Hawaii at Far West Regionals - 2012
6/18/2012 - Day 1 of Far West Regionals is in the books and overall, it was a good day for Hawaii teams in HOT Phoenix. 112 degrees was the high temp yesterday. Today it will "only" be 108 =). 19 Hawaii Teams - 12 wins, 6 losses and 1 tie.
6/19/2012 - Day 2 of Far West Regionals was not as kind to Hawaii teams as we went a collective 5-11-3. Highlights were Leahi 95 Premier (GU17) claiming their second victory with a win over Oregon. On Monday, they beat National League Champion from Cal South- Legends. Leahi 95 Premier has clinched 1st in the pool despite one game to play in group B. Aces Arsenal (Girls U12 Wildcard) is the only other Hawaii team with 2 wins under their belt. Many Hawaii teams still with the opportunity to advance out of pool with a positive result on Day 3. Good Luck to all Hawaii teams.
6/20/2012 - Day 3 of Far West Regionals was a little more "balanced" in terms of results, with Hawaii teams posting a record of 6-8-5. Aces Arsenal (GU12) got their third win of the tournament and have yet to allow a goal. They will play Washington's Northwest Nationals in the Quarterfinals on Friday. Leahi 95 Premier (GU17) also registered their third win with a 3-1 victory over Pride Predators of Colorado. Leahi 95 Premier will face the Cal South State Champion Legends Breakaway in the Quarterfinals. In all, 9 of Hawaii's 19 teams have advanced out of pool to the Quarterfinal round. Hawaii Rush will advance 4 teams to the Quarterfinals while Leahi SC will send 2 teams into the Quarters. HSC Bulls, Blitz and the Aces will each send one team into Quarterfinal action. Good Luck to ALL Hawaii teams!
6/22/2012 - 3 Hawaii teams advance to the Semi Finals at Far West Regionals!
HSC Bulls U18 Boys beat Cal-South 2-1 and advance to play WSM Premier of Oregon. Leahi 97 Premier rallied in OT to tie up the score with Washington and would go on to beat them in a Penalty Kick Shoot Out. They will play MVLA from Cal North in tomorrow's semifinal. Hawaii Rush 99B Nike beat the Cal North Champion 5-4 with all goals coming in OT! They will go on to face Banat 99 Gold of Arizona in tomorrow's semifinals.
Other Hawaii Quarterfinal results:
GU18: La Roca (UT) - 2 vs HI Rush 94G - 0
GU17: Breakaway (Cal South) - 3 vs Leahi 95 Premier - 2
GU13: La Roca (UT) - 2 vs Blitz 99 Orange - 1
GU12: Northwest Nationals (WA) - 1 vs Aces Arsenal - 0
GU12: Sparta United (UT) - 1 vs HI Rush 00G - 0
BU18: WSM Premier (OR) - 3 vs HI Rush 94B - 1
6/23/2012 Hawaii's hopes for Far West Regional titles will have to wait until next year, at home in Hawaii. All 3 Hawaii teams playing in semifinals lost today. Hawaii Rush 99B lost 4-0 to Banat of Arizona in the BU13 semifinal. The other two matches were full of drama. In the GU15 semifinal, Leahi 97 Premier, a finalist in 2011, would lose 1-0 in the second OT to MVLA of Cal North. In the BU18 final, HSC Bulls 94B lost in the 90th minute on a penalty kick. All 3 teams represented Hawaii well and we are proud of them.
We will look forward to Far West Regionals 2013 in HONOLULU, HAWAII!
For all the schedules and results click on the following link.