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Nine Girls' Teams Capture Titles

National Cup Finals Conclude in Virginia

August 4, 2009

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Nine U-13 through U-17 girls' teams – including two from Illinois – were crowned national champions at US Club Soccer's 2009 National Cup VIII Finals, held July 31-Aug. 3 at the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex.

Three championship games went into overtime, two of which were decided by penalty kicks, and five contests that were decided by just one goal.

"Once again today, we fell down a goal early and we fought back to tie it up," said Chicago Magic 93/94 (Ill.) coach Nathan Pitcock, whose squad captured the U-15 Girls Super Group national championship with a 2-1 victory over Freestate SA Fury (Md.). "Then [we] just kept plugging away through 20 minutes of overtime and finally got the break-through goal in the second overtime. So I'm just really proud of the girls and the way they dealt with adversity."

Eastern FC Cheetahs' (Conn.) third consecutive trip to the National Cup Finals resulted in a U-15 Girls Premier national championship after falling short at the U-13 Premier and U-14 Super Group brackets in 2007 and 2008, respectively.

PDA Tsunami (N.J.) avenged its penalty-kick defeat in the 2008 National Cup VII Finals U-15 Girls Super Group championship game by capturing the U-16 Girls Super Group national championship this year with a 2-1 victory over fellow New Jersey squad Hibernian Express.

For a complete listing of girls' national champions and championship game scores, please see below:

2009 National Cup VIII Finals Champions & Game Scores - Girls:

U-13 Girls Super Group: Arsenal FC (Calif.)
Arsenal FC (Calif.) 2, Central Marin FC 96 Blue (Calif.) 0

U-14 Girls Super Group: Crossfire Premier A 94 (Wash.)
Crossfire Premier A 94 (Wash.) 0, Chicago Fire Juniors Red 11 (Ill.) 0*
*Crossfire Premier A 94 win in PKs

U-14 Girls Premier: FCX Black (Ill.)
FCX Black (Ill.) 2, Westsound 94 (Wash.) 1

U-15 Girls Super Group: Chicago Magic 93/94 (Ill.)
Chicago Magic 93/94 (Ill.) 2, Freestate SA Fury (Md.) 1 [OT]

U-15 Girls Premier: Eastern FC Cheetahs (Conn.)
Eastern FC Cheetahs (Conn.) 2, California Odyssey 94 Girls Red (Calif.) 0

U-16 Girls Super Group: PDA Tsunami (N.J.)
PDA Tsunami (N.J.) 2, Hibernian Express (N.J.) 1

U-16 Girls Premier: First Coast SA KYX 92/93 Blue (Fla.)
First Coast SA KYX 92/93 Blue (Fla.) 1, Soccer Plus Academy Lady Spartans (N.Y.) 0

U-17 Girls Super Group: FC Delco (Pa.)
FC Delco (Pa.) 4, California Odyssey Girls Red (Calif.) 0

U-17 Girls Premier: Quickstrike FC 93s (N.Y.)
Quickstrike FC 93s (N.Y.) 2, STN Dominators (Pa.) 2*
*Quickstrike FC 93s win in PKs

For the results from last week’s boys championships, click .

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