A Chester Springs United player chases down her Hulmeville opponent in the U14 Girls Presidents Cup semifinals. Chester Springs United won, 1-0.
While rain washed out much of the action, the finals picture got a little bit clearer after some dramatic matches across all three cups. Check out six storylines below!
2019 Turkey Hill Challenge Cup
2019 Eastern Pennsylvania Presidents Cup
2019 Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup
With one group game left to play, Harleysville SC Rangers clinched a place in the finals with a second consecutive 1-0 victory. Harleysville defeated Methacton United SC Force on Sunday afternoon, after beating PA Classics Premier by the same score line back in April. Methacton and Donegal Youth Soccer Lightning still have a chance to finish in the top two and secure the second finals berth.
Forty teams entered this age group—five remain. Haverford SC Elite upended Danubia SC Hotspur, 2-1, after penalty kicks on Saturday to head to the semifinals, where they’ll play FC Europa Premier (4-1 winners over Rose Tree SC Galaxy). Both semifinals (Elizabethtown United Blue awaits the winner of Lionville and Northeastern Youth SA Black in the other one) are scheduled for Saturday, May 11.
A pair of one-goal games on Saturday afternoon set the stage for the final on May 18. Chester Springs United Breakers scored with five minutes left in regulation to sneak past Hulmeville, 1-0, in the first semifinal. Later in the afternoon, Manheim Township Elite Sprinters went on the road to beat PA Rush, 2-1.
With Lititz Youth SC Edge waiting in the final by virtue of a Group B title, Group A winner 1776 United and Group C winner Lebanon Valley SC squared off in a dramatic semifinal. Lebanon Valley found the breakthrough in extra time, coming away with a 4-2 victory.
NCS STATE CUP
The final will be set by the middle of this week. On Sunday, Keystone FC Premier defeated a game Haverford SC Elite team, 3-0, at home, while FC Revolution Reds host Philadelphia Soccer Club Coppa Elite on Wednesday to see who will see Keystone at United Sports on May 18.
There will be a new champion in the 2002 boys age group! YMS United defeated Lehigh Valley United Black, 2018 U16 Boys State Cup winner, 3-1 on Sunday at Macclesfield Field. YMS will await the winner of Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals Black, runners-up a year ago, and West-Mont United Premier Blue. Those teams play Tuesday in the second semifinal.