U17 Boys Get Nipped in State Semi

The SOCA U17 Boys Elite fell just short on their journey towards a state title this afternoon at the newly christened VYSA Virginia Soccer Training Center in Fredericksburg.   After conceding early in the state semifinal matchup with fellow CCL member Virginia Legacy, the SOCA boys couldn’t quite find the equalizer they needed to extend the match.   Despite dominating large segments of play and coming agonizingly close on a number of chances, time eventually ran out on a match that statistically didn’t match the final 1-0 score line.   The Virginia Legacy will move on to play the Arlington Impact in the State Cup Final on Sunday.

Despite the disappointment of this result, the U17 Boys Elite still have much to play for in a tight race to defend their CCL league championship.  The team is currently undefeated and untied in league play and controls its own destiny as it attempts to ward off the challenges of all 3 other state semifinalists who each sit just one game back in the standings.  Congratulations to the boys on another great cup run and good luck with the remainder of the season.