Chloe Lupo moves the ball as the Dragons defenders close in.
Photo by Tom Manning/The Connection
The Alianza Red, a Herndon Youth Soccer girls travel team, participated in the 43rd annual Virginian Elite Soccer Tournament over Memorial Day weekend and won the Girls U11 Premier Bronze Championship Game on May 28 by defeating the Loudoun Soccer 07G Gray 1-0 at Sully Highlands Park in Herndon. Led by Coach Cathleen Williams, the Alianza Red went undefeated in tournament play and outscored their opponents 14-3. These photos were taken on May 26 during the Alianza Red's 5-1 first-round match win over the Fusion Dragons from Maryland at Morven Park in Leesburg. The Virginian tournament is sponsored by the Springfield South County Youth Club. More than 600 boys and girls teams from 15 states, D.C., and Canada played in this three-day event.