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Western PA teens participate in Super Y League National Championship

The Internationals SC — a club based out of Medina, OH, recently had a pair of girls teams — its U13 and U14 squads — finish as National Champions at the Super Y League Finals at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida last week.

As you might expect, ISC’s rosters are filled with players from Eastern and Central Ohio, but there were two exceptions, as Annamarie Williams (Natrona Heights) and Katharine Scott (Fairview) are members of the U13 group that ran through the tournament with a 5-0-0 record.

The U13s scored 21 goals, amassing an impressive plus 19 goal differential in the five-day tournament.

The Internationals undefeated record included a 5-0 win over Arlington SA (Arlington, WV), a 3-0 win over Chicago City (Chicago, IL), a 7-0 win over Atlanta Metros (Atlanta, GA), a 2-0 win over Atlanta Fire United (Atlanta, GA), and a 4-2 win over Nationals 1 (Pontiac, MI).

Internationals SC’s U14s also blazed through the competition to capture its National Championship win, going undefeated in five games including a 5-0 triumph over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds U14 squad, 5-0.

That Riverhounds Developmental Academy squad had a positive showing prior to its loss to the Internationals, reaching the semifinals, including a wins over Maryland Rush (5-0) and Atlanta Fire (2-1) along the way.

Even the RDA girls and coaches were impressed with the Internationals.

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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