Teams Depart for Region I Championships

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

HAMPTON, NH - Seacoast United will be well represented at the 2012 Region I Championships this week in Lancaster, PA.  The U12-U18 Girls and the U18 boys will represent the state of New Hampshire in the tournament hosted by US Youth Soccer as part of the National Championship Series.  Each of the U13-U18 teams from Seacoast United advanced by capturing the NH State Cup titles earlier this month, with the U12 girls advancing after receiving a wildcard berth for their age group.
In total, 16 Seacoast United teams will participate at the Region I event including Seacoast United Maine (Portland/Topsham) and the Seacoast United Blackbear (Bangor, ME) U15 girls.
The Region I Championships will take place June 28th-July 3rd, hosting 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.  Opening Ceremonies take place Thursday afternoon with group round-robin matches on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Playoff rounds continue on Monday with Finals on Tuesday for those who advance.
Seacoast United was founded in 1992 and is based in Hampton, NH with facilities in Epping NH, Kingston NH, York ME, and Topsham ME. The Club is a member of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy and the Northeast Pre-Academy League, as well as US Club Soccer, the New England Premiership, Granite State League, and USL’s Super Y League.  Information on Seacoast United Soccer Club teams and programs can be found online
Results: Region I Championships - Group Play
Team Friday Saturday Sunday
U12 Girls Alleycats (NY-E) L 5-2 Empire United (NY-W) L 6-0 WVUSC Velocity (WV) W 1-0
U13 Girls Bethesda Academy (MD) L 2-1 Empire United (NY-W) T 0-0 BRYC ’98 Elite (VA) L 2-0
U14 Girls HYS Freedom (VA) L 4-1 Oakwood SC Pride (CT) L 2-1 HSC Clash (DE) W 1-0
U15 Girls VSA Heat ’96 Blue (VA)  L 5-1 PWSI Courage (VA) W 3-1 Empire United (NY-W) L 2-1
U16 Girls WVUSC Shox (WV) L 2-0 HSC Blast (DE) L 4-3 Century V United (PA-W) L 5-3
U17 Girls KSC Courage (DE) W 7-0 CFC United (CT) W 7-1 LDC Elite (PA-E) W 1-0
U18 Girls Foothills Fusion (PA-W) W 2-0 LMVSC Patriots (VA) W 1-0 FC Penn Strikers (PA-E) L 4-0
U18 Boys Beadling (PA-W) L 4-0 Vista RFC (VA) L 4-0 Empire United (NY-W) L 4-0


Region I Playoffs:  U17 Girls
Monday, July 2nd (SemiFinals) NY Rush Patriots (NY-E) W 3-2
Tuesday, July 3rd (Finals) VSA Heat Blue (VA) L 3-2 (2OT)