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A thunderous day 2 at the US Youth Soccer Region III Championships

June 17, 2011 10:00 PM

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 18, 2011)
– The US Youth Soccer Region III Championships continued on a day of storms and sun today at the Richard Siegel Soccer Park in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Early morning thunder added drama to the event as players competed in day two of preliminary games, setting themselves up for a possible quarterfinal berth. More than 100 college coaches have taken in games at the Region Championships, scouting some of the top talent in the area. After today's weather issues caused a four hour delay in games, tomorrow's matches will follow true to schedule, beginning at 8 a.m. CT and continuing throughout the day with the final matches beginning at 8 p.m.
Before the storms rolled in, the Dallas Texans Red 96 (TX-N) scored a pair of goals in each half to come away with a 4-3 victory over Vestavia Steamers 96 Black of Alabama. After after falling behind in the first half, Vestavia player Nathanael Dauphin punched in three consecutive goals to give his team a 3-2 in the sixtieth minute. But it wasn't enough as the Dallas Texans scored in twice in six minutes to reclaim the lead and secure the victory.
Despite numerous scoring chances in the game, CESA 95 Premier (SC) and NYSA Celtic 96 Green (OK) played to a 0-0 draw. The first half was evenly matched, but in the second half CESA created the better opportunities. Some unlucky bounces, the goal posts and the crossbar kept CESA from netting a goal and earning three points.
Hometown team Brentwood 96 Premier (TN) scored late in the second half to draw 1-1 with GSA 96 Phoenix Red (GA). GSA scored in stoppage time in the first half to claim the 1-0 lead. Instead of hanging their heads, the Brentwood 96 Premier players continued to fight and scored in the seventy-fourth minute against the run of play. Brentwood now sits atop its pool going into the final day of preliminary games.
Mississippi Chicago Fire Juniors 96 Premier (MS) scored two first-half goals against IMG Soccer Academy (FL) to take a 2-0 lead into half-time. Gregory Nickles opened the scoring with a goal in the fourteenth minute. Joshua Stowers doubled the Mississippi Fire lead with a goal in the thirty-third minute. If the first half belonged to Fire, the second half belonged to IMG, who scored two goals of its own in the last 15 minutes of play to steal a 2-2 draw.
After waiting through a weather delay, the U-16 Girls took the field Saturday afternoon. NWA Lightning Strikers (AR) proved that lightning can strike twice, scoring two goals on their way to a 2-0 victory over Mississippi Chicago Fire Juniors 95G Premier (MS).

GSA 95 Phoenix Red (GA) followed up a big win on day one with a win over Gulf Coast United Futbol Club (MS). Rachel Garcia opened the scoring in tenth minute and Lauren Tanner added two second half goals to lead GSA. Tanner is now the top scorer in the age group with five goals in two days.
Concorde Fire South Elite (GA) got out to an early lead over FC Alliance 95G Black (TN) when Savannah Jordan scored in the fourteenth minute. FC Alliance leveled with a forty-second minute goal by Summer Lanter. Twenty minutes later, Allison Wetherington put away the game winner for Concorde Fire in the sixty-third minute.

Defending National Champion Sting 95 (TX-N) won their second game in as many days with a 2-0 victory over BUSA 95 ECNL (AL) on Saturday. Morgan Williams scored a first half goal and Britt Blackwell added one in the second half to place Sting 95 at the top of its pool going into the last day of preliminary games.

Today's scores:
TX-N Sting 97 5 FL Bay United Sharks 0
MS GCU Dynamo Blue 1 PLW1 Lonestar 97G Red 3
PLC1 97G FC Alliance Black 2 AR LRFC97Girls 0
NC 96 CASL Spartan Elite Black G 2 SC SCU/MP 96 Girls Elite 1
AL Auburn Thunder 97G 1 TX-S AHFC 97G 3
LA 97G Louisiana Fire Blue 4 TN Brentwood 97 Premier 0
PLE2 96 CSA Charlotte SA Predators 0 OK Hurricane FC 97 Rhein 2
GA GSA 97 Phoenix Red 3 PLE1 Sunrise-Weston Sting 96/97 0
GA Concorde Fire Elite 2 NC 96 CASL Chelsea 1
MS MS JFC/Fire 97 Boys Premier 0 AR NWA Lightning Strikers 97B 1
TX-N Dallas Texans 97 Boys Red Dallas 2 TN Harpeth FC 97 Boys Black 0
PLW2 LAFC Houstonians 97 5 AL VHSC Steamers 97 Black 0
OK TSC 97 Boys White 0 SC CESA 96B Premier 2
PLW1 FC Dallas 97B Premier 2 PLE1 West Pines Black 1
LA 97B LA Fire Red 0 PLC1 Brentwood 97 Boys Premier 2
TX-S Lonestars 97B Red 1 FL SAA Real Madrid Miami 0
PLE2 AFC 96 Elite 2 OK North OKC OFC 96 White 0
AL BUSA 96 2 TX-N Sting 96 4
AR Little Rock FC '96 Girls 0 TX-S Lonestars 96 G Red 7
NC 95 CASL Spartan Elite Black 3 PLC1 TNFC Impact 0
MS MS/JFC Fire '96 Girls Premier 1 LA MSC Lakers 96 Girls 1
GA Atlanta Fire United 96 Elite 4 FL West Pines United FC 95/96 1
SC CESA 95 G Premier 0 PLW1 D'Feeters '96 1
PLE1 NASA '14 Elite 1 TN FC Alliance 96 Black 0
AL Vestavia Steamers 96 Black 3 TX-N Dallas Texans Red 96b 4
SC CESA 95 Premier 0 OK NYSA Celtic 96 Green 0
TN Brentwood 96 Premier 1 GA GSA 96 Phoenix Red 1
MS MS/JFC Fire 96 Premier 2 FL IMG Soccer Academy 2
AR Arkansas Comets 96B Navy 0 NC 95 CASL Elite 5
PLW2 Texans 96 Houston 4 LA 96B LA Fire Blue 1
PLE1 West Pines United U15 Black 1 PLC1 Tennessee Rush 96 Nike 0
TX-S LAFC Houstonians '96 0 PLW1 Solar Chelsea 96 Boys 2
OK Hurricane FC 95 Shubert 6 LA 95G Louisiana Fire Red 0
SC CESA 94 Premier 0 NC 94 CASL Spartan Elite Black 1
TX-S Lonestars 95 Red 3 FL Ponte Vedra Storm 0
PLE2 94 Charlotte SA Predator 0 PLW1 D'Feeters '95 0
MS MS/JFC Fire 95G Premier 0 AR NWA Lightning Strikers 2
PLE1 GSA 95 Phoenix Red 3 PLC1 Gulf Coast United Futbol Club 0
TN FC Alliance 95G Black 1 GA Concorde Fire South Elite 2
AL BUSA 95 ECNL 0 TX-N Sting 95 2
PLW1 Solar 95 Boys 1 MS GCU Dynamo U16 Boys Blue 1
TX-S AHFC 95B 0 TN Brentwood 95 Premier 1
FL Weston 94/95 Pre Academy 2 PLC1 FC Alliance 95B Black 1
OK OK Texans 95 0 PLW2 Texans 95 Houston 0
SC CESA 94 Premier 0 LA BRSC/CSC Alliance 0
NC 94 HFC Red 2 AR Ft. Smith Express '95 Boys 1
GA Concorde Fire South Elite 2 PLE1 HC UNITED RED  2
TX-N Solar Red 95 2 AL HFC 95 Boys Blue 0
PLC1 Central Jackson Soccer Organization  1 FL Florida Rush Nike 3
PLE1 JYSC Fury 1 TN FC Alliance '94 black 0
AR Arkansas Comets 1 MS GCU Dynamos 0
NC 93 CASL Elite 1 OK TSC 94 Black 5
LA BRSC 94 Black 0 AL Vestavia Steamers 94 2
PLW2 Texans 94 Houston 1 TX-N TFC94 Boys 1
PLW1 Dallas Texans Red-Dallas 1 TX-S San Antonio Texans 94B Red 0
SC CESA 93 Boys Premier 1 GA Cobb FC Premier 0
PLE1 Team Boca 4 TX-S Lonestar 93 G Red 3
PLC1 FC Allaince 93g Black 0 AL BUSA 93 ECNL 5
GA 93 GSA Phoenix Red 0 TN Brentwood 93 Premier 0
OK OFC 93 0 SC CESA 92 Girls Premier 1
PLW1 D'Feeters 93 2 FL Ponte Vedra Storm 4
PLE2 Concorde Fire Elite R3PL 1 NC 92 CASL Spartan Elite 0
TX-N Dallas Texans 93 Red  7 TN Murfreesboro Lady Strikers 93 0
AR Maumelle Hurricanes93 1 LA Mandeville Lakers 5
TN Tennessee Rush Nike  4 PLW1 Tulsa Nationals 0
GA Alpharetta Ambush 93 Red 3 AL VHSC 93 Steamers Black 0
FL Team Boca 2 PLC1 Brentwood 93 Premier 0
OK TSC 93 Red 6 TX-N Dallas Texans 93B Red West 3
TX-S Eclipse 93 Premier 1 NC 92 TFC Triangle FC Navy 3
AL HFC 93 BLUE 0 GA GSA 93 Phoenix Red 4
SC CESA 92 Boys Premier 3 GA NASA 11 Elite 1
LA Chicago Fire Jrs. LA 5 AR LRFC 93 Blue 0
**For scores for the 10 p.m. games, please check the US Youth Soccer website. 

The top 184 US Youth Soccer boys and girls teams from 12 State Associations that make up US Youth Soccer Region III compete for the regional title.

Regional winners of the Under-14 through Under-19 brackets earn a berth to the 2011 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Phoenix, Ariz., July 26-31 at Reach 11 Sports Complex.
The US Youth Soccer National Championships will consist of US Youth Soccer Regional Champions in the Under-14 through Under-19 Boys and Girls age groups as well as the US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the Under-15 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups to complete the field of 60 teams. 

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About the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series – The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. The yearlong competition begins with over 185,000 players in the US Youth Soccer State Championships.  These champions and selected wildcard teams, through US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues, advance to compete in one of four the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions (U-14 through U-19) from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships.  The Under-15 through 17 Boys and Girls age groups have two teams representative of the US Youth Soccer National League, in which the top two teams in each gender age group earn a direct path to the national championships. Overall the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides the nation's top collegiate coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country.
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