COSTA MESA — Things didn't look too good early on for the third- and fourth-grade girls from Pomona Elementary School.
Coach Juan Hernandez had big concerns about his Pomona team Wednesday.
Six minutes into the girls' silver division game at the Daily Pilot Cup, Pomona trailed Kaiser by one goal. Hernandez needed someone to respond.
Ashley Avalos did twice. Avalos recorded each of Pomona's goals to lift it to a 2-1 victory at Costa Mesa High.
Avalos scored the game-winner in the 39th minute. She beat the goalkeeper after freeing herself away from defenders with her speed.
"We came back," Hernandez said.
Kaiser began the game in an unfamiliar position during the tournament. Kaiser led. The day before, Kaiser lost to Harbor Day, 6-1.