SOCA U17 Boys Advance to Regional Semi, Girls Edged Out
The SOCA U17 Boys Elite have advanced to the USYS Region 1 semi-finals, where they will face Baltimore Bays of Maryland, today, Monday July 3, at 10:00 am. The regional competition is being hosted by VYSA at the Virginia Soccer Training Center in Spotsylvania.
The SOCA boys have cruised through their three group games posting impressive wins along the way: 6-0 vs Lusitana of Rhode Island, 5-1 over Cedar Stars Academy of New York-East, and 4-0 over Alliance FC of New Hampshire. With 15 goals scored and only one conceded, SOCA has been dominant in the group stage.
The semi-final against the Bays will likely be a stiffer challenge. The Bays have also won their three group matches and have compiled 16 goals along the way.
View U17 Boys Region 1 results and schedule here: http://tournaments.usyouthsoccer.org/events/2017-Region-I-Championships/Schedule/17U-Boys/Division+1/
The SOCA U17 Girls Elite were nudged out of the semi-final round by a narrow margin in goal difference. The SOCA squad won two matches and lost to eventual group winner Princeton SA of New Jersey.
View U17 Girls Region 1 results and schedule here: http://tournaments.usyouthsoccer.org/events/2017-Region-I-Championships/Schedule/17U-Girls/Division+1/
SOCA’s results indicate the high quality of Virginia competition and the excellent preparation SOCA teams receive through the weekly rigors of CCL play.
“We’re proud of our players and are grateful for the fabulous support of our families. Our Director of Coaching, Dan Ensley has done a fantastic job preparing the teams, and now we hope to get the boys to advance to the next step”, said Bill Mueller, SOCA Director of Soccer.