Region 69 AYSO Girls Pali Sting Lose Title Game 2-0

The Region 69 AYSO All-Star U10 girls reached the Area P Championship game on Jan. 29 and put up a good fight, but lost to the South Los Angeles Legends, 2-0.

The tournament was held over two weekends and included the top teams from the 11 regions in the area.

Pali Sting made short work of every team they encountered, until they met the Legends. Both teams will advance to the Section 1 All-Star Tournament in March.

(Left to right) Jada Fischer, Madeline Pimstone, Rebecca Reuben, Molly Held, Declan Eastman, Isabel Fischer, Jordan Roth, Sloane Weinstein and in front Rachel Humiston are members of the Pali Sting that will play in the Area tournament in March.

(Left to right) Jada Fischer, Madeline Pimstone, Rebecca Reuben, Molly Held, Declan Eastman, Isabel Fischer, Jordan Roth, Sloane Weinstein and in front Rachel Humiston are members of the Pali Sting that will play in the Area tournament in March.

Former Region 69 commissioner Debbie Held reported, “The first weekend was quite chaotic with field moves and closures due to the rain.” In addition to the U10 girls, coached by Brian Weinstein, Matt Humiston and Tim Reuben, four other teams from Region 69 qualified: U10 boys, coached by Rodrigo Catalan; U12 boys, coached by Robert Jesuele; U12 girls, coached by Peter Morrison; and U14 girls, coached by Dick Held.

According to Debbie Held, all five teams advanced to the quarterfinals and “We are proud of all of our Area P All-Star coaches and players, who showed commitment by playing in the rain, and traveling to alternate venues on a moment’s notice.”

The AYSO League Tournament was held in Culver City on January 14-15, featuring the regular-season championship teams. Representing Region 69 were U10 boys (FC Hammerheads), coached by Joshua Mor- row; U10 girls (Poison Ivy), coached by Matt Humiston; U12 boys (Notmeggers), coached by Robert Jesuele; U12 girls (Blue Bolts), coached by Peter Morrison; U14 boys (Pali Waves), coached by Jim Cooper; and U14 girls (Purple Rain), coached by Dick Held. Although the matches were well-fought, none of these teams advanced.

AYSO’s philosophy means everyone plays: unlike club soccer no one sits on the bench. The organization also insists on balanced teams, blending players of all skill levels.

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