The Eagles S.C. Under-17 boys soccer team's dreams of reaching a Midwest Regional Cup semifinal came up short last Monday.

The Eagles S.C. Under-17 boys soccer team's dreams of reaching a Midwest Regional Cup semifinal came up short last Monday.

The Team Ohio U-17 boys and Ohio Premier U-19 girls also did not advance to semifinals.

The Eagles entered their round-robin game against Javanon 92S (Ky.) in need of a tie or win to advance to semifinal play last Tuesday but lost 1-0 at Yankton Trails in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Javanon scored in the first 10 minutes off a corner kick.

"We had our chances," Eagles coach Willy Merrick said. "We hit the post three times in the second half and just couldn't manage to muster a goal. All we needed was one obviously. We pushed the pace. It was very hot out and humid. Both teams had to deal with it. They're a good team. It was a pretty good game."

Goalkeeper Ryan Grimme played well, according to Merrick.

The Eagles (2-1) finished second to Javanon (3-0) in Group A play.

In the U.S. Region 2 Club Soccer Rankings, the Eagles were second behind Javanon entering the tournament.

The Eagles opened with a 3-0 win against Great Plains Force (S.D.) last Saturday.

Keegan Ross scored twice for the Eagles and Jake Szabo scored the other goal.

The Eagles then defeated Cleveland Pacesetters Premier 2-1 last Sunday. Ross scored both goals.

•The Team Ohio U-17 boys team had its semifinal hopes also end following a 1-all tie with EIU-Blue (Iowa) last Monday.

Taylor Reiger netted the game-tying goal for Team Ohio.

"We played well," Team Ohio coach Chris Brown said. "We were the dominant team."

EIU secured a semifinal berth, winning Group C with a 1-0-2 record followed by Vardar West (Mich.) 1-1-1, FC Evansville (Ind.) 1-1-1 and Team Ohio (0-1-2).

Team Ohio tied Vardar West 1-all last Saturday as Scott Swartz scored.

Team Ohio dropped a 3-0 decision to FC Evansville last Sunday.

"We dominated every team," Brown said. "Unfortunately, we lost to the worst team in the group somehow, so we underachieved. We played some good soccer at times, but we can't score goals. You make mistakes in the back, your goalkeeper makes mistakes and you can't score goals and it's a problem."

•The Ohio Premier U-19 girls team closed on a positive note, as it defeated JUSC (Iowa) 2-1 last Monday.

Ohio Premier finished play in Group A at 1-2 behind Scott Gallagher (Mo.) (2-0-1), JUSC (1-1-1) and Fort Wayne Fever (Ind.) (1-2).

Kayla Eckman opened the scoring for Ohio Premier in the first half and Caitlyn Martin snapped a 1-all tie with 12 minutes remaining off a corner kick.

Ohio Premier opened the tournament with a 2-1 loss to Scott Gallagher last Saturday as Martin scored.

Fort Wayne blanked Ohio Premier 3-0 last Sunday.

"We played great," coach Chris King said of the win. "We didn't have any subs, so it was good for us. That's what we were capable of all weekend.

"We were unfortunate in the first game to not get our goals, and we were certainly capable in the second game and gave up some early goals and dug ourselves a big hole. We were able to keep that team that we just played from advancing, so we got to play spoilers a little bit."