Our unbelievable run started with a 4-0 win vs. Whittier. Karly Russell got the team going with two first half goals. The second was pure skill, chested down to a volley over the keepers head. That afternoon full of confidence the girls beat OJSC 3-1 with a Hat Trick by Taryn Lennon. The follow day with two victories under their belt and a spot in the semi finals already secured the Brea All Stars matched up with La Mirada for first place in our bracket. Without team captain Karly Russell there the girls played a magical game
against La Mirada but lost the tight game 3-1. "That was one of the most entertaining games I have ever coached. Every girl stepped up and played with a lot of heart".
After that game I explained to a bunch of tired girls that everyone of them earned that All Star badge on their jersey and to be ready because we would see them again.
The next weekend Brea came back to the tournament to face a Laguna Niguel team that had finished first in the other bracket, but that fact had no effect on the Brea girls.
They were focused on the task at hand and ready to rise once again to victory. Behind the excitement of the previous weekends success Socorro Martinez got us started with a first half goal that put us ahead to stay, Brea wins 2-0. Once again a unbelievable team effort.