Coast FA, Beach United FC claim honors at State Cup

coastfa-crushtooThe Grand Strand’s youth soccer clubs were well represented at the Publix Academy Cup, Kohl’s American Cup, and State Open and Recreation Cup tournaments over the weekend in Sumter, Greenville and Lexington.

Coast FA  captured six state titles and one finalist trophy. The Crush Too 00 Girls lived up to its No. 1 seed by capturing the final of the Under-14 division 2-0 over LCGSA. The state champions will now move on to Regionals in Lafayette, Louisiana on June 10th where they will face the state champs from all of the other Region III states.

Coach Karl Thorsen’s Coast 04 Black came together at the right time to capture the U10 boys state cup championship. The boys posted two wins and a draw during qualifying matches and then held on for a 1-0 thriller against Lexington Liverpool in the final.

Coach Justin Wolf led the U8 Coast 06 Red to the championship podium after posted four straight victories .  The Coast U9 boys and girls age groups were especially impressive bringing home four medals. Coaches Jimmy Deane and Aaron Miller combined to win state championships in each of the three U9 levels offered.

Beach United FC had several close calls with championships but brought home runner-up medals, including the BUFC Strikers (U-10 Boys Rec) and (U-10 Girls Academy White). In the Open, the BUFC Predators (U-13 Boys Classic I) and BUFC Pride/Pumas (U-13 Girls Classic) finished second in their respective divisions.

Better known as the State Cup, the tournaments mark the end of the spring season and give teams from across the state to compete against one another for state bragging rights.

Photo courtesy of Coast FA Crush Too

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