Laguna Beach Girls U14 AYSO team overcomes El Monte team to become Western State Champions

The Laguna Beach Girls U14 AYSO team scored a big win by becoming the Western State Champions. The Championship brings together the top AYSO teams from California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington states. In the final game, Laguna came from behind with a final of 2-1 against a gritty El Monte Team. 

Laguna Beach team

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Front row: (L-R) Sophia Boultinghouse, Rosabella Murphy, Lila Golden, Mara Williams,Chloe Cismoski, Ellie Marshall

Back row: (L-R) Coach Trevor Murphy, Talia Stewart, Rylee Goode, Alice Mitsuka, Julie Van der Baan, Lucy Sutula, Cate McMackin, Cadence Peery

Not pictured: Sienna Mason

With the win, this Laguna team remains undefeated with a record of  27-0 and was named champion of the Section 11 All Star tournament earlier this year. The next step for this winning team will be to represent Laguna Beach in the National Games this July in Hawaii. 

Laguna Beach, Cadence, Rylee, Julie

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(L-R) Cadence Peery, Rylee Goode, and Julie Van der Baan

Coach Trevor Murphy explained, “For such a small beach town, our girls soccer has been incredible this year. The opportunity to play in the National Games is a once in a lifetime experience.” 

Laguna Beach All stars

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All Star Tournament Champions

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the team with the cost of airfare. Player Talia Stewart said, “We are hoping our community will help give us a chance to represent them on the national level, we’ve worked very hard this year to get to this point.” 

Laguna Beach Sophie and Chloe

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(L-R) Sophia Boultinghouse and Chloe Cismoski

The Championships will be held from June 30 - July 7 in Oahu, Hawaii.

For a short video message from the team, click here.

To help this team on their “Road to Nationals,” visitwww.gofundme.com/AYSO-Nationals.