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Northern Virginia Advances Five Teams to Semifinals
Royals, Majestics, and Virginia Alliance SYL Squads Two Games Away
With Saturday games marking the end of the group round for most age groups, Northern Virginia Football Club (NOVA FC) saw five teams advance to Sunday's Semifinal Round in the Super Y-League North American Finals.  The U12 Virginia Alliance, U13 Northern Virginia Royals, and U15 Royals move forward in the boys brackets while the U12 and U13 Northern Virginia Majestics represent the club on the girl's side of the tournament.

The U12 Virginia Alliance won Group A after edging the Long Island Rough Riders 1-0 Sunday afternoon to finish 2-1-0 and tied with Orlando City at six points.  The Alliance boys squad claim the group title in head-to-head tiebreaker as they handed Orlando a 1-0 loss on opening day.

Tournament officials had to go deeper on the tiebreaker list to determine a winner of the U13 boys Group D.  Earlier in the day, the U13 Royals played the Cedar Stars Academy (New Jersey) to a scoreless draw and both teams boasting an undefeated 2-0-1 record.  Goal differential proved the difference maker as the Royals advanced by a two goal margin , largely in part to a 4-1 rout over Waza FC (Michigan) the previous day.

The U15 Royals narrowly won the highly competitive Group B in their age group following a 3-3 draw with the Ottawa Fury  to finish unbeaten at 1-0-2.  The Royals finished just a single ahead of Allaince Academy (Florida), a team they had beaten 3-1 on opening day.

On the girls side, Northern Virginia FC saw its two dramatic winners from day one qualify for the final four round of the Super Y-League Finals.  The U12 Majestics rebounded from the previous days loss to top Rage SC (Pennsylvania) 1-0.  The 2-1-0 Majestics finish in second place in their group and likely face Group A winner FC America (Florida) in their semifinal round.

The U13 Majestics narrowly got by Seacoast United (New Hampshire) 2-1 to grab the final semifinal spot in their age group.  The Majestics will play top seeded Cleveland Internationals SC, a team that has yet to surrender a goal in the tornament.


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