Colorado Rush set to defend title

The defending national champion Colorado Rush Nike is headed to the U-19 girls finals at next month's U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships after beating Avalanche Premier, 3-0, on Emmalie Pfankuch's hat trick in the first 17 minutes at the Region IV Championships.

The So Cal Blues were the only multiple winner in the Region IV championships, taking the U-15 and U-16 finals. They lost to Cal North teams Pleasanton Rage and Mustang Blast in the U-18 and U-14 finals, respectively.

The regional winners earned berths to the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships July 21-26 at Citizens Bank Fields in Lancaster, Mass.

Under-12 Girls
Arsenal FC (CA-S) 2, Mustang Mavericks (CA-N) 1
Arsenal-Stacie Moran (9), Mayra PelayoBernal (65)
Mustang-Hailey Balma (48)

Under-13 Girls
West Coast FC (CA-S) 2, Mustang Fury (CA-N) 0
West Coast-Isabella Guerry (3)(62)

Under-14 Girls
Mustang Blast (CA-N) 1 So Cal Blues (CA-S) 1
(Mustang wins 4-3 on penalties.)
Blues-Amber Munerlyn (7); Mustang-Reilly Parker(27)

Under-15 Girls
So Cal Blues (CA-S) 3, Sereno White (AZ) 1
Blues- Nikki Fedele (25), Mackenzie Akins (40), Danielle Weatherholt (75); Sereno- Cadienne Naquin (50)

Under-16 Girls
So Cal Blues (CA-S) 2, *De Anza Force Blue (CA-N) 1
Blues-Lauren Bohaboy (5), Amanda Dudley (35); De Anza-Alesha Blair (25)
*Qualifies for the National Championships since So Cal Blues qualify as National League runners-up.

Under-17 Girls
Crossfire Premier (WA) 3, Real So Cal Blue (CA-S) 0
Crossfire-Annelise Sittauer (10), Emily Hurd (48, 81)

Under-18 Girls
Pleasanton Rage (CA-N) 4, So Cal Blues (CA-S) 0
Pleasanton-Madelyn Payne (43, 87), Ahsha Smith (54), Olivia Klei (76)

Under-19 Girls
CO Rush Nike (CO) 3, Avalanche Premier (UT) 0
CO Rush-Emmalie Pfankuch (6, 17, 16)

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