Senior striker Dylan Tzung
Photos by Steve Galluzzo

When it comes to pressure, no two Palisades High girls’ soccer team players have handled it better this season than senior captains Dylan Tzung and Izzy Gill.

Tzung played eight out of ten games, scoring five goals (including the game winner in Palisades’ quarterfinal win over Birmingham in City and the tie in the final seconds of regulation in the semifinals against Cleveland (the Dolphins would lose in overtime), added four assists.

Gill led the team by six goals and added two assists that moved from the striker to midfield. Both girls made it into the All-City Division I team.

Senior midfielder Izzy Gill

City champions Granada Hills added four girls to the squad, led by Player of the Year Anahi Aranda, a senior midfielder, and her sister, Ashley Aranda, a junior midfielder. Cleveland junior striker Breanne Maldonado also formed the team, who scored a header in sudden death overtime on May 20 to eliminate the Dolphins. Granada Hills’s David Huish was Coach of the Year.