Congratulations to the Dragon Slayers who won the Championship in the under-8 division of the 2012 Fall Soccer League. Team members from left to right: (front row) Andrea Maldonado, Nic Fletcher; (middle row) Alex O’Neil, Elishiva Manchester, Lilliana Sorenson, Reese Whitney; (back row) assistant coach Keziah Manchester, Rene Hernandez, Aiden McLean, Ethan Scott, Cody Fogle, Haidi Chavez and coach Lance Fogle. Photo by Careena Chase

Town Hall Sports Coordinator Jeremy Teeguarden reported on Town Hall Youth Soccer, for the week of play from Monday, Oct. 22 through Monday, Oct. 29.


5 and Under Division
Monday, Oct. 22 was the last day for 5U division play.

All the players were excited and proud after receiving their trophies after the season’s end for the 5 and Under Division. Photo by Jenny Kirchner

In one game the Idyllwild Professional Cleaning Service Ninja Strikers played the Arriba’s Bobcats. Macino Reynosa played great for the Bobcats and scored a goal. The Ninja Strikers’ Colin Villa Corta-Melo played awsome defense while kicking the ball down field.

The Wolves (maroon) played The Raging Rivers (blue) in the final game of the 5 and Under Division’s season on Monday afternoon. Photo by Jenny Kirchner

The other game matched the Rotary Raging Rivers and the American Legion Wolves. The Wolves’ Griffin Kretsinger played outstanding, hustling all over the field. Emily Brosterhous played super defense for the Raging Rivers all game.

The award ceremony followed the game as all the players recieved their trophies.

8 and Under Division
The playoffs began Thursday, Oct. 25, when the first-seed La Casita Dragon Slayers played fourth-seed Sacco Dining Idyl Beasts. Ethan Scott’s goal gave the Dragon Slayers an early lead. Elisheva Manchester played great defense to give the team a 3-0 halftime lead. The Idyl Beasts played hard all game and didn’t give up. Ben Pavon played great defense in the second half as the Idyl Beasts kept the Dragon Slayers scoreless. But the Dragon Slayers won 3-0.

The Idyl Beasts (red) and the Dragon Slayers (light green) competed in the playoff games on Thursday afternoon at Idyllwild School. Photo by Jenny Kirchner

The second playoff matched second-seed Cafe Aroma Blizzards and third-seed Pino Tree Service Kryptonite. In a great defensive battle the Blizzards finally got on the board when Johnny Fuentes scored a goal and they took a two goal lead to half time. Great defense from Pablo Orellana and Asa Irsfeld kept the Kryptonite scoreless. The Kryptonite trimmed the lead to a goal when Katelyn Sonnier scored. The Blizzards won 2-1, advancing to the finals.

Below, the Kryptonite’s (dark green) and The Blizzards (white) went head to head in the playoffs on Thursday at Idyllwild School. Photo by Jenny Kirchner

On Monday, Oct. 29, the La Casita Dragon Slayers and the Cafe Aroma Blizzards met in the U8 championship. The Blizzards scored an early goal to take the lead. The Dragon Slayers tied the game toward the end of the first half. In the second half the Dragon Slayers took control of the game as Cody Fogle scored one of two second half goals. That was what the Dragon Slayers needed, as they played solid defense the rest of the way and won the championship game 3-1.


The Pino Tree Service Kryptonite won the consolation game 3-1 aginst the Sacco Dining Idyl Beasts despite a surprise visit from the real Idyl Beast who came to cheer for his team. The game was a defensive battle, which ended in a scoreless tie. In a shootout, the Kryptonite outscored the Idyl Beasts 3-1.

11 and Under Division
On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the Ninjas faced the Roby Gray Construction Falcons in a very close game. Lilah Whitney played super for the Ninjas who took an early lead. Behind the defense of Leslie and Litzy Pimentel, the Falcons battled back. The Ninjas played tough defense at the end of the game and held on to win 3-2 and secured the top seed for the playoffs.

On Friday, Oct. 26, the Dr. Dunn and Dunn Oompa Loompas met the Roby Gray Construction Falcons in a tune up for the playoffs. Both teams will face each other next week to decide the Ninjas’ opponent for the U11 Championship.

Zach Gray played solid goalie and the Falcons built an early lead. The Oompa Loompas got going later in the game but it wasn’t enough as the Falcons won 5-2.

The championship game will be 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2.

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