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STUDIO CITY – Alyssa and Gisele Thompson have soccer dreams.

Although distractions, especially for high schoolers, can make the vision for a dream hazy as time goes on. But maybe not for these two smiley sisters. Their focus is laser-like.

“We don’t have TV,” Alyssa said laughing.

“Like, in the whole house,” Gisele added.

Instead, they watch United States women’s national soccer team highlights on YouTube. But most of the time they’re playing soccer, and doing it really well.

Harvard-Westlake’s Gisele Thompson saves the ball along the sidelines as Chaminade’s Faith Tillman defends, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Harvard Westlake. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

Harvard-Westlake’s Alyssa Thompson is tripped up against Chaminade, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Harvard Westlake. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

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Harvard-Westlake’s Gisele Thompson, left, celebrates with Natalia Quintero after scoring against Chaminade, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Harvard Westlake. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

Harvard-Westlake’s Alyssa Thompson, right, is congratulated after scoring against Chaminade, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Harvard Westlake. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

Harvard-Westlake’s Daniela Quintero advances the ball as Chaminade’s Sophie Beck defends, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Harvard Westlake. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

Harvard-Westlake’s Alyssa Thompson advances the ball against Chaminade, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Harvard Westlake. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

Harvard-Westlake’s Gisele Thompson is fouled by ChaminadeÕs Jessie Stonehouse, Wednesday’, April 7, 2021, at Harvard Westlake. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

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Harvard-Westlake’s Alyssa Thompson advances the ball against Chaminade, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Harvard Westlake. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

Harvard-Westlake’s Daniela Quintero shoots as Chaminade’s Lilly Pennington defends, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Harvard Westlake. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

Harvard-Westlake’s Alyssa Thompson, center, is congratulated after scoring against Chaminade, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Harvard Westlake. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

Harvard-Westlake’s Alyssa Thompson during their game against Chaminade, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Harvard Westlake. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

Harvard-Westlake’s Ella Watkins heads the ball against Chaminade, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Harvard Westlake. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

Chaminade’s Siena Garcia boxes out Harvard-Westlake’s Natalia Quintero in the corner, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Harvard Westlake. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

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Alyssa scored four goals and Gisele added one in Harvard-Westlake’s 7-1 win over Chaminade on Wednesday afternoon at home. Sisters Daniela and Natalia Quintero, who also play for Harvard-Westlake each scored a goal, too.

Alyssa has 17 goals in six matches this season.

“I think teams are most worried about my speed,” Alyssa said of her attack shyly. “Once I get the ball, I dribble right at the defender.”

Alyssa scored the match’s opening goal, a wonderful curler into the top right corner. Gisele …read more

Source:: Los Angeles Daily News

      

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