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PA West soccer teams gearing up for regionals

Michael Love

Several PA West youth soccer teams will make the trip to Spotsylvania, Va., this weekend with hopes of earning trips to next month’s US Youth Soccer National Championships.

Squads from boys and girls U12 to U19 will battle at Eastern Regionals starting Friday with game action continuing to the finals next Tuesday. The winner of each age-group tournament from U14 to U19 will punch their tickets to nationals.

Group play – there are, at most, four teams to a group in each age division – will be Friday through Sunday. The group winners will advance to Monday’s semifinals with hopes of landing in Tuesday’s championship match.

Beadling’s 15U boys team already has qualified for nationals based on its runner-up division finish in 2017-18 US Youth Soccer National League games in December and March.

The league offers additional exposure to collegiate, professional and U.S. National Team coaches.

In the 15U boys regional bracket, the top finishing team other than Beadling also will qualify for nationals.

The other boys regional qualifiers from PA West are SCS United Elite (12U), AFFC Storm (13U), Hotspurs Blue and SCS United Elite (14U), Hollidaysburg Blazers (16U), Beadling and SCS United Elite (17U), Arsenal Football Club of PA (18U) and Steeltown Magic 99 (19U).

PA West girls teams competing at regionals are Northern Steel Blue (12U); Century Gold and Beadling Elite (13U); Beadling Elite (14U and 15U); Northern Steel Storm, Northern United Rush and Century V United Gold (16U); Century V Gold (17U and 18U) and Beadling 99 (19U).

Michael Love is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at [email protected] or via Twitter @Mlove_Trib.

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