The Arsenal FC San Diego North Boys Under 15 soccer team, comprised of Ramona youths ages 13 to 15, won a tournament championship.
At the Chula Vista Rangers Thanksgiving Tournament, the Arsenal team beat San Diego United 4-0, San Diego Albion 8-0, and Matrix La Mesa 3-1 in the preliminary round.
In the final round, Arsenal took on a physical Matrix La Mesa, expecting a battle for the title.
“The team was ready for a fight because La Mesa was difficult to break down in the preliminary game,” said coach David Parsons.
In the championship game, Arsenal scored three goals in the first 10 minutes.
The final score was 7-0 for a total goals difference of 22-1 in four games.
“I’m extremely proud of the team because they played an entertaining, stylish, and highly technical brand of soccer — it was just fun to watch,” said Parsons.