Savannah United 08 Premier girls win second straight USYS Georgia State Cup championship

By Special to the Prep Sports Report | May 17, 2022

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The Savannah United 08 Girls Premier soccer team made history again in 2022.

In 2021, the team was the youngest team in coastal Georgia to claim a Georgia State Cup championship. This season, the 08 Premier girls became the first soccer team in coastal Georgia history to win back-to-back Georgia State Cup titles.  

This year’s State Cup run saw them win all three of their group stage games leading into the finals. The 08 Premier girls won 4-0 over Georgia Storm 08G Elite GPL on April 23, 4-1 over Macon SC 2008G Elite R3/NL on April 24 and 1-0 over Georgia Impact SC 08G Elite R3/NL on April 30.

The Final was a rematch against Georgia Impact played on May 14 at MOBA Soccer Complex in Peachtree City and was a thrilling championship game. The game’s only goal was scored less than two minutes into the second half by Savannah United’s Iris Turner with an assist from Emma Dresback, and the final score ended 1-0.  

By winning the State Cup, the Savannah 08 team has clinched a spot in the USYS Southern Regionals in Murfreesboro, Tennessee for the second year in a row. That tournament will take place June 24-29.  


Reese Bailey

Jackie Bessman

Evelyn Bowen

Madison Bueno 

Emma Dresback

Jordan Gunn

Molly Hildebrandt 

Mary Grace Morris

Kamila Peña

Amelia Reci

Allyson Rosas

Anna Shoemate

Marley Sigmon

Hailey Smith

Iris Turner 

Abby Tvrdy

Malayla Wright 

Coaches: Gary Wright and Jeff Storey-Pitts 

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The "Coach" Karl DeMasi has been teaching and coaching for the past 35 years on all levels of academia and athletics. One of his hobbies has been writing, announcing and talking about sports. DeMasi has been involved in the Savannah Area sports scene since 1995, and he created the high school magazine "The Prep Sports Report" in 2000. In 2010, the "Coach" started broadcasting The Karl DeMasi Sports Report. He's still going strong, broadcasting on Facebook live and Twitter live every Saturday morning. You gotta love it!

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