Posted on | June 22, 2012 | Comments
The Glendora-based Legends FC team — featuring a handful of Inland Southern California’s top girls soccer players — is onto the semifinals in the Under 18 competition at the US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships in Phoenix.
The Legends — led by recently graduated Yucaipa star Kodi Lavrusky, who’ll play for UCLA — lost their first match to SoCal’s SC del Sol 94 ECNL, 4-0, before getting a bye and then netting a 3-0 victory over Oregon’s Westside Timbers Fury on Wednesday. In the quarterfinals at 7 a.m. Friday, June 22, the Legends defeated Colorado’s Predators, 2-1, to advance to the semifinals on Saturday against Utah’s LaRoca.
The winner of the touranment will advance to the national championship.
Other local Legends standouts include Rim of the World’s Allyn Brown, Moreno Valley Canyon Springs’ Alexa Bustamante, Yucaipa’s Nykell Seymour and Riverside King’s Alyssa Montejo.
Meanwhile, after a quality run through pool play at the U19 Division, the Riverside MGFM Starz girls soccer club — also consisting of numerous players from throughout Inland Southern California — fell in the quarterfinals to the powerhouse SoCal Blues, 2-0, on Friday morning.
The Starz — whose roster includes Riverside Poly’s Crystal Allen and Cheyanna Hern, Jurupa Patriot’s Rachel Mata, Riverside King’s Jessica Spencer, Kara McGinley and Reina Hutton, Redlands’ Amanda Juan and Kriston Hilkey, Riverside Arlington’s Krystal Urrea and Corona Santiago’s Haidee Duran.
The Starz defeated NorCal’s Benicia Arsenal FC 93, 1-0, on Monday and topped Arizona’s Sereno 93 White, 1-0, on Tuesday, before losing to Colorado’s Pride Predators 93, 4-0, on Thursday to set up Friday’s showdown with the Orange County-based SoCal Blues in the quarterfinals.
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