Advancing by a narrow half-goal margin into the National Youth Tournament Series (NYTS) Championship Cecil Smith Cup Final, the Eastern Region team challenged front-runner Florida for the trophy on Sunday, September 8, at New Bridge Polo & Country Club in Aiken, South Carolina. Missing several crucial attempts at goal, Florida left the door open for Eastern to capitalize on their initial lead on handicap, allowing the green team to claim the win 6-5. Preceding the NYTS Championship Cecil Smith Cup Final was the second game of the newly minted NYTS Girls Championship (previously the Girls All-Star Challenge). Defeating Black by two-and-a-half goals in their first matchup on Friday, September 6, White needed only one more win to claim the championship, determined by best record over the course of the two games. Eliminating the need for a penalty shootout, White’s half goal on handicap proved to be the difference, earning them the title in the final match 4.5-4. Please read more in the press release at the following link. 

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