Super Y Finals - Day Three Report
Seven British Columbia-based teams booked their places in the semifinals of the USL Super Y-League North American Finals following the third day of action on Sunday.
Coastal WFC and Mountain WFC led the way, with both clubs each sending three of their teams to Monday's semis in Tampa, Florida. Coastal's U-13 and U-16 Girls went through to the last four, as did the club's U-16 Boys. Mountain's U-13, U-15, and U-16 Boys will also have a chance to play for a North American title on Day Four, as will Surrey WFC's U-16 Girls.
This despite a somewhat disappointing set of results from all 17 Vancouver Whitecaps FC and BC Soccer 'Professional Development Partner' teams on Sunday. In all, only four wins were registered during the final day of group action. It proved a difficult end to this stage of the Finals for newcomers Coquitlam Metro-Ford, Thompson-Okanagan, and West Coast Capitals, while the U-15 Boys from Abbotsford Mariners also came up short of making the championship side of the tournament.
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Though three of their five teams in Florida earned semifinal spots, Coastal had a mixed Sunday of results on the pitch. The U-13 Girls won Group A after a 2-0 win over MPS Renegades from Massachusetts. Their reward is a semifinal clash with Group B winners Northern Virginia Majestics. The U-13 Boys finished second in Group D after falling 4-0 to Florida's West Pines United, while the U-14 Girls placed second in Group C after a 1-0 defeat to Michigan's Kalamazoo Kingdom. The U-16 Girls will have a chance at winning a North American title, despite drawing 1-1 with Quickstrike FC on Sunday. The Group B runners-up will play Group C winners Alpharetta United on Monday. The U-16 Boys are also in the semis as winners of Group B. This after a 4-0 victory over Pennsylvania's Super Nova FC on Sunday. Jason Jordan's side will play Group C winners Players Development Academy (PDA) of New Jersey in Monday's semifinal.
It was also a mixed day of results for Mountain's four teams at the Finals. The U-13 Boys won Group C after a 1-1 draw with New Jersey Stallions. They will face Group A winners Ironbound SC from Newark, New Jersey, in the semis. The U-15 Girls finished bottom of Group C after a 1-0 defeat to Alpharetta United on Sunday, while the U-15 Boys won Group B following a 2-0 win over MPS Portland Phoenix from Massachusetts. They play Group D winners Schulz Academy in the semis. The U-16 Boys will also be in semifinal action after winning Group D with a 2-0 victory over Canadian rivals Toronto Lynx. They face Group A winners Alpharetta United in the semifinals.
Vancouver Island's West Coast Capitals had a tough third day in Florida. The U-14 Girls placed fourth in Group A after suffering a 2-0 defeat versus Washington Freedom, while the U-15 Girls had to settle for third place in Group A after losing 2-0 to New York State's Quickstrike FC. The U-16 Girls finished second in Group C after drawing 2-2 with Black Watch Rhode Island. Their consolation match sees them play Canadian club Ottawa Fury on Monday.
Coquitlam Metro-Ford saw their two teams draw on Sunday. The U-13 Girls claimed a 1-1 result with Kings Soccer Academy from the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region, while the U-14 Boys drew 0-0 with Canadian rivals Ottawa Fury to finish third in Group B.
Surrey's U-16 Girls will play New York State's Quickstrike FC in the semifinals after winning Group A with a 1-1 draw versus Northern Virginia Majestics.
Thompson-Okanagan's U-14 Boys finished third in Group A after losing 1-0 to MPS Bulldogs from Massachusetts.
Abbotsford Mariners' U-15 Boys, meanwhile, finished second in Group D after falling 4-1 to Schulz Academy on Sunday.