Flames Win State Cup Title
Dateline: Monday April 29, 2013
Coach Jennifer Stalvey's Coast 98g Flames struck gold by winning the SCYSA PMSL Classic I State Cup title this weekend in Columbia South Carolina. The girls battled their opponents as well as stormy weather conditions along the way. The girls enjoyed a tremendous Spring season finishing on the top of the table with a 10 win, 0 loss and 2 tie regular season record while scoring 36 goals and allowing only 8. The regular season success earned the girls a number one seed in the eight team PMSL Classic I Tournament in Columbia.
The Flames handled their first two opponents on Saturday easily winning 3-0 over Rock Hill based DSC 98 Lady Green and Greenville based CESA 98G Select. The girls rode their Saturday success into Sunday's semi final match against Columbia SCUFC 98G Palmetto and came away with a hard fought 3-1 victory against a team playing on their home field.
Sunday's State Championship was now set to feature the Flames versus a Greenville based Furman United team that the Flames played to a 1-1 tie during the regular season. The championship match lived up to its name with the momentum swinging back and forth between both sides until Coast wrestled away the State Championship final with a 2-1 victory.
By winning the state title the Flames season will be extended to play in the USYS Southern Regionals in Decature Alabama on June 6th against the state champs from the other 12 Southern states. The winner of that event will represent Region III for the Classic I Division National Championship. Well done girls !