Boys U12 All Stars Win Top Gun

Pull date: 
Sun, 07/03/2011

In what can only be described as a team effort, the boys U12 All-Stars won first place at the prestigious Top Gun Tournament in Mira Mesa over the Memorial Day weekend.  The team, comprised of Finley Ben-Dayan, Alonzo Campos, Luca Canny, Juan Castillo, Ethan Chasen, Lucas Donoso, Vaughn Gemeiner, Sammy Grossman, Finn Jantzen, Oscar Lopez, Will Wisen, and Ian Friedman (sidelined due to an earlier injury), and led by Coaches Rodrigo Donoso and Paul Canny, came together in their final tournament and displayed incredible soccer.  During the entire 3-day tournament, the boys cruised to 4 shut-out victories, allowed only 2 goals and were led in scoring by five different players.

In the first two days of pool play, the team won 2 games, tied one and lost one, but it was sufficient to advance them to the semi-final round on Monday.  The boys knew they would have to play excellent soccer to have a chance in this tough pool of contenders.  And they did just that.  In their semi-final and championship games the boys stepped it up and played their best soccer of the season.   In a hard fought game that resulted in a red card ejection for a player on the other team, the boys defeated an aggressive San Pedro team 3-0.  In the final match of the Tournament, aware that this was the last game they would play together as a team, the boys dominated from start to finish defeated their friendly rival Culver City 3-0 to cap off an outstanding season.