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AYSO: Getting their kicks

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Provided to the SunNolan Spencer prepares to kick the ball with Andy Sanchez in hot pursuit and Tobin Johnson in the background.

The Bright Green Gilkos defeated the Dark Blue KTB, 1-0, in an AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) U-14 girls division game played in rain and snow this past Thursday at Squaw Valley.KTB played a great game, mixing things up by playing three different goal keepers, Alexa Andrews, Nicolette Caravelli and Melissa Mossar. The whole team gave great support to these brave and cold players.The Gikos played a great game, as well. Sarah Wallis made a nice shot through a cluster of ladies.

The Blue Lightning and the Yellow Bee Stings played a well-matched game Saturday in the AYSO U-8 boys division, which does not keep score.In the first quarter, the Yellow Bee Stings kept the Blue Lightning on the defensive. In the second quarter the Lightning began to dominate the field. Blue Lightning goals were scored by Mason Schmidt and Eric Bourke. Both squads were strong defensively.

The Screaming Yellow Zonkers played an exciting game against the Incline Team Blue Devils on Monday. The Blue Devils broke a scoreless tie with a goal in the third quarter, followed by another in the fourth. The Screaming Yellow Zonkers answered with their own goal, scored by fourth-grader Francesca English. While the game ended in the Devils favor, the Zonkers played very well together, both on offense and defense, and showed vast improvement from a game played earlier this season.