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U17 ('95) Boys Gold Region 3 Champions

The u17 Boys Gold (Coach Billy Englishby) just captured the club’s 4th Region 3 Championship Thursday, June 27th, in Edmond, Oklahoma.  The boys were the only NC team to make it to the Regional Finals.  The last team from NC to make it to Nationals were also from Triangle United and that team (91 TU Gold, coached by Elmar Bolowich) made it there 3 years in a row (2008, 2009, 2010).

This is a great accomplishment, since the boys had to play 6 games in 7 days to make this happen.  Along the way, they beat some great clubs; all three of their knock out games went into overtime and PK’s, which is a huge testament to the team in their will to work for each other and grind the games out. 

u17 Boys (click here for the schedule); 95 Boys After a goal
 

Article Below on US Youth Soccer Website
EDMOND, Okla. (June 27, 2013) — The US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships, presented by the National Guard, came to an inspiring conclusion Thursday, with nine teams claiming titles. Not only will the nine teams leave as Regional champions, but they join the five previous title winners in securing a most desired berth to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, held July 22-28 in Overland Park, Kan. 

The Region III Championships were highly competitive all the way down to the final kick of the tournament, which came in a penalty kick shootout in the Under-17 Boys final. Triangle United SA Gold (NC) and West Pines Strikers (FL) played to a scoreless draw in regulation and overtime, and needed penalties to decide the champion. After each team made four of its first five attempts, TUSA’s Michael Barrell put his team in position to win by converting his kick from the spot. TUSA keeper Justus Heizer dove to his right to stop West Pines’ next attempt, giving his squad the win and Under-17 Boys title.
 
The win marked TUSA’s third consecutive penalty kick shootout victory. TUSA head coach Billy Englishby said it was a challenge with each game being played so tightly, but his team stuck together and played at the high level necessary to win a Region III Championship.
 
"Any time you come to Regionals and you’re playing in the final, the competition is always going to be good," Englishby said. "I thought the Florida team, West Pines, did a fantastic job. They made it difficult in spots for us. We really needed to take a disciplined approach and make sure we were aware of our individual tasks and be able to perform at this level."
 
 
Congratulations to the players below that captured this great result for Triangle United!  Good luck in Kansas!
MICHAEL BARRELL
TAYLOR BETTS
LUKE CIOCCA
ZACHARY COMPTON
DANIEL DEACON
LUKE DEACON
JAMES DRESSMAN
BENJAMIN FISHER
MATTHEW GERRISH
JONATHAN GIACONA
TREVOR GORDON
JUSTUS HEIZER
YUKA KOYAMA
NICO KRACHENFELS
MICHAEL LAWSON
MARCO PEREZ
AUSTIN ROCHELLE

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