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Tournaments Oct 12, 2012

Va. State Cup action resumes with quarterfinal matchups

By Jimmy LaRoue

Virginia State Cup action resumes Saturday with quarterfinal action in boys’ and girls’ Under-15 through U-18 brackets.

The site for the State Cup semifinals and finals will be the River City Sportsplex (formerly known as Sports Quest) in Richmond on Oct. 27-28.

In the quarterfinal U-15 Boys bracket, top-seed FC Richmond Magic 97 will take on No. 8 MPS Legend Green of McLean (Huguenot Park #3, 12 p.m.). Magic reached the quarterfinals with a 5-1 win over Roanoke Star U-15 Boys Elite and a 3-0 win over SOCA Lightning of Charlottesville. McLean reached the quarterfinal with a 1-0 win over Richmond Kickers Elite and a 4-3 win over Lee-Mount Vernon SC Patriots 97 White.

In other U-15 Boys matchups:

• No. 5 Loudoun 97B Red vs. No. 4 Barca FC 97 Elite (Ida Lee #2, 4 p.m.)

• No. 3 Chantilly Strikers vs. No. 6 Lee-Mount Vernon SC Patriots 97 Red (Oakton HS #1, 2 p.m.)

• No. 7 Virginia Rush Nike vs. No. 2 Arlington SA Impact Red (Greenbriar Park – Yorktown HS Stadium Turf, 2:30 p.m.)

Looking at the the U-16 Boys bracket, top-seededBeach FC 96B Red awaits the winner of FASA Hotspurs Elite 96 and FC Richmond Magic 96 (Huguenot Park #3, 10 a.m.).

Roanoke Star U-16 Boys Elite, who upset No. 5 Virginia Rush U-16 Nike 2-0 in the last round, faces ABGC Spartans SC (Pine Ridge #4 Turf, 2 p.m.), who took down No. 4 seed BRYC Elite 96 2-1.

In other U-16 Boys quarterfinal games:

• No. 3 Arlington SA Strikers Red vs. No. 6 Team America FC (Greenbriar Park – Yorktown HS Stadium Turf, 12:30 p.m.)

• SYC Surge 96 White vs. No. 2 Herndon Boca Juniors (Arrowbrook Turf #1, 2 p.m.)

Looking at the U-17 Boys bracket, No. 1 Loudoun 95B Red hosts PWSI Courage 95 Red (Ida Lee #2, 2 p.m.), while No. 2 ABGC Hawks hosts Stafford Revolution 95B Blue (Pine Ridge Park #4 Turf, 10 a.m.)

In other games:

• No. 5 FC Richmond Magic 95 vs. SYA Excel Red

• No. 3 Beach FC 95B Red vs. No. 6 CSL Junkyard Dawgs Elite

In the U-18 Boys bracket, top-seeded PWSI Courage 94 Red takes on No. 8 SOCA Lightning (Tyrell Park #1, 12 p.m.), while Richmond Kickers Elite takes on No. 4 ABGC Knights FC (Pine Ridge Park #4-Turf, 4 p.m.). No. 3 ABGC United Force, meanwhile, faces No. 6 Virginia Legacy SC Wizards (Pine Ridge Park #4-Turf, 12 p.m.), with No. 7 Beach FC U-18 Red taking on No. 2 Reston FC 94 (Tyrell Park #2, 12 p.m.).

On the girls’ side of the ledger, six of the top eight seeds still remain, including the top two. No. 1 Herndon Freedom 97G hosts No. 8 Loudoun 97G Red (Arrowbrook Turf #1, 4 p.m.) while No. 2 PWSI Courage 97G Red plays against Beach FC 97G Red (Tyrell Park #2, 2 p.m.).

In other U-15 Girls matchups:

• Richmond Kickers Elite vs. SYA Cardinals 97 Red (Braddock Park #7 Turf, 4 p.m.)

• Roanoke Star U-15 Girls Elite vs. Beach FC 97 Fyre (Roanoke College-Elizabeth Campus #1, 11 a.m.)

In the U-16 Girls bracket, after the upset of top-seed VSA Heat 96G in the last round, MPS 96 Force Green of McLean takes on No. 8 SOCA Storm (Spring Hill Rec USSF #5, 4 p.m.). No. 2 seed PWSI Courage 96 Red takes on FC Richmond Mystx 96, who defeated No. 7 Chesterfield United 96G ASL Academy 3-1 in the last round.

Other U-16 Girls matchups include:

• No. 5 Arlington SA Athletica Red vs. No. 4 Beach FC 96G Red

• No. 3 FASA Elite Impact 96 vs. No. 6 Richmond Kickers Elite

In U-17 Girls play, top-seed BRYC Elite hosts FASA Elite Impact 95, while No. 2 MPS Green Fury 95 of McLean hosts No. 7 Arlington SA Flame.

Other U-17 Girls quarterfinal play includes:

• SYA/FC Virginia Heat vs. No. 4 Richmond Kickers Elite (Ukrop Park #6, 11 a.m.)

• No. 3 PWSI Courage 95 Gold vs. No. 6 Loudoun 95G Red (Tyrell Park #2, 10 a.m.)

In U-18 Girls action, top-seed VSA Heat Blue hosts No. 8 Beach FC Red (Long Park #6 Turf, 3 p.m.). After upsetting No. 5 CYA Phoenix in the last round, Roanoke Star U-18 Elite plays against No. 4 Lee-Mount Vernon Patriots (Oakton HS #1, 4 p.m.).

The other U-18 Girls’ matchups include:

• No. 3 Richmond Kickers Elite vs. Central Virginia United U-18 Girls White (Ukrop Park #6, 11 a.m.)

• No. 7 SOCA Storm vs. No. 2 Herndon Firecats (Long Park #6 Turf, 1 p.m.)



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