Of nine hard-fought State Cup matches this weekend, five teams advance to the Open Cup semifinals, one to the Challenge Cup final, and Phoenix soar through the first round:
BU12 ' 98 Red 1, Sparta FC 0 - Red to Challenge Cup final vs. HBC
BU13 Cruzeiro 1, HBC Fusion 0 - Cruzeiro to semis vs. Dix Hills
GU14 Hotspur 3, Brentwood United 2 - Hotspur win on PKs, into the semis.
BU14 Matrix 0, East Meadow Arsenal 2 - Matrix exit in quarters, with honor
BU14 PSG 3, Downtown United 2 - Bragging rights stay uptown, w/ the semis
BU15 PSG 1, HBC Devils 0 - Out go the defending champs! Semis vs. NYSC
BU 16 Ajax 5, Lindenhurst Thunderbirds 2 - Ajax are now 2 games from a 3-peat.
GU18 Fusion 1, HBC 3 - Fusion give up two late goals in the final 15 minutes to end a good run
BU19 Phoenix 8, Highland Strikers 0 - No rust apparent on Wilson's Phoenix