The under 16 and 17 semifinal matches are set for Thursday afternoon at Lakeside Sports Complex after tonight’s exciting display of goal scoring action saw 39 balls hit the back of the net in 8 matches.
Beginning in the U16 division, four time state champion Sparta 96 Premier MD looked solid in defeating La Roca FC DC 5-0 earning a spot in the brackets final four. Sparta will face Coach Jeff Lewis and his HC Storm 98 Premier team in what should be a great contest. HC Storm earned their spot in the semifinal by defeating Fusion 98 Premier JD 3-1.
The other side of the U16 bracket will feature last year’s runner up USA Red 98 RM who outlasted Inter FC 98 Premier 1-0 in what is soon to be remembered as a classic state cup match. Challenging USA will be La Roca Premier CS who undid USA white 98 KF 6-0.
The U17 semifinal will feature three time state champion Utah FC 97 Premier who picked apart USA Red 97 TT in a rare 11-0 state cup QF route. The defending champions will face Wasatch Fury MP who rallied to a 3-0 win over Red Hot FC 97. The winner of the Utah FC/Wasatch Fury match will face the winner of the La Roca Premier AB/Razzia FC Ruff Ryders match in Saturdays final. La Roca earned their spot in the QF by defeating Impact LS2 in a close 3-1 battle that featured excellent skill. Razzia earned their keep my defeating Sparta 97 Premier MD 4-1 in one of the bigger upsets of the evening.
Tomorrows Quarterfinal matches will feature 8 matches from the under 14 and 15 age groups. Matches will kick at 4:30pm in Orem, UT.
View scores and standing at www.utahyouthsoccer.net