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Preliminary play continues at 2011 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup

July 7, 2011 10:00 PM

Preliminary games day 2 of 3 complete
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DES MOINES, Iowa (July 8, 2011) – In the second day of preliminary games, the Under-14 through Under-17 Boys and Girls teams were looking to move one step closer to competing in the finals of the 2011 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup at the James W. Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines, Iowa. Not a single bracket in the tournament has seen two teams qualify to advance to the finals, so every game Saturday has championship implications.

For the second day in a row, the U-14 Boys teams started the day with lots of scoring. SB Select 96/97 Club Mexico (S-TX) had five different players score goals en route to a 7-0 victory over Azteca (KS). With six points, Club Mexico has secured a place in the final game. Corona Eagles (CA-S) kept its championship hopes alive with a 5-1 win over Var Swoosh (VA). Corona was led in scoring by Leobardo Bahena who netted two goals on the day.

United Futbol Club (CA-S) tallied its second win in as many days with a 4-1 victory over BSA Rage (EPA). Four different scorers found the net for the California team and United Futbol Club grabbed a seat in Sunday's final. In the other U-14 Girls game, Cassie Johnson scored the lone goal for Tri-State Premier (OH-S) to secure the 1-0 victory over LAFC Houstonians (S-TX).
U-15 Boys AVSC Ambush (TN) put its game with Next level Soccer Academy (NJ) out of reach quickly with three goals in the first 20 minutes of play. NLS got one back in the 72nd minute, but AVSC prevailed 3-1. After trailing for much of the game, Miami Beach Soccer (FL) leveled its game versus FC Porto (KS) at 1-1 on an 80th-minute goal by Otto Quiroz. Zach Huston of FC Porto restored his team's lead moments later and secured the 2-1 victory.
On the girls side, Premier FC Black (WA) continued its winning ways in Des Moines with a 6-1 victory over Capital United (ENY). Whitney Lowe scored a double for Premier FC and four other Washington players joined the score sheet. KC Fusion Cummings (KS) took an early 1-0 lead over Texas Rush Nike (S-TX) on a Vanessa Mann goal. Rush battled back and Josefina Mendizabal leveled the score before half. With five minutes to play, Mendizabal struck again and lifted her team to the 2-1 win.
Four goals by four players led U-16 Boys Club America Blue (CA-S) to its second win in as many days, beating Eagles FC United (EPA) 4-0. Holsten Valley FC (TN) overcame a 1-0 deficit to Imo's (MO) to tally its first win of the tournament with a 2-1 victory. Prince Kabadeh gave Imo's the 1-0 lead, but two goals from Chad Diminick gave Holsten Valley FC the victory.
Super Nova Elite (ID) doubled its win total today with a 2-0 victory over Penn legacy Black (EPA). Andrea Hill and Bethany Borup scored for Nova. In the other U-16 Girls game, Albion Hurricane FC (S-TX) won its first game of the weekend with a 2-1 win over Schaumberg Premier (IL). Daniela Colina and Taylor Gardner each scored to give AHFC a 2-0 lead before Alexa Ben got one back for Schaumberg premier in the 79th minute.
The two U-17 Boys games both finished with 1-1 scorelines, but featured plenty of late drama. A goal in the 6th minute by Brooke Moyer gave TSC FC Towamencin (EPA) a 1-0 lead over PQ Premier (CA-S). That lead held until stoppage time when PQ Premier was able to take advantage of a corner kick and Jonathan Perez buried the service to earn the 1-1 tie. Similarly, Indiana Invaders Black (IN) took a 1-0 lead over Arkansas Rush Nike (AR) on a 29th-minute goal by Ubaldo Diaz. With less than 10 minutes to play, Logan Hampton leveled for Rush as he followed up on a free kick and scored on the rebound.
The U-17 girls also played to two draws on day two. La Roca Premier DC (UT) tied Bucks Mont United Blazers (EPA) 1-1. Bucks Mont took a lead 30 minutes into the game when Megan Kelley found the net. McKenna Elliott tied the game on a 63rd-minute strike. In a hard-fought game, Ajax FC Chicago (IL) played to a 0-0 tie with Galaxy 94 Gold (GA). The bracket remains wide open as only one team has won a game and two teams have tallied two ties.
The final day of preliminary play begins at 8 a.m. tomorrow to determine which teams will compete for the title of 2011 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup Champion.
Day 2 scores | US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup
U-14 GIRLS LAFC Houstonians 97G (STX) 0 Tri-State Premier (OHS) 1
U-14 GIRLS BSA Rage (EPA) 1 United Futbol Club-White (CS) 4
U-14 BOYS SB Select 96/97 Club Mexico (STX) 7 Azteca (KS) 0
U-14 BOYS VAR Swoosh (VA) 1 Corona Eagles (CS) 5
U-15 GIRLS Texas Rush Nike 95/96 (STX) 2 KC Fusion - Cummings (KS) 1
U-15 GIRLS Capital United (ENY) 1 Premier FC Black (WA) 6
U-15 BOYS Miami Beach Soccer (FL) 1 FC Porto (KS) 2
U-15 BOYS Next Level Soccer Academy (NJ) 1 AVSC Ambush (CS) 3
U-16 GIRLS AHFC 95G BLue (STX) 2 Schaumburg Premier (IL) 1
U-16 GIRLS Penn Legacy Black (EPA) 0 Super Nova Elite (ID) 2
U-16 BOYS Holsten Valley FC 95 (TN) 2 Imo's (MO) 1
U-16 BOYS Eagles FC United (EPA) 0 Club America Blue (CS) 4
U-17 GIRLS Galaxy 94 Gold (GA) 0 Ajax FC Chicago (IL) 0
U-17 GIRLS Bucks Mont United Blazers (EPA) 1 La Roca Premier DC (UT) 1
U-17 BOYS Arkansas Rush Nike 94B (AR) 1 Indiana Invaders Black (IN) 1
U-17 BOYS TSC FC Townamerncin (EPA) 1 PQ Premier (CS) 1
Upcoming matches
Saturday, July 9 | James W. Cownie Soccer Park
8:00 AM U14 BOYS Corona Eagles (CS) Azteca (KS) 5
8:00 AM U14 BOYS VAR Swoosh (VA) SB Select 96/97 Club Mexico (STX) 4
8:00 AM U15 GIRLS Premier FC Black (WA) KC Fusion - Cummings (KS) 9
8:00 AM U15 GIRLS Capital United (ENY) Texas Rush Nike 95/96 (STX) 11
8:00 AM U15 BOYS AVSC Ambush (CS) FC Porto (KS) 8
8:00 AM U15 BOYS Next Level Soccer Academy (NJ) Miami Beach Soccer (FL) 10
8:00 AM U16 GIRLS Penn Legacy Black (EPA) AHFC 95G BLue (STX) 7
8:00 AM U16 GIRLS Super Nova Elite (ID) Schaumburg Premier (IL) 6
10:00 AM U14 GIRLS BSA Rage (EPA) LAFC Houstonians 97G (STX) 7
10:00 AM U14 GIRLS United Futbol Club-White (CS) Tri-State Premier (OHS) 6
10:00 AM U16 BOYS Club America Blue (CS) Imo's (MO) 5
10:00 AM U16 BOYS Eagles FC United (EPA) Holsten Valley FC 95 (TN) 4
10:00 AM U17 GIRLS La Roca Premier DC (UT) Ajax FC Chicago (IL) 9
10:00 AM U17 GIRLS Bucks Mont United Blazers (EPA) Galaxy 94 Gold (GA) 11
10:00 AM U17 BOYS PQ Premier (CS) Indiana Invaders Black (IN) 10
10:00 AM U17 BOYS TSC FC Townamerncin (EPA) Arkansas Rush Nike 94B (AR) 8
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