Sandy, UT (5/16/2017)
The Opening Night of the 2017 Spring State was a resounding success. For the first time ever Spring State Cup used all 16 fields at the RAC. There are so many outstanding teams that we even had to make some fields of our own for the 11U's and 12U's. In total we played 49 games across 18 different fields. It made for a heck of a night of soccer. Even the weather, which looked bleak and was definitely cold, cooperated by not raining on the thousands of people in attendance. It was a great first night full of picturesque backdrops and amazing displays on the field. We can't wait to see what the rest of the tournament has in store.
We will be providing a nightly recap of the day's events and highlighting some of the key matchups and most exciting games from the day. Check back everyday to see what you might have missed.
Day 1 Highlights
La Roca FD beat Arsenal JH 1-0 to start the defense of their title. Featuring University of Utah star Haylee Cacciacarne, among many others committed to D1 programs, La Roca FD is definitely one to watch.
98 Celtic FC Premier beat USA Metro Premier 98G FV 3-0 as they look set to be the biggest challenge to La Roca's path to the title. Featuring 2017 TOSH Athlete of the Year and BYU commit, Cameron Tucker, among many others who have played or will be playing D1 soccer in the Fall, Celtic FC is here for the long haul.
Not to be outdone, both Impact BG and L30 Crush Blue G98 won their games and look to be this age groups Cinderella's after having outstanding regular seasons.
In a matchup of La Roca teams, La Roca PO handily defeated La Roca FD 4-0 signifiying their intent to be serious contenders for this year's title.
Impact JC was also highly impressive in their comprehensive 3-1 win over Sparta 99 Premier DR.
In undoubtedly the funnest game of the day, if you like goals that is, Murray Max Black T Shepherd and Arsenal CY 03 played in an 8-8 draw. 16 goals! Both teams are clearly teams to watch for excitement this tournament.
Not to be outdone, the 12U girls match between Impact MA and Avalanche North 05 Black was a goalfest as well with Impact MA coming out on top 8-5.
A very entertaining group as 2 of the 3 games featured at least 7 goals, as Forza Fc South 06 CW beat La Roca S EJ 7-1 while the other Forza team in action, Forza FC 06 DN, beat USA Premier 06B SM 5-2.
For the full schedule and results you can click HERE.
What a great day and hope to see you this week!