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'A team to watch:' Miami Shores girls soccer coach has high hopes after big win

Miami Shores U11 girls with their coach Kate Wilson in Auburndale
Miami Shores U11 girls with their coach Kate Wilson in Auburndale Miami Shores Soccer Club

They're just kids, but you would never know it by the way they play.

This little team that could is definitely all about girl power.

Miami Shores U11 girls (under age 11) triumphed in state competition last weekend, winning the Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) 2018 Commissioner's Cup division 2 in Auburndale, in central Florida.

"The road to victory during the regionals sure wasn't easy," said Coach Kate Wilson, "but they seemed to coast during competition." The girls triumphed 3-1 in the semifinals Saturday and then floored the opposition with a 5-0 win in the final on Sunday. Led by team captain Lucia "Lulu" Arcila, the girls made the sweep look seamless.

"This is a team to follow for the future, for sure," said Wilson, who got her soccer (football) training in the U.K., where she is from.

"We have practiced very hard," said power player Scarlett Baur, of the team. "We do extra practices and anything we can to try to do better, and be better."

"So happy for the team," added David Ocampo, head of the Miami Shores Soccer Club. "This is great news. So proud of parents, the coach and the players. Great job and dedication by everyone. "

Team photographer/proud mom Kimberley Meadors Crespo posted some great pictures of the action.



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