The Lake Forest Soccer Association U13 Girls Select Team, which won a state championship last year, continues to play at a high level.
In the prestigious SC del Sol PDT Tournament, which was held recently in Phoenix, LFSA took runner-up honors in the elite Red Division. The team lost a 1-0 decision to AZ Arsenal in the final. AZ Arsenal is ranked No. 1 in the nation.
Due to injuries, the Scouts sent only 14 players to the tournament. They ended up 2-0-1 in pool play.
Malori Killoren scored twice in the team’s opening win over Crossfire Premier (WA) 2-1. She was assisted by Ingrid Falls, Halle Douglass and Callista O’Connor. Four hours later, the squad downed the current Arizona State Champion, SC del Sol, 2-0 on goals by Julia Loeger and Falls. Sophia Divagno posted the shutout.
And, in the other pool game, LFSA tied Rush Soccer-SPI 1-1. Killoren scored the team’s lone goal.
The Scouts lost two more starters before the championship game versus AZ Arensal. LFSA gave up the game’s only goal on a corner kick set play in the first half.
Otkay Akgun coaches this squad. He was especially pleased with the defensive work of Quinn Sokol, Nicole Doucette, Paige Copeland, Emily Paton, Alyssa Marquis, Emma Manolovic, Sarah Bires and Anya Kavanagh.