Soccer team amazing at state

first_img“I was really concerned about her during the game,” Baca said. “But she contributed just like I thought she would. She kicked balls out of bounds and up field … she did a lot better than I was expecting.” In other youth soccer news, the Saugus Slammers 10-and-under girls’ team took first place in the All-Star state championships. connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But more importantly, it took the little team that could to the No. 2 spot of some 1,000 soccer teams on the West Coast. The Highlighters lost the championship game, 1-0, to a Pico Rivera team. Coach Steve Baca said second place was nothing short of magic to him. “Everything was against us,” Baca said. “We had to play 11 players versus 11 players; we are used to playing 9 on 9 – we only have 11 girls on our team. They had subs and kept throwing in new girls, but we did the best we could and the girls really toughed it out.” Baca was especially proud of his team’s good-luck charm. CASTAIC – Young Rebecca Buchanan was still catching her breath Monday afternoon. The 10-year-old spent her weekend running and kicking across a soccer field in Upland – a huge feat for the little girl whose kidney was removed just months ago. “It was fun but I was tired by the fourth quarter,” Rebecca said. Rebecca and the Castaic Highlighters brought home second place at the American Youth Soccer Organization state championships Saturday, making history for the Castaic soccer community. last_img