2007-06-29 / Sports

Striker soccer squads win big on the road

BEACH BUDDIES- Ashley Letson, Jordan Enge, Kasey Magallanes, Nikko Couture, Nicole Mogg and Selina Garcia helped the Striker 1 soccer team finish first in the Oceanside Tournament. BEACH BUDDIES- Ashley Letson, Jordan Enge, Kasey Magallanes, Nikko Couture, Nicole Mogg and Selina Garcia helped the Striker 1 soccer team finish first in the Oceanside Tournament. The Strikers 1 girls' U-13 soccer team, with players from Moorpark, recently qualified for a pair of Sand Beach Soccer Tournaments.

On May 19-20, the team traveled to the 2007 Southern California Beach Soccer Championships in Oceanside, where they won the title by beating the Surf Soccer Club in overtime.

The Strikers club sent two teams to the Santa Monica Copa Beach Soccer Tournament June 16-17 and won that event as well.

Eleven girls made up Striker 1 and Striker 2 teams. They were in opposite pools and worked their way to meet each other in the championship game.

Striker 1 went undefeated to advance to the championship game. Striker 2 lost its first game before rebounding for three straight wins.

Since both Striker teams were in the championship, they decided to not play a competitive game to avoid injuries. Instead, the girls played for fun and then received their medals.

TWO TEAMS, TWO TROPHIES- Bricella Meza, Ashley Letson, Nicole Mogg, Nikko Couture, Jordan Engle, Lindsey O'Tousa, Kat Chen, Courtney Reed, Brittany Stalzer, Amanda Galvez and Paty Meza led the Striker 1 and 2 teams to victories at the Santa Monica Copa Tournament. TWO TEAMS, TWO TROPHIES- Bricella Meza, Ashley Letson, Nicole Mogg, Nikko Couture, Jordan Engle, Lindsey O'Tousa, Kat Chen, Courtney Reed, Brittany Stalzer, Amanda Galvez and Paty Meza led the Striker 1 and 2 teams to victories at the Santa Monica Copa Tournament. The Striker teams are part of the Conejo Valley United Soccer Club. Beach soccer is played five-on-five in bare feet in the sand with one player as a goalie. The pitch is about half the size of a regulation soccer field.

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