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GU12 Team Romo Takes Founders Cup Championship!
Coach Sammy Romo's Spring Select team won gold in the Founders Cup Championship in the GU12 Division!
This weekend, the girls expertise at trapping balls, playing in space, maximizing passing lanes, and--most of all--playing fair but physical soccer ensured that they would not be denied the medal. In the championship final, the two teams combined for three yellow cards, a rarity in GU12 matches. Refusing to be intimidated by the physical nature of the match, the Saints prevailed 2-0. Overall, the team went 5-0 over the two day period outscoring their opponents 13-5.
Coaches Sammy Romo and Bill Jepson made sure the girls were primed and ready to go at all five matches, and the girls stepped up to every challenge. They faced several teams that they have been playing against in the Palos Verdes Spring League, and avenged previous losses by outplaying all opponents this weekend. In two of the matches, they came from behind to win--another sign of the Saints' tenacity. Their opponents included San Pedro Pirates (4-1), Palos Verdes Classified (2-1), and West Torrance Warriors (3-2) on Saturday. They faced North Torrance United and prevailed 2-1 in overtime leading up to the championship game against a second team from West Torrance - the Rebels - winning that game 2-0. Congratulations to Team Romo!!