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Final pairings determined at 2011 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup

July 8, 2011 10:00 PM
Preliminary games day 3 of 3 complete
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DES MOINES, Iowa (July 9, 2011) –
Preliminary play concluded today at the 2011 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup at the James W. Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines, Iowa, determining final pairings for tomorrow's championship and consolation matches. Region IV led with the way with eight teams qualifying for the championship games. Region I and Region II each send three teams and Region III sends two to play in the championship matches.
Having already qualified for the Under-14 Boys championship game, SB Select 96/97 Club Mexico (S-TX) tallied its third win in as many days as it beat Var Swoosh (VA) 4-1. Kyle Livsey scored the lone goal for Swoosh and Miguel Garza led Club Mexico with two goals. Azteca (KS) and Corona Eagles (CA-S) met to decide Club Mexico's opponent in the championship game. Corona Eagles scored first with Ehi Aigberomwanisibor's 22nd-minute strike. Alan Sanchez scored twice for Azteca to give his team the halftime lead. Facing a 3-2 deficit late in the game, Justin Kafoury was the hero for Corona Eagles as he scored in stoppage time to level the score at 3-3 and send the California team to the championship game.
The girls side of the draw saw BSA Rage (EPA) beat LAFC Houstonians (S-TX) 3-1. After an early Rage goal, Daisy Mendoza scored the equalizer for LAFC in the 20th minute. Two more Rage goals in the first half by Hannah Racis and Carly Kauffman lifted the team to the win. In what turned out to be a preview of Sunday's final game, United Futbol Club (CA-S) beat Tri-State Premier (OH-S) 2-1. Mikayla Casey scored a pair of first-half goals for United FC and Alison Franke's 45th-minute goal for Tri-State proved to be the goal that sent her team to the final over Rage based on goal differential.
The U-15 Boys bracket had three teams vying for a place in Sunday's final game. FC Porto (KS) and AVSC Ambush (CA-S) played to a 0-0 tie. With the point, AVSC secured a place in the final. The next field over, Zachary Weyand's 49th-minute goal proved the game winner for Next Level Soccer Academy (NJ) as they tallied a 1-0 win over Miami Beach Soccer (FL). The three points also earned NLSA a spot in the final game on Sunday.
Capital United (ENY) earned its first win of the weekend with a 1-0 victory over Texas Rush Nike 95/96 (S-TX). Lindsay Mulligan scored the lone goal for Capital United. Trying to play its way into the U-15 Girls championship game, KC Fusion – Cummings (KS) took a 1-0 lead over Premier FC Black (WA) on Megan Woolley's 49th-minute goal. Premier FC leveled in the 62nd minute on a Gabriela Pelogi goal and the game finished as a 1-1 draw. The teams will meet again in the championship game.
With a place secured in the U-16 Boys championship, Club America (CA-S) continued its winning ways with a 3-0 win over Imo's (MO). Armando Flores led Club America with two goals. Holsten Valley FC 95 (TN) and Eagles FC United (EPA) played to determine Club America's opponent in the final. Eagles FC was victorious thanks to goals by Peter Kemery, Cameron Hoffman and Harley Weigle. Austin Waddell scored the lone goal for Holsten Valley in the 3-1 loss.
Albion Hurricane FC (S-TX) played its way into the U-16 Girls championship game with a 2-0 win over Penn Legacy (EPA). Hannah Briggs scored both goals for AHFC, who now faces a day one rematch against Super Nova Elite (ID) in the final. On day three, Super Nova was firing on all cylinders as Alyssa Graham scored a hat trick to lead her team to an 8-0 over Schaumberg Premier (IL).
Sitting atop the U-17 Boys group going into final day of preliminary games, TSC FC Towamencin (EPA) beat Arkansas Rush Nike 94B (AR) 1-0 thanks to a Jacob Barlow goal in the 58th minute. In the other group match, Torrey DaArmas was the hero for PQ Premier (CA-S) as he scored in the 90th minute to send his team to the championship game in a 1-0 victory over Indiana Invaders Black (IN).

Galaxy 94 Gold (GA) played to its third draw in as many days as it tied 1-1 with Bucks Mont United Blazers (EPA). Alicia Velasquez gave Bucks Mont the 1-0 lead in the 9th minute, but Ashley Vaitis equalized for Galaxy in the 73rd. Ajax FC Chicago (IL) took a 1-0 lead just before half over La Roca Premier (UT). Needing at least a tie for a chance to play in the championship game, La Roca equalized in the 51st minute on a Morgan Whitfield goal. La Roca then secured a spot in the championship game on Ivee Barton's 88th-minute. The two teams will meet again in the championship game.
Championship and consolation matches begin at 8 a.m. tomorrow to name the 2011 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup Champions.
Day 3 Results | US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup

U-14 GIRLS BSA Rage (EPA) 3 LAFC Houstonians 97G (STX) 1
U-14 GIRLS United Futbol Club-White (CS) 2 Tri-State Premier (OHS) 1
U-14 BOYS VAR Swoosh (VA) 1 SB Select 96/97 Club Mexico (STX) 4
U-14 BOYS Corona Eagles (CS) 3 Azteca (KS) 3
U-15 GIRLS Capital United (ENY) 1 Texas Rush Nike 95/96 (STX) 0
U-15 GIRLS Premier FC Black (WA) 1 KC Fusion - Cummings (KS) 1
U-15 BOYS Next Level Soccer Academy (NJ) 1 Miami Beach Soccer (FL) 0
U-15 BOYS AVSC Ambush (CS) 0 FC Porto (KS) 0
U-16 GIRLS Penn Legacy Black (EPA) 0 AHFC 95G BLue (STX) 2
U-16 GIRLS Super Nova Elite (ID) 8 Schaumburg Premier (IL) 0
U-16 BOYS Eagles FC United (EPA) 3 Holsten Valley FC 95 (TN) 1
U-16 BOYS Club America Blue (CS) 3 Imo's (MO) 0
U-17 GIRLS Bucks Mont United Blazers (EPA) 1 Galaxy 94 Gold (GA) 1
U-17 GIRLS La Roca Premier DC (UT) 2 Ajax FC Chicago (IL) 1
U-17 BOYS TSC FC Townamerncin (EPA) 1 Arkansas Rush Nike 94B (AR) 0
U-17 BOYS PQ Premier (CS) 1 Indiana Invaders Black (IN) 0
Championship matches
Sunday, July 10 | James W. Cownie Soccer Park

8:00 AM U-16 BOYS PQ Premier (CS) TSC FC Townamerncin (EPA) 9
8:10 AM U-14 BOYS Corona Eagles (CS) SB Select 96/97 Club Mexico (STX) 6
8:15 AM U-16 GIRLS AHFC 95G BLue (STX) Super Nova Elite (ID) 8
8:25 AM U-16 BOYS Eagles FC United (EPA) Club America Blue (CS) 5
10:00 AM U-15 BOYS Next Level Soccer Academy (NJ) AVSC Ambush (CS) 7
10:10 AM U-14 GIRLS Tri-State Premier (OHS) United Futbol Club-White (CS) 6
10:15 AM U-15 GIRLS KC Fusion - Cummings (KS) Premier FC Black (WA) 11
10:25 AM U-16 GIRLS Ajax FC Chicago (IL) La Roca Premier DC (UT) 9

Consolation matches
Sunday, July 10 | James W. Cownie Soccer Park

8:00 AM U-16 BOYS Indiana Invaders Black (IN) Arkansas Rush Nike 94B (AR) 4
8:10 AM U-14 BOYS VAR Swoosh (VA) Azteca (KS) 10
8:15 AM U-16 GIRLS Penn Legacy Black (EPA) Schaumburg Premier (IL) 7
8:25 AM U-16 BOYS Imo's (MO) Holsten Valley FC 95 (TN) 11
10:00 AM U-15 BOYS Miami Beach Soccer (FL) FC Porto (KS) 5
10:10 AM U-14 GIRLS LAFC Houstonians 97G (STX) BSA Rage (EPA) 10
10:15 AM U-15 GIRLS Texas Rush Nike 95/96 (STX) Capital United (ENY) 8
10:25 AM U-16 GIRLS Bucks Mont United Blazers (EPA) Galaxy 94 Gold (GA) 4

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