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Semifinals match-ups decided at 2019 US Youth Soccer Southern Presidents Cup
Schedules, Scores and Standings
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Round Rock, TX (June 14, 2019) – Semifinals match-ups are set at the 2019 US Youth Soccer Southern Presidents Cup presented by Chipotle in Round Rock, TX. The five-day event, which takes place June 12-16, kicked off Wednesday with 13U through 18U Boys and Girls teams starting the action at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex and Old Settlers Park.
The event features more than 130 US Youth Soccer boys and girls teams competing for a regional title and a chance to advance to the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 10-14 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Semifinal matches will take place on Saturday, June 15, and regional champions will be crowned following final matches on Sunday, June 16.
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.
Preliminary Round Recaps:
United Stars Miami (FL) finishes at the top of Group A with a 3-0 record after a 5-1 win against KSA 06 Boys (TN). Khaled Saavedra netted a hat trick for Stars to go with goals from Rodney Gonzalez an Alvaro Sandoval. Anders Deets scored the lone goal for KSA. In the other Group A match, 06 WFC Raleigh Gold (NC) used goals from Davis Wallace, Ken Vasquez Alonzo and Steven Jackson II to win 3-0 over LA Fire 06 White (LA). Dallas Rebels finished at the top of Group B after Angel Cruz scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win against OK Energy FC Central Navy (OK). Miners FC 06 (TX-S) rounds out the group winners after a big win against FCD Central Arkansas 06 Red (AR).
Cape Corals Cyclones (FL) improved to 4-0 at the top of Group A after a 6-2 win against CFC Redstar 06 Elite (GA). Sophia Kerns recorded a hat trick, while Zaira Mitchell, Ellie Miller and Sierra Straley also found the back of the net for Cape Corals, while Lillian Robinson and Siri Stenslie scored for Redstar. Bentonville FC Prodigy (AR) notched its first win of the tournament with a 3-1 win against GCR 06 Red (AL). Bentonville’s Sofia Suchara earned a pair of goals to go with a third from Graci Jones, and Elizabeth Hope scored for GCR. Karina Peat, Minnie Kelly and Zoe Finelli all scored as 06 WHYFC 07 White (NC) advanced to the semifinals with a 3-0 win against USAMP Stars (SC). WHYFC will face Impact FC 06 Bertelsen (TX-N) in the semifinals after the North Texas side won 4-0 against OK Energy FC Central Green (OK) courtesy of goals from Brooke Bowman, Sadie Paul and a pair from Vivian Geesbreght.
PSG Homestead (FL) is headed to the semifinals after a 1-0 win against MSC Strikers (TN) as William Assee was the only player to find the back of the net. Goals from Aldo Hernandez, Brandon Garcia and Miguel Madrigal propelled OKC United FC Mejia (OK) to a 3-0 win over Bentonville FC Prodigy (AR) and a spot in the semifinals. FC Lil Warryors 05 (TX-N) captain Jose Pantoja moved to the top of the age group in goals scored with his fourth and fifth goals in a 3-0 win against LA Fire 05 Black (LA). Juan Sanchez netted the third goal as the North Texas side finished with a 3-0 record and a bid to the semifinals. Fellow Group C side Katy Premier Diamond (TX-S) rounded out the semifinals teams after a strong win over VHSC Steamers 05 Black II (AL).
FC Westlake 05 Red (TX-S) finished at the top of Group B with a 2-0 win against Texarkana SC 05/06 (AR) courtesy of goals from Caye Kalbacher and McKenna Kerns. FC Westlake’s semifinals match will be a Texas Derby as Sparta FC (TX-N) joins them in the semifinals after Madison Bourzikas scored her fifth goal of the tournament in a 1-0 win against CASA Pride 05 (SC). In Group A, OEFC Central Green’s (OK) Erin Melot scored the only goal in a 1-0 win against 2005 MFCY (TN). 05 MYSA Lady Eagles (NC) sits in second place in the group after Lauren Flowers and Audrey Hupman each netted a pair of goals to combine with Molly Widderich’s goal in a 5-0 win against MUFC -5 (AL).
FC Dallas ETX 04 Premier (TX-N) finished group play with a 3-0 record after Joseph Spalding, Luke Hunsinger and Uriel Barroso all scored in a 3-1 win against HSC PSG Academy (FL). PSG’s Luis Lozano scored the first goal against FC Dallas ETX in the defeat. Gustavo Lopes found the back of the net twice to go with goals from Gabriel Ocaris Salcedo and Hector Serrano Aguilar as R9 Ronaldo Academy (FL) advances to the semifinals with a 5-0 win against DC Galaxy (MS). A Jasper Cain brace combined with goals from Colin Gormley and Ty Cope as Group C leaders OEFC Central 04 Green (OK) won 4-0 against CRFC Sky 04 (SC). 04 NCF GUSA Gold (NC) advances to the semifinals as a wildcard after Gabriel Wagner’s goal was the difference in a 1-0 win against LA Fire 04 White (LA).
MSC Lady Strikers Premier (TN) secured a semifinals spot with a 3-1 win over CYES 04 Fusion Johnson (FL) as Abby Stephens first scored for the Tennessee side before Katie Cotten found the back of the net twice. Town and Country 04 Emeralds (TX-S) also used a two-goal win to secure its group as Megan McNaughton and Ava Reddoch both scored in a 2-0 win against OK Energy FC West (OK). 04 CR Burgundy Rapids (NC) and KEFC (TX-N) drew on the first day of the play before rattling off consecutive wins to secure spots in the semifinals. Lane Hathaway scored her fifth and sixth goals of the tournament and Jordan Villemagne contributed a two-goal effort in a 5-1 Rapids win against Forza Sports Academies 04 Black (TX-S), while KEFC defeated Covington YSA Tigers 04/05 2-1 courtesy of a pair of goals from Merari Salcedo.
For complete event results for the Southern 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 http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/presidents-cup.
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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