GLENDALE — With an unconventional and youthful lineup, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team won an unconventional tournament for the first time in its long history.
Led by Breeana Koemans, one of just two varsity returners playing in the tournament, the Tologs won the 18th annual Travis Jackson 6-A-Side Tournament on Sunday at the Home Depot Center in Carson.
Koemans scored the game-winner in sudden death overtime to give Sacred Heart a 4-3 championship win over Palos Verdes.
"It was sort of like the new season started where the old one left off," said Tologs co-Coach Frank Pace in reference to his team's 2009-10 season, in which the program won its first-ever CIF Division III Southern California Regional Championships title, advanced to the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division II semifinals and finished Mission League play unbeaten with all three accomplishments characterized by close contests and many come-from-behind efforts. "For us to end up winning this tournament against really exceptional high school talent is just an indication of how deep the program is right now."