Day 4 of 6
Schedules, Scores and Standings
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ARVADA, Colo. (June 17, 2016) – Quarterfinals matches are in the books at the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup with winners advancing to the semifinals in Arvada, Colo. Boys and Girls teams in the Under-13 through Under-17 age groups have funneled down from 120 teams to 40 hoping to obtain a regional title and a berth to the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 14-17 in Tulsa, Okla. 2016 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships teams in the Under-12 Boys and Girls age groups are also competing at the Region IV Presidents Cup.
The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is designed for teams seeking additional challenges to play for a national title against teams of similar abilities. The cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie and community from the state to regional to national levels of US Youth Soccer.
2016 Region IV Presidents Cup Quarterfinal Results
After a scoreless regulation and extra time, Real Colorado Red 01/02 (CO) and Pacific Northwest 01 Blue decided who would advance to the semifinals via kicks from the mark with the victor ultimately being PacNW prevailed. Pateadores Irvine White (CA-S) outlasted Alaska Rush 02 (AK) 4-2 to book a ticket to the semifinals. The Southern California side received goals from Ashley Zanelli and Autumn Tan Torres, while Rush's Julia Stanton and Allison Green found the back of the net.
FC Warrios Red 02 (NV) jumped out to a 1-0 lead against undefeated Utah Storm Premier Loreen (UT) in the 25th minute courtesy of Angelica Gutierrez's goal, but Utah would respond early in the second half with a goal from Ciena Woods. The match appeared to be headed to extra time, but Racquel Whatcott's point-blank goal off a pass from the left flank gave Storm the 2-1 win and a trip to the semifinals. Facing off against Storm will be Arizona Hammers 02 (AZ), who had a little late-game magic of its own during a 2-1 win over local side CO Storm Castle Rock Select (CO). Claudia Lizbeth Corral Diaz broke through in the 17th minute for Arizona, but Hannah Mares would respond 11 minutes later to knot things up at one. Lorraine Pedroza Montoya was the hero for Arizona as her goal in the 70th minute put her team through to the next round.
Heat FC 01 BM (NV) and West Coast FC Murphy (CA-S) will meet in the semifinals after both sides secured 3-0 victories in the quarterfinals. Heat FC defeated Alaska Eclipse (AK) thanks to Robyn Neville’s goal and Drew Morby’s fourth and fifth goals of the tournament, while West Coast won in similar fashion against Bozeman Blitzz FC (MT) with Kaitlyn LaBella scoring in the sixth minute paired with Meagan Rowlett’s brace.
Colorado Storm South 01 Select (CO) edged out a 1-0 victory over Spokane Shadow Ogami (WA) as Paige Venrick scored the match’s only goal in the 52nd minute. SoCal Rush put forth an impressive effort against Players 01 Elite (NV) to the tune of a 6-0 win. Kelsey Bryant scored a pair of goals in the fifth and 31st minutes, and Melody Landphear scored four goals to put her at eight for the tournament.
Both Snohomish United (WA) and Players Elite AP (NV) used 2-1 wins to earn a spot in the semifinals. Snohomish United got off to a strong start against MSC United (AZ) thanks to Emanuel Vallejo’s goal in the eighth minute. The lead would last for almost the entirety of the game, until MSC’s Zachary Miller scored his sixth goal of the tournament in the 70th minute. However, Hayden Rubio’s goal would ensure United’s spot in the next round just two minutes after Miller’s goal. Players got out to a 2-0 lead on Fire FC 01 Blue (UT) within the first 21 minutes with goals coming from Efrain Mayorga and Alfredo Robles. Fire’s Marcos Romero would cut the Nevada side’s lead in half, but the comeback attempt would only get that far as the match ended 2-1.
Antelope Valley Predators (CA-S) dealt CASA Thunder (CO) its first loss of the tournament with a 3-1 win in the quarterfinals. Goals from Juan Garcia, Walter Perez and David Jerez Molina helped to build a 3-0 lead for the Predators. CASA would get on the board in the 74th minute when Rodrigo Garcia found the back of the net, but it was too little too late as the Predators will take on Gremio FC (UT) in the semifinals. Gremio used a 64th minute goal from Alfredo Cano to get past Porterville United Black (CA-N).
West Coast Covina FC Elite (CA-S) made it four wins in four days after defeating WPFC White (WA). Diego Virgen began the scoring for West Coast in the 35th minute, and Guillermo Camacho doubled West Coast’s lead in the 76th minute. Camacho’s goal would prove crucial as Sahanie Shell would find the back of the net for WPFC in the 86th minute, but the Washington side was unable to find an equalizer. Real Colorado Olympico (CO) would get off to a similar 2-0 start against Las Vegas Mobsters (NV) in the second quarterfinal match thanks to goals from Aaron Makikalli and Evan Stockmore. The Mobsters would bring the lead back to one with a goal from Jesus Cisneros, but Real’s defense would hold strong to secure a date with West Coast in the semifinals.
The other semifinals match will feature two Utah teams as both Rampage 99 Black SC/TL (UT) and Fire FC Blue 99 (UT) won their respective quarterfinal matches. Rampage used goals from Madison Clark and Grayson Charlton to defeat CV San Jose Earthquakes 98 White (CA-N). The final quarterfinal match had a bit more drama as regulation would not be enough time to separate BSC Newberg 98 Black (OR) and Fire FC Blue 99 (UT). Newberg would break the scoreless stalemate nine minutes into the match with Ricardo Espinoza’s goal, but Yetzel Oswaldo Carillo Ayungua would equalize for Fire in the 82nd minute. Both teams would score goals in stoppage time as Erick Dominguez Jacob scored for Fire, and Nic Carsh found the back of the net for Newberg. Carillo Ayngua would score right before the first period of extra time, and the Fire defense would hang on for the 3-2 victory.
2016 Region IV Championships Quarterfinal Results
Eastside FC 03 Red A (WA) looked to be headed to the semifinals after the age-group’s leading scorer, Mia Ammons netted a pair of first-half goals against CO Storm South 04 Select (CO). However, the second half would belong to the Storm with goals coming from Peyton Parsons and Clara Heistermann, which sent the match into extra time. Anna Lantz scored the lone goal of extra time for Storm to give the hometown side a berth to the semifinals. Facing off against Storm in the semifinals will be LVPSA 04 Red (NV) thanks to a 1-0 win over Rush 04 (HI). Karina Gonzalez scored the match’s only goal, and the Nevada side produced its second shutout of the tournament to take the win.
Scottsdale Soccer 04 Blackhawks Chapman (AZ) and San Diego SC 2003 Academy Navy (CA-S) traded goals twice in regulation before needing kicks from the mark to determine the winner. Trinity Coker and Sophia Vivar scored for San Diego SC, while Scottsdale’s goals came courtesy of Mia Sowders and Farrah Walters. After scores a scoreless extra time, Scottsdale’s keeper came up with a big save and the Arizona side converted their kicks to advance to the semifinals. Rounding out the semifinals group is Arsenal FC Elite (CA-S), which has yet to concede a goal in the first four games. Today they defeated La Roca RH (UT) 5-0 with goals coming from Alexandra Carvetta, Jacqueline Duarte and Isabella Duarte to go with Gianna Bonnett’s brace.
SD Surf Academy Select (CA-S) and Santa Clara Sporting 03 Green (CA-N) would need kicks from the mark to decide who would advance to the semifinals as regulation and extra time ended in a 2-2 draw. Andrew Huerta began the scoring just five minutes into the match, but five minutes later Michael Sherlock netted the equalizer for Surf. It was Surf’s turn to go up a goal when Wyatt Gardner beat the keeper in the 33rd minute. Santa Clara would not go down easy, and were rewarded when Huerta netter his second of the game and seventh of the tournament in the 55th. Surf would eventually prevail in kicks from the mark to move on to the next round. A late goal from Peter Carricker allowed Seattle United to join Surf in the semifinals with the Washington side defeating Legacy Red 04 (AZ) 2-1. Seattle took the lead in the 34th minute when Samuel Thompson found the back of the net, but Marco Perez would respond early in the second half for Legacy, but Carriker’s goal would break the tie and give Seattle the lead for the remainder of the match.
A Jack Bowers hat trick and Evan Rotundo’s goal propelled Albion SC White (CA-S) to a 4-0 victory over Crossfire Premier (WA). Bowers and Rotundo are now tied for the second-most goals in the age group with six. Colorado Storm Select (CO) took the final semifinals slot with a 1-0 win over previously undefeated NM Rush Barcelona Black (NM). Joshua Dermer’s 30th minute goal was the first goal the New Mexico side conceded, and was enough to send Storm to the next round.
For complete tournament results for Region IV Presidents Cup, click here. For more information on all US Youth Soccer Regional and National Presidents Cup events, click here, or 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.