Upshur County Youth Soccer teams find success at 2019 West Virginia Open Cup

SECOND PLACE — The Upshur County U-10 Cool Mints team earned runner-up honors in the 2019 West Virginia Youth Soccer Open Cup Tournament with a 3-1 record last weekend in Barboursville. The Cool Mints are, left to right: Assistant coach Kaylyn Roby, Emilia LaNasa, Kallie Perry, Abbie Holbert, MaraBeth Hines, Rylen Carlyle, Lilly Cogar, Brogan Tenney, Alexis Perry, Victoria Hamner, Bella Nottingham and head coach Dustin Carlyle.

BARBOURSVILLE – Upshur County Youth Soccer teams continued to perform well in tournament play as three teams participated in the massive 2019 West Virginia Soccer Association Open Cup this past weekend at the Barboursville Soccer complex.

Three teams made the 2 ½ hour trip giving up their Strawberry Festival weekend.

The three teams were the U-10 Girls Cool Mints, the U-10 Girls Wild Mustangs and the U12-Coed Bobcats.

The Cool Mints, under head coach Dustin Carlyle, took runner-up honors while the Bobcats earned third place and the U-10 Wild Mustangs won the Fair Play Award.

The U-10 Cool Mints went perfect in pool play with a 1-0 win over the Lewis County Crushers and a 4-0 victory over the Nicholas County Pink Ninjas.

They beat the Wild Mustangs 3-0 in the semifinal game but lost a rematch to the Lewis County Crushers by a 2-0 score in the title game.

The Bobcats, under head coach Duane Carpenter, were forced to play a Club Team in their opener and dropped a 5-2 decision to Teays Valley. They rebounded to knock off Summersville by a 3-1 score on Saturday and finished pool play Sunday morning with a 5-0 victory over Taylor County.

In the third-fourth place game, they defeated Huntington by a 3-1 score.

The Bobcats own a 17-2-2 record.

The Wild Mustangs, under head coach Justin Bowers, made the semifinals where they lost a 4-0 decision to the Cool Mints but were honored with the Fair Play Award that is awarded to the team with the best sportsmanship as voted on by tournament officials.

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