By Yolitzma Aguirre
As folks fired up the grills and enjoyed the outdoors for Father's Day weekend, a handful of El Paso Miners Futbol Club families hit the road and headed out across Texas to represent the Sun City at the 2019 US Youth Soccer Southern Presidents Cup.
The impressive soccer club has been quietly racking up the wins over the last couple of months.
Miners FC have been putting in long hours and that dedication has paid off, as they have gone undefeated in every game in their age bracket (age 13 and under) this season.
In order to compete at the USYS Presidents Cup this past weekend, they first had to battle it out with other Texas teams.
Under the leadership of head coach David Floriano, Miners FC first tasted victory in two city championships, went on to win the 'Copa Internacional FC Dallas' and then became USYS state champions, winning the South Texas State Cup, beating Texas teams from Spring, San Antonio, Houston and Austin.
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LSU soccer signees find out about new coach before leading team to U.S. Youth Soccer Regional Championship win
By Brando Adams
LSU soccer signees Maddie Moreau and Rammie Noel scored what they hope to be one of many goals in Baton Rouge as their club team, Lafayette's Cajun Rage, advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Youth Soccer Regional Championship on Tuesday at BREC's Burbank Soccer Complex.
The Rage defeated Lady Lobos Premier (Collierville, Tennessee) 2-0 in the Under-19 quarterfinals.
Noel, a former Acadiana High School star scored the opening goal in the first half after getting behind the defense and slipping past the goalkeeper, and Moreau, a former St. Thomas More star, added a goal in the second half.
"I thought we had a hard-fought, successful game," said Noel, who can play as a forward or midfielder. "I think we did pretty good as a team. We played together as one."
It was Noel's fifth goal, tying her for third-most in the tournament, and Moreau's second goal through four games.
Their solid performances came less than 24 hours after LSU athletic director Scott Woodward named Debbie Hensley interim soccer coach. Hensley spent 12 years on staff as an associate head coach from 2005-2016 and replaces Brian Lee, who left for Rice after 14 seasons at LSU.
The two ladies found out about Hensley's hire through the LSU soccer team's GroupMe and said they both look forward to meeting Hensley and getting a chance to talk to her.
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