Seacoast United has seven of its girls’ teams and three boys’ teams participating in the NH State Cup this coming week. With the U18 Girls already announced State Cup winners, it is the U12-U17 Girls and U12, U17, and U18 boys who will turn out in their respective age groups to try and add to the State titles. All of the Seacoast teams face stiff opposition this year from Lightning SC, Londonderry Bolts, Nashua World Cup and NHPSA in each of the age groups.
Girls Coaching Director Chris Scott is happy that Seacoast United has a good showing in the finals. “It is extremely pleasing to see a Seacoast United team in each of the age groups for girls," commented Scott. "It shows that our girls program at Seacoast United continues to excel in having the continuity across the board that can get our teams to this stage. Our teams and coaches have worked extremely hard this year to get to the finals and I am sure that all of the games will be great finals to watch. Good luck to all of the teams competing in State Cup finals this year.”
On the boys’ side, the U12 and U17 finals will be rematches of games played earlier this season. The U12 boys defeated NHPSA in New England Premiership league play 3-1 while the U17 boys are looking to avenge a 1-3 loss to Londonderry Bolts in preliminary play. The 17s are quietly confident after a successful jaunt to the Potomac showcase in Maryland over the weekend.
"Of all the Seacoast teams over this past season, our U17 boys are now reaching their peak and the results are finally going their way," commented Boys’ Coaching Director John Price. "Now they are growing in confidence at the right time of the season."
The U18 boys, who have several seniors already committed to Division I and II colleges, will face Lightning FC in and an uphill battle to secure that spot in the Region I Tournament.
Iain Scott, Seacoast United's Director of Coaching, also noted, "Seacoast continues to demonstrate that it’s soccer curriculum and quality coaching is enabling all players within the club to achieve their true potential which is allowing their teams to achieve success on the pitch."
Each of the State Cup Champions will advance to the Region I Youth Soccer National Championship Series which will take place June 28th-July 3rd in Lancaster, PA. The Region I Championships will host over 280 teams from the 15 Youth Soccer Associations within Region I, including Connecticut, Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, Eastern NY, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, NY West, Pennsylvania West, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.
Each of the State Cup Finals games will take place at the NEAC complex in Pembroke, NH.
|31-May||U17 Boys||Seacoast United Wanderers||Londonderry Bolts||6pm||#2|
|31-May||U17 Girls||Seacoast United Wanderers||NHPSA||6pm||#4|
|31-May||U18 Boys||Seacoast United Wanderers||Lightning SC||6pm||#3|
|2-Jun||U12 Girls||Seacoast United Brazil||Lightning SC||9am||#1|
|2-Jun||U13 Girls||Seacoast United Wanderers||Nashua World Cup_1||9am||#3|
|2-Jun||U12 Boys||Seacoast United Brazil||NHPSA||11am||#1|
|2-Jun||U14 Girls||Seacoast United Wanderers||Nashua World Cup_1||11am||#4|
|2-Jun||U15 Girls||Seacoast United Wanderers||Nashua World Cup Fire||11am||#3|
|2-Jun||U16 Girls||Seacoast United Wanderers||NHPSA||1pm||#4|
Best of luck to all of the teams competing in this week’s state championship matches!