Eastern Kentucky U-13 soccer team goes 19-0 against elite teams in eastern U.S., 3 Lawrence Co. girls included

SOURCE: The Levisa Lazer

The FC Kentucky U13 Girls won the Championship this past weekend at the Virginia Strikers Capital Fall Classic. They defeated top teams from Virginia Beach, Central Virginia, and North Carolina, outscoring their opponents 12 goals to 2.

This past weekend was just one part of what has already been a successful fall season for the girls.

Back in August they were crowned Champions at the Party on the Pitch tournament in Lebannon, Ohio. Throuhgout September and October the girls achieved a perfect 10-0 record in The Kentucky Select Soccer League (KSSL), outscoring their opponents 77 goals to 5 goals, beating Division One teams from Lexington, Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Georgetown.

Their 2014 fall season totaled an impressive 19 wins and zero losses spanning over a total of four months and will continue through the spring. 
This team represents girls from all over Eastern Kentucky and is the result of a merger this Fall from an EKFC Ashland team and the original FC Kentucky team from Prestonsburg, Kentucky. Most of these girls have played together for over five years for their original teams but were all excited at the merger with their chief rivals in the State.
Nine FC Kentucky Players have played for the Kentucky or Ohio Olympic Development Program and have represented Kentucky at Regional Showcase Tournaments in the midwest.

Both Coach Kyle Sniatecki and Coach Jordan Hilgefort are former Marshall University Men’s Soccer captains and Olympic Development Program standouts themselves where they played regionally and overseas. Head Coach, Kyle Sniatecki , said, “What the these girls have been able to achieve in such a short time is remarkable and is a direct result of not only their own hard work and commitment but their parents as well. A lot goes into playing for a select team and I am proud of this group for putting it all together to earn a perfect record.”

FC Kentucky will resume their training schedule after Christmas to start preparing for their spring season.

“It’s great to win games and have success, but with that comes a reputation and we will need to work even harder to maintain that,” said Coach Sniatecki. Their spring playing schedule isn’t completely finalized but will most likely include more regional tournaments, a promotion to the highest division in KSSL and a shot at the prestigious Kentucky State Cup in May.

Coach Sniatecki is eager for the spring season but has his eyes set on State Cup. He said, “We have had State Cup on our mind and goal list since day one. Myself and Coach Jordy will do everything we can to make sure these girls are prepared to win it. Based on what we have seen and how competitive these girls are, look out KY we’re coming for it.”

You can stay up to date with these girls through Facebook on their personalized page called “FC Kentucky 2002 U13 Girls Soccer Team.” If you wish to learn more about FC Kentucky and supporting our team please contact team manager, Mike Arrington at soccer19898@roadrunner.com

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