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NJB girls perfect in tourney

Youth Scene

March 23, 2012

John Griffin and Brad Humphreys coached the team that featured: Vanis Bucholz, John Humphreys, Will Patterson, Luke McKenna, Tommy Griffin, Brendan Read, Grant McCullough, Kieran Sidebotham and Jack Severson.

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Boys' soccer team reaches final

The Newport-Mesa boys' U8 team were a finalist in the recent Legends Cup tournament in Chino Hills.

The Legends Cup is one of the most competitive tournaments in Southern California. The NMSC team beat Legends FC, 7-2 in its first game. The Newport-Mesa boys then beat Beach Black FC, 9-0, in a powerful display of both offense and defense.

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With these wins they advanced to the semifinals against the Celtic Hibs and won, 4-3.

NCMC then lost in the championship game, 2-1, in overtime to TVSA. With one minute left in overtime, TVSA scored the game-winner.

With excellent coaching and direction from Mike Whittaker the newly formed team made an impression in its first tournament together.

For such a young group its passing skills, composure and level of play was impressive in all of its games.

The team featured: Liam Ramzgoo, Max Lane, Hudson Delorme, Van Sidebotham, Luke Harner, Niko Weber, Quinn Welton, Rusty Dahlke, Ryan Ramzgoo, Jackson McKinney and Danny Geary.

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