Final pairings set at the US Youth Soccer Region III Championships

BATON ROUGE, La. (June 22, 2010) – Teams have earned berths in the final matches at the US Youth Soccer Region III Championships in Baton Rouge, La. The winners of tomorrow’s games will qualify for the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Overland Park, Kan., July 20-25, at the Overland Park Soccer Complex.
Only two defending US Youth Soccer Region III Champions have the opportunity to win back-to-back titles tomorrow as three more defending champs went down in the semis. Under-18 Boys 91 TUSA Triangle United Gold (NC) overcame an opening day loss to get back to the finals and Under-17 Girls Ponte Vedra Storm (FL) are still standing.
Just a year ago, Under-15 Boys Mexicas 95 (S-TX) won one game and tied two while failing to advance out of the preliminary group. Today, they upended defending champions 94 CASL Elite (NC) in penalty kicks to advance to the championship game. After regulation and two overtimes failed to produce a goal, Mexicas keeper Jiovani Hernandez stopped two penalty kicks and Gerardo Perez, Osvaldo Chavez, Jose Martinez and Kyle Ganfield all converted their shots to win the shootout 4-3.
The other U-15 Boys semifinal also went into a shootout after each team scored in regulation and overtime. The teams traded leads with South Florida Elite FC’s James Jaroscak putting Florida up early in just the fourth minute. Concorde Fire Elite (GA) eventually drew level on a goal from Henry Chancy in the 35th before heading to overtime 1-1. In the first minute of overtime, Concorde assumed the lead from a Trexler Bennet goal before Florida forced a shootout when Christopher Rojas netted. In the end, Concorde was left standing with a 3-1 score in the shootout to meet Mexicas in the final.
In Under-14 Girls semifinals, Sting 96 (N-TX) held on to their 40th minute lead over East Lake Arsenal (FL) to move on to the regional final. Sidney Leroy scored the lone goal of the game for Sting and the defense posted a shutout as Sting have yet to be scored on in the regional tournament.
A Texas team is guaranteed to represent the South at the Under-14 Girls National Championships as Lonestars 96 Red (S-TX) used a brace from Chelsea Jackson and one more from Kassi Hormuth to put down AFC Lightning 96 Elite (GA) 3-0.
Under-17 Girls 96 D’Feeters (N-TX) moved on to the final with a 3-0 win over GSA 93 Phoenix Red (GA) in the semifinal. Rachel Schmidt scored in the 10th and Alexandra Wurst hit net in the 23rd for a 2-0 halftime lead. Chioma Ubogau added third in the second half with a great individual run to end the scoring.
Ponte Vedra Storm (FL) will look for back-to-back regional championships when they face D’Feeters in the U-17 Girls final. An overtime goal from Morgan Brian sealed the win after Christie Hinojosa put Lonestars 93 Red (S-TX) up in the 65th and Allison Brashear leveled to send it to extra time.
Alpharetta Ambush 93 Red (GA) and 92 Triangle Futbol Club (NC) exploded for two goals each in the first 16 minutes of their Under-17 Boys semifinal. Karl Chester opened it up in just the fourth minute for Ambush, but Triangle’s Edward Mullin leveled four minutes later. Chester would score again in the 11th just to have Mullin answer once more five minutes later. However, Jason Galatioto would put Ambush up for good in the 45th as they held on to move to the final.
2010 US Youth Soccer National League champion GSA 92 Phoenix Red (GA) have already punched their ticket to the U-17 Boys National Championships by winning The League, but they aren’t satisfied as they will play for the regional championship as well. Two goals in the first 12 minutes by Iain Smith and Tucker Coons gave them the 2-0 victory over Florida Rush Nike and an all-Georgia final.
Complete scores from today’s action are below.
Under-14 Girls
Sting 96G (N-TX) 1, East Lake Arsenal (FL) 0
Goal Scorer: Sidney Leroy (40:00)
Lonestars 96 Red (S-TX) 3, AFC 96 Elite (GA) 0
Goal Scorers: Chelsea Jackson (29:00), Kassi Hormuth (52:00), Chelsea Jackson (64:00)
Under-14 Boys
95 CSA Charlotte SA Predator (NC)
 1, FC Dallas Youth 96 (N-TX) 0
Goal Scorer: Charles F. Coulson (38:00)
Lonestar 96 Red (S-TX) 2, Solar 96 (N-TX) 0
Goal Scorers: Zachary Wright (61:00), Brandon Mendoza (65:00)
Under-15 Girls
Hurricane FC 95 Rhein (OK)
 4, 94 CASL Spartan Elite Black (NC) 3
Goal Scorers: Hurricane – Kristen Killion (48:00) (58:00) (60:00), Elizabeth Keester (65:00) 
CASL – Alexis Shaffer (4:00), Bria Dixon (7:00), Maya Worth (39:00)
Sting 95 (N-TX) 5, Challenge 95 (S-TX) 0
Goal Scorers: Gloria Williams (3:00) (7:00) (48:00), Katelyn Mountjoy (16:00), Tamara Mejia (60:00)
Under-15 Boys
Mexicas 95 (S-TX)
 1, 94 CASL Elite (NC) 0 – PK’s
Concorde Fire Elite (GA) 3, South Florida Elite (FL) 2 – PK’s
Goal Scorers: Concorde – Henry Chancy (35:00), Trexler Bennett (81:00)
Florida – James A Jaroscak (4:00), Nicolas S Midttun (102:00)
Under-16 Girls
Solar 94 Red (N-TX)
 1, Dallas Texans 94 Red Dallas 0
Goal Scorer: Taylor Smith (11:00)
ASA Xtreme 94 Elite (GA) 1, Brentwood 94 Premier (TN) 0
Under-16 Boys
Concorde Fire Elite (GA)
 2, Solar 94 Red (N-TX) 1
Goal Scorers: Concorde – Alex Kowalski (6:00), Adrian Alabi (43:00)
Solar – Ryan Condotta (74:00)
RSL Florida 93 (FL) 2, GSA 94 Phoenix Red (GA) 1
Goal Scorers: RSL – Travis Jehs (13:00), Josiah Saydee (26:00)
GSA – Lakota Thomas (75:00)
Under-17 Girls
Ponte Vedra Storm (FL) 2, Lonestars 93 Red (S-TX) 1
Goal Scorers: Storm – Allison Brashear (75:00), Morgan Brian (109:00)
Lonestars – Christie Hinojosa (65:00)
D’Feeters 93 (N-TX) 3, GSA 93 Phoenix Red (GA) 0
Goal Scorers: Rachel Schmidt (10:00), Alexandra Wurst (23:00), Chioma Ubogagu (68:00)
Under-17 Boys
GSA 93 Phoenix Red (GA) 
2, Florida Rush Nike (FL) 0
Goal Scorers: Iain Smith (8:00), Tucker Coons (12:00)
Ambush Elite Red (GA) 3, 92 TFC Triangle FC Navy (NC) 2
Goal Scorers: Ambush – Karl Chester (4:00) (11:00), Trevor Greenwald (45:00)
TFC – Edward Mullin (8:00) (16:00)
Under-18 Girls
AFC Lightning 92 White (GA)
 1, RSL Florida (FL) 0
Goal Scorer: Devon Fry (107:00)
Sting 92 (N-TX) 3, Challenge 92 (S-TX) 2
Goal Scorers: Sting – Kelly Nash (54:00), Marissa Diggs (64:00), Karlee Summey (88:00)
Challenge – Kylie Cook (34:00), Mary Eggleston (58:00)
Under-18 Boys
91 TUSA Gold (NC)
 2, CFC 92 Chiefs Premier (GA) 0
Goal Scorers: Nathan Bunch (8:00), Glen Long Jr. (90:00)

Edmond OFC 92 (OK) 3, GSA 92 Phoenix Red (GA) 0

Goal Scorers: Clinton Turnipseed (32:00) (87:00) (90:00)
Under-19 Girls
Lonestars 91 Red (S-TX)
 2, Challenge 91 (S-TX) 1
Goal Scorers: Lonestars – Lauren Frazier (37:00), Michelle Hagen (64:00)
Challenge – Hanna Gilmore (7:00)
Dallas Texans 91 (N-TX) 1, Mandeville Lakers (LA) 0
Goal Scorer: Caitlin Mooney (75:00)
Under-19 Boys
Andromeda 91 Navy (N-TX)
 1, AFC Lightning 91 Elite (GA) 0
Goal Scorer – Dillon Powers (58:00)
91 Black Rebels (S-TX) 4, Little Rock FC 91 Blue (AR) 0
Goal Scorers: Christian Cruz (7:00) (53:00), William Morse (17:00), Dylan Dement (72:00)

Regional winners of the Under-14 through Under-19 age groups earn a berth to the 2010 US Youth Soccer National Championships to be played in Overland Park, Kan., July 20-25 at the Overland Park Soccer Complex.

Updated 06-23-2010

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