U.S. Youth Soccer State Cup play opened last weekend in Greensboro clubs, with teams from the Capital Area Soccer Club, Triangle Futbol Club and other area clubs getting off to a strong start.
U13 Girls: The '97 CASL Spartan Elite Black is second in its group after a win and a tie last weekend. Saturday, they defeated Iredale County Recreation Department ICE 6-0, with goals by Lily Schneider (2), Abby Staker, Mackenzie Fasulo, Ramya Viswanath, Allison Kurucz. Alyssa Adamkowski and Ashlynn Payne combined on the shutout in goal. Sunday, they played to a scoreless draw with Cape Fear YSA's Wave White.
In the same age division, CASL's '97 Spartan Elite White enters this weekend second in their group after a 1-0 defeat Sunday of the '97 Triangle United Gold, off a goal from Emma Willard and a shutout from goalkeeper Madison Player.
U14 Girls: The '96 TFC Navy girls remain atop their U14 group after a 3-0 win over the Wesley Chapel Weddington Black and a 2-0 shutout of the North Mecklenburg SC Red on Sunday.
A pair of CASL teams finished the week atop another U14 girls division:
The '96 CASL Spartan Elite Black beat the Greensboro Soccer Club's '96 Twisters Green team 3-0 on Saturday, with goals by Taylor Otto (2), and Heather Timothy, and a shutout from goalkeeper Celeste Barnard. The following day, the Spartan Elite Black tied the Twin City Lady Twins White 1-1. Katie Stokely scored the lone goal for CASL.
The '96 CASL Spartan Elite White played the Twin City Lady Twins White to a scoreless draw and defeated the Greensboro Soccer Club's Twisters Green 2-1 to finish the weekend tied with their fellow CASL team in group play.
U13 Boys: The '97 CASL Elite defeated Highland Futbol Club 3-1 in their only match last weekend, with CASL goals notched by Alex Paladino, Brinson Jefferson, and Trevor Morrison.
Also Saturday, the '97 CASL Chelsea team defeated Triangle Futbol Club's Navy team 6-0.
U14 Boys: The '96 CASL Chelsea won both their U14 matches last weekend, opening with a 2-1 victory over Triangle United Gold (CASL goals scored by Mohamad Sabha and Abdulle Ibrahim), followed Sunday by a 2-0 shutout over CASL Elite (goals by Sabha and Dominic Jensen).
TUSA Gold rebounded the next day with a 2-0 shutout of the '96 Twin Cities Twins White.
U15 Boys: The '95 CASL Elite won a pair of opening-round matches, opening with a 5-0 victory Saturday over the Wilson Explosion. Mac Garret, Simon Burke, Elijah Agu, Danny Davis, and Wyatt Street scored, with Kenneth Perkinson and Sam Bissett teaming up for the shutout in goal. On Sunday, CASL Elite won 3-1 over North Carolina Fusion Elite, with goals by Danny Davis (2) and Hernan Mongollon.
The '95 CASL Premier Black split its two matches, losing 2-1 to Highland Football Club. Josh Kennedy scored for CASL in the loss. In their other match, they defeated NC Soccer Fusion 6-3, with goals scored by Josh Kennedy (2), Maclean Holbrook, Michael Barrell, Kidd Bottomley, and Brian Gonzalez.
The '95 Fuquay-Varina Flash Red lead their group after a 2-1 win over NCSF Premier and a 1-1 tie Sunday with '95 HFC Red. The '95 TUSA Gold also lead their division following a 3-0 win over the FSC Force Premier and a 0-0 draw with FCCA Premier.
U16 Boys: The '94 CASL Elite defeated Charlotte Soccer Academy 1-0 in their only weekend match, with the lone goal netted by Yousef Asad, and a clean sheet from goalkeepers Grant Bishop and Bardia Asefnia. They currently share first place in their division with '94 TFC Navy, who claimed a 2-0 win over FCCA Premier on Sunday.
The '93 TUSA Gold won their opening State Cup match, a 1-0 victory Sunday over TFC Navy.
The '93 CASL Elite defeated AC Sandhills 3-2 in its opening match, with goals from A.T. Martin, Ryan King, and Blair Capel.
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