Local club cruises to state championship

The Discoveries Soccer Club (DSC) U-18 Boys team won its third straight State Cup on Sunday at the MESA soccer complex in Greenville, beating Greenville's CESA Premier, 4-0.

Northwestern High School's Enzo Martinez scored twice, and his younger brother, Alex, also scored.

The DSC Boys played in the Challenge Division, the highest level of youth soccer in the state. They have won four of the last six State Cups. They are coached by Dom Wren.

Prior to the finals, they defeated Mount Pleasant Soccer Club 3-0 and CESA Challenge 2-0.

The win qualifies the team for its fifth straight appearance in the U.S. Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) Region III tournament June 18-24, 2009, in Texas.

Last year the team advanced to the quarterfinals, losing to Andromeda Soccer Club, the eventual tournament winner and national champion, 2-1.

The core of the DSC U-18 boys' roster is from York County. The local players and their hometowns are: Robbie Benson (Rock Hill), Zack Clark (Rock Hill), Shawn Ferguson (Rock Hill), Clayton Gladden (Rock Hill), Andrew Gorospe (Rock Hill), Craig Lowe (York), Alex Martinez (Rock Hill), Enzo Martinez (Rock Hill), Dennis Moore (Rock Hill) and Tyler Vukoder (Fort Mill).