SOCA’s Elite girls went on the road to the Bethesda Premier Cup over the November 10-12 weekend and battled top competition from the mid-Atlantic region. Entrance into the highly regarded Bethesda event is never easy, as the organizers are uncommonly selective when admitting teams to the competition. All nine of SOCA’s Elite girls teams did make the selection, and all acquitted themselves well among the regional competitive stratosphere.
Leading the way for SOCA was the U16 squad under the direction of long-serving coach Fran Lavin. The team won all three of their showcase format matches, claiming top spot in their group.
Also undefeated were the U13 Elites, led by Jason Moore, who won two and tied one match in group play before going on to win the final 1-0 against a tough TCSC Spirit squad from West Virginia.
The championship final fell the other way for the SOCA U15 girls, who romped through group play with three wins, before falling in the final 0-1 against STA-MUSC from New Jersey.
Over all age groups SOCA posted a positive record and a winning percentage of .569.
The Elite Boys will compete in their version of the Premier Cup over the November 17-19 weekend.