U-11, U-12 State Cup Champions Crowned
Four new State Cup champions were crowned this past weekend at Mary Grogan Park in Modesto as the boys and girls U-11 and U-12 divisions wrapped up their State Cup seasons in a thrilling fashion.
Both U-11 winning squads — Force South 06 B I for the boys and San Juan SC Spirits 06 Blue for the girls — ran the table in the Cup after coming into the season ranked No. 1 in their respective divisions.
For Force South to lift the trophy though, they needed to get through a formidable opponent: another Force squad.
In a derby match, Force South 06 B I defeated Force South 06 B II by a 7-2 scoreline to capture the title.
Meanwhile, San Juan overcame MVLA 06 G Roma Blue by a 3-0 margin to capture their title.
In the U-12 divisions, a pair of originally lower-ranked teams captured the State Cup titles, with No. 2 Placer United 05G Gold knocking off Santa Rosa United 05G Gold by a margin of 3-2 for the girls.
Perhaps the most exciting final of the weekend, though, came in the boys U-12 final, where No. 11 Tecos Hayward SC Tecos Oro took on No. 5 FC Sporting Munich 05 with a championship on the line.
Tied 5-5, the match went into overtime, where the Tecos scored with just one minute remaining to claim a 6-5 victory.
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