Va. State Cup: Top seeds pick up wins
By Jimmy LaRoue
None of the top eight seeds in the Virginia State Cup boys’ brackets lost in action over the weekend.
Most of the girls’ brackets did not play last weekend, except the Under-17s, in which lower seeds took the field. U-18 boys will be off this weekend.
With the weather cooperating thus far, quarterfinals in each division are scheduled for Oct. 13. No State Cup games will be played during the Columbus Day weekend on Oct. 6-7.
In U-15 boys, No. 1 FC Richmond Magic defeated Roanoke Star Elite 5-1, No. 2 Arlington Impact Red defeated Arlington Impact White 3-0, No. 3 Chantilly Strikers won 4-0 over Sterling Power Orange 97. No. 4 Barca 97 Elite dominated in a 10-0 win over Chesapeake United SC Rage. No. 5 Loudoun 97B Red had among the closest encounter among seeded teams, pulling out a 4-3 win over Cheseapeake United SC Fury. No. 6 Lee-Mount Vernon Soccer Club Patriots 97 Red won 5-2 over Loudoun 97B Black, No. 7 Virginia Rush Nike defeated Richmond Strikers Elite 2-0 and No. 8 McLean MPS Legend Green won 1-0 over Richmond Kickers Elite.
• U-16 Boys: No. 1 Beach FC 96B Red 3-0 over Richmond Kickers Elite, No. 2 Herndon Boca Juniors 2-0 over Richmond Strikers Elite, No. 3 Arlington Strikers Red 10-1 over PWSI Courage 96 Red, No. 4 BRYC Elite 96 5-0 over BRYC 96 Elite Blue, No. 5 Virginia Rush U-16 Nike 2-1 over Herndon United, No. 6 Team America FC 96 1-0 over Chesterfield United 96B ASL Academy, No. 7 NVSC Jr. Royals 96 2-0 over ABGC United Spartans, No. 8 FC Richmond Magic 96 8-0 over Augusta FC 96BR
• U-17 Boys: No. 1 Loudoun 95B Red 7-1 over Augusta FC 95BR, No. 2 ABGC Hawks 2-0 over Roanoke Star U-17 Boys Elite, No. 3 Beach FC 95B Red 3-0 over PWSI Courage 95B White, No. 4 Arlington Suprema Inferno 1-0 over Richmond Kickers Elite, No. 5 FC Richmond Magic 3-0 over Chesterfield 95B ASL Academy, No. 6 Churchland Junkyard Dawgs Elite 1-0 over Winchester United 95B, No. 7 BAC Real Blue 3-1 over Richmond Strikers Elite, No. 8 FASA Elite 4-1 over Central Virginia United U-17 Boys Elite.
U-18 Boys: No. 1 PWSI Courage 95B Red 3-1 over Fredericksburg Phoenix Orange (OT), No. 2 Reston FC 94 9-0 over Chesapeake United SC Burn, No. 3 ABGC United Force 3-2 over Roanoke Star Elite, No. 4 ABGC Knights FC 1-0 over Loudoun 94B Red, No. 6 Virginia Legacy SC Wizards 2-1 over Richmond Strikers Elite, No. 7 Beach FC U-18 Red Boys 6-0 over Lee-Mount Vernon SC Patriots Red, No. 8 SOCA Lightning 5-0 over Chesterfield United 95B ASL Academy (Note: No. 5 BRYC 94 Elite fell in the opening round 2-1 to Beach FC 94B Black)
U-17 Girls: Lower seeds played this past weekend, with the top seeds joining the knockout competition this coming weekend.