AYSO soccer all-stars

Coach John Bowman and Assistant Coach Maria Brewer stand with the Malibu AYSO U-10 All-Star girls soccer team, which placed second in a recent tournament.

The Malibu AYSO U-10 All-Star girls soccer team placed second in the top area All-Star Championship tournament. Twelve top area All-Star teams participated from cities throughout Southern California.

Malibu reached the championship game of the tournament without a loss, scoring a total of 16 goals, while limiting the opponents to just one.

In the championship game against Newbury Park, the score was still 0-0 after double overtime. The game then went into the penalty-kick stage, in which Newbury Park won 4-3. This was the best performance for the U-10 girls soccer squad in tournament history.

The all-star tournament season begins on Jan. 2 in Simi Valley.