Preliminary games complete at the 2017 US Youth Soccer Region II Presidents Cup

 
 

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Preliminary games complete at the 2017 US Youth Soccer Region II Presidents Cup

Schedules, Scores and Standings
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (June 17, 2017) – As preliminary games wrapped up Saturday at the 2017 US Youth Soccer Region II Presidents Cup in Overland Park, Kan., the remaining teams will prepare to move on to the final stages of the event on Sunday.  

On Sunday, the 13U through 14U boys and girls teams, along with the 15U boys age group, will compete in semifinal matchups at the Overland Park Soccer Complex. Meanwhile, boys and girls teams in the 16U, 17/18U and 18U age groups, along with the 15U girls, will battle for the Region II Presidents Cup title. 

The event began with over 110 boys and girls teams, in the 13U through 17/18U age groups from US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest). These regional winners will earn a berth to the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, which will take place July 12-16 in Auburndale, Fla. The Region II Presidents Cup also includes a separate set of 18U boys and girls age groups.

As Kansas Youth Soccer is the host for the event, the other State Associations represented include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio North, Ohio South, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup offers teams the challenge of experiencing different types of play by competing from state to regional to national levels. The Presidents Cup provides teams with a progressive, competitive experience that highlights competition, camaraderie and community.

Sunday’s Semifinal Matches: 

Division Home Team Away Team Field Time
13U Boys Lex Rebels (NE) Columbus East FC (OH-S) Field 5 10:00 AM
13U Boys VSA 04 Premier (IA) Elkhart Flames Soccer Club (IN) Field 6 10:00 AM
13U Girls Impact GFC (OH-S) Iowa Rush (IA) Field 8 10:00 AM
13U Girls Pegasus FC 2004 Red (IL) 04 Kansas Rush Wichita (KS) Field 9 10:00 AM
14U Boys Sporting Wichita Rojos (KS) Ela Elite (IL) Field 3 9:00 AM
14U Boys Chicago Fire Juniors South 03 (IL) JUSC Premier (IA) Field 4 9:00 AM
14U Girls FC United 2003 Predator (IL) Chicago City SC Elite (IL) Field 4 11:00 AM
14U Girls Ohio Celtic Alliance 03 Black (OH-S) VSA 03 Premier (IA) Field 3 11:00 AM
15U Boys OHA Stars FC (NE) Lou Fusz Soccer Club (MO) Field 3 1:00 PM
15U Boys Goshen Stars 02 Red (IN) NCU Select (IL) Field 4 1:00 PM


Sunday’s Championship Matches:

Division Home Team Away Team Field Time
15U Girls Black Hills Rapids Select (SD) Puma FC Academy Chelsea (KS) Field 6 11:45 AM
16U Boys Lou Fusz Soccer Club (MO) Bolingbrook Raiders (IL) Field 5 12:00 PM
16U Girls Westside United 01 Green (IN) CWSC Academy Elite 01 (OH-S) Field 2 11:30 AM
17/18U Boys Goshen Stars 00 Red (IN) Rockford Raptors 2000 (IL) Field 1 1:00 PM
17/18U Girls Eclipse (IL) Illinois Fusion (IL) Field 1 9:00 AM
18U Boys Sporting BV Bayern Munich (KS) CKSC Kickers (OH-N) Field 2 9:30 AM
18U Girls FC United 1999 Select Red (IL) KC Fusion Matthews 99 (KS) Field 1 11:00 AM
 

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Preliminary Round Recaps:

13U Boys
Lex Rebels (NE), Columbus East FC (OH-S) and VSA 04 Premier (IA) each went undefeated in the preliminary round to land them spots in the 13U semifinals. With a 2-1-0 record and the most goals scored in the age group, Elkhart Flames Soccer Club (IN) earns a semifinal spot. Christopher Hernandez has scored six of Elkhart Flames’ 10 goals. Lex Rebels and VSA have yet to allow a goal into their nets, while Columbus East has only allowed one. In addition, Columbus East’s Khadar Ali and VSA’s Mitchell Dickson have each scored three goals. With the age group’s three top scorers playing in the semifinals, the games could be tough battles.

13U Girls
While Impact GFC (OH-S) heads into the semifinals undefeated, Iowa Rush (IA) and Pegasus FC 2004 Red (IL) each go in with 2-0-1 records. Iowa Rush did not allow any goals in the group stage, and Impact and Pegasus only allowed one goal each. 04 Kansas Rush Wichita (KS), who finished group play with a 2-1-0 record and 11 goals, will also compete in the semifinals. Kansas Rush’s Grace Long and Rose Loyal each contributed two goals to the 11 total.

14U Boys
Sporting Wichita Rojos (KS), Ela Elite (IL) and Chicago Fire Juniors South 03 Pre-Academy (IL) each gained three wins, earning them seats in the 14U boys semifinal matches. JUSC Premier (IA) will also join the three teams in the semifinal round after going 2-1-0 in group play. Ela Elite totaled eight goals without allowing one in, and Matthew Geisel netted three of those goals. For Chicago Fire, Alexander Gonzalez scored five of the team’s 10 goals.

14U Girls
FC United 2003 Predator (IL) finished the preliminary round as the Group A leader after gaining three victories, tallying 13 goals and preventing any goals to enter its own net. With four goals, FC United’s Roxana Zieba is tied for first among the 14U girls top scorers. While FC United will be a team to look out for in the semifinals, Chicago City SC Elite (IL), VSA 03 Premier (IA) and Ohio Celtic Alliance 03 Black (OH-S) will also battle for a spot in the championship match. Ohio Celtic Alliance sneaks into the semifinal round with a 2-1-0 record, and Julianna Williams scored three of the team’s nine goals. Chicago City and VSA each hold 2-0-1 records, and coming from Group B, the teams tied each other, 1-1, on Thursday.

15U Boys
OHA Stars FC (NE) and Goshen Stars 02 Red (IN) finished the preliminary games as group leaders with three wins and 15 goals each. Goshen Stars’ Ariel De La Paz Olea is the current 15U boys leading scorer with four goals, and right behind him is OHA’s Noor Hassan with three goals. Lou Fusz Soccer Club Winkelmann (MO) and NCU 2002 Select (IL) are also among the top teams in the age group as the teams each finished the preliminary round with 2-0-1 records. As the top teams from Group B, Lou Fusz and NCU tied each other, 0-0, on Friday. All four teams are one step closer to earning a berth at the National Presidents Cup, but they will first have to get past the semifinal matches.

15U Girls
The two top teams to come out of the 15U girls age group includes Black Hills Rapids Select – Burgundy (SD) and Puma FC Academy Chelsea (KS). Both teams have identical statistics with 2-0-1 records and 10 goals scored. Black Hills’ Ellie Schad is currently tied for first on the 15U girls top scorers list as she netted four goals over the course of the three preliminary games. The two teams will face each other in the championship match on Sunday.

16U Boys
Lou Fusz Soccer Club-Carotenuto (MO) and Bolingbrook Raiders (IL) are the two 16U boys teams to move past the preliminary round and into the final matches. Bolingbrook Raiders attained 1-0 victories for each of the three consecutive games and for an undefeated record. On the other side, Lou Fusz won Group A with a record of 2-0-1. Isaac Hoog has contributed two of Lou Fusz’s four total goals, while Bolingbrook Raiders’ Carlos Sagols has also scored two.  

16U Girls
Westside United 01 Green (IN) and CWSC Academy Elite 01 (OH-S) both enter the championship match with 2-0-1 records. Westside United’s Haley Stoutamyer has tallied five of the team’s eight total goals and stands on top of the 16U girls top scorer list. CWSC’s three goals have come from Samantha Kessler, who scored two, and Sophia Blasi. LG Celtics First XI 01-02 (IL) also came close to having a spot in the final match with its 2-0-1 record. Despite tying Westside United on Thursday, goal differential took precedence and allowed Westside United to go through to the finals.

17/18U Boys
After three days of preliminary games, Rockford Raptors 2000 (IL) will face Goshen Stars 00 Red (IN) in the 17/18U boys championship match. Rockford Raptors go into the final game with three wins, 13 goals and only one scored against them. For Goshen Stars, it was a close call as the Indiana side and Black Hills Rapids (SD) each held a 2-1-0 record. However, as Goshen Stars defeated Black Hills earlier in the week, Goshen Stars finds itself in the final game. Fernando Romo has scored four goals for Goshen Stars and leads the age group.

17/18U Girls
In the 17/18U girls age group, Eclipse (IL) went undefeated throughout the event to top Group A. Eclipse totaled 12 goals with three goals against in the preliminary round. As Riley Harmon scored five of those 12 goals, she leads the 17/18U girls scoring list. Facing Eclipse in the 17/18U final match is a fellow Illinois team, Illinois Fusion (IL). Illinois Fusion picked up two wins and a tie to stay afloat and earn a spot in the championship game. The team only allowed one goal during the three preliminary games.

18U Boys
Both of the teams who will face each other in the 18U boys final Sunday, Sporting BV Bayern Munich (KS) and CKSC Kickers (OH-N), went undefeated in group play and neither team has any goals scored against them. CKSC piled on 16 goals in the three games. Rylan Wikle scored three of the 16 goals, while Gary Browning, Chandra Kafley and Mac Nagel each added two goals to the list. Sporting BV’s Ian Harmon contributed three goals to the team’s four total goals.

18U Girls
After crossover play between groups in the 18U girls age group, KC Fusion Matthews 99 (KS) and FC United 1999 Select Red (IL) earned the most points in their respective groups to make it to the final match. The two teams faced each other on Saturday, and FC United came out on top after a 2-0 victory, but KC Fusion will look to reverse the decision on Sunday. FC United is the only team in the age group without a loss and without any goals scored against them.

For complete event results for Region II Presidents Cup, click here. For more information on all US Youth Soccer Regional and National Presidents Cup events, visit the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Homepage at www.USYouthSoccer.org/PresidentsCup.

Note:  The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is a separate series of events from the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.

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