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Girls Nov 03, 2015

VA State Cup U15-U18 Girls: Arlington, Vienna, Loudoun, BRYC win titles

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The U-15 to U-18 Virginia State Cup girls champions were crowned on Sunday in Fredericksburg at the Virginia Soccer Training Center. Teams representing Arlington Soccer, Vienna Youth Soccer, Loudoun Soccer and BRYC took home the state championship trophies. See below for a recap of the weekend.

U-15

arlington_soccer_logoCYA logoChampion: Arlington Comets Red | Finalist: CYA Santos

U15 G – Arl v SOCA

Arlington Comets Red stormed past SOCA Elite 3-0 on Saturday in the U-15 semifinals and then tripled up CYA Santos 3-1 in the state title match on Sunday. Margaret McDonough sparked an Arlington attack which was clicking throughout the weekend, as the squad captured the state championship after falling in the finals last season.

CYA Santos reached the final with a narrow 3-2 win over NVSC Jr. Majestics 00 on Saturday.

+Read: VA State Cup U15-U18 Boys: Loudoun, McLean, SOCA win titles

U-16

VYS logoBeachFC LogoChampion: Vienna Youth Soccer Phoenix 99 | Finalist: Beach FC 99 Red

Vienna Youth Soccer Phoenix 99 used a pair of 1-0 victories during Final Four weekend to capture the state championship, knocking off Herndon United 99 in the semifinals and Beach FC 99 Red on Sunday in the final.

Rachel McFaul scored the lone goal of the match against Herndon and Whitney Wiley netted the only goal on Sunday against Beach FC, breaking the scoreless deadlock in the second half, and leaving it up to the back line to shut down the opposition for a second day in a row.  The Vienna defense did exactly that, earning its third consecutive clean sheet in the tournament.

U-17

Loudoun_Soccer_logo_new 433x500Annandale United LogoChampion: Loudoun 98 Red | Finalist: Annandale United FC 98

One of three Loudoun teams to win a state championship over the weekend, the 98 Red girls defeated Vienna Youth Soccer Thunder Black 1-0 in Saturday’s semifinals before outlasting Annandale United FC 98 on Sunday 2-1 with a second half game-winning penalty kick.

Goalkeeper Courtenay Kaplan made a series of fantastic saves in the championship for Loudoun, behind a strong back line anchored by Leah Deutsch, and Genevieve Foster, among others. Kaplan and the Red back line were just as dominant in the semifinal against Vienna, earning their fourth clean sheet in six games since the start of the group stage.

Atley Fortney had a goal in each game for Loudoun in their run to the title, including the game-winner with five minutes left in the semifinal. Annandale outscored Beach FC 3-2 in the semifinal round, scoring 15 goals in their previous five games before being held to a single goal against Loudoun.

U-18

BRYC Logopwsi-logo2014Champion: BRYC 97/98 Elite | Finalist: PWSI Girls 97 Red

 

BRYC netted a second half goal to overcome VSA Elite 97 by a 1-0 scoreline in the semifinals, then shut out PWSI 97 Red 2-0 in the championship match. BRYC’s defense recorded its third and fourth clean sheets of the State Cup since the start of group play, en route to capturing the U-18 girls title and earning a trip to Regionals.

Goalkeeper Taraneh Khayam along with defenders Keiley McCarthyKelsey KileyClaire Burke and the rest of the back line were consistently strong throughout the weekend for BRYC.

Flight B’s top seed PWSI 97 Red had shut out its three previous State Cup opponents leading into the title game, most recently a 2-0 blanking of Arlington Rowdies Red in the semifinals on Saturday.

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