Six years ago today the Palisades High girls soccer team blanked LACES 6-0 at Stadium by the Sea to wrap up the first round of Western League play. Junior forward Kaitlyn Parcell scored two goals and senior midfielder Hannah De Silva had one goal and three assists to lead the Dolphins, who also got goals from Elizabeth Goodman, Haydn Peffer and Kiana Ferguson. Goalies Amy Bailey and Katie Wilkes each played one half to combine for the shutout. Palisades went on to go undefeated in the Western League and finished the regular season with a 13-1-record, suffering its only loss in the season opener at El Camino Real. The Dolphins defeated Narbonne 4-0 in their playoff opener but were eliminated by visiting Bell 1-0 in the quarterfinal round—an abrupt ending to their first season under headcoach Christian Chambers. Parcell went on to earn All-City DIvision I honors and was named Varsity Offensive Player of the Year after leading the Dolphins with 42 points (13 goals and 16 assists). Palisades suffered another 1-0 quarterfinal loss at home the following year, this time to San Pedro. Chambers guided the Dolphins to the finals in his fourth season in 2018, when they lost 2-1 to El Camino Real, and again in 2020, when they lost a shootout to Granada Hills. Palisades has never won a City upper division girls soccer championship.
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