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Seacoast United teams excel at North American championships

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Seacoast United teams excel at North American championships

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Two Seacoast United Maine Soccer Club teams took part in the USL Super Y North American championships in Bradenton, Fla., earlier this month. The U-13 boys' team, coached by Martyn Keen and Steve Twombley, advanced by winning the New England regional championship last summer. In Florida, the team went 2-1-1 and wound up fifth. Seacoast tied FC America of Orlando, Fla., 2-2, dropped a 3-2 decision to Match Fit Academy of New Jersey, then beat Southern Soccer Academy of Georgia, 3-1, and Ironbound FC of New Jersey, 5-1.

Back row (from left): Coach Steve Niles (Saco), coach Steve Twombley (Saco), Garret King (Scarborough), Quinn Hewitt (Cape Elizabeth), Jonah Speigle (Falmouth), Hunter Graham (North Yarmouth), Carson Atherley (Bangor), Eli Clein (Bangor), Tim Baker (Portland), coach Martyn Keen (Cape Elizabeth).

Middle row: Cam Twombley (Saco), John Nutter (Cumberland), Tyler Welch (Bangor), Chase Pierce (Saco), Bryce Hayman (Gray), Hayes Estrella (Saco), Noah Niles (Saco),

Front row: Sebastian Lindner-Liaw (South Portland), Schuylar Parkinson (Falmouth), Kyle Townsend (Hermon), Calvin Barber (Cape Elizabeth), James Hutchinson (Topsham), Jackson Fotter (Gorham), Wes Parker (Cape Elizabeth).

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The U-15 girls did even better, finishing the national runners-up with a record of 3-1-1. Seacoast went 2-0-1 in preliminary round play, downing TNT Dynamite Soccer Club and TSF Academy by 5-0 scores and settling for a 1-1 draw versus Atlanta Fire United. In the semifinals, Seacoast beat the Long Island Rough Riders, 3-0. A 4-1 loss to Atlanta Fire United in the final prevented Seacoast from winning the championship.

The girls' team, coached by James Blackwell, included Kathryn Clark (Cape Elizabeth), Allison Coon (Cumberland), Anna Cowan (Brunswick), Tori Daigle (Dayton), Hannah Donovan (Falmouth), Katherine Hopkins (Gorham), Katherine Kirk (Scarborough), Kate Emma Kneeland (Windham), Mia Lambert (North Yarmouth), Elizabeth Lane (Parsonsfield), Abby Maker (Naples), Roshelle Morrison (Limerick), Melissa Morton (Windham), Elizabeth Mycock (Windham), Jordan Sargent (Windham), Jenna Soucy (Windham), Sam Sparda (Scarborough), Cassie Symonds (Windham), Shannon Valente (Windham), Alyssa Weigle (Kennebunk), Meaghan Wells (Portland).