Greenville, SC (June 24, 2021) – It was a tough end to what was otherwise a great tournament. The Sunrise Sting 2007X, FYSA State Cup Champions, played in the USYS Region III Championships, otherwise known as the Southern Regionals, this past week. The team opened up bracket play by defeating NWRAA (MS) on Friday 3-0. In the second match, on Saturday, the girls defeated the Dallas Texans 2-0. And on Sunday, to close bracket competition, the team tied Lonestar (TX) 1-1. The 2-0-1 mark put the Sting in 1st place to advance to the quarter-finals on Tuesday against local rival Boynton Beach. Sunrise won that game 2-0 to move on to the semi-finals on Wednesday. In a tight match, the Sting defeated Collierville (TN) 1-0. That set up the championship match on Thursday against the South Carolina Surf. It was a close contest but the Surf prevailed winning 2-1. It was a great season for the team, and they move forward from here. They next play in the Chicago International College Showcase in July.