The eighth ranked Lions traveled to Orange Beach, Alabama this past week to play two teams who are routinely at the National Tournament on the exact field the Final Site is held on. First they took on #7 William Carey which ended in a tight 1-0 defeat. Just over 24 hours later the Vanguard freshman stepped up including Ayanna Suarez (FR/Indio, CA) who scored the first two goals of the game less than three minutes apart from each other. The Blue and Gold went on to win 3-0 over #11 Mobile. This outing earned Suarez Golden State Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week recognition.