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U16 Girls State Cup Semifinals Recap

U16 GIRLS STATE SEMIFINAL A
5/11San Juan South
2-2
PK's)
West Coast SC
West Coast Soccer grabbed an early goal in this one, scoring through Madison Del Prado in just the second minute, but by the end of the match, they would see their squad lose on kicks from the mark to San Juan South. Four minutes into the second half, Ashley Thorpe equalized the game with an opportunistic strike before San Juan missed a penalty and then scored a second from Thorpe. But West Coast tied the game up in the 75th minute with a goal from Kamiryn Braxton Grimes only to then fall on penalties.
U16 GIRLS STATE SEMIFINAL B
5/11PSV Union
3-3
(PK's)
CCSA NPL
Defending champions Central California Soccer Alliance faced a stiff test in Champions League rivals PSV Union, but came away with a victory on kicks from the mark after a 3-3 draw in regular time and overtime in which all the scoring occurred in the second half. After Bridgette Marin Valencia scored a brace to put PSV up by two, Emma Martella and Tiger Rendon each scored to level the game, only for Mariana Kessinger to give PSV the lead in the 69th minute. Still, CCSA’s Emma Brown gave last year’s champions a lifeline in the 76th minute, leading to their eventual win on penalties.