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2011 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup concludes in Iowa

July 9, 2011 10:00 PM
 
Final games complete

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DES MOINES, Iowa (July 10, 2011) – Eight teams have gone on to claim the 2011 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup titles today, in the Under-14 through Under-17 boys and girls age groups, at the James W. Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines, Iowa. Five of the eight champions heralded from Region IV, while Region I claimed two championships and Region II one.

2011 National Presidents Cup Champions
Under-14 Girls
United Futbol Club-White
Cal-South
Under-15 Girls
KC Fusion – Cummings
Kansas
Under-16 Girls
Super Nova Elite
Idaho
Under-17 Girls
La Roca Premier
Utah
Under-14 Boys
Corona Eagles
Cal-South
Under-15 Boys
AVSC Ambush
Cal-South
Under-16 Boys
Eagles FC United
Eastern-Penn
Under-17 Boys
TSC FC Towamencin
Eastern-Penn
 
On day one of U-14 Boys play, SB Select 96/97 Club Mexico (S-TX) beat Corona Eagles (CA-S) on a pair of late goals. On finals day, Leobardo Bahena of the Corona Eagles scored in the 30th minute to give his team a 1-0 lead into halftime. Gustavo Chavez's strike for Corona Eagles in the 47th minute sealed the 2-0 victory.

United Futbol Club White (CA-S) capped off the week with its fourth win in as many days, and a championship, as it triumphed 1-0 over Tri-State Premier (OH-S) in the U-14 Girls final. Danielle Tilton scored for United Futbol Club just one minute from the end of the first half, and her goal was all her team needed to raise the trophy on Sunday.
 
Next Level Soccer Academy (NJ) earned its way into the championship game with a big win on Saturday and faced an undefeated AVSC Ambush (CA-S) in the U-15 Boys final. After giving up an early goal, Tejan Walcott netted the equalizer for NLSA in the 7th minute. The rest of the game belonged to AVSC Ambush as they went on to win 6-1, highlighted by Andy Tenas Albeno's double.
 
The final in the U-15 Girls bracket was a rematch of a day 3 draw between Premier FC Black (WA) and KC Fusion Cummings (KS). Ali Smith scored in the first five minutes and the last five minutes of the championship game to lift KC Fusion to the 2-0 victory.
 
U-16 Boys Eagles FC United (EPA) avenged an earlier 4-0 loss to Club America Blue (CA-S) on Sunday with a 3-to-2 win on finals day. With less than 20 minutes to play and the game tied at 2-2, Eagles FC United captain Peter Kemery beat the Club America keeper to give his team the 3-2 lead. That goal proved the game and tournament winner.
 
Super Nova Elite (ID) came into finals day having won all three U-16 preliminary matches. Albion Hurricane FC 95-G Blue (S-TX) was hoping for a different result against the familiar opponent. After no goals in regulation, Claire Goss and Amanda Jones each scored for Super Nova in the first period of extra time to claim the championship for their team with a 2-0 victory.
 
In the U-17 Boys bracket, TSC FC Towamencin (EPA) had given up only one goal all tournament, and that was to its finals day opponent PQ Premier (CA-S). TSC gave up no goals on Sunday and goals by Brian Zolot and Jacob Barlow in the 9th and 40th minutes lifted the team to the championship.
 
U-17 Girls champion La Roca Premier (UT) was used to playing with its back against the wall. It took late-game heroics at the regional tournament for this team to qualify for the National Presidents Cup and it needed a late result against Ajax FC Chicago (IL) on the final day of preliminary games for the chance to play for the championship. In a rematch of that game, La Roca was victorious Sunday with a 3-1 win over Ajax. Kassandra Anderson, Jaedyn Gochis and Gabby Valdez scored for La Roca in the win.
 
 
Championship matches | National Presidents Cup

AGE AWAY SCORE HOME SCORE
U-14 GIRLS Tri-State Premier (OHS) 0 United Futbol Club-White (CS) 1
Goal Scorers: UFC - Danielle Tilton (34:00)
U-14 BOYS Corona Eagles (CS) 2 SB Select 96/97 Club Mexico (STX) 0
Goal Scorers: Corona - Leobardo Bahena (30:00), Gustavo Chavez (47:00)
U-15 GIRLS KC Fusion - Cummings (KS) 2 Premier FC Black (WA) 0
Goal Scorers: KC Fusion - Ali Smith (2:00) (77:00)
U-15 BOYS Next Level Soccer Academy (NJ) 1 AVSC Ambush (CS) 6
Goal Scorers: AVSC - Roberto Gonzalez (5:00), Christian Perez (34:00), Carlos Gonzalez (39:00), Angel Torres (69:00), Andy Tena Albneo (77:00) (79:00); NLSA - Tejan Wlacott (7:00)
U-16 GIRLS AHFC 95G BLue (STX) 0 Super Nova Elite (ID) 2
Goal Scorers: Super Nova - Claire Goss (85:00), Amanda Jones (92:00)
U-16 BOYS Eagles FC United (EPA) 3 Club America Blue (CS) 2
Goal Scorers: Eagles FC - Alec Kunzweiler (2:00), Connor Greiss (56:00), Peter Kemery (64:00); Club America - Genaro Molina (42:00), Jose Montesdeoca (61:00)
U-17 GIRLS Ajax FC Chicago (IL) 1 La Roca Premier DC (UT) 3
Goal Scorers: La Roca - Kassandra Anderson (6:00), Jaedyn Gochis (16:00), Gabby Valdez (40:00); Ajax FC - Jillian Hetfleisch (33:00)
U-17 BOYS PQ Premier (CS) 0 TSC FC Townamerncin (EPA) 2
Goal Scorers: TSC - Brian Zolot (9:00), Jacob Barlow (40:00)
 

Consolation matches | National Presidents Cup
 
AGE AWAY SCORE HOME SCORE
U-14 GIRLS LAFC Houstonians 97G (STX) 4 BSA Rage (EPA) 1
U-14 BOYS VAR Swoosh (VA) 1 Azteca (KS) 6
U-15 GIRLS Texas Rush Nike 95/96 (STX) 2 Capital United (ENY) 1
U-15 BOYS Miami Beach Soccer (FL) 0 FC Porto (KS) 4
U-16 GIRLS Penn Legacy Black (EPA) 0 Schaumburg Premier (IL) 0
U-16 BOYS Imo's (MO) 2 Holsten Valley FC 95 (TN) 0
U-17 GIRLS Bucks Mont United Blazers (EPA) 5 Galaxy 94 Gold (GA) 1
U-17 BOYS Indiana Invaders Black (IN) 0 Arkansas Rush Nike 94B (AR) 0
 
For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org/Presidentscup/.
 
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About the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup - The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to US Youth Soccer teams from the state to regional to national level.  The Presidents Cup gives players an additional opportunity to compete against teams from across the country at a high level for the joy and the challenge of the game.  It provides the chance to experience a unique US Youth Soccer event with camaraderie, community and competition through sport. 

About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.

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