June 2018 – Elite 01 Girls finish in top 4 at USYSA Region II Championship
J.B. Marine Elite ( Schneider ) 2001 girls qualified for the USYSA Region II Championships at Grand Park ( IN ) via a top finish in the MRL Premier I Division.
In pool play, the girls won their bracket via a 1-1 draw with Lexington KC ( KY ), followed by a 4-1 victory over Nationals Union Black ( MI ), and a convincing 6-1 win against Overland Park Soccer Academy ( KS ). The most notable result within pool play was the 4-1 victory over Nationals Union Black ( MI ). Nationals Union Black were the 3 time defending USYSA National Champions, so winning the bracket and knocking them out of the event was quite an accomplishment. Playing with a short bench due to injuries, the girls lost the semi-final match 2-0 to Pacesetter Villa Red ( OH ). The game was 0-0 with less than 10 minutes to play when the opponent scored on a deflection from a long ball served into the box. The girls pushed all numbers forward in the last 10 minutes in an effort to tie the game, but surrendered a late goal on a counter attack as time expired.
By finishing in the top 4 at the Region II Championships, the girls earned a spot in the USYSA National League for the 2018-2019 Season.