Iowa team wins rare title

[REGION II CHAMPIONSHIPS] Iowa City Alliance Heatwave's U-17 girls became the first Iowa team in more than a decade to win a regional title as they beat Academy United of Illinois, 3-1, at the Region III Championships in Des Moines. For the results of all the finals ...

-- Three players had hat tricks to lead their teams to championships: Daniel Wright (U-14 Michigan Wolves boys), Sarah Krause (U-15 Ambassadors FC girls) and Simone Gardner (U-14 NSA Rockets girls).

-- Three returning champions retained their regional titles: U-15 Ambassadors FC girls, U-18 Team Chicago Academy Botafogo girls and U-15 Vardar boys.

-- Illinois led all states with five titles, while Michigan was second with four.

Region II Finals:
U19 Boys
Chicago Fire Academy IL 2 NFC Blue NE 0
U18 Boys
Springfield SC MO 0 Grand Rapids Crew Juniors MI 0
(Springfield SC wins 3-0 on penalties.)
U17 Boys
CUP Crew Jr Gold OH-S 6 SC Waukesha Blue WI 0
U16 Boys
Alliance Black MI 3 PFC OH-N 1
U15 Boys
Vardar MI 1 Chicago Magic Preacademy IL 0
U14 Boys
Michigan Wolves MI 4 Phoenix Juventus NE 0
U13 Boys
Raiders FC IL 4 OP Eagles G1 OH-S 1

U19 Girls
LSC EGA Bravo NE 4 Kolping Kicks SC Schmitt MO 3
U18 Girls
Team Chicago Acad. Botafogo IL 2 FC United Select IL 1
U17 Girls
Iowa City Alliance - Heatwave IA 3 Academy United IL 1
U16 Girls
NSA Jaguars IL 1 Futura FC  Academy Premier MO 0
U15 Girls
Ambassadors FC OH-N 7 KCU Rangers KS 0
U14 Girls
NSA Rockets IL 4 Kings Hammer Academy Red KY 0
U13 Girls
Michigan Hawks MI 3 Carmel United SC Elite IN 0
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