A 2-0 weekend gave Southern Lehigh Black Lightning the Group E title in the Turkey Hill Challenge Cup U15 Girls Division.
The last weekend in April set the stage for what will be a May worth watching. Teams have clinched places in the semifinals and finals, with more berths on the line in the coming days.
2019 Turkey Hill Challenge Cup
2019 Eastern Pennsylvania Presidents Cup
2019 Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup
U15 Girls Division
Southern Lehigh Black Lightning picked up where they left off in March. After a nearly month-long break, Southern Lehigh defeated Rebels Futbol Club on Saturday and FC Europa Premier on Sunday to take the top spot in Group E.
U16 Girls Division
In the U16 Girls Division, Group A winner PA Classics Elite Green and Group B winner Buckingham United Blue finished with identical records and statistics: 2-0 with four goals for and two against. It’s no wonder, then, the teams were so closely matched in their quarterfinal. Classics emerged with a 1-0 win and will now meet Keystone FC Ertz in the semifinals.
The semifinals are set in the Under-18 Boys Division after the conclusion of group play. Allicance FC Phoenix clinched Group B with a 1-0 victory over Amity AC, while FC Brandywine Elite took the top spot in Group A by beating Penn Fusion Predators, 3-0. The teams will swap opponents on Sunday, May 5, with a berth in the finals on the line.
U12 Girls Division
Warrington SC Red Fury needed a win or draw in its final group game to clinch a place in the U12 Girls semifinals. Warrington got the result, a 1-1 tie with Continental FC Pre-NPL on Sunday morning. Red Fury, champions of Group B, will take on Group C winner Keystone Athletic Grifo in the semifinals.
U16 Boys Division
1776 United and Ukrainian Nationals Red met in a crucial U16 Boys Group E match Sunday morning. Both teams were 2-0, but the Ukrainians held a superior goal differential. That meant the 1-1 tie gave the Ukrainians the place in the semifinals.
NCS STATE CUP
Two capital area clubs clashed in the U17 Girls quarterfinals on Sunday. HMMS Eagle FC Impact, the number two seed and last year’s U16 Girls state runner-up, defeated Penn FC Youth, 4-1. That game was one of three quarterfinals played on the weekend: defending champion Lehigh Valley United Black beat United Philly Soccer, 4-0, in one, while Penn Fusion Pre-Academy got the better of PA Dominion, 2-1, in the other.
In the U14 Boys Division, Ukrainian Nationals Black, fourth place in the country in 2018, will head back to the state final after defeating PA Rush, 3-1, in the semifinals. The Ukrainians await the winner of Lower Merion SC Legacy and Southern Chester County SA Dragons, who play next Sunday.