STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR TWO COAST TEAMS
Dateline: Monday April 15, 2013
Two Coast FA teams were crowned state champions over the weekend at the SCYSA Khols Academy State Cup in Sumter SC. Coast captured the U9 Boys and U10 Boys state titles in the most difficult division offered at this year’s event. " I witnessed some tremendous play over the weekend while watching ten of our boys and girls teams compete for the coveted title" said Coast Director Heyward Gulledge. Coach Donnie Price’s Coast 02 Boys claimed their title in dramatic fashion with a double overtime 3-2 victory against Charleston based NASA Soccer Club. The boys finished with a perfect 4-0 record that included a last minute victory against SCUFC in the semifinals. Coach Price said afterwards " My teams have won 40+ tournaments over the years but this is my first State Championship. I could not be more proud of my boys."
Coach Swavek Apanowicz’s Coast 03 Red were also crowned state champs in convincing fashion with four consecutive wins with a combined 15 goals scored while allowing 5 over four matches.The boys won the final 2-0 against what is becoming one of their biggest rivals in Discoveries Soccer Club from Rock Hill. "This group of kids has had a ton of success against very good competition this year. These boys have become very close and trust one another on the field and their hard work has really paid off " added Coach Apanowicz.