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Teams fight for place in Quarterfinals at Region III Championships

June 19, 2011 10:00 PM

Preliminary games day 3 of 3

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Schedules and scores 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 19, 2011) – And then there were 96. More than 180 teams started the journey for a Region III Championship and Sunday the field was whittled to 96 quarterfinal teams. Sunday's games marked the third and final day of preliminary games and the sense of urgency was tangible as numerous teams were playing with a spot in the quarterfinals on the line. The best youth soccer players were at their best, and dozens of college and national team coaches were on hand to witness the elevated play and evaluate players, including Cindy Parlow of U.S. Soccer.
""I grew up coming to these events and Regional Championships was one of my favorite events of the year,"" Parlow said. ""It's such a great tournament because the competition is so tremendous. I get to come watch some great soccer and watch the next generation of soccer players. There's a lot of great talent out here. I've been very impressed with some of the kids I've had the opportunity to see.""
Parlow was specifically scouting the youngest age groups, and several games in the U-15 Girls bracket determined which teams would continue to play at the Region III Championships.
Needing a win to advance to the quarterfinals, 91 Charlotte SA Predator (NC) faced defending National Champion Sting 95 (TX-N). Unfortunately for Charlotte, Sting proved too strong, as Caitlyn Heap and Britt Blackwell each scored to lift their team to a 2-0 victory. Sting will enter the quarter finals undefeated.
Both D'Feeters (TX-N) and BUSA 95 (AL) controlled their own destiny to the quarterfinal round. In a hard fought first half, Malcanisha Kelley scored in the thirtieth minute and Abby Jones added another five minutes later to give BUSA a 2-0 lead. Jessica Harris pulled one back for the D'Feeters, netting a goal before halftime. Both teams were scoreless in the second half, and BUSA advanced to the quarterfinals on the 2-1 victory.
FC Alliance 95G Black (TN) and Gulf Coast United Futbol Club (MS) played for pride today, looking to earn their first points of the tournament. After a scoreless first half, Christina Miller netted a goal in the forty-eighth for Gulf Coast United. Just ten minutes later, FC Alliance Black's Summer Lanter scored an equalizer and the game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Two undefeated teams and hometown rivals took to the field when Concorde Fire Elite (GA) met GSA 95 Phoenix (GA). With both teams securing a spot in the quarterfinals on day two, today's game determined pool position and quarterfinal opponents. Savannah Jordan gave Concorde Fire an early lead and Hannah Edwards added another goal in the second half to defeat GSA 2-0.
The U-14 Boys also faced several win-to-advance games. West Pines Black (FL) entered the final day of preliminary games in control of its fate as they attempted to move into the quarterfinal round. The team secured the needed three points to advance with a convincing 4-0 victory over 97 Louisiana Fire Red (LA).West Pines highlighted a balanced attack, as four players found the net: Louis Brown, Daniel Reese, David Kim and Ricardo Oliveros.
With everything to play for on day three, CESA 96 Premier (SC) faced Concorde Fire Elite (GA), needing a win to advance into the elimination round. Concorde Fire's Scotty Frantz scored the only goal of the game in the fifty-first minute to lift his team to its third win of the tournament and first place position in its group.
On the next field over, 96 CASL of North Carolina needed a win or a tie versus winless Tulsa Soccer Club to move on in the Region III Championships. Joshua Campbell gave CASL a lead in the tenth minute and William Gauger doubled the lead with a twenty-fourth-minute goal. Tulsa's George Lopez scored just before half, but it wasn't enough as CASL advanced to the quarterfinals on a 2-1 victory.
Having already qualified for the quarterfinals, FC Dallas 97 Premier (TX-N) quickly netted a goal today in the first minute of play when Ricardo Gonzalez collected a through-ball and slotted a far-post goal. Four more Dallas Texans scored en route to a 5-0 victory over Brentwood 97B Premier (TN). Brentwood needed a result for a chance to advance out of its pool.
See below for all of the day's scores…

PLW1 Solar Chelsea 96 Boys 2 PLE1 West Pines United U15 Black 0
NC 95 CASL Elite 0 PLW2 Texans 96 Houston 1
LA 96B LA Fire Blue 1 AR Arkansas Comets 96B Navy 0
PLC1 Tennessee Rush 96 Nike 1 TX-S LAFC Houstonians '96 4
AL Vestavia Steamers 96 Black 2 SC CESA 95 Premier 3
FL IMG Soccer Academy 1 TN Brentwood 96 Premier 2
MS MS/JFC Fire 96 Premier 2 GA GSA 96 Phoenix Red 2
OK NYSA Celtic 96 Green 0 TX-N Dallas Texans Red 96b 4
GA Concorde Fire South Elite 2 PLE1 GSA 95 Phoenix Red 0
LA 95G Louisiana Fire Red 2 MS MS/JFC Fire 95G Premier 3
TN FC Alliance 95G Black 1 PLC1 Gulf Coast United Futbol Club 1
PLW1 D'Feeters '95 1 AL BUSA 95 ECNL 2
PLE2 94 Charlotte SA Predator 0 TX-N Sting 95 2
OK Hurricane FC 95 Shubert 5 AR NWA Lightning Strikers 0
FL Ponte Vedra Storm 3 SC CESA 94 Premier 2
TX-S Lonestars 95 Red 0 NC 94 CASL Spartan Elite Black 1
NC 94 HFC Red 0 LA BRSC/CSC Alliance 0
GA Concorde Fire South Elite 5 TX-N Solar Red 95 0
PLE1 HC UNITED RED  4 AL HFC 95 Boys Blue 0
AR Ft. Smith Express '95 Boys 1 SC CESA 94 Premier 4
TX-S AHFC 95B 1 MS GCU Dynamo U16 Boys Blue 0
OK OK Texans 95 2 PLC1 FC Alliance 95B Black 0
PLW2 Texans 95 Houston 1 FL Weston 94/95 Pre Academy 2
TN Brentwood 95 Premier 1 PLW1 Solar 95 Boys 1
LA 94G Louisiana Fire Red 2 MS MS JFC/Fire 94G PL 0
TX-S Challenge 94 7 AR NWAL 94G Strikers Black 0
PLE2 Florida Rush 93/94 Nike Premier Girls 0 GA United FA 94 Elite 3
AL BUSA 94 ECNL 0 PLC1 Collierville SA 94 Lady Lobos Blue 0
PLE1 NASA 12 Elite II 4 FL Lady Renegades 0
NC 93 CASL Spartan Elite Black 0 PLW1 Solar 94 Red 2
TN Brentwood 94 Girl Premier 1 SC CESA 93 Girls Premier 2
OK OFC 94 Girls 0 TX-N Dallas Texans 94 Girls Red Dallas 2
TX-S San Antonio Texans 94B Red 0 PLW2 Texans 94 Houston 3
FL Florida Rush Nike 0 SC CESA 93 Boys Premier 1
PLC1 Central Jackson Soccer Organization  1 GA Cobb FC Premier 3
TN FC Alliance '94 black 7 LA BRSC 94 Black 2
PLE1 JYSC Fury 1 AL Vestavia Steamers 94 0
OK TSC 94 Black 3 AR Arkansas Comets 1
NC 93 CASL Elite 1 MS GCU Dynamos 3
PLW1 Dallas Texans Red-Dallas 2 TX-N TFC94 Boys 0
TN Murfreesboro Lady Strikers 93 0 PLE2 Concorde Fire Elite R3PL 4
SC CESA 92 Girls Premier 0 GA 93 GSA Phoenix Red 2
TX-N Dallas Texans 93 Red  2 NC 92 CASL Spartan Elite 1
TX-S Lonestar 93 G Red 11 AR Maumelle Hurricanes93 0
PLE1 Team Boca 4 LA Mandeville Lakers 1
AL BUSA 93 ECNL 0 PLW1 D'Feeters 93 1
PLC1 FC Allaince 93g Black 1 FL Ponte Vedra Storm 7
OK OFC 93 0 TN Brentwood 93 Premier 3
SC CESA 92 Boys Premier 2 GA GSA 93 Phoenix Red 2
PLW1 Tulsa Nationals 2 TX-N Dallas Texans 93B Red West 2
TN Tennessee Rush Nike  0 OK TSC 93 Red 2
PLC1 Brentwood 93 Premier 3 AL VHSC 93 Steamers Black 1
GA Alpharetta Ambush 93 Red 0 FL Team Boca 0
NC 92 TFC Triangle FC Navy 8 AR LRFC 93 Blue 1
TX-S Eclipse 93 Premier 1 LA Chicago Fire Jrs. LA 2
AL HFC 93 BLUE 0 GA NASA 11 Elite 3
FL HCU (formerly RSL) 0 TX-N Dallas Texans 92 Girls Red Dallas 1
NC 91 Triangle FC Navy Girls 3 OK TSC Hurricane 93 Shubert 2
TN Brentwood 92 Premier 0 GA GSA 92 Phoenix Red 3
OK West Side Alliance 92G 3 GA Cobb FC Lady Chiefs 94 Premier 1
TN '92 Lady Lobos 1 TX-N Sting 92G 6
NC 91 CASL Chelsea 6 MS MS JFC/ Fire U19 3
TX-S Lonestars 92B Red 2 LA LA FIRE RED 0
GA Cobb FC 92 Premier 1 TX-N DallasTexans 92 - Dallas 2
SC  SCU/MP 91 Boys Elite 2 TN FCA 92 TN Select 2
FL HC UNITED RED 1 GA Concorde Fire Elite 1
NC 91 TUSA Gold 2 AL BUSA 92 Elite 4

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