The Seacoast United U14 Girls captured the Super Y-League National Championship with a 2-1 overtime win over the Washington Freedom. Seacoast held a 1-0 lead at the half, but Washington scored the equalizer off of a corner kick with 2 minutes remaining in regulation to force the game to overtime. Rachel Hill scored the game-winner for Seacoast with 3 minutes left in the overtime period. Congratulations to the U14’s and coach David Burgess on a successful season!
The Seacoast United U14 Girls captured the Super Y-League National Championship with a 2-1 overtime win over the Washington Freedom. Seacoast held a 1-0 lead at the half, but Washington scored the equalizer off of a corner kick with 2 minutes remaining in regulation to force the game to overtime. Rachel Hill scored the game-winner for Seacoast with 3 minutes left in the overtime period. This is the 2nd Super Y-League National Championship for the Club, the other coming in 2004 (U15 girls).
The Seacoast United U14 Girls finished a successful 2009 campaign with an unbeaten record of 11-0-1. They finished first in their division within the New England region against some strong competition. SUSC finished the season with a goal differential of +60, scoring 68 goals and conceding only 8 over 12 games. During group play over the weekend, the 14’s defeated Majestics (Northern VA) 2-1 in the opener, then rolled with two shutout wins over Parsippany NJ (5-0) and West Michigan Fire Juniors (3-0).
Finishing first in their group after round-robin play over the weekend, the Seacoast girls advanced to the Semi Finals on Monday to face Kalamazoo Kingdom and defeated the squad from Michigan 6-0. “The match was a good battle and I don’t feel like the scoreline reflected how well Kalamazoo played,” said Seacoast head coach Dave Burgess. The win put Seacoast in the final match against the Washington Freedom, a youth development team affiliated with the Women’s Professional Soccer club of the same name.
The Super Y-League North American Finals took place in Tampa Florida from November 19th through 24th. Seacoast United Soccer Club sent three teams to the event: The U14 Girls, U17 Girls, and U14 Boys qualified for the Finals with their strong play in the New England region this summer. The top 16 teams from 6 regions representing the United States and Canada compete in one match per day for 5 days until the top team is crowned.
The U17 Girls are ranked #12 in the USL Super Y-League Club First 11 Rankings. They finished 1st in the New England region and have won four USYSA State Championships, and was a Region I finalist in 2008. NSR and GotSoccer currently rank the U17’s #11 in the country. The girls have won division championships at the FC Delco Showcase, PDA Players Cup, Scorpion Bowl, and TDBank tournaments. The 17’s also went 3-0 during group play, advancing to the U17 Semi Finals before falling to a strong Cleveland Internationals side.
Seacoast United’s U14 Boys finished the Super Y-League regular season with an 8-3-2 record, winning Group B of the New England region by tying Group A champion MPS Bulldogs for the best offense in the region. Both clubs scored 31 goals in 13 matches. SUSC fell 1-0 in head to head competition with the Bulldogs but topped 3rd place Ottawa Fury by a score of 2-1, allowing them to advance to the Finals.
View the results of the North American Finals on the Super Y-League website here. Click the team names below for available match reports from the USL website.
Seacoast United U14G
Seacoast United U17G
Fort Wayne Fever
Seacoast United U14B
NJ Rangers FC
|Seacoast United U14G||5-0||Parsippany SC|
|Seacoast United U17G||1-0||Toronto Lynx Jrs|
|Seacoast United U14B||0-3||Chicago Magic|
|Seacoast United U14G||3-0||W. Michigan Fire Jrs|
|Seacoast United U17G||3-0||TSF Academy|
|Seacoast United U14B||0-1||Schulz Academy|
|Seacoast United U14G||6-0*||Kalamazoo Kingdom|
|Seacoast United U17G||0-5*||Cleveland Internationals|
|Seacoast United U14B||0-2||TSF Academy|
* semi-final match
Tuesday’s U14 Championship:
|Seacoast United U14G||2-1 (OT)||Washington Freedom|