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Area youth soccer teams capture crowns

February 02, 2011|From Staff Reports
  • The AYSO Region 55 girls' Gold All-Star soccer team won the Area K tournament Sunday.
The AYSO Region 55 girls' Gold All-Star soccer team… (HB Independent )

Four Under-10 All-Star teams — girls' Gold and Silver, boys' Gold and Silver — from AYSO Region 55 (North Huntington Beach) dominated Area 11 tournament action Jan. 22 and 23 and earned a division championship.

The Region 55 Gold U10 girls' All-Star team, the Misfits, won seven of their eight games in the tournament. Their lone loss was a 1-0 decision to Region 117, but the teams later met up in the division final and the Misfits came out with a 1-0 win.

The Misfits, who earlier this month won the Hi-5 tournament in Fountain Valley, are: Ellie Saccacio, Renee Wolfe, Maddie Botts, Rena Saccacio, Kyla McNamara, Amy Gitmed, Summer Stewart, Alyssa Blackmore and Alyssa Nichols and coaches Doug Nichols,Sheri Wolfe, Mark DiLauro (head coach) and Tom McNamara.

The Region 55 Silver All-Star team, Chaos, won five straight games to win their division. Chaos is: Ella Davison, Taylor Voegelie, Devin Carty, Natalie Doumanian, Sidney Steiner, Mikayla Conte, Cameryn Cordell, Catherine Wuckert and Vannesa Cahua and coaches Nick Davison (head coach) and Victor Cahua (assistant coach).

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Boys' Under-10 Division

The AYSO Region 55 boys' Gold All-Star team took the Area 11 title by defeating Region 117 (Fountain Valley-Huntington Beach), 4-1, in the division final. The team advances to compete Feb. 19 and 20 at the Area 11 AYSO Sectional playoffs.

The team, which improved to 8-0, is: Nick Saccacio, Will Macy, Cory Nicholson, Robert Gerschultz, Elijah Bean, Sean Muirhead, Dustin Herft, Gavin Kennedy and Jason Gunn. The team is led by Steve Gerschultz (head coach) and Ken Gunn (assistant coach).

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The AYSO Region 55 boys' Under-10 Silver All-Star team went 4-1-1 to win its division at an Area 11 tournament held Jan. 15 and 16 and Jan. 22 at Stanford Middle School in Long Beach.

The local team defeated Region 5 (4-0), Region 117 (7-1) and Region 56 (4-1) and played Region 143 to a 1-1 tie. The undefeated streak came to an end Jan. 16 in a 1-0 loss to Region 177, which scored the winning goal by converting a free kick late in the third quarter.

Region 55 and Region 177 met up again in the division championship match Jan. 22. With Matthew Montegani scoring on a header from a corner kick, Nathan Pouquette scoring on a breakaway and Lucas Catano scoring on a shot from just inside 18 yards, Region 55 stormed to a 3-0 halftime lead and eventually won, 3-1.

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