FRISCO, Texas (Sept. 21, 2020) — The US Youth Soccer South Atlantic Conference, managed by EDP Soccer, saw teams in the 13U and 14U age groups take the fields Sept. 19-20 to play their second weekend of the Fall 2020 season. These early season matchups are beginning to set the stage for which teams will be battling it out for their spot at top of the table come season’s end.
The South Atlantic Conference is one of 13 National League Conferences, which each provide top teams with an opportunity to advance to their respective USYS Regional Championships. For teams in the South Atlantic Conference, these games are part of the road to the 2021 USYS Eastern Regional Championships, which will take place June 25-July 1, 2021 at Tuckahoe Turf Farms in Hammonton, N.J.
In the 13U Girls Premier I Division, Lancaster Elite Atoms traveled to Keystone FC Premier 08G, in a game that would see one team go top of the table after Week 2. After a hard-fought 70 minutes, Lancaster Elite Atoms came out on top with a 2-1 final to move into first place with six points. Center Midfielders Nikki Nguyen and Regan Taylor each scored for Lancaster Elite in the victory.
“Keystone did a good job capitalizing early against us on a set play. Our girls continued to play attacking possession soccer and created a lot of opportunities,” Lancaster Elite Atoms head coach Chau Nguyen said. “We were fortunate to find the back of the net twice to bring home the win.”
After defeating Benfica Academy in their first 14U Boys match of the season, Maryland International 2007 Boys visited Penn FC Youth 2007 Black and came away with a 1-0 win. The victory allowed Maryland International to maintain its spot at the top of the 14U Boys Premier I Division standings with six points from its first two matches.
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