Posted On February 6, 2014 by PUSC
The journey through the Norcal State Cup is a long one. Hundreds of team in each age group play in the Norcal State Cup and are all vying for one thing, THE State Cup Championship. The teams are seeded by strength during the summer and begin the first round of play in September. (Red, White, Blue, and Green divisions). After the first round, the teams are re-seeded, based on results, for the second round of play. When the second round is completed, teams are then placed in their final divisions, based on results, for the quarter-finals.
The Placer United U11B 03 Red had a magical run through the State Cup and it culminated with THE State Cup Championship! The boys finished their season with a thrilling 2-1 win over the Santa Rosa United Celtic in the final and were crowned the #1 Team in Northern California! The boys ran through the Cup with seven wins an no losses. Congratulations!
The Placer United U11G 03 Red also had an unbelievable run through the State Cup and ran off eight wins in a row to reach the State Cup Championship game. After a nail-biting, golden goal overtime win over the West Valley Magic, the girls then faced the Santa Rosa United Thunder. It was a back and forth affair with tons of excitement and passion. Unfortunately, Santa Rosa was able to score with very little time remaining to win the game 4-3. What a fantastic run by the girls and they have no reason to hang their heads as they finished as the #2 Team in Northern California.
The Placer United U11 03 White Boys and Girls also did very well in Norcal State Cup play, showing our depth and strength in the age group. The boys played in the white group and had six consecutive wins to advance to the Diamond 3 quarter-finals. They won their quarter-final match 4-0 but were upended in the semi-finals. The girls were placed in the Red division of the Cup and played against some very tough opponents. After the first and second round, the girls were placed in the Diamond 2 division quarter-finals. In that game, the girls won in thrilling fashion with a 2-1 win in golden goal overtime. In the semi-finals, they out strong and had a convincing 2-0 win. In the final, the girls gave it their best but came up short in the end with a 3-1 loss.
What a great season for our U11 boys and girls teams! We look forward to continued development and success as they move into the U12 age group.
The Placer United U9 and U10 boys and girls programs also saw much success this past season. Many of the teams were in the top division of the Norcal Fall League, placed highly in tournament play and had nice runs in the Norcal State Cup. Highlighting these age groups were out U10B Red who finished #7 in the State with a 3-1 win over FC Elk Grove Navy. The U10G Red had 4 wins, 1 loss and 3 draws in the Gold division of the Norcal League. The girls also did well in the Norcal State Cup finishing #12 in the State. The U9 girls teams and the U9B Red were all seeded in the top 1-32 in the State Cup event.
We are very proud of all the kids! Congratulations!