Published December 9th, 2009
Second Annual LMYA All-Star's Commissioner's Cup
Submitted by Allyn Oh
Lafayette's Simon Oh (#2) and Beniam Huff (#4) work for a shot in the U10 boys' competition Photo Allyn Oh
On November 21st LMYA hosted a cross town rivalry weekend for its soccer teams. The Annual LMYA Commissioner's Cup was created to highlight sportsmanship, coaches and players' commitment and promote healthy rivalry between Moraga and Lafayette. The Cup was held at Campolindo High School giving players a chance to play on a full flat field amidst stadium bleachers. The all day event pitted third through eighth grade boys' and girls' teams from Lafayette against Moraga.
The cities split victories, each with three victories. In the third-fourth grade girls' match-up Lafayette came away with the 2-0 win. Moraga took the third-fourth grade boys' game, 3-2. Lafayette cleaned up at the fifth-sixth grade level, the girls won 3-0 and the boys won 4-0. Moraga came back in the afternoon to take the seventh-eighth grade games for both boys and girls with a 2-1 victory and a 4-1 victory, respectively. The boys' 2-1 victory came from penalty kicks.
Moraga boys' seventh-eighth grade team gave their head coach Cliff Lehman a last hoorah with the victory. Lehman has coach LMYA soccer for 14 years and the Commissioner's Cup was his last game.

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