Locals smoke the competition

Pictured: Jake Nokes, Cameron Burnett, Cameron Smoller, Toren Norris and JoeMack Leonardo.Julie Rubenstein

The DMS11 soccer club team, which includes five Malibu residents, won the Ventura County Fusion Invitational last weekend in the boys age 13 and under division. DMS outscored its opponents 10-3 in the two-day tournament. In the final game against Merced, Cameron Burnett scored in the first game and Jake Nokes assisted JoeMack Leonardo on two of his three goals. The finale went to a penalty shoot-out after Leonardo tied the game 1-1, with a late goal to send the game to overtime. DMS prevailed over Merced 4-1 in the shootout to raise the trophy once again.