[REGION III CHAMPIONSHIPS]Four more champions were crowned Wednesday at the 2013 U.S. Youth Soccer Region III Championships at the at the ESC Complex in Edmond, Okla.
Among them was Oklahoma FC, which won the U-18 girls title with a 3-2 win over Lonestars Red of South Texas on Karla Cabello 's overtime goal. The same OFC team had lost in the 2012 Region III U-16 final in a shootout.
“It’s what they focused on all year," said OFC head coach Jimmy Hampton. "We’ve had some ups and downs, but I think we persevered. We even made it hard today. It’s hard when we let them equalize, 2-2, and had to go to overtime. But we never quit. They never gave up.”
-- United FA Elite of Georgia beat Andromeda Red of North Texas, 2-0, to claim the under-13 boys title as Carlos Reyes scored twice in the opening five minutes.
-- A late goal from Catiana Lychywek made Liverpool Elite of North Texas a 3-2 winner over Oklahoma FC in an exciting under-13 girls final.
-- Plantation Copa of Florida gained revenge for a 5-2 loss to Vestavia (Ala.) Steamers Black earlier in the tournament with a 2-1 comeback win on goals byGonzalo Gelsoand Jeffrey Michaud.
-- On Tuesday, goalkeeper Alyse Scott made three diving saves in the shootout to give 12 Elite II of Georgia the win over TBU Premier from Florida.
Plantation Copa FL 2 Vestavia Steamers Black AL 1
United FA Elite GA 2 Andromeda Red TX-N 0
NASA 12 Elite II GA 2 TBU Premier FL 1 (PK)
Oklahoma Football Club OK 3 Lonestars Red TX-S 2
Liverpool Elite TX-N 3 Oklahoma Football Club OK 2
Lions White TX-S 2 Oklahoma Football Club OK 1
Team Boca FL 3 Dallas Texans Red Dallas TX-N 0
West Pines Strikers FL 3 NCA Alliance NC 1
TUSA Gold NC 2 Lobos Rush Blue TN 1
NASA Elite GA 2 FC Alliance Black TN 1
GSA Phoenix Red GA 2 Cajun Soccer Club Fury LA 0
Sunrise Elite FL 3 Norcross Fury Premier GA 0
FC Dallas Premier TX-N 3 Plantation FC FL 0
Solar Chelsea Red TX-N 3 Charlotte United Gold NC 0
Texas Rush Prep TX-S 1 SSA-Harpeth Chelsea Elite TN 0
Tampa Bay United Premier FL 1 NASA Elite GA 0
AHFC TX-S 2 MFC Fire Premier MS 1
FC Alliance Black TN 2 Norcross Fury Premier GA 0
Louisiana Fire Navy LA 2 Sting TX-N 1
Tampa Bay United Premier FL 2 Ponte Vedra Storm FL 0
Tennessee SC 16 TN 4 Liverpool Elite TX-N 0
Tophat 17 Gold GA 2 Oklahoma Football Club OK 1
Tulsa Blitz White OK 2 Sunrise Sting FL 1