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Chase for Region III Championships kicks off in Murfreesboro

June 17, 2011 10:00 PM
 
Preliminary games day 1 of 3

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Schedules and scores
http://tournaments.usyouthsoccer.org/events/2011-Region-III-Championships/

MURFREESBORO,
Tenn. (June 17, 2011) – More than 180 teams, including three defending 2010 US Youth Soccer National Champions and six Regional Champions, kicked off the 2011 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships today at Richard Siegel Soccer Park in Murfreesboro, Tenn. All but one defending Regional Champion won their first game in the tournament. Defending Regional and National Champion Solar 94 Red (TX-N) was the lone defending champion to fall on day one, losing 4-1 to local team Brentwood 94 Girl Premier (TN). #usysncs

In the Under-14 Boys bracket, the Dallas Texans 97 Boys (TX-N) team started its quest for a regional championship with an early goal by Samuel Valadez in the sixth minute of their game versus SAA Real Madrid (FL). Valadez followed up with another goal in the fourteenth minute. SAA Real Madrid from Florida got a goal back before half, but the Dallas Texans added two more goals in the second half to secure a 4-1 win.
 
On the next field over, Lonestars Red (TX-S) and local team Harpeth FC (TN) battled to a 1-1 tie. The second half began and ended with goals, with Jose Cervantes netting a goal for Lonestars in the thirty-seventh minute. Harpeth FC leveled the score in dramatic fashion on a PK in the sixty-ninth minute, just before the final whistle.
 
FC Dallas 97 Boys Premier (TX-N) gave an emphatic opening statement in the tournament with two first half goals versus 97 Boys LA Fire Red (LA). Edgar Mata added a hat trick in the second half to two other second half goals by FC Dallas to secure a 7-0 victory.
 
In a battle of Premier League qualifying teams, West Pines United (FL) beat Brentwood 97 Boys (TN) 3-1. Ricardo Oliveros scored twice for West Pines in the first half and Louis Brown added a third for his team in the second half. Jonathan Heckman scored for Brentwood in the last minute of the game, but West Pines United held on for the win.
 
On the U-15 Girls' side, Atlanta Fire United 96 Elite (GA) scored early and often en route to a 9-0 victory over Little Rock FC 96 (AR). Emily Kuelbs and Grace Damarska each netted two goals for Atlanta Fire United. The team will look to continue their goal scoring throughout the rest of the tournament.
 
Two second-half goals lifted the Lonestars 96 Red (TX-S) to victory over West Pines United FC 95/96 (FL). Lonestars player Mikaela Harvey scored in the forty-third minute and again in the seventy-fifth to lead her team on day one.
 
A hard-fought game between CESA 95 G Premier (CS) and NASA 14 Elite of (GA) ended in a 1-1 tie. Sarah Renfro of CESA opened the scoring with a strike in the twelfth minute. Leigh Purinton leveled the score with a goal in the nineteenth minute for NASA 14 Elite. The two teams each had scoring chances throughout the rest of the game but could not capitalize.
 
D'Feeters 96 (TX-N) scored three first half goals and followed up with three second half goals on its way to a 6-0 victory over FC Alliance 96 Black (TN) on day one. D'Feeters was led by Kristina Schulz, who scored twice in the first half.
 
 
Today's scores…

U-14 GIRLS
REP HOME SCORE REP AWAY SCORE
PLC1 97G FC Alliance Black 0 SC SCU/MP 96 Girls Elite 2
OK Hurricane FC 97 Rhein 0 GA GSA 97 Phoenix Red 2
AR LRFC97Girls 0 NC 96 CASL Spartan Elite Black G 6
PLE2 96 CSA Charlotte SA Predators 1 PLE1 Sunrise-Weston Sting 96/97 0
AL Auburn Thunder 97G 0 LA 97G Louisiana Fire Blue 2
TX-S AHFC 97G 2 TN Brentwood 97 Premier 0
PLW1 Lonestar 97G Red 1 FL Bay United Sharks 1
MS GCU Dynamo Blue 0 TX-N Sting 97 5
U-14 BOYS
REP HOME SCORE REP AWAY SCORE
OK TSC 97 Boys White 0 GA Concorde Fire Elite 1
FL SAA Real Madrid Miami 1 TX-N Dallas Texans 97 Boys Red Dallas 4
TX-S Lonestars 97B Red 1 TN Harpeth FC 97 Boys Black 1
LA 97B LA Fire Red 0 PLW1 FC Dallas 97B Premier 7
PLC1 Brentwood 97 Boys Premier 1 PLE1 West Pines Black 3
SC CESA 96B Premier 1 NC 96 CASL Chelsea 4
AR NWA Lightning Strikers 97B 0 PLW2 LAFC Houstonians 97 1
MS MS JFC/Fire 97 Boys Premier 0 AL VHSC Steamers 97 Black 3
U-15 GIRLS
REP HOME SCORE REP AWAY SCORE
AR Little Rock FC '96 Girls 1 GA Atlanta Fire United 96 Elite 9
AL BUSA 96 2 PLE2 AFC 96 Elite 0
TX-S Lonestars 96 G Red 2 FL West Pines United FC 95/96 0
SC CESA 95 G Premier 1 PLE1 NASA '14 Elite 1
PLW1 D'Feeters '96 6 TN FC Alliance 96 Black 0
TX-N Sting 96 5 OK North OKC OFC 96 White 0
NC 95 CASL Spartan Elite Black 4 MS MS/JFC Fire '96 Girls Premier 2
PLC1 TNFC Impact 3 LA MSC Lakers 96 Girls 2
U-15 BOYS
REP HOME SCORE REP AWAY SCORE
TX-N Dallas Texans Red 96b 2 SC CESA 95 Premier 4
AL Vestavia Steamers 96 Black 3 OK NYSA Celtic 96 Green 0
TN Brentwood 96 Premier 3 MS MS/JFC Fire 96 Premier 1
GA GSA 96 Phoenix Red 0 FL IMG Soccer Academy 0
NC 95 CASL Elite 2 LA 96B LA Fire Blue 0
AR Arkansas Comets 96B Navy 4 PLW2 Texans 96 Houston 1
PLE1 West Pines United U15 Black 0 TX-S LAFC Houstonians '96 1
PLC1 Tennessee Rush 96 Nike 1 PLW1 Solar Chelsea 96 Boys 6
U-16 GIRLS
REP HOME SCORE REP AWAY SCORE
PLE1 GSA 95 Phoenix Red 4 TN FC Alliance 95G Black 0
MS MS/JFC Fire 95G Premier 0 OK Hurricane FC 95 Shubert 7
PLC1 Gulf Coast United Futbol Club 1 GA Concorde Fire South Elite 3
AL BUSA 95 ECNL 1 PLE2 94 Charlotte SA Predator 1
TX-N Sting 95 1 PLW1 D'Feeters '95 0
AR NWA Lightning Strikers 4 LA 95G Louisiana Fire Red 3
SC CESA 94 Premier 0 TX-S Lonestars 95 Red 0
NC 94 CASL Spartan Elite Black 2 FL Ponte Vedra Storm 0
U-16 BOYS
REP HOME SCORE REP AWAY SCORE
LA BRSC/CSC Alliance 1 AR Ft. Smith Express '95 Boys 2
PLW1 Solar 95 Boys 1 TX-S AHFC 95B 3
MS GCU Dynamo U16 Boys Blue 3 TN Brentwood 95 Premier 1
PLC1 FC Alliance 95B Black 0 PLW2 Texans 95 Houston 0
FL Weston 94/95 Pre Academy 1 OK OK Texans 95 1
U-17 GIRLS
REP HOME SCORE REP AWAY SCORE
FL Lady Renegades 6 LA 94G Louisiana Fire Red 1
AR NWAL 94G Strikers Black 0 OK OFC 94 Girls 10
MS MS JFC/Fire 94G PL 0 PLE1 NASA 12 Elite II 5
PLW1 Solar 94 Red 1 TN Brentwood 94 Girl Premier 4
SC CESA 93 Girls Premier 1 NC 93 CASL Spartan Elite Black 0
TX-N Dallas Texans 94 Girls Red Dallas 0 TX-S Challenge 94 0
GA United FA 94 Elite 3 AL BUSA 94 ECNL 1
PLC1 Collierville SA 94 Lady Lobos Blue 5 PLE2 Florida Rush 93/94 Nike Premier Girls 2
U-18 GIRLS
REP HOME SCORE REP AWAY SCORE
PLE2 Concorde Fire Elite R3PL 0 TX-N Dallas Texans 93 Red  0
FL Ponte Vedra Storm 3 AL BUSA 93 ECNL 0
NC 92 CASL Spartan Elite 4 SWC Murfreesboro Lady Strikers 93 0
AR Maumelle Hurricanes93 0 PLE1 Team Boca 7
LA Mandeville Lakers 0 TX-S Lonestar 93 G Red 4
PLW1 D'Feeters 93 4 PLC1 FC Allaince 93g Black 0
GA 93 GSA Phoenix Red 5 OK OFC 93 2
TN Brentwood 93 Premier 1 SC CESA 92 Girls Premier 2
U-18 BOYS
REP HOME SCORE REP AWAY SCORE
TX-N Dallas Texans 93B Red West 1 TN Tennessee Rush Nike  1
AR LRFC 93 Blue 0 TX-S Eclipse 93 Premier 2
OK TSC 93 Red 1 PLW1 Tulsa Nationals 1
AL VHSC 93 Steamers Black 1 FL Team Boca 0
GA Alpharetta Ambush 93 Red 2 PLC1 Brentwood 93 Premier 1
LA Chicago Fire Jrs. LA 2 NC 92 TFC Triangle FC Navy 4
AL HFC 93 BLUE 0 SC CESA 92 Boys Premier 6
GA GSA 93 Phoenix Red 0 GA NASA 11 Elite 0
U-19 GIRLS
REP HOME SCORE REP AWAY SCORE
TX-N Dallas Texans 92 Girls Red Dallas 1 GA GSA 92 Phoenix Red 0
OK TSC Hurricane 93 Shubert 0 FL HCU (formerly RSL) 2
TN Brentwood 92 Premier 0 NC 91 Triangle FC Navy Girls 1
GA Cobb FC Lady Chiefs 94 Premier 0 TN '92 Lady Lobos 4
TX-N Sting 92G 1 OK West Side Alliance 92G 0
U-19 BOYS
REP HOME SCORE REP AWAY SCORE
MS MS JFC/ Fire U19 2 TX-S Lonestars 92B Red 3
LA LA FIRE RED 2 NC 91 CASL Chelsea 1
TX-N DallasTexans 92 - Dallas 3 SC  SCU/MP 91 Boys Elite 1
TN FCA 92 TN Select 0 GA Cobb FC 92 Premier 3
AL BUSA 92 Elite 5 FL HC UNITED RED 0
GA Concorde Fire Elite 0 NC 91 TUSA Gold 1

Regional winners of the Under-14 through Under-19 age groups earn a berth to the 2011 US Youth Soccer National Championships July 26-31, at Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, Ariz.
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. 

Daily reports and complete results from the tournament are available on
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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 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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About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org .
 
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