Area teams compete in soccer regionals

CorrespondentJuly 1, 2011 

Six Triangle club teams reached at least the quarterfinals of the U.S. Youth Soccer Association Region III Championships last month in Murfreesboro, Tenn., with two girls teams from the area reaching the semifinals of their divisions.

The Capital Area Soccer League's U15 Girls ('95) Spartan Elite Black came up one game shy of its division's championship match, losing 1-0 to the '96 D'Feeters of Farmers Branch, Texas, in the semifinals. The Spartan Elite Black went 3-0-0 in group play.

The CASL U16 Girls ('94) Spartan Elite Black also reached the semifinals with an undefeated 3-0-0 record in group play before losing 1-0 to the '95 Sting (Dallas).

CASL's U14 Girls ('96) Spartan Elite Black reached the quarterfinal round, where it lost 1-0 to the Hurricane FC '97 Rhein (Broken Arrow, Okla.) after going undefeated in group play.

On the boys' side, the Triangle Futbol Club U18 ('92) Navy was a perfect 3-0-0 in group play before bowing out in the quarterfinals with a 2-1 loss to the Gwinnett (Ga.) Soccer Association's '93 Phoenix Red.

The CASL U14 ('96) Chelsea team went 2-1-0 in group play and fell to the LAFC (South Texas) Houstonians 3-0 in the quarterfinals.

The CASL U15 ('95) Elite team reached the quarterfinals with a 2-1-0 record in group play before losing 2-0 to the '96 Solar Chelsea team from Dallas.

Twelve area teams competed in the USYSA Region III Championships, which concluded June 22.

Powerade State Games

XL Soccer World's U10 Barcelona won the Challenge Boys Blue Division for its age group two weekends ago at the Powerade State Games in Winston-Salem.

The Raleigh-based team went 3-0-1 in the tournament, outscoring its opponents by an aggregate of 37-8 to claim the gold medal.

XLSW's Fire went 1-2-1 in the U10 Challenge Boys Red Division to earn the bronze medal for the weekend.

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