Sting U13 girls fall at regional tourney
BERNALILLO, N.M. - The San Diego Surf defeated the Coeur d'Alene Sting under-13 girls soccer team 4-0 in the their second pool play match in the US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships on Tuesday.
In other action on Tuesday, the Las Vegas Premier '92 defeated the Coeur d'Alene Sting U18 boys team 6-2 to drop them to 0-2 in the tournament.
"It was a tough game," Sting U13 coach Bob Walker said. "We didn't play that bad, they were just a really good team. They were one of those teams that these girls will aspire to."
Tiegan Horton had five saves for the Sting, which faces the Mustang Mavericks of Northern California today to close out pool play.
Alissa Joliff, who had two goals in Monday's 3-1 win over the United Mercury of Oregon, sustained a slight concussion 5 minutes into the game on Tuesday. She returned in the second half.
"It was a physical game," Walker said. "A lot of unfortunate accidents. She (Alissa) got headbutted on accident and it took us out of our attack."
Coeur d'Alene will need a win today to advance in the tournament.
"The elevation is taking its toll on us," Walker said. "We had to sub in and out a lot. It's been a real interesting tournament because of the warm conditions. It attacks the body and skill levels."
Further details were not reported on the U18 game.
The Sting U18 faces West Coast FC Premier of Southern California today in its final pool play match.