JUNE 2, 2013- FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA
The Loudoun Soccer 98 Boys Red team were crowned Virginia State Champions of the U14 age group on Sunday after a Semi Final win on Saturday and Finals win on Sunday. This was the second State Championship this year for Loudoun Soccer with the 95 Boys Red team winning the U17 age group in November, 2012.
The 98B Red defeated McLean U14s in the Virginia Youth Soccer Association State Championship Semi Final game 9-1 on Saturday June 1st.
The final was played on Sunday June 2nd vs BRYC U14B. The first half was a very tight affair with both teams pushing hard for the opening goal. Both goalkeepers produced quality saves.
The 2nd half opened with end to end play. Giovanni Vasquez opened the scoring for Loudoun half way through the 2nd half, following some excellent build up play from Jacob Labovitz. BRYC pushed hard for the equalizer and Colin Shutler in the Loudoun goal made several excellent stops. The game was finished off by Loudoun in injury time. A defensive clearance was picked up by Ryan Arendt who ran half the length of the field before squaring a pass to Labovitz who finished to the bottom left corner past the BRYC keeper.
Both teams deserve credit for an excellent game. Loudoun 98B Red joins the Loudoun 95B Red team in advancing to the Region I Championship in Rhode Island June 27-July 2.
Good luck to both teams!
Loudoun 98B Red Team Website: www.loudounsoccer.com/98BRed
CONTACT: Mark Ryan, Head Coach & Loudoun Soccer Travel Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-777-9977
About Loudoun Soccer
Serving youth and now adult soccer players and parents throughout Northern Virginia since 1978, Loudoun Soccer is Virginia’s largest soccer program with over 15,000 soccer registrations annually, nearly 2,000 coaches, over 30 soccer related programs and countless community outreach programs. Loudoun Soccer is dedicated to partnering with local government and communities to provide programs, facilities, resources and expertise to make soccer fun, safe and accessible to all players regardless of gender, social and economic background, or playing ability between the ages 3 to adult.
T: (703) 777-9977
Follow Loudoun Soccer on Social Media