The Under Armour West Girls Underclass put on their best performance ever this weekend. The West Highlight Team (2017 and 2018 graduating classes) finished the tournament with a 3-3 record. The West Command Team (2019 and 2020 graduating classes) went 3-2 for the weekend.
The West Highlight Team earned the first playoff victory ever for a team from the West when they defeated New England 8-7 on Sunday morning. Their dreams for a national championship were dashed when they were defeated by Baltimore 10-6 in the quarterfinals. Mackenzie Wallevand (6 goals, 2 assists), Grace Houser (3 goals, 1 assist) and Quinnlyn Mason (1 goal, 1 assist) all found the back of the net for the Command Team. Sydney Payne played solid defense throughout the weekend but did not score.
The West Command Team defeated Philadelphia and Upstate New York in pool play on Saturday to finish in second place in their pool with a 3-1 record. Philadelphia avenged Saturday’s pool play loss to the West with a convincing 15-3 victory. Orange County was represented by Hennessey Evans (Trabuco Hills), Katelyn Murphy (Santa Margarita), Campbell Case (St. Margaret’s), Brooke Williams (Beckman), Joslyn Simaan (Corona del Mar), Allie Binder (St. Margaret’s) and the Mater Dei trio of Peyton Smith, Jamie Koh, and Emily Maahs on the the West Command team.