Winning three of the last four games of the year — all road games — ended the girls varsity soccer season (7-9) on a positive note. In fact, the last road game, a 3-2 loss at Laguna Blanca in Santa Barbara, gave first-year coach Brooklin Brumund and her players an idea about how to help soccer families impacted by the tragic mudslide in Santa Barbara County.
The Coast Union girls soccer team ran the snack bar at the boys’ last match — Thursday, Feb. 1 — as a fundraiser for the Laguna Blanca team. Coast’s girls sold crepes, cupcakes, brownies and hot chocolate.
Meanwhile, Brumund said that from the outset of the season in November, “We made our goal to create a culture of love for the game of soccer and a commitment … and that is exactly what the team did.”
The coach added that “from a skill standpoint, the girls improved tremendously … but the accomplishments were beyond the tactical skills … and included growth as a family and a unity that lasted both on and off the field.”
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“I could not be more proud,” she said.