South Bay’s littlest ladies and its most experienced girls soccer players each dominated the competition in the recent Goya Cup. The South Bay Cowgirls, coached by Christian Valderrama, continue to grow in their skills and footwork by the week. This U7 team is really too young to measure by victories or goals scored. So we will celebrate their obvious joy of playing, and the advanced skills they already demonstrate. Great job, Coach Christian and our Cowgirls!
In U16G, Coach Hector Romo’s Matrix Elite squad kept rival Nado scoreless in both bracket play and the championship match. Matrix Elite defeated Nado 2-0 in the Goya Cup championship on Sunday, June 1. The girls dominated play from the opening whistle, and in all facets of the game. Nado and Matrix Elite will face each other in the Fall 2014 San Diego Development Academy league, where each plays in Flight 1–the highest level in San Diego County.
Matrix Elite is composed of girls from both South Bay and Bonita AYSO. It is a deep, talented squad. The majority of the players have been in AYSO for their entire youth soccer experience. They have proven that it is not the logo on the jersey that makes the players. It is not the brand of the jersey, the amount of coaching fees the parents pay, or the smoke blown by rival clubs of ‘college’ exposure that makes the players. It is the coach that makes the players, who puts them in a position to succeed, to maximize their training and hard work. While our program in South Bay AYSO/South Bay Matrix is still a work in progress, Coach Christian and Coach Hector are the latest in a long line of outstanding South Bay coaches. We celebrate the passion for the game that each coach has instilled in their players. Way to go!