire 96 LA 2 Dallas Texans 96 Red TX-N 1
Comets 96 Classic AR 1 MS Rush 96 Premier MS 2

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