Snoh and Lehigh Valley United Win U-19 National Championship

Melvin Snoh

July 29, 2013

WASHINGTON - Georgetown University men's soccer student-athlete Melvin Snoh (Coatesville, Pa./Malvern Prep) was a part of another successful program this summer as he and the Lehigh Valley United 93's won the USYSA U-19 National Championship on Saturday in Overland Park, Kan.

Lehigh Valley United defeated the Chicago Fire Academy, 1-0, to win the McGuire Cup which is the oldest trophy in youth soccer dating back to 1935. The team made it through eastern Pennsylvania and regional competition in Rhode Island before going 1-0-2 in round-robin play at nationals to qualify for the title game on goal differential.

The only goal in the match came in the 34th minute. The assist went to Timothy Lazorko and the goal to Shane Campbell. The Chicago Fire Academy had a great chance to tie the match in the 80th minute. One of their players was taken down in the penalty area and the team was awarded a penalty kick. Joseph Calistri took the penalty kick, but missed wide left.

Snoh started at forward for LVU along with collegiate players from across the nation.

Earlier this summer, Snoh played with Reading United who lost to the New York Red Bulls in the Lamar Hunt Open Cup Playoffs.

The sophomore will return to campus in August along with the other Hoyas to prepare for the 2013 season. Georgetown is coming off of a historic season and a trip to the national championship game.



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