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Apr, 2016

U10 Allstar Girls take First place in Founders Cup

The Carpinteria United U10 girls’ soccer team recently claimed first place at the competitive Founders Cup Tournament in Torrance. The United overcame a first round tie against a physical Covina team and then got hot, winning their next three games by a combined score of 15-1. In order to advance to finals, Carpinteria had to lock horns with a talented West Torrance team and they managed to notch a 2-1 victory in a thrilling contest. In the championship game, the local girls blitzed San Pedro 5-0 to claim first place.Head coach Richard Pakes said, “I was proud of our girls. They played hard and overcame some adversity during the tournament. We had a number of girls step up when we needed them, so it really was a total team effort.” Caprinteria got great goalie play from Augustine Wooten and Izzy Gragg. The defensive unit comprised of Isela Zamora, Emma Miller, Maia Pakes, and Regina Lujan made life difficult on their opponents. “They have really bonded as a unit and they are tough to score against,” noted Pakes. The strength of the team is their team speed and it paid dividends as their offensive players put up impressive numbers all weekend. The team’s leading goal scorer was Whitney Meister, who continued her stellar all-star season. Other offensive stars for the team include Vivian Cesar, Mac Bennett, and Kate Deardorff.Pakes added, “We have three more tournaments this year and I expect the girls will very competitive in all of them. They have been a pleasure to coach and have represented Carpinteria well.”The team’s next tournament will be the Strawberry Cup in Camarillo May 7-8. Cutline:The Carpinteria U10 all-stars took first place at the Founders Cup in Torrance recently. The team is comprised of (front row, left to right): Vivian Cesar, Regina Lujan, Emma Miller, Kate Deardorff, and Isela Zamora. In the second row (left to right) is Mac Bennett, Whitney Meister, Izzy Gragg, Maia Pakes, and Augustine Wooten. The team was coach by Richard Pakes (back row) and Jeff Meister (not pictured).