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Second day complete at 2014 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships



Second day complete at 2014 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships

Preliminary games day 2 of 3 complete
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Kingston, RI. (June 28, 2014) – The second day of preliminary matches has concluded for the US Youth Soccer Region I Championships at the University of Rhode Island in the town of Kingston, R.I.   

For a complete list of scores from today's games click here: [SCORES]

While some teams have already secured their spot in Monday’s semifinals, the fate of most will be decided Sunday for the chance to advance. 

Notes from today’s games of 6 of the 12 returning 2013 US Youth Soccer Region I Champions...

Under-13 Girls

Delaware Rush 00 (DE) continued right where they left off last year with a win on its first day of play and notched another win on day two against NHP Wildcats SC Firecats (NY-E). Firecats had some great chances in the first half but the Rush goalie, Syndey Keld, made some superb saves and got some help from the crossbar to keep Firecats scoreless in the first half. Rush’s Ashlee Brentlinger and Lauren Anshen had a connection that couldn’t be beat as Brentlinger had a corner kick and a cross that were both headed home by Anshen to put Rush up 2-0 in the first half. Firecats were knocking on the door throughout the entire second half and a penalty kick by Caitlin Kennedy pulled back a consolation goal for the Firecats.

“We’re from Delaware, a small state, so we want to come out and show that a small state can compete with a big state," Rush coach Stephen Smith said. "This is our seventh goal in regionals and we’ve only given up a single goal, on a pk, and have won them all. For some reason Rhode Island is good to us.

"We’ve been together for 2 years and these girls are like my daughters. They’ve been like family the past two years. This is my last year with them. We want to go out on top.”

U-19 Boys

PDA Harkes (NJ) is looking to defend its regional title and return to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, this time to play for the prestigious Under-19 Boys James P. McGuire Cup. A goal in the 17th minute by Alec Neumann put PDA up 1-0. A strong physical battle followed with neither team able to score in the second half and PDA finished 1-0 against NY Kosmos/Greek Americans (NY-E).

“Almost all the boys on the team play Division I soccer," said PDA’s coach John Murphy. "They’re here to get back to Nationals and play for the biggest trophy in youth soccer, the James P. McGuire Cup.”

Under-14 Boys

FSA FC Navy (CT) were finalists in the 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships and is on its way to earning its chance to return. FSA scored right off the bat in just the 6th minute with a goal from Sigfus Arnason. An Anthony Melody goal in the 20th minute increased the FSA lead to 2-0. Nordic SC Premier (VT) could not break through the FSA defense and the score finished 2-0 keeping FSA undefeated at the Region I Championships.  

Under-18 Boys

OBGC Rangers (MD) is no strangers to the Region I Championships having won and advanced to the US Youth Soccer National Championships through last year’s event. After starting this year with a win on opening day, Rangers faced Seacoast United Premier-PW (NH) on the second day of play. Rangers didn’t waste any time scoring with Heyner Pajaro finding the back of the net just seven minutes in. Seacoast tried to put a scare into Rangers but missed two good header chances in the first half. In the 22nd minute, Ranger’s Ofentse Kale got on the end of a long pass, beat a defender 1-on-1 and slotted a shot through the hands of a diving Seacoast keeper for a 2-0 lead at the half. Tough defense from both sides lead to a scoreless second half as neither team could break through for a goal.

Under-15 Boys                                         

Penn Fusion SA (PA-E) faced off in its day two game against Fury Pro Performance Select (WV). Both teams had won their opening day games and were looking to try and seal its place in the semi-finals. Neither team could score in a chess match of a first half. Penn Fusion’s Justin Quintero finally found the answer in the 49th minute to give Penn Fusion the lead. Fury’s Collin Mocyunas scored a goal just a few minutes later to bring the score even at 1-1. Penn Fusion put the game out of reach with two quick goals by Jakob Frank and Kenneth Fenster in the 76th and 79th minutes. Penn Fusion is looking to defend its regional title and advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships for a second year in a row.

Under-14 Girls

NEFC Elite (MA) fell just short of the championship game at the 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships and is well on its way to making its return. NEFC Elite defeated Annandale United FC (VA) 4-1 to stay undefeated at the 2014 Region I Championships. NEFC’s Marykate McGuire, who has played with the Under-14 U.S. Girls National Team, opened the scoring in the 10th minute of play. Annandale evened up the score right before halftime with a Maria Pareja goal. In the second half, NEFC’s Taylor Kofton gave NEFC the lead for good with a bending shot from the left side of the box that went through the keeper’s hands. McGuire then scored two late goals, slotting a shot past the keeper and then two minutes later booming a shot just under the crossbar, to take away any doubt of NEFC getting the win.

NEFC coach Kerry O'Malley Baldwin talked about what being at regionals means to her girls.

“Our mentality is that we go into every game as an underdog. We have to expect to compete and play our best soccer every day. The game is a funny one, on the day you may not be a better team, so we know that every game may be a battle."

"Nationals last year was a fantastic experience for our group, it was unexpected because we were the underdogs. Getting back is always in the back of our minds. We set goals at the beginning of the season and we work towards achieving them and right now we’ve done a really good job at that. Not to look too far ahead of things, but that is something we did talk about at the beginning of the season and something we are working towards”

Regional winners of the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups earn a berth to the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships, presented by the National Guard, to be played July 22-27, at Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md.

The US Youth Soccer National Championships will consist of US Youth Soccer Regional Champions in the Under-13 through Under-19 Boys and Girls age groups as well as the US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the Under-14 through Under-18 Boys and Girls age groups to complete the field of 96 teams.

Daily reports and complete results from the tournament are available on Follow the moments from the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series on Twitter and share the moments with us on Facebook.

Scores from Day Two:

Under-12 Girls      
Sachem Speed (NY-E) 7 RI Strikers FC - Bettencourt (RI) 0
FSA FC Navy (CT) 1 PDA Storm (NJ) 0
Cumberland YSA SCP United (RI) 2 World Cup SC Elite (NH) 1
Under-12 Boys      
Levittown Gunners FC (NY-E) 2 West Virginia Rowdies (WV) 0
FSA FC Navy (CT) 2 GPS-NH Classics Elite (NH) 1
Bruno United (RI) 0 PDA Kaka White (NJ) 4
Under-12 8v8 Girls      
Greater Binghamton FC (NY-W) 1 PWSI Courage (VA) 0
Ukrainian Nationals (PA-E) 1 Maryland United FC (MD) 1
Nordic SC (VT) 1 Fury Dragons (WV) 0
Delaware Rush (DE) 0 Victory Express (PA-W) 1
Bayside FC Bolts (RI) 0 Stars of Mass NH United (NH) 1
MCU Portland Phoenix (ME) 1 Alleycats Soccer Club (NY-E) 2
Under-12 8v8 Boys      
PWSI Courage Red (VA) 6 Delaware Rush (DE) 1
Beadling Soccer Club (PA-W) 4 Cobras FC (NY-W) 0
NY Kosmos/Greek Americans (NY-E) 2 MCU Portland Phoenix - Adipower (ME) 2
Bayside FC Bolts (RI) 0 North Union United Cannons (PA-E) 2
Baltimore Celtic Darby (MD) 3 Century V White (PA-W) 2
Nordic SC Green (VT) 0 World Cup SC of Greater Nashua Elite (NH) 1
Fury Soccer Club (WV) 0 Ironbound SC Fever (NJ) 0
BYSA NY Soccer Central (NY-W) 3 West Chester United Predators (PA-E) 3
Under-13 Girls      
Delaware Rush (DE) 2 NHP Wildcats SC Firecats (NY-E) 1
Bayside FC Bolts Red (RI) 2 MCU Portland Phoenix - Elite (ME) 0
Global Premier Soccer (NH) 0 Greater Binghamton FC Select - Riley (NY-W) 1
Americans SC Blue Blaze (NJ) 2 Nordic SC Premier (VT) 0
Bethesda SC Academy Blue (MD) 7 MUSC Athletica (WV) 0
Pennsylvania Rush (PA-E) 0 CFC Arsenal (CT) 3
Century V FC Gold (PA-E) 2 South Shore Select Elite (MA) 4
Premier Strikers (MD) 1 FCV United (VA) 1
Under-13 Boys      
West Virginia Chaos (WV) 0 Nordic SC Premier (VT) 2
Global Premier Soccer (NH) 1 NEFC Elite (MA) 0
Delaware Rush Soccer Club (DE) 0 PDA Donovan (NJ) 1
BYSA NY Soccer Central (NY-W) 0 Baltimore Celtic Dynasty (MD) 2
Beadling SC White (PA-W) 1 Bruno United Red (RI) 3
Manhattan SC - Emelec (NY-E) 1 REAL NJ Soccer Club Arsenal (NJ) 3
Lehigh Valley United (PA-E) 4 MCU Portland  Phoenix Elite (ME) 0
FSA FC Navy (CT) 0 BRYC Elite (VA) 2
Under-14 Girls      
Bayside FC Bolts (RI) 1 Nordic SC Premier (VT) 2
FC Penn Strikers (PA-E) 2 Fury Soccer Club Fighters (WV) 1
FC Copa Academy Milan (NJ) 1 FC Frederick (MD) 1
Empire Revolution SA Buffalo Blue (NY-W) 2 Century V X-treme (PA-W) 1
NEFC Elite (MA) 4 Annandale United FC (VA) 1
Global Premier Soccer (NH) 1 MCU Portland Phoenix Elite (ME) 1
FSA FC Navy (CT) 0 YMS Premier Pride (PA-E) 2
Delaware Rush (DE) 1 Quickstrike FC (NY-E) 3
Under-14 Boys      
Patriot FC Red (PA-E) 1 Fewster FC (MD) 2
FSA FC Navy (CT) 2 Nordic SC Premier (VT) 0
Loudoun SC Red (VA) 0 Delaware Rush SC (DE) 1
Northern Steel Bayern (PA-W) 0 Dix Hills Hurricanes (NY-E) 4
Den of Lions Mustangs (NJ) 1 Arlington SA Eagles Red (VA) 1
BYSA NY Soccer Central (NY-W) 1 Black Watch Premier Santos (RI) 0
GPS-MA Crusaders Elite (MA) 1 Global Premier Soccer (NH) 0
MUSC Revolution Elite (WV) 0 Seacoast United Maine SC Premier - KM (ME) 3
Under-15 Girls      
Delaware Rush (DE) 1 ASA Azzurri (MD) 0
BRYC Elite (VA) 2 Brentwood SC Freedom (NY-E) 1
Beachside SC (CT) 3 Beadling SC Bulldogs (PA-W) 2
Seacoast United Elite - CS (NH) 1 Loudoun Red (VA) 1
Portsmouth YSA (RI) 3 SUMSC Mariners Premier -SG (ME) 0
NEFC Elite (MA) 4 Buffalo Soccer Academy Crusaders (NY-W) 1
YMS Premier Xplosion (PA-E) 1 New Jersey Rush (NJ) 1
Far Post SC Premier (VT) 4 EPIC SC Blizzard (WV) 1
Under-15 Boys      
Lake Grove - Newfield Rampage (NY-E) 2 Black Watch Burlington Academy (VT) 0
Delaware Rush (DE) 3 Black Watch Premier Barcelona (RI) 0
Beadling Soccer Club Red (PA-W) 0 PSAFC (MD) 4
Empire Revolution SA Buffalo Blue (NY-W) 0 Marlboro SA Warriors Blue (NJ) 1
SUMSC Mariners Premier - Keen (ME) 1 World Cup SC of Greater Nashua Elite (NH) 3
Penn Fusion SA (PA-E) 3 Fury Pro Performance Select (WV) 1
Loudoun SC Red (VA) 1 FC Stars of Mass Central United (MA) 1
SDFC Rangers (NJ) 0 FSA FC Navy (CT) 1
Under-16 Girls      
Nordic SC Premier (VT) 1 Brentwood SC Pride (NY-E) 4
GPS-MA Elite (MA) 0 MRM Coyotes (MD) 4
Penn Legacy FC Black (PA-E) 1 Syracuse Development Academy (NY-W) 3
PWSI Courage Red (VA) 1 SoccerPlus Elite GCF Academy (CT) 3
New Jersey Rush (NJ) 1 Delaware Rush (DE) 0
MCU Portland Phoenix Elite (ME) 0 Beadling SC Wolfpack (PA-W) 4
Bayside FC Bolts Red (RI) 1 Seacoast United Elite-JB (NH) 1
NJ Stallions Dynamite (NJ) 2 West Virginia Chaos (WV) 0
Under-16 Boys      
Western United Pioneers FC Red (MA) 0 Arlington SA Impact Red (VA) 0
Lower Merion SC Magic (PA-E) 0 Synergy Football Club Academy (VT) 1
Global Premier Soccer (NH) 2 Arsenal FC Elite ( PA-W) 1
PDA Pele (NJ) 1 MCU Portland Phoenix Elite (ME) 0
Baltimore Celtic (MD) 2 Empire Revolution SA Buffalo Blue (NY-W) 0
EPIC SC Xplosion (WV) 0 Bruno United FC (RI) 4
Continental FC Premier (PA-E) 1 Manhattan SC Cruzeiro (NY-E) 2
Kirkwood SC Roma (DE) 0 CFC Azul (CT) 1
Under-17 Girls      
PSC Baltimore (MD) 7 Mountain State Soccer Club Pride (WV) 0
NEFC Elite (MA) 1 Toms River FC United (NJ) 3
Empire Revolution SA Rochester Blue (NY-W) 0 Bayside FC Bolts (RI) 4
Delaware Rush (DE) 0 Far Post SC Premier (VT) 3
Seacoast United Elite-DB (NH) 2 YMS Premier Wildcats (PA-E) 2
SUMSC Mariners Showcase -JB (ME) 0 FC Europa Storm (PA-E) 5
Foundation SC (CT) 0 Farmingdale SC United (NY-E) 3
Beadling Gunners (PA-W) 1 VSA Heat Blue (VA) 3
Under-17 Boys      
Washington United Lightning (NJ) 1 CFC Sound Azul Juniors (CT) 1
Nordic SC Premier (VT) 1 Hershey Soccer Club Orange Pride (PA-E) 2
NEFC Elite (MA) 1 Smithtown Kickers SC Arsenal (NY-E) 2
Seacoast United Premier-PR (NH) 2 Severna Park Fever (MD) 5
Manhattan SC PSG (NY-E) 2 Kirwood SC Academy/DSB KU (DE) 0
Arlington SA Strikers Red (VA) 5 SUMSC Mariners Premier-GA (ME) 1
Bayside FC Bolts (RI) 1 Empire Revolution SA Buffalo Blue (NY-W) 2
Arsenal FC (PA-W) 1 West Virginia SC Rowdies  (WV) 1
Under-18 Girls      
Seacoast United Premier-IB (NH) 1 MUSC Shox (WV) 2
PDA Ginga (NJ) 4 MCU Portland Phoenix Firecrackers (ME) 0
Aztec Soccer Premier (MA) 1 Bayside FC Bolts (RI) 2
Far Post SC Premier (VT) 0 Quickstrike FC Xtreme 96 (NY-E) 2
Richmond Kickers YSC Elite (VA) 4 Empire Revolution SA (NY-W) 0
Match Fit Academy FC United (NJ) 4 SUMSC Blackbear Premier-MJB (ME) 1
Rocky Hill CFC Wolves (CT) 1 Beadling SC Thunder (PA-W) 3
Rage SC Athletica (PA-E) 3 Southeast SC (CT) 3
Under-18 Boys      
Penn Fusion SA (PA-E) 1 GPS-MA Knights Elite (MA) 1
SDFC Gauchos (NJ) 1 MCU Portland Phoenix Elite (ME) 0
Nordic SC Premier (VT) 1 Syracuse Development Academy (NY-W) 2
Seacost United Premier -PW (NH) 0 OBGC Rangers (MD) 2
Rocky Hill CFC Wolves (CT) 0 Lehigh Valley United (PA-E) 3
Delaware Rush (DE) 1 Downtown United SC White (NY-E) 1
WVSC Rowdies (WV) 0 Bayside FC Bolts (RI) 5
Annandale United FC Hawks (VA) 3 Beadling SC 95ers (PA-W) 0
Under 19-Girls      
Bruno United FC (RI) 0 Empire Revolution SA Rochester Blue (NY-W) 3
Continental FC (PA-E) 0 FC Frederick (MD) 2
Blue Monkeys (DE) 0 CFC United (CT) 3
FC Stars of Mass (MA) 4 Smithown Kickers SC Spirit (NY-E) 1
Barrington SC Co-Stars (NJ) 0 EPIC SC Pride (WV) 6
VSA Heat Blue (VA) 7 SUMSC Mariners Showcase-PC (ME) 0
Under-19 Boys      
Beachside SC (CT) 6 Delaware Rush (DE) 2
SUMSC Crew-KS (ME) 1 Sterling FC (VA) 2
Beadling SC (PA-W) 1 United FC Adidas (NY-W) 0
Pipeline Soccer Club Black (MD) 3 Tidal Wave SC Bulldogs (RI) 1
NEFC Elite (MA) 0 Montgomery United SC Black Premier (PA-E) 1
PDA Harkes (NJ) 2 NY Kosmos/Greek Americans (NY-E) 0
Trumbull United Real Rush (CT) 1 Ironbound SC Inter (NJ) 5
Black Watch Premier - Buffalo Arsenal (NY-W) 4 Fury Ajax (WV) 0