U17GR Win State Cup match!
The 19th seeded Augusta FC U17 Girls Red team won their VYSA State Cup match Saturday against the 14th seeded Loudon County ’92 Girls 4-2 at VSDB. Augusta FC took a 3-0 lead in the first half with goals from Lindsay Suyes and Erin Burford and a strong effort in goal from Holly Wenger. Loudon started the second half strong with two goals to get within one but Augusta FC added a fourth when Kinsey Nasholds scored off a corner kick form Ali Zook. The travel to Richmond to play the 3rd seeded Richmond Strikers Elite this Saturday at 3:00pm at Striker Park field #2.
The Virginia Youth Soccer Association State Championships (or State Cups) is a state championships competition conducted annually by the Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) for boys and girls teams in the Under 12 through Under 19 age groups. The VYSA State Cup is a part of, and a qualifying event for, the Region 1 Championships and National Championships conducted by United States Youth Soccer. Winners of the VYSA Championships advance to the US Youth Soccer Region 1 Championships, and in the Under 14 to Under 19 age groups, Region 1 winners advance to the United States Youth Soccer National Championships.
State Cup applicants are reviewed and selected by a committee based on their strength and previous accomplishments. The U17 Girls were selected this year and seeded 19th out of 21 teams. They play their regular season games in the premier division of the Skyline League based in Charlottesville and are currently 3-0-0 in league play. The team features four standouts from Wilson Memorial High School, four from Waynesboro High School, three from Stuarts Draft, three from Grace Christian and one each from Buffalo Gap, Riverheads and R.E. Lee.