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South Bay Rules the Sun, Surf…and Beach Soccer!

Another South Bay Matrix FC Team Wins a Beach Soccer Championship

The South Bay Matrix FC U10G team coached by Hector Gonzalez won its age group in the Beach Soccer Championships held May 5-6 in Oceanside. South Bay defeated a Surf U10G team 6-2 in the championship match.

South Bay teams have a strong record in beach soccer. In addition to the U10G success, the South Bay U13G team coached by Hector Ordonez made the semi-finals in its age group in the Oceanside tournament, only a week after capturing the Beach Soccer Jam tournament at Fiesta Island.

For the Oceanside tournament, each South Bay team was entered into the highly competitive ‘Sun’ bracket. The South Bay teams trained on the sand in Imperial Beach to prepare for the Oceanside tournament. The girls’ hard work paid off in dominant performances in the Sun brackets’ opening rounds. The U13G team (photo at right) scored an incredible 24 goals in its first three matches, including a convincing 7-2 victory over rival Kodiak. The Ordonez team narrowly lost in the semis, losing 4-3.

The U10G team recorded 16 goals in its first two matches, before smashing Surf in the championship match. For the U10G team (feature photo), it was a second title in three years in this tournament. And defeating a team from Surf, with its cadre of professional coaches and trainers, is another feather in the cap of all-volunteer AYSO, and South Bay soccer specifically. Way to go!

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Soccer Tournament Discount Info

Coaches and team managers, take a close look at the following tournaments through Anthony Farace of Soccer Tournament Specialists at 619-596-0928.

Per Anthony Farace, “This is a great opportunity for your team to reduce the costs by attending one or all of the tournaments listed below. The more tournaments you attend through STS the more your team saves on the entry fees. Please contact me directly so I can get you the coupons that you will need to accompany the payment in order to receive these single multi-tournament discounts for your teams. STS organizes a well run tournament that offers all levels of play to fit your team needs.”

We will be discussing this at our next meeting. Thanks.

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Matrix Logo History

We are sometimes asked about our logo, what the shield means and the symbolism. I am searching the memory bank here, which is always a scary proposition. But if I recall correctly, it was created by Erin Lingo, with input from others including Ivan Medellin. Anyway, here is the description:

Star=celestial goodness, noble person

Wreath of laurel leaves and berries= Triumph

Gold= Generosity and elevation of the mind

White=  Peace and sincerity

Maroon= Patient in battle, and yet victorious

Join Matrix!

South Bay Matrix is forming teams now for the 2012 competitive soccer season

South Bay MATRIX is AYSO’s year-round competitive soccer club that offers opportunities for area youth to enhance their skills in an environment with players of similar ability. We invite you to speak with our coaches and players and learn more about our program.

Tryouts Older Girls Divisions (middle/high school age):

2 p.m. Saturday, March 10 and Saturday, March 17, 2012

U14-U19G

Tryouts Older Boys Divisions (middle/high school age):

2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012

U13B/U19B

Location: Southwest High School

1685 Hollister Street, San Diego

Players are expected to attend a published tryout session. If you have a time conflict, please discuss this with the Coaching Director.  Late arrivals will be admitted at the discretion of the South Bay MATRIX Staff. Players must wear their soccer gear.  Shin Guards are mandatory. Bring a water bottle. A Parent or Guardian must accompany all players and they must sign an AYSO insurance waiver.

For more information contact Luisa Dasis @ 619-322-1228 or ldasis@cox.net or Anthony Millican @ 619-849-0260  dnamillican@sbcglobal.net .