Leahi 95 Premier Finishes Third at US Youth Soccer National Championships
Leahi 95 Premier, of the Oahu League of the Hawaii Youth Soccer Association conceded a late goal to the defending National Champions VSA Heat Blue of Virginia to lose it's first match of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. In it's first game of the National Championships played in Overland Park Kansas, Leahi tied Cal South Champion and National League Blue Division Champion Legends FC 1-1 on a goal by TJ Reyno. In Leahi's second match, the 95 Premier defeated FC United Select of Illinois, the Region II representative. Goals scorers were Dempsey Banks and Julie Khil. Leahi would test the defending National Champions early and often, but couldn't break through in their third match of the National Championships. In the 86th minute, Virginia put in the game winner off a corner kick.
Leahi finishes the year third in the Nation.
Goal Keeper Anu Kahele-Manners is named to the US Youth Soccer "Best 11" All-Tournament Team for the GU18 division.
Leahi 95 Premier wishes to thank everyone for the tremendous support. Specifically, the Oahu League of HYSA, the Hawaii Youth Soccer Association and Leahi Soccer Club