2007-06-29 / Sports
Striker soccer squads win big on the road
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.
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.