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Four North Texas teams advance to 2018 Southern Presidents Cup finals

 
 

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 16, 2018) – Of the 11 North Texas Soccer teams that began the tournament, 13-Under Girls Sting Dallas 05 Roach, 15-Under Girls Sparta FC, 16-Under Girls Mutiny FC 02 White and 17-Under Girls Q Factor 01 claimed semifinals wins at the 2018 US Youth Soccer Southern Presidents Cup.

The 2018 Southern Presidents Cup takes place June 13-17 at MeSa Soccer Complex in Greenville, S.C. The tournament will feature teams in the 13-Under through 18-Under Boys and Girls age groups with the winners advancing to the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, which will be held July 11-15 in Westfield, Ind.

Last year, eight of the ten North Texas teams that competed at the South Presidents Cup advanced to the semifinals with 14-Under Girls Solar and 16-Under Boys Dallas Texans ultimately claiming regional titles.

North Texas teams will join other South Region State Associations: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Texas and Tennessee.

The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is designed for those teams seeking additional challenges to play against teams of similar abilities for a state, regional and national title. The cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie and community from the state to regional to national levels of US Youth Soccer.

13U Sting Semis

13-Under Girls

Sting Dallas 05 Roach earned a spot in the finals with a 2-0 win against Cainhoy Hurricanes (SC) in the semifinals. Next up for Sting is a finals match against Group C Winners OK Energy Central Green (OK), which defeated Austin Texans 05 (TX-S) 3-1 today.

14U FC Dallas WTX Semis

14-Under Girls

FC Dallas WTX (TX-N) went up twice on 04 CVYSA Blast Blue (NC) thanks to goals from Hadley Coronado, but the North Carolina side would respond twice and would ultimately win in kicks from the mark. FC Dallas finishes with a 2-2 record while scoring 10 goals and conceding four.

15U Sparta Semis

15-Under Girls

Sparta FC secured a place in the finals after a 4-1 win against Alamo City SC 03 Gold (TX-S) in the semifinals. Sparta will play 03 BSC Cardinal (NC) in a rematch of the third day of group play, when Sparta also won 4-1.

16U Dallas Texans Semis

16-Under Boys

Dallas Texans 02 Fort Worth Red went down 2-0 against Group A winners Music City FC Premier (TN), but would climb back with two goals of their own. However, a penalty-kick goal would give the Tennessee team a 3-2 win. Dallas Texans finishes the tournament with a 2-2 record while scoring 11 goals and conceding six.

16U Mutiny FC Semis

16-Under Girls

Mutiny FC 02 White netted two early goals against Group B winners Alliance SC 02 Elite (GA) and would ultimately win 2-0 in the semifinals. Mutiny will next play Group A winners Lakewood Rush 02/03 Black (AR) in the finals after Lakewood won 2-1 in the semifinals.

17U OU United

17-Under Boys

Regulation would not be enough time to separate OU United and Group A winners Brownsville Galaxy (TX-S), and things looked to be headed to kicks from the mark, but a late Brownsville goal would give the South Texas team a 1-0 win in overtime. OU United finishes with a 2-2 record while scoring 12 goals and allowing seven.

17U Q Factor Semis

17-Under Girls

Q Factor 01 is headed to the finals after a 3-0 win over CRFC Sky 01 (SC) in the semifinals. Q Factor has yet concede a goal, and will play Group C winners NUSA Maroon (TN) in the finals, which also won 3-0 in the semifinals.

 

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