Last weekend concluded the AYSO Area 11-E All-Star Tournaments.
Three age brackets (under 10, 12, and 14) for both boys and girls were hosted at three different sites within Area 11-E which includes the AYSO Regions of Los Alamitos, Garden Grove, West Garden Grove, Cerritos, Cypress, Whittier, and La Habra. Of the six teams representing Los Alamitos, 3 of the 6 were triumphant and will be advancing to the next round where teams from all of Southern California will compete.
The advancing teams are Boys Under 14, and Boys and Girls Under 10. Arbor Park in Los Alamitos was the host site for the Under 10 tournaments and local fans were treated to a great day of soccer under clear skies and warm weather.
In the morning round, the Boys Under 10 All-Stars clinched the area championship title with a 4-1 victory over Cerritos.
The goals were scored by Forwards Tyler Rich and Gavin Poetsch with 2 each. The boys finished the tournament undefeated with 5 wins and 1 tie.
The girls then took the field for the 2nd round of the morning needing a win against the tournament leader, Garden Grove. They pulled out a gritty 2-1 win to also clinch their title.
Pictured in photo:
Area 11-E champions, Los Alamitos, aka “The Lightning Bolts.” Bottom row: Cooper Larson, Jaden Cantafio, Josh Hammers, Landon Haas, Sean Murnane. Middle row: Gavin Poetsch, Matthew Teufel, Tyler Rich, Erik Weissinger, Nick Sparks. Back row: Assistant Coach Derek Haas and Coach Larry Hammers. Photo by Paul Teufel