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Jun, 2013

Loudoun 98B Red take out the Defending Champions- Bethesda SC in Game 2 of Group Play

Under-14 BoysThe returning 2012 U-13 US Youth Soccer Region I Champions Bethesda SC Blue PL (MD) cruised through day one with an 8-0 win. They looked primed for another big victory with two early first half goals from Thomas Hansan against their day 2 opponents Loudoun 98 Red (VA). Loudoun showed some great resilience and scored 5 unanswered goals, including a hat-trick by Giovanni Vasquez, to take a commanding 5-2 lead. Vasquez's hat-trick was complemented by goals from Emin Kari and Ryan Pyszka in the 20th and 52nd minutes. Finding themselves with only nine players late in the game Bethesda pushed for a late comeback but came up short. They managed a consolation goal from Matthew Di Rosa to bring the final score to 5-3 in favor of Loudoun."The kids love the atmosphere here and we knew coming in that Bethesda is the best team here. We play them a lot. To come in here and be two-nil down and come back means a lot to the guys," said Loudoun coach Mark Ryan. "We’ve got to stay focused and we want to win it. It’d be fantastic to make it to the National Championships.""We work really hard and obviously to come here and play against this level of opposition it’s fantastic. It’s an incredibly high level of competition here. These are the best teams up and down the east coast."