[ROAD TO ROCK HILL] FC Pennsylvania Strikers were the only girls team to win back-to-back championships at the U.S. Youth Soccer Region I Championships held at the Classics Park in Lancaster, Pa.
Strikers, who also won the 2011-2012 National League title, beat Oakwood SC, 4-1, in the Region I final.
South Carolina commit Stevi Parker put Strikers ahead with a goal in the 4th minute, and Gabriella Carbone(LaSalle) and Daija Griffin (South Carolina) added goals midway through the first half for a commanding 3-0 lead at the break. Cassandra Pecht (Duke) finished the scoring for Strikers in the second half beforeKristen McAdams pulled a goal back for Oakwood.
ASC Premier 4 VYS Patriots Black 2
Goals: Karen Lohrmann (14), Navleen Sohi (39), Jessica Arens (47), Savannah Conner (59); Sofia Devin (1), Natalie Farrell (5)
OMM/World Class Patino 2 Buckingham United Wave 0
Goals: Sarah Jordan (30, 50)
YMS Xplosion 1 PDA O'Reilly 0
Goal: Andrea Amaro (74)
MSC Coyotes Green 1NJ Crush FC Dynamite 0
(MSC Coyotes Green win4-2 on penalties)
CRUSA/FC Bucks Fury 3 PSC Baltimore 1
Goals: Paige Bergman (2), Dakota Mills (45), Taylor Troutman (54); Bridgette Andrzejewski (20)
Braddock Road YC Elite 2 Match Fit Chelsea Beat 0
Goals: Kahla Seymour (62), Katherine Bukovsky (72)
VSA Heat Blue 2 Seacoast United 1
VSA: Daniela Neves (72, 110); SEA: Carly Gould (52)
FC Penn Strikers 4 Oakwood SC 1
Goals: Stevi Parker (4), Gabriella Carbone (24), Daija Griffin (33), Cassandra Pecht (57); Kristen McAdams (69)
Scorpions Elite 2 Bethesda SC Dragons 1
Goals: Melissa Gavin (11, 30); BET: Campbell Millar (59)