US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup kicks off in Snohomish, Wash.
Day 1 of 5 | Schedules, Scores and Standings
SNOHOMISH, Wash. (Via US Youth Soccer) – The 2015 US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup is now underway in Snohomish, Wash. The five-day tournament which takes place June 10-14 kicked off Wednesday with the Under-13 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups starting the action at Stocker Fields.
The tournament features 120 US Youth Soccer teams from US Youth Soccer Region IV (West) competing for a regional title, and a berth to the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 9-12 in Overland Park, Kan. Last year, seven of the 10 Region IV Presidents Cup Champions went on to claim the national title.
Preliminary games will take place Wednesday, June 10 through Friday, June 12. Quarterfinal matches will be held Friday, June 12 through Saturday, June 13. Semifinal matches will take place on Saturday, June 13, and regional champions will be crowned following final matches on Sunday, June 14.
Washington Youth Soccer will host the event, and the other 13 State Associations represented include Alaska, Arizona, California-South, California North, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.
The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is designed for teams seeking additional challenges to play for a national title against teams of similar abilities. The cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie and community from the state to regional to national levels of US Youth Soccer.
Crossfire Premier (WA) began their tournament with a solid 4-0 victory over Bombers SC (UT). Brennan Dury and Brandon Nowbar scored goals within a minute of each other to put Crossfire up 2-0 just 10 minutes into the match. Erik Suokko added a third goal and Dury contributed his second of the day to complete the 4-0 win. Goals certainly were not in short supply in the other Group A match as Anaheim FC 01 (CA-S) defeated Warriors Elite (NV) 5-3 as a player on each side netted a hat trick. Anaheim’s Alexis Benavidez scored his in the first 11 minutes and added a fourth in the 41st minute to go with a goal from Diego Useda. Edward Diaz needed a little more time to score his hat trick as he scored in the 18th, 48th and 64th minutes for Warriors Elite.
Two strong wins put Tuzos Titanes 02 (AZ) and SF United Tango (CA-N) on top of Group C. Goals from Eric Pioquinto Aguirre and Alonso Zepeda Lopez sandwiched Tuzos captain Ruben Osorio Lopez’s brace against Westside Timbers 01 Samba (OR) for the 4-0 victory. Ian Ryan’s hat trick was joined by goals from Drew Eislund and Delfino Barrios for SF United while Allen Gao scored Real Colorado Olympico’s (CO) only goal in the 65th minute.
Rampage Black LH (UT) sits alone at the top of Group B thanks to a 5-2 victory over Scottsdale Blackhawks 01 Mearse (AZ). Sage Hopkins and Hallee Corgiat scored in the first two minutes for Rampage, and Sidney Roberts and Bailey De Mik added first half goals as well. Aria Echols got Scottsdale on the board in the 29th minute only for Corgiat to add her second in the 44th minute. Olivia Carlos scored the final goal for Scottsdale two minutes later. CO Rush Azul (CO) battled SCC Pajaro Valley United 00 (CA-N) to a 1-1 draw with goals from Rush’s Alexa Lord and Pajaro Valley’s Gabriella Felix.
Group C has PacNW 00 (WA) and DMCV Sharks Crawford (CA-S) at the top of the group after both sides secured victories on day one. PacNW secured goals from Dalia Aladin, Hannah Malkin, Kara Trotman, Tess Carden and Madison Taylor to go with a an own goal against Real CF Heat (ID). DMCV saw a little more drama as they went up on HSC Pumas (OR) 11 minutes in thanks to a goal from Teagan Stafford only for Janeah Greagor to equalize in the 22nd minute for Pumas. Shelby Mckinney score the eventual game-winner six minutes later, and Camile Balagatas added an insurance goal just two minutes after that.
Rage FC (UT) narrowly escaped WPFC 99 White (WA) 4-3 in a match that featured seven different scorers to begin the day in Group A. WPFC jumped out to an early 2-0 thanks to goals from Kolton Saiz and Jakob Middle Brooks in the first 24 minutes, only for Rage’s Richard Nino and Jose Angel Gaona to respond with goals in the 29th and 34th minutes respectively. Jose Morales gave Rage the lead a couple minutes after half, and Kalob Dudley added another in the 55th minute to put the score at 4-2. Logan Ingle brought WPFC within one goal in the 78th minute, but it wasn’t enough as Rage was able to hold on for the opening day victory. Joining Rage FC at the top of Group A will be Fullerton Rangers 99 Blue (CA-S) thanks to a 9-1 win over Club America of Colorado Eagles (CO).
There was no lack of drama in Group C as both matches resulted in 3-2 finishes with Forza West 00 AB (UT) and TMSFC Aztecs 00 (AZ) earning spots at the top of the group. Forza got the scoring started against ETFC 99 Celtic Red (OR) with Mayson James scoring just three minutes into the match. Kyle Browning responded for ETFC in the 27th minute. Isaac Chance nabbed the lead for Forza, but Alexander Calevi leveled the score again at 2-2. Forza’s Brevan Randall scored the fifth and final goal of the match in the 75th minute, and ETFC was unable to find an answer in final minutes. Murjan Abshirow scored two quick goals for TMSFC in the first 13 minutes, and the score remained 2-0 until the 50th minute when Aleksander Heil cut the lead in half for CISC Velocity 00 Blue (AK). Derek Stone knotted the score at two apiece only for TMSFC’s Christian Gonzalez to net the game-winner in the 74thminute.
Defending Region IV and National Presidents Cup champions Crush Blue (UT) got their regional title defense off to a good start with a 10-1 win over Phoenix Premier 99 (AZ). Brittlyn Thompson and Kambri Curtis notched a pair of goals each to go with goals from Sophia McQueen, Jaden Auger, Kaitlyn Pryor, Jaclyn Edwards, Savannah Lunsford and Sylvie Call while Phoenix Premier’s goal was courtesy of Alina Ortega. South LA United (CA-S) earned a win to join the defending champs atop Group B as they defeated Twin Falls Rapids (ID) 3-0 thanks to goals from Amy Kattan, Hazeleen Alfaro and Sebelle Rojas.
Crossfire Select 98 McLaughlin (WA) took control of Group C with a 5-1 victory over Missfits Fusion (CA-N). Megan McLaughlin began the scoring in the 18th minute and was joined on the board by Emily Vu, Molly McLaughlin, Samantha Pegnam and Mira Arsova on the scoreboard before Maite Bradley-Silva netted a goal for Missfits. Pride Copa (CO) and Leahi (HI) each sit at one point after a scoreless draw.
L30 Crossfire FC defeated WPFC White (WA) 2-0 thanks to goals from Tucker Castle in the 31st minute and Carlos Rodriguez Tapia in the 90th minute. Joining Crossfire in first place of Group A is SFVSC 97 Marauders after a 3-1 win over PVSC Crew (ID). SFVSC scored the first three goals with Chase Larscheid, Oscar Trenam and Griffen Bragagnolo all finding the back of the net. PVSC’s goal came from Jacob Denney
In Group C, SC Del Sol 98 Anderson (AZ) and Legacy FC (CA-S) sit atop Group C after each scoring three goals in wins today. It took Legacy 55 minutes to break the scoreless stalemate against Eastside FC 97 White (WA) with a goal from Noel Rosales. Jimmy Jacobson leveled the score for Eastside 15 minutes later. Christopher Peralta would be the hero for Legacy as he scored the game-winner in the 81st minute and an insurance goal in the 89th minute.