As the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas come to an end, a local team advances to the final round.

The Tennessee Soccer Club U18 Girls defeated Cleveland FC (OH-N) Saturday 2-1 in the National Semifinals in overtime.

“TSC struck first in the 13th minute with a goal from Karlie Paschall. Thirteen minutes later, Vanessa DiNardo from Cleveland FC answered. The winning goal was scored by TSC Showcase’s Peyton DePriest in the 94th minute,” reports the US Youth Soccer website. 

Sunday at 7:30am, TSC will play Arsenal Colorado Academy 99 (CO) for the National Championship. In group play, TSC Showcase defeated Arsenal Colorado, 3-0.

Photos courtesy of Patty Puskar

Their road to the Finals:

  • Won 3-1 against Oklahoma FC in the final round of Regionals to win the opportunity to play at Nationals.
  • In Prelim Round at Nationals – won 2-0 against Beadling 99 (PA-W) (RI-C),  won 3-0 against Arsenal Colorado Academy 99 (CO) (RIV-C) and 4-2 against National Union 99 Black (MI) (NLBK) to advance
  • Defeated National Union 99 Black (Michigan) 4-2 to advance to Semi’s at Nationals
  • Beat Cleveland FC 4-2 to advance to Finals.

Last year, TSC won its first National Championship when its U18 girls team beat Carlsbad Elite 3-0.

Fans can watch the finals live here: http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/live/

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