IMG, Tampa Bay United bow out of U.S. Youth Soccer Region Championship

The two teams with local ties bowed out of the United States Youth Soccer Region III Championships on Tuesday.

IMG Academy, which had reached the semifinals of the U-19 girls division, fell 3-0 to North Carolina’s 96 TFCA Alliance to fall one game short of the region title game. TFCA Alliance will meet South Carolina’s CESA in the championship Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. Malani Lee led IMG with three goals in four games.

Tampa Bay United Premier 98, the Tampa-based club that includes Lakewood Ranch High School’s Maddison Krstec, stumbled to a 2-1 loss against Georgia’s United FA 99 Premier in the quarterfinals. Krstec finished the tournament with one goal for Tampa Bay.

Herald Staff Report