U14 Girls Win Super Y National Championship

November 24, 2009

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The Seacoast United U14 Girls captured the Super Y-League National Championship with a 2-1 overtime win over the Washington Freedom.  Seacoast held a 1-0 lead at the half, but Washington scored the equalizer off of a corner kick with 2 minutes remaining in regulation to force the game to overtime.  Rachel Hill scored the game-winner for Seacoast with 3 minutes left in the overtime period.  Congratulations to the U14’s and coach David Burgess on a successful season!

 

The Seacoast United U14 Girls captured the Super Y-League National Championship with a 2-1 overtime win over the Washington Freedom.  Seacoast held a 1-0 lead at the half, but Washington scored the equalizer off of a corner kick with 2 minutes remaining in regulation to force the game to overtime.  Rachel Hill scored the game-winner for Seacoast with 3 minutes left in the overtime period.  This is the 2nd Super Y-League National Championship for the Club, the other coming in 2004 (U15 girls).

The Seacoast United U14 Girls finished a successful 2009 campaign with an unbeaten record of 11-0-1.  They finished first in their division within the New England region against some strong competition.  SUSC finished the season with a goal differential of +60, scoring 68 goals and conceding only 8 over 12 games.   During group play over the weekend, the 14’s defeated Majestics (Northern VA) 2-1 in the opener, then rolled with two shutout wins over Parsippany NJ (5-0) and West Michigan Fire Juniors (3-0). 

Finishing first in their group after round-robin play over the weekend, the Seacoast girls advanced to the Semi Finals on Monday to face Kalamazoo Kingdom and defeated the squad from Michigan 6-0.  “The match was a good battle and I don’t feel like the scoreline reflected how well Kalamazoo played,” said Seacoast head coach Dave Burgess.  The win put Seacoast in the final match against the Washington Freedom, a youth development team affiliated with the Women’s Professional Soccer club of the same name.

The Super Y-League North American Finals took place in Tampa Florida from November 19th through 24th.  Seacoast United Soccer Club sent three teams to the event:  The U14 Girls, U17 Girls, and U14 Boys qualified for the Finals with their strong play in the New England region this summer.  The top 16 teams from 6 regions representing the United States and Canada compete in one match per day for 5 days until the top team is crowned. 

The U17 Girls are ranked #12 in the USL Super Y-League Club First 11 Rankings.  They finished 1st in the New England region and have won four USYSA State Championships, and was a Region I finalist in 2008.  NSR and GotSoccer currently rank the U17’s #11 in the country.  The girls have won division championships at the FC Delco Showcase, PDA Players Cup, Scorpion Bowl, and TDBank tournaments.  The 17’s also went 3-0 during group play, advancing to the U17 Semi Finals before falling to a strong Cleveland Internationals side.

Seacoast United’s U14 Boys finished the Super Y-League regular season with an 8-3-2 record, winning Group B of the New England region by tying Group A champion MPS Bulldogs for the best offense in the region.  Both clubs scored 31 goals in 13 matches.  SUSC fell 1-0 in head to head competition with the Bulldogs but topped 3rd place Ottawa Fury by a score of 2-1, allowing them to advance to the Finals. 

View the results of the North American Finals on the Super Y-League website here.  Click the team names below for available match reports from the USL website.

 

U14 Girls
 

U17 Girls

Friday’s Matches:

Seacoast United U14G 2-1 Majestics
Seacoast United U17G 4-3 Fort Wayne Fever
Seacoast United U14B 0-4 NJ Rangers FC

Saturday’s Matches:
Seacoast United U14G 5-0 Parsippany SC
Seacoast United U17G 1-0 Toronto Lynx Jrs
Seacoast United U14B 0-3 Chicago Magic

Sunday’s Matches:

Seacoast United U14G 3-0 W. Michigan Fire Jrs
Seacoast United U17G 3-0 TSF Academy
Seacoast United U14B 0-1 Schulz Academy

Monday’s Matches:

Seacoast United U14G 6-0* Kalamazoo Kingdom
Seacoast United U17G 0-5* Cleveland Internationals
Seacoast United U14B 0-2 TSF Academy

 * semi-final match

Tuesday’s U14 Championship:

Seacoast United U14G 2-1 (OT) Washington Freedom