Soccer

Twenty Treasure Valley teams in Idaho State Cup soccer finals

Boise Nationals U-13 girls goalkeeper Allyson Hopkins defends the goal with a save in the semifinals of the Idaho State Cup soccer tournament Sunday at Simplot Sports Complex. However, Idaho Rush Premier scored two goals in the second half to advance to Monday’s championship.
Boise Nationals U-13 girls goalkeeper Allyson Hopkins defends the goal with a save in the semifinals of the Idaho State Cup soccer tournament Sunday at Simplot Sports Complex. However, Idaho Rush Premier scored two goals in the second half to advance to Monday’s championship. doswald@idahostatesman.com

Eighty-seven teams started the Idaho State Cup on Friday. Twenty-two will play for Far West Regional berths Monday, with the 11 champions in age groups from U-13 to U-19 earning automatic berths for the June 20-26 tournament at the Simplot Soccer Complex, the site of this week’s tournament.

All but two finalists are from four Treasure Valley clubs: Boise Nationals (eight, including all six boys), Idaho Rush of Boise (six), FC Nova of Meridian (five) and Indie Chicas of Nampa (one). The Sting club of Coeur d’Alene has a pair of girls teams remaining.

The championship games:

BOYS

U-13: FC Nova Black vs. Boise Nationals Bayern, 9 a.m.

U-14: Idaho Rush Premier vs. Boise Nationals Galaxy, 11 a.m.

U-15: FC Nova Black vs. Boise Nationals SC Madrid, 1 p.m.

U-16: Idaho Rush Premier vs. Boise Nationals Arsenal, 11 a.m.

U-17: Idaho Rush Premier vs. Boise Nationals Inter, 3 p.m.

U-19: Idaho Rush Premier vs. Boise Nationals Milan, 11 a.m.

GIRLS

U-13: Idaho Rush Premier vs. Indie Chicas Lime, 9 a.m.

U-14: Idaho Rush Premier vs. FC Nova, 11 a.m.

U-15: Sting vs. FC Nova Red, 1 p.m.

U-16: Sting vs. Boise Nationals Premier, 11 a.m.

U-17: Boise Nationals Premier vs. FC Nova Red, 3 p.m.

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