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