Seacoast United's U17 Girls have advanced to the Region I Championships Semi Final after the completion of group play on Sunday. After the games on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the team finished with a 3-0 record, securing first place in Group C and the automatic bid into the semi-final round on Monday.
In Friday's game vs. Delaware (KSC Courage), Seacoast United saw 4 goals from striker Rachel Hill and went on to win 7-0. Saturday's match vs. Connecticut (CFC United) was played in stifling heat, but again SUSC was ready to put in a great effort and defeated the CT State Champions by the score of 7-1. Outside back Allie Day scored twice in the win.
Sunday's matchup was set against Eastern Pennsylvania (LDC Elite 94/95), a strong squad who regularly scrimmages against boys' teams. The match was extremely tight and physical, neither team really creating any scoring opportunities. With 10 minutes remaining, Kayla Swasey scored off of a Rachel Hill rebound for the 1-0 victory.
The U17 Girls, coached by Ian Burgess, will kick off at 10am on Monday against Group B winner New York East (NY Rush Patriots '95).