Region II (Midwest) and Region III (South) each finished with 2-0-1 showings at the three-match US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Winter Interregional event for the 1996 age group in Bradenton, Fla., on Sunday. Region I (East) finished 1-2 and Region IV (West) went 0-3.
A pair of Florida residents found the net as Region III finished an undefeated weekend with a 2-0 win over Region I. Johnny Nartowicz (Florida Rush) scored his second goal of the weekend for the eventual game winner in the 27th minute, bending a direct free kick over the wall and just out of reach of the keeper from 23 yards away. Mario Da Silva (Parkland Predators, Fla.) also scored his second goal of the weekend just four minutes later to seal the game for Region III.
Region II also completed the weekend unbeaten with a 1-0 victory over Region IV. Sidney Otiendo (Higher Ground Academy, Minn.) struck for the lone goal of the game in the 55th.
1996 Region III 2, Region I 0
Goal scorers: RIII - Johnny Nartowicz, Florida (27th), Mario Da Silva, Florida (31st).
1996 Region II 1, Region IV 0
Goal scorers: RII - Sidney Otiendo, Minnesota (55th).