East Lake girls soccer squad earns title
By Rodney Page,
Times Staff Writer
The Tampa Bay area, and especially north Pinellas County, has long been a
power in club soccer. That held true last weekend at the Florida Youth
Soccer Association's Florida State Cup tournament in Wellington.
The East Lake Arsenal and Clearwater Chargers under-13 girls teams
advanced to the final. East Lake defeated Clearwater 2-1 to claim the
The tournament started with 28 teams in group play on March 21 in Naples.
Both area teams advanced to play in second-round games on April 4-5. Then
came the round of 16 in Miami on April 18-19.
To get to the final, the Arsenal defeated West Pines United 2-1, the
Chargers defeated FC America Soccer Club 1-0.
In the semifinal game, Debra Hahn and Morgan Ferrara
scored. In the final, Hahn and Skye Barba each had a goal. The
Arsenal is made up of Ferrara, Sarah Raymond, Hahn,
Brianna Rossi, Danielle Gottwik, Shelby Stacy, Barba,
Gina Davis, Mackenzie Geier, Maggie Amos, Rachel
Taylor, Quinn Lombard and Alyssa Skryd.
In the girls under-15 group, the Palm Harbor Premier advanced to the
semifinals, but lost 3-2 to Weston Fury FC. In the boys under-14 group, the
Clearwater Chargers Red advanced to the semifinals, falling 1-0 to Weston