Downey Firecrackers

The Downey Firecrackers, a 10u girls' soccer team, has done it again. After winning their region in early December and their area in mid-January, the team was crowned AYSO Section 11 champions on Feb. 10. The Firecrackers have not lost a game since starting their season last August and will play for the state championship in Davis, Calif. on March 16-17. Pictured above, top row from left: assistant coach Leonel Perez, coach Roberto Mercado and assistant coach Roberto Mancia. Middle: Alejandra Perez, Caricia Raygoza, Cynthia Robledo, McKayla Mercado and Kristy Mancia. Bottom: Drew Gutierrez, Arianna Spathopoulos, Elizabeth Gamez, Kristen Pena and Vanessa Nunez. ********** Published: February 21, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 45