|YOUTH SOCCER: WAVERLY'S ORTIZ HEADED TO NATIONALS WITH GREATER BINGHAMTON FC 01 (2 PHOTOS) (2017-07-06)
Valley Sports Report
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Greater Binghamton Futbol Club 01, featuring Waverly sophomore-to-be Melina Ortiz, won the U.S. Youth Soccer Region 1 soccer championship to advance to the national championship in Frisco, Texas in two weeks.
This is the GBFC 01’s second trip to nationals in as many years. Last year, the team advanced thanks to its record in the National League.
Playing in 95-degree heat Friday, GBFC 01 blanked Century Gold, 2-0. On Saturday, GBFC blanked Maryland Elite, 3-0, and on Sunday, they topped the N.J. Stallions, 3-1.
On Monday, GBFC shut out 1776, 2-0, then on Tuesday they closed out their unbeaten run with a 4-0 win over West Virginia Gold.
Ortiz will play in two different national tournaments this year.
Her other trip results from her Olympic Development team, which also captured a Region 1 championship and will travel to Arizona in February.
The GBFC 01 squad will compete at Nationals from July 24 through July 30 in Frisco, Texas.
IN PHOTO: Melina Ortiz
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