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SOCA Elite and Premier Teams Claim Columbus Day Tourny Crowns

SOCA teams were spread to the distant corners of Virginia over the Columbus Day holiday weekend, where a total of eight SOCA teams won championships in tournaments located throughout the state. Five Elite girls squads of the high school age groups trekked north to the famous WAGS event in northern Virginia, and both the U19… Read more »

Eight SOCA Teams Now Advanced to State Cup Quarterfinal Round

The VYSA State Cup quarterfinal round is filling up with SOCA Elite squads.  On Saturday, September 29, five top local teams advanced to the quarterfinal round of the single-elimination competition by virtue of their knock-out wins at home, joining their club mates who had advanced the previous week.  A total of eight SOCA Elite teams… Read more »

Elite Teams Travel to Roanoke, Game On!

SOCA’s Elite teams traveled to Roanoke on Sunday, September 23, where despite wet conditions that have plagued the region, all matches proceeded.  The energy on the fields was high as players released the pent up desire to actively compete.  Recent continued wet conditions have caused field closings throughout the state, and the relief of getting… Read more »

SOCA Opens State Cup with Four Wins

After a statewide delayed start to the national championship competition, SOCA teams kicked off the fall season VYSA State Cup campaign with four wins on Saturday, September 22.   The previous weekend was removed as a play date by Cup organizers due to wet conditions and hurricane Florence concerns. Under continued gray skies, three matches were… Read more »

Second Blue Ridge Cup Provides Challenges and Success

Over the Labor Day weekend, SOCA co-hosted the second annual Blue Ridge Cup along with partners Central Virginia United, defying the heat to provide a competitive tournament event for 202 travel teams.  With matches spread over the two hosting communities (boys matches in Charlottesville and girls matches in Lynchburg) west central Virginia was a busy… Read more »

SOCA-Charlottesville Claims Both Premier and Classic Skyline Titles

SOCA-Charlottesville Premier and Classic teams amassed the points for a run-away title within their respective Club Championships in the spring Skyline Club Soccer League competition. Each season an overall club champion is crowned at both the Premier and Classic level, determined by points earned by the teams in each of the age group divisions.  SOCA… Read more »

U18 Elite Boys Finish Second in ERL

SOCA’s U18 Elite Boys continued their Eastern Regional League (ERL) success on Saturday, May 12 with a scintillating 1-0 semi-final win over defending national champion Baltimore Celtic.  For the SOCA squad it was repayment for getting knocked out of the 2017 Region 1 championship in the final match by the Maryland side. The win advanced… Read more »

SOCA Places Three Teams in Final Four

Three SOCA Elite teams will compete in the VYSA State Cup final four over the weekend of May 19 & 20 after claiming wins in the quarter final round.  Joining the U12 Girls Apprentice, who qualified last week, are the U13 Boys Elite and U14 Boys Elite, both of whom advanced with wins on Saturday,… Read more »

U18 Elite Boys Advance to Regional League Semi-Finals

The SOCA U18 Boys Elite team has advanced to the Eastern Regional League championship playoff round by virtue of three clear victories over the long weekend of April 27-29.  The SOCA team secured a spot in the playoffs, where they will face Baltimore Celtic in semi-final action on May 12, in Delaware. The local Elites… Read more »

Both SOCA U12 Apprentice Teams Advance in State Cup

Both the boys and girls U12 Apprentice teams advanced in State Cup play on Saturday, April 28, by taking very different routes to the next round. The boys enjoyed the comforts of home at South Fork Soccer Park, where they cruised to a 7-1 win over Virginia Legacy.  The match was tight at half-time, with… Read more »