Greensboro, North Carolina -- WSA 98 Girls Red battled back from a goal down to defeat Florida in the Regional Semifinals today in North Carolina. The team earned a birth to the Regional Final, the final 8 in the nation! Read more...
WSA 98 ADVANCE TO US YOUTH SOUTHERN REGIONAL FINAL
Final 8 in the Nation
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA -- The WSA 98 Girls used another great midfield performance today, with more solid play from the backline, along with some improv goalkeeping. The team scored in the waning moments of regulation after Jordan Langerbartels drew a penalty for Noelle Higginson to convert to make things level. The leveling goal came after a series of attacks that had led to a flurry of corner kicks and near misses, including some heriocs from the Tampa Bay United goalkeeper. The tying goal from Noelle hallmarked a great center back performance from the Yale midfielder.
The match was sent to overtime where the Side's midfield continued to own the run of play. It was Jaci Jones breaking through with only 3 minutes to play in the second 15-minute period, netting her 3rd goal in 2 games off her left boot, to send The Side into the Regional Final, and the final 8 of the nation.
Wednesday's Regional Final wil feature a rematch of the opening game between WSA 98 and CR Academy 98 from North Carolina in group play. CR Academy won that match 3-0 after a tight match was broken open late in the 2nd half.
The game kicks off at 10:00 AM EST (9:00 AM CST). The WSA Twitter Feed will post live updates of the match. Congratulations ladies and good luck! C'MON YOU SIDE!
LIVE GAME COVERAGE:
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WSA 98 GIRLS vs NORTH CAROLINA on WSA TWITTER FEED
WEDNESDAY JUNE 28th, 10:00 A.M.