Laguna Girls AYSO Team Wins Western State Championship

Front row, (L-R): Sophia Boultinghouse, Rosabella Murphy, Lila Golden, Mara Williams, Chloe Cismoski, and Ellie Marshall. Back row (L-R): Coach Trevor Murphy, Talia Stewart, Rylee Goode, Alice Mitsuka, Julie Van der Baan, Lucy Sutula, Cate McMackin, and Cadence Peery. Not pictured: Sienna Mason
Photo courtesy of Laguna Beach Girls U14 AYSO

The Laguna Beach Girls U14 AYSO team scored a big win recently, 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. With the win, the 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 the team will be to represent Laguna Beach in the National Games this July in Hawaii. “For such a small beach town, our girls soccer has been incredible this year,” said Coach Trevor Murphy. “The opportunity to play in the National Games is a once in a lifetime experience.”

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

To help the team on their road to nationals,

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