US Youth Soccer: Celtic FC is first Utah champion with 9-1 win in U-19 girls final

Celtic FC won the under-19 girls title at the 2019 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship Series in Overland Park, Kansas, with a 9-1 win over Missouri's Lou Fusz Elam in the final. It became the first ever Utah team to win a USYS national championship.

Kate Schirmer led Celtic with three goals to finish the tournament with the tournament with seven goals in four games. Two of her goals came in the first half when Celtic built a 4-0 lead.

Six other Celtic players also scored: Brecken Mozingo, Tara Warner, Anna Pickering, Samantha Brady, Megan Astle and Rebecca Olsen. All but Schirmer and Olsen, who will play for Utah JCs, will be at Division I schools in the fall.

Other highlights from Sunday's finals at the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex:

-- Nevada's LVSA earned its second consecutive national title when it defeated Beadling, 2-0, in the U-16 boys final, a rematch of the 2018 U-15 final.

-- Solar from North Texas defeated defending champion Arlington SA from Virginia, 1-0, to take the under-17 boys champion.

-- Lehigh Valley United won the McGuire Cup with a 1-0 overtime win over Baltimore Celtic to claim its first U-19 boys championship since 2013 when it also won in Overland Park.

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