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2009 US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Finals wrap up round robin games

July 17, 2009 10:00 PM
 
RALEIGH, N.C. (July 18, 2009) – Round robin play wrapped up today at the 2009 US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Finals at the WRAL Soccer Complex in Raleigh, N.C., featuring teams in the Under-14 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups.

Teams were looking for a wins in today's matches as the results determined their placement in the championship and consolation matches to be played tomorrow morning beginning at 8 a.m. 

In the morning match-up between the Under-14 Girls Premier FC (WA) and FC Stars of Massachusetts (MA), Premier had one win under their belt and the Stars were looking for their first of the tournament. Halle Burns netted an 8th minute goal for the Stars' early lead, which they held through the half. Teammate Heather Kings scored in the 45th minute and Sarah Kate Matthews solidified the Stars 3-0 victory in the 51st minute. Premier will play Little Illini (IL) in the championship match.

Los Alamitos Titans (CA-S) Under-14 Boys marked their second win of the day in the afternoon game against Rolla Knights (MO). The Knights looked to have an early upper-hand with a 5th minute Caleb Florence goal and by holding off the Titans offense until the 35th minute when Jose Garcia found the back of the net. Tied 1-1, the Titans were looking to solidify their win when Mario Cruz gave the Titans a 2-1 lead with his 56th minute goal. Titans' Alberto Filorio finalized the 3-1 victory with a shot late in the 70th minute. The Titans are set to play Hurst United FC (N-TX), a team that went undefeated in preliminary games, in the championship match tomorrow.

The Under-15 Girls game between Albion Hurricane (S-TX) and Kosmos Fire (E-NY) was evenly matched as the game was held at 0-0 until the 60th minute when Caroline Veliz netted one for the Kosmos. This marked the second win for the Kosmos at the Presidents Cup Finals, to put them into the championship match where they will face Rush (CA-S).

Coming off of a 2-0 win over Scott Gallagher (MO) Under-15 Boys, Thunder United (S-TX) was looking for their second win of the day as they played Lake Grove Vipers (E-NY). Thunder kicked the game off with an early goal in the 5th minute by Alan Cortinas and extended their lead to 2-0 when Cortinas netted a second goal in the 34th minute. Vipers fought back in the 57th minute with a shot from David Stroh, but it wasn't enough to mark one in the win column. Thunder got their second win of the day, 2-1 and a seat in the championship game facing Santa Barbara SC (CA-S).

In their final game of round robin play against Scott Gallagher (MO), Santa Barbara SC (CA-S) Under-15 Boys were looking to continue their undefeated streak at the Presidents Cup Finals. Gallagher's defense held off the Santa Barbara offense until the 34th minute when Ricky Lopez put one on the board in the 43rd minute, Troy Ritter extended the Santa Barbara lead to 2-0. Erick Cordova secured the 4-0 Santa Barbara lead with goals in the 60th and 68th minutes. Santa Barbara has only had one goal scored against them in round robin play and will play Thunder United (S-TX) in the Under-15 Boys championship game.

The Under-16 Girls Snohomish United Black (WA) and Wall Inferno (NJ) were each looking for their first win of the tournament in this morning's game. Snohomish opened with an early 8th minute Rachel Rinke goal, but Inferno hit the equalizer in the 31st minute thanks to a Mariah McKevitt goal. After the half, Rinke hit her second of the game to put Snohomish on top 2-1. Not long after, Inferno's Kelly Mitchell tied the game 2-2 in the 57th minute were it remained until the final whistle blew. The two teams will meet again in the consolation match.

The Under-16 Boys Mako United (FL) slotted their second win of the tournament in this morning's game against NWI United (IN). Dondre Manning hit Mako's sole goal in the 38th minute for the 1-0 win.

In the afternoon game, Mako tied Crusaders FC (MA) 2-2. Crusaders' Robert Lynch hit the first goal of the game in the 30th minute and Mako's Jacob Silverman nailed the 55th minute equalizer. Teammate Jermaine Hibbert gave Mako the 2-1 lead in the 58th minute, but Crusaders' Tyler Savonen tied it up in the 65th minute. The two teams will meet again in tomorrow's championship match. 

Coming off of an 8-0 victory in day one of play at the Presidents Cup Finals, Sachem FC (MA) Under-17 Girls was put to test in this morning's game against CFC United (CA-S). Karly Weeks opened the CFC scoring the 8th minute and Allyn Roberts continued to give CFC the 2-0 lead with a 20th minute goal. Sachem was able to come back with a 52nd minute goal for a 2-1 score, but Courtney Garrity secured the CFC 3-1 win with an 85th minute goal. This was not the final meeting for CFC and Sachem as they will meet in the championship match tomorrow at 10:15 a.m., and New Bern SC (NC) and FC Dallas 92 (N-TS) will play the consolation match.

Indiana Magic (IN) and Conquist America (CA-S) Under-17 Boys played a game of back and forth scoring in their afternoon meeting. Efren Cordova put Conquist on the boards in the 12th minute, followed by an Indiana goal in the 18th minute by Kenny Kollasch. Efren Cordova hit his second in the 27th minute for Conquist to go up 2-1 over Indiana. Nathan Williams hit the Indiana equalizer in the 45th minute, and then Conquist took the lead again with an Adrian Esparza 48th minute goal. Once again, Indiana found the equalizer with a Dobb Peterson 61st minute shot. Conquist took the 4-3 lead with Esparza's second goal in the 63rd minute. Sammy Cordova solidified the Conquist win in 72nd minute to take the 5-3 win.

Championship and consolation games begin at 8 a.m. tomorrow to name champions of the 2009 US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Finals.
 
US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Finals | Day 2 Results
 

Age Group Home   Away  
U-14 Boys  Region II (MO) Rolla Knights 1  Region III (N-TX) Hurst United FC 6
U-14 Boys  Region IV (CA-S) Los Alamitos Titans 2  Region I (E-PA) Wilson Jr. Soccer Club 1
U-16 Girls  Region II  (MI) West Michigan Fire Jrs 2  Region III (TN) MSC Lady Strikers 1
U-16 Girls  Region IV (WA) Snohomish United 2  Region I (NJ) Wall Inferno 2
U-15 Boys  Region II  (MO) Scott Gallagher 0  Region III (S-TX) Thunder United 2
U-15 Boys  Region IV (CA-S) Santa Barbara SC 1  Region I - (E-NY) Lake Grove Vipers 0
U-15 Girls  Region II (IN) Invaders 1  Region III (S-TX) Albion Hurricane 2
U-15 Girls  Region IV (CA-S) Rush 2  Region I (E-NY) Kosmos Fire 1
         
Age Group Home   Away  
U-16 Boys  Region II  (IN) NWI United 0  Region III (FL) Mako United 1
U-16 Boys  Region IV (CA-S) Bakersfield Brigade 3  Region I - (MA) Crusaders United 3
U-14 Girls  Region II  (IL) Little Illini 2  Region III (NC) Greenville Stars 1
U-14 Girls  Region IV (WA) Premier FC 0  Region I (MA) FC Stars of Mass 3
U-17 Boys  Region II  (IN) Indiana Magic 2  Region III (NC) CASL Premier 2
U-17 Boys  Region IV (CA-S) Conquist America 1  Region I - (ML) Spartans FC 5
U-17 Girls  Region II  (NC) (WC) New Bern SC 0  Region III (N-TX) FC Dallas 92 2
U-17 Girls  Region IV (CA-S) CFC United 3  Region I (MA) Sachem FC 1
         
Age Group Home   Away  
U-14 Boys  Region III (N-TX) Hurst United FC 4  Region I (E-PA) Wilson Jr. Soccer Club 0
U-14 Boys  Region II (MO) Rolla Knights 1  Region IV (CA-S) Los Alamitos Titans 2
U-16 Girls  Region III (TN) MSC Lady Strikers 3  Region I (NJ) Wall Inferno 3
U-16 Girls  Region II  (MI) West Michigan Fire Jrs 3  Region IV (WA) Snohomish United 0
U-15 Boys  Region III (S-TX) Thunder United 2  Region I - (E-NY) Lake Grove Vipers 1
U-15 Boys  Region II  (MO) Scott Gallagher 0  Region IV (CA-S) Santa Barbara SC 4
U-15 Girls  Region III (S-TX) Albion Hurricane 0  Region I (E-NY) Kosmos Fire 1
U-15 Girls  Region II (IN) Invaders 1  Region IV (CA-S) Rush 5
         
Age Group Home   Away  
U-16 Boys  Region III (FL) Mako United 2  Region I - (MA) Crusaders United 2
U-16 Boys  Region II  (IN) NWI United 1  Region IV (CA-S) Bakersfield Brigade 4
U-14 Girls  Region III (NC) Greenville Stars 1  Region I (MA) FC Stars of Mass 0
U-14 Girls  Region II  (IL) Little Illini 1  Region IV (WA) Premier FC 2
U-17 Boys  Region III (NC) CASL Premier 0  Region I - (ML) Spartans FC 2
U-17 Boys  Region II  (IN) Indiana Magic 3  Region IV (CA-S) Conquist America 5
U-17 Girls  Region III (N-TX) FC Dallas 92 0  Region I (MA) Sachem FC 2
U-17 Girls  Region II  (NC) (WC) New Bern SC 1  Region IV (CA-S) CFC United 4

US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Finals Championship Schedule

      Age Group Home Away Field
F   8 a.m. U-15 Girls Region I (E-NY) Kosmos Fire Region IV (CA-S) Rush 14
C   8 a.m. U-15 Girls Region II (IN) Invaders Region III (S-TX) Albion Hurricane 15
F   8:15 a.m. U-14 Boys Region IV (CA-S) Los Alamitos Titans Region III (N-TX) Hurst United FC 16
C   8:15 a.m. U-14 Boys Region II (MO) Rolla Knights Region I (E-PA) Wilson Jr. Soccer Club 2
C    8:15 a.m. U-16 Girls Region IV (WA) Snohomish United Region I (NJ) Wall Inferno 8
F   8:15 a.m. U-16 Girls Region III (TN) MSC Lady Strikers Region II (MI) West Michigan Fire Jrs 7
C    8:25 a.m. U-16 Boys Region II (IN) NWI United Region IV (CA-S) Bakersfield Brigade 9
F   8:25 a.m. U-16 Boys Region I (MA) Crusaders United Region III (FL) Mako United 10
F   10 a.m. U-15 Boys Region III (S-TX) Thunder United Region IV (CA-S) Santa Barbara SC 14
C   10 a.m. U-15 Boys Region II (MO) Scott Gallagher Region I (E-NY) Lake Grove Vipers 15
F   10 a.m. U-14 Girls Region II (IL) Little Illini Region IV (WA) Premier FC 16
C   10 a.m. U-14 Girls Region I (MA) FC Stars of Mass Region III (NC) Greenville Stars 2
F   10:15 a.m. U-17 Girls Region I (MA) Sachem FC Region IV (CA-S) CFC United 7
C   10:15 a.m. U-17 Girls Region II (NC) (WC) New Bern SC Region III (N-TX) FC Dallas 92 8
C   10:25 a.m. U-17 Boys Region IV (CA-S) Conquist America Region III (NC) CASL Premier 9
F   10:25 a.m. U-17 Boys Region II (IN) Indiana Magic Region I (ML) Spartans FC 10
             
F = Final        
C = Consolation        

For complete standings and schedule of games, click here.

Champions of the Presidents Cup Finals will be named on Sunday, July 19. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org/Presidentscup/ or www.USYouthSoccer.org.
 
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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. 

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