Two Falls Church-area soccer teams excelled in the Suburban Friendship League earlier this month.
THE MCLEAN GIRLS TEAM. Front left to right: Kate Harvey, Helen Bloom, Gabriela Gresenz. Middle row L to R: Justine Thoma, Christina Hall, Gabriela Jacoby. Back row: Natalia Critchley, Natalia Fernandez, Abigail Weimer, Erin Murray, Bridget Kardell, Marina Carlucci. Not pictured: Elizabeth Johnson and Anna Hughes. (Photo: Bobby Hall)
The McLean 7 U-12 girls team finished in first place for Division 1, going undefeated on the season. Christina Hall scored the game winning goal for McLean, defeating Annandale 2, 1-0. Goalkeeper Erin Murray got the shutout. The girls were coached by Don Thoma with assistance by Brian Weimer and Steven Bloom.
The Falls Church U-14 boys squad finished second out of 44 teams in the SFL’s Fall Tournament last Sunday. In the final, the team played an even match with Prince William 2 until the end before losing 2-1.
THE F.C. BOYS. Front L to R: Jason Esteves, Daniel Pedraza, Brandt Cole, Jack Manon, Genesis Pedraza, Ose Djan. Middle row L to R: Ian Jacobs, Justin Divecha, Benjamin Cohen, Eric Sevart, Hakim Abdi. Third row: Colin Krafft, Arijeet Sensharma, Tony Selaya and Melvin Franco. Back: Shane Doherty, Coach Scott Sevart. (Photo: Dawn Jacobs)