[REGION IV GIRLS] Real So Cal White and Real Colorado National knocked off defending national champions to win the under-17 and under-15 girls titles, respectively, at the U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. For more on the girls champions ...
Real So Cal White beat De Anza Force Blue, 1-0, in the under-17 girls final and will be joined by Cal South rivals So Cal Blues and Slammers FC, first and second in the 2010 National League, in the under-17 division at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships July 20-25 in Overland Park, Kan.
Bridget Berman gave Real the lead in the 25th minute and it held off De Anza the rest of the way.
Real Colorado National knocked off another Cal North champion, Mustang Blast, coming from behind to capture the U-15 title with a 3-2 win on late goals by Stella Norman and Janine Beckie. Phyllis Anthony had given Real the lead in the 25th minute, but Rachel Feldman and Alexa Vandevanter had put the Blast ahead in the second half.
The Blast also fell in the under-14 girls final, losing to Cal North rival Foothill MVLA Lightening.
Besides Real So Cal, Cal South girls powers Laguna Hills Eclipse, San Diego Surf and Arsenal FC all won titles.
Colorado Rush Nike, which set a girls record in 2009 when it won its ninth U.S. Youth Soccer championship, is sending its U-16 team to the National Championships after a 2-1 comeback win over Legends FC.
Arsenal FC (CA-S) 1, Real Colorado National 1 (CO) (Arsenal FC wins 3-0 on penalties.)
Goal Scorers: Arsenal – Marissa Everett (39); Real – Jayne Lydiatt (60).
San Diego Surf White (CA-S) 1, Leahi Premier (HI) 1 (Surf wins 3-2 on penalties.)
Goal Scorers: Surf – Haley Bruce (62); Leahi: Nycole Mitsuyasu (69).
Foothill MVLA Lightening (CA-N) 3, Mustang Fury (CA-N) 0
MVLA: Caitlyn Wong (35), Gabriella Kaplan (54), Jaye Boissiere (62).
Real Colorado National (CO) 3, Mustang Blast (CA-N) 2
Goal Scorers: Real – Phyllis Anthony (25), Stella Norman (71), Janine Beckie (80); Mustang – Rachel Feldman (56), Alexa Vandevanter (61).
Colorado Rush Nike (CO) 2, Legends FC (CA-S) 1
Goal Scorers: Rush - Lindsey Horan (34), Mary Schwappach (59); Legends – Alexa Bustamante (2).
Real So Cal White (CA-S) 1, De Anza Force Blue (CA-N) 0
Goal Scorer: Real – Bridget Berman (25).
Laguna Hills Eclipse (CA-S) 2, Storm Academy Copa (CO) 1
Goal Scorers: Laguna – Monique Escalera (35), Bailey Marquez (57); Storm – Nicholette Digiacomo (90+).
South Alameda County Northstars (CA-N) 3, Slammers FC (CA-S) 2
Goal Scorers: Northstars – Alexis Tershay (78, 115), Micaela Castain (112); Slammers – Mia Bruno (87), Mary Schmidt (119).