The Pink Strikers, Ojai AYSO U12 girls’ regular season champions, completed a memorable season by finishing second in the Area 10W Championship Tournament in Bakersfield Feb. 21. The Strikers qualified for Bakersfield by defeating teams from Camarillo, Fillmore, Ventura and Carpinteria in the AYSO Region 147 Tournament in November. The Strikers reached the finals in Bakersfield by defeating teams from Lancaster, Northridge and North Bakersfield. They fell short against South Bakersfield in the finals, 2-1. Pictured from left are coach Mark Williams, Arianna Alonso, Sophia Moreno, Ale Lucchesi, Willow Williams, Alexa Guerrero, Leanna Bustamonte, Kaiya Slobodzian, Tyler Williams, Alexis Kehoe, Janet Ruvalcaba and coach Jim Kehoe.
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