The Hurricanes in black and white uniforms close in on the ball as members of the Ravens, in gray and black jerseys, close in during Town Hall’s soccer game played on Thursday, Oct. 20. Photo by Cid Castillo

Jeremy Teeguarden reported on Town Hall Youth Soccer for the week of Oct. 17.

Minor League (ages 4-5)
On Saturday Oct. 15, two Minor League games were played. The first game was between the Idyllwild Heating and Cooling Bobcats and the American Legion Hurricanes. The game was fast-paced as both teams went up and down the field. Colby Sonnier scored two nice goals for the Bobcats as did Rene Montoya for the Hurricanes.

The second game pitted the Café Aroma Galaxy and the La Casita Ravens. The Galaxy played tough defense as Julia Wangler fought off the Ravens’ attack over and over. The Ravens’ Elie Manchester played a great game while hustling around the field.

On Thursday, Café Aroma Galaxy took on the Idyllwild Heating and Cooling Bobcats. Jessa Smith for the Bobcats and Joshua Stepien for the Galaxy played outstandingly for their teams going for the ball and making big kicks.

In the second game, the American aLegion Hurricanes faced the La Casita Ravens. Revin Muir played outstandingly for the Hurricanes and the Ravens’ Samantha Goffman had some great kicks down the field.

Major League (ages 6-7)
On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Sacco Dining Wolverines battled the Arriba Black Knights. The Wolverines’ Jude Dunbridge played aggressive defense the whole game. Despite Breanna Sheppard’s goal for the Black Knights, the Wolverines won 4-1.

On Monday, the best game of the year so far was played between the Rotary Green Hornets and the Sacco Dining Wolverines. Outstanding defense by both teams resulted in a scoreless first half. Goalies Reese Whitney for the Wolverines and Preston Pino for the Green Hornets were both exceptional. Midway through the second half, the Green Hornets’ Johnny Fuentes got open and scored the game’s only goal for a Green Hornets 1-0 victory.

On Thursday, Oct. 20, the Green Hornets met the Black Knights. Again, the first half was scoreless as both teams played solid defense. Ben Pavon for the Black Knights and Levi Davis for the Green Hornets both played excellent defense. In the second half, the Green Hornets scored two goals and won 2-0.

Two days later, on Saturday, the same two teams played again with a similar result. Joslynn McLean played great for the Green Hornets, as did Nick Fletcher for the Black Knights. The Green Hornets’ umpenetrable defense led to a 4-0 win.

Standings Wins Losses Ties
Rotary Green Hornets 5 1 1
Sacco Dining Wolverines 4 2
Arriba Black Knights 0 6 1

Pro League (ages 8-11)
Saturday’s game pitted the Pacific Slope Tsunamis against the the Drs. Dunn and Dunn Orange Crush. The Orange Crush played hard, as Christian Ramerez hustled all over the field and scored a goal. The Tsunamis were very aggressive. Lilah Whitney and Mejing Hunt played great defense and the offense was effective in the second half, resulting in a 3-1 win for the Tsunamis.

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, the Tsunamis played against Jo’An’s Flame Thrower’s, who got early goals and Karilynn Uecker played hard all game. The Tsunamis Joey Neu hustled all game, but the Flame Throwers held the lead and won 3-2.

On Friday the Drs. Dunn and Dunn Orange Crush took on the Jo’An’s Flame Throwers in another close game. The Orange Crush took an early lead, thanks to great play from Jake Gurling. The Flame Thrower’s got a late goal from Cody Espinoza, as the teams ended in a 3-3 tie.

Standings Wins Losses Ties
Jo’An’s Flame Throwers 3 2 1
Dunn and Dunn Orange Crush 2 2 2
Pacific Slope Tsunamis 2 3 1
Raven goalie Lance George successfully defends the goal during Thursday’s game. Other players in the fray are, from left, No. 3 Ethan Sheppard, No. 7 Travis Rocha, Jonathan Geare and Elie Manchester at far right. Photo by Cid Castillo