Great showing for 3 CRSA Teams at Region II Championships
July 8, 2016
CRSA was represented by 3 teams at the Region II Championships in Westfield, IN. Our U17B, U18B and U18G earned the right to compete against the top teams from 14 states in the region by winning Iowa State Cup competition last Fall. Besides the three champions, CRSA also had 5 other teams who played in either, Final or Semi-Final of the Iowa State Cup.
Three teams combined for a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 2 two ties.
U17B tied against Waukesha from Wisconsin s 4-4 and lost to 0-3 to Milwaukee Bavarians before beating the semi-finalists Sporting Omaha, 4-1. Great effort by the boys who proved they can compete against some of the best teams in the nation. Nothing left but to use the experience, build up and look to achieve even more.
Our U18B, 4 consecutive Iowa State Cup Championships, lost to Sporting BV (KS) 0-1 and tied Fort Wayne (IN) 1-1 before losing to the Regional runner up OGFC from Ohio South. The boys battled and played well staying ‘alive’ until the last game.
The U18G topped the group with three wins against Rangers (KS) 4-0, North Shore United (WI) 4-2 and returning Regional champion from Ohio South, Kings Hammer 2-1. Three wins secured semis for our girls and the chance to battle for the US Youth Soccer National Championship in Frisco, TX.
Semi-final match was against the very strong side from Cleveland, Ohio Ambassadors FC the game went into overtime after a 2-2 tie in regulation time. The girl fought hard, scored one more goal in OT before losing the game to the team that will become the champion the next day. What an incredible run and success by our girls and all three CRSA teams!
It also worth mentioning, on the individual level, that three CRSA players were among top scorers of the tournament. Leroy Enzugusi’s (U17B) 5 goals was enough to put him within the top 5 goal scorers while Courtney Powell and Anna Frerichs combined for a total of 8 goals to stay among the players with the most goals.
These three teams represented not just the club and their families but the state of Iowa extremely well. It is very nice to hear the comments from the referees and other coaches about how well prepared, behaved and mannered our players are. We couldn’t be prouder of you, the way you wore the CRSA uniform and we are looking forward to see future successes of our younger generations.
To a great group of senior players that we’re saying goodbye to, thank you and good luck, we know there are great things ahead of you! On and off the field you set an example of what CRSA truly is about!