2015 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships
The 2015 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships kicked off June 22, at the Simplot Sports Complex in Boise, Idaho. The top 238 US Youth Soccer boys and girls teams from the 14 State Associations that make up US Youth Soccer Region IV competed for the regional title. Two of those teams to be crowned Region IV Champions were from San Diego Surf SC.
SD Surf Academy 02/03 and Surf Aguilar advance to the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Championships, July 21-26, at Mohawk Soccer Complex in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country’s most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing approximately 185,000 players on more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer’s 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.
U12 Girls SD Surf Academy 02/03
Head Coach: Mark Spooner
SD Surf Academy Girls went undefeated in the tournament. They started with a 0-4 shutout against Leahi 03 (HI), a 1-4 win against Arsenal FC North (CA-S), and an amazing 0-7 blowout against Westside Timbers 02 Copa TS (OR) which brought them to the quarter finals. They defeated Sparta 03 Premier KL (UT) in the quarter finals 2-3. They then went on to defeat Seattle United 02 Copa (WA) in the semi-finals 2-0, which advanced them to the Finals.
The girls quickly attacked Legends FC 02 (CA-S). Dorrian Savage netted a pair of goals in the span of seven minutes to put Surf up 2-0 before the half. Although Legends managed to score one goal, SD Surf Academy Girls came out victorious with a 2-1 win.
Savage earned an impressive title as the lead scorer of the tournament with a total of 8 goals.
U15 Boys Surf Aguilar
Head Coach: Hector Aguilar
The Surf Aguilar Boys fought hard for their title. They started the tournament with a 1-6 win over Casper Blades (WY) 1-6. They then tied 2-2 with Players SC 00 Elite (NV) and defeated EC Real Salinas Pumas (CA-N) 1-0 which brought them to the quarter finals. They then defeated Sherman Oaks Extreme LAFA (CA-S) 2-1 in the quarter finals to advance to the semi-finals. The boys tied 2-2 with Rio Rapids SC 00 (NM) in the semi-finals and advanced to the final after scoring 6 PK’s to Rio Rapids 5 PK’s.
The final started with a Sereno West 00 Chelsea (AZ) goal in the 21st minute. The Surf Aguilar boys responded with Julian Castro’s goal right before halftime. It would take until the 79th minute for the 1-1 tie to be broken as Oscar Aguilar netted the game-winner to secure the region title.
Check Out the Boys’ Full Match Here: