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New coaches leading way

Burroughs and Burbank both have new leadership and hope to have enough to compete with Falcons.

November 29, 2011|By Jeff Tully,

Like Kodama, Phan said the Falcons should be the favorites to win the league this season.

"With me just jumping in here, and from what I've read from last year, I would have to think CV is going to be tough with all of talent they've got," he said.


The Pioneers won six matches last season, but a key player from that squad has graduated and another top player is playing in a soccer academy. That leaves Providence with almost no experience.


"I'm honestly fielding a team with just one club player. That is just crazy for a CIF varsity team in Southern California," Doski said. "We will be playing against teams that have club players coming off the bench.

"So, we will see what we can do. But although we don't have guys that have played before, we have a good group and there are three or four in particular who have really made an effort."

Providence returns just two starters, both juniors, and because of the lack of depth, Doski said both will be playing out of position."

The returners are sweeper Ando Boghokian, who is the lone club player, and center/midfielder Kop Asawalapsakun.

"Those guys are going to have to lead the way for us," Doski said. "Besides those two, I have only one other player who has even played AYSO."

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