Gaels' 96 at Region 1 Championships
7/19/2010—After dominating their group at the US Youth Soccer Region I Championships July 1-6 in Barboursville, WV, the Spirit United Gaels 96/97 lost an overtime game in the semi-finals against Maryland state champion PSC Baltimore 97 by a score of 2-1. Maryland ultimately won the U13 age group championship.
The Gaels won their first game 1-0, beating Oakwood Black III out of Connecticut. On the second day, they faced the West Virginia Chaos 96 and not even cheers from the home crowd could keep the Gaels from leaving the field with a 3-1 victory. In the last game of group play, the Gaels defeated a tough FC Stars of Massachusetts 4-0.
In the semi-final, PSC scored early, but the Gaels put on a charge mid-way through the second half to tie the game at 1-1. Maryland scored five minutes into overtime and the Gaels were unable to match that goal.
This trip to Regionals concluded the Gaels U13 season. They should be proud of all they achieved in the past year.