Edmond Soccer Club pulled the biggest surprise at the U.S. Youth Soccer Region III Championships when it beat the defending national champion Dallas Texans Red, 1-0, on Calli Cooper
's goal off of a free kick in overtime of the U-18 girls final.
The Texans' U-18s featured for ESC star Caitlin
The Texans, the top ranked girls team in Soccer America's annual best girls club rankings
, won only one girls regional championship, taking the U-15 title in overtime over
North Atlanta SA Elite II.
The Texans will send their U-16 and U-17 teams to the National Championships as 2009 National League champions. REGION III GIRLS
Under 14 CASL Spartan Elite Black (NC) 2, Hurricane FC Rhein (OK)
CASL-Joanna Boyles (17) (54) Under 15 Dallas Texans Red (N-TX) 3, North Atlanta SA Elite II (GA) 1, OT
DTX-Brooke Herrick (33), Kelsey Shimmick (98), Mary Alissa
Lonsberry (106); NASA-Iyana Moore (29) Under 16 Ponte Vedra Storm (FL) 2, GSA Phoenix Red (GA)
PVS-Theresa Diederich (17) (63) Under 17 GSA Phoenix Red (GA) 3, AFC Lightning White
GSA-Nicole Locandro (49) (90), Alexa Newfield (51); AFC-Amanda McCalla (45), Katrina Frost (74). Under 18 Edmond SC Black (OK) 1, Dallas Texans Red (N-TX) 0, OT
ESC-Calli Cooper (115) Under 19 Birmingham United SA (AL) 1, D'Feeters (N-TX) 0
USA-Alexandra Russell (38)