More than 200 teams from all over the southern United States participated in the 2017 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships in Greensboro, N.C. this past week, vying for a spot in the US Youth Soccer National Championship.
Nine teams from Tennessee Soccer Club (TSC) competed in the Regional Championships, four teams made it to the semifinal round and three teams made it to the finals – the U14 boys and girls teams and U18 girls team. Six of the TSC teams earned the right to attend regionals by being crowned State Champions a few weeks ago at the Tennessee State Championships held in Murfreesboro.
The U18 girls won 3-1 against Oklahoma FC, with goals made by Tally Bishop, Julie Garst, and Peyton DePriest.
“This is a group of young ladies who did a wonderful job rising to the occasion. They are a great group of athletes and they’ve done a tremendous job representing our club,” said TSC Executive Director, Stuart Brown
This is the second year in a row TSC’s U18 girls have won Regionals.
*U18 girls pictured above.
The U14 girls won in OT in penalty kicks against Florida Elite, with Hayley Howard scoring a goal for TSC leading into OT.
The U14 boys fell 3-1 to the United Soccer Academy Mt. Pleasant (SC).
The U18 girls and U14 girls move on to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, which will be played July 24-30 in Frisco, Texas. Last year, TSC won its first National Championship when its U18 girls team beat Carlsbad Elite 3-0.
For TSC, Regionals showcases all of the hard work and dedication of players, coaches, and families.
“Regionals is the culmination of hard work from our players and coaches across the entire year. We congratulate the two teams who won and we are very proud of the development of all of our players since the beginning of the season,” said Brian Carlson, President of TSC.