Green Grass find fertile ground en route to playoffs

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Malibu’s Green Grass (bottom row, kneeling) Nicholas Schow, Liam Miller, Landon Amaral, Henry Miller; (top row, standing) Luca Alfaro, Bowen Brock, Connor McGuirk, Alden Silvestre, Ryan Smith and coaches Chris Amaral and Tim Silvestre

Regional champs Green Grass competed in the boys U-10 soccer tournament at the Conejo Creek soccer complex in Thousand Oaks Dec. 11. The team won the Malibu regional tournament in November, followed by three games at a tourney Dec. 3, to advance to last weekend’s games.

Green Grass won its first game 2-0, advancing to the semifinals. The team trailed 2-1 in the semifinals before tying it up and heading to overtime, where they prevailed. The team fell 3-1 to Newbury Park in the final, finishing in second. But the Green Grass were still rewarded for their play with an invite to the playoffs in Bakersfield in February.