Diablo Futbol Club Summer Classic
The Mustang Strikers U14 girls soccer team won the Diablo Futbol Club Summer Classic.
In group play, the Strikers beat Martinez Pleasant Hill Futbol Club United 2-1. Striker midfielders Madison Idso, Kamaile Kenny, Hayley Littlefield, Maggie Pasqualina and Angela Brand controlled the middle of the field and made numerous through passes to the front line for scoring chances. Brittany Williams scored on a pass from the midfield, and Morgan Murphy scored the game winner after receiving a perfect cross from Katherine Winn.
In the second game of group play against FC Elk Grove Orange, Paige Badstubner lifted a free kick down-field to a sprinting Brittany Williams, who outran the back line and beat Elk Grove's keeper with a left-footed chip shot. Elk Grove tied the score, until Adriana Sblendorio took a free kick from the left of the box and found Katherine Winn on the far right of the goal. Winn deflected in the pass for the game-winner. A goaltending quartet of Angela Brand, Morgan Murphy, Paige Badstubner and Brittany Williams turned away Elk Grove's scoring opportunities.
The next day, the Strikers battled American River FC Freedom in the semifinals. The Strikers' defense of Melissa Hookey, Abby Tannehill, Paige Badstubner, Mikaela Wong, Alex Clowers and Hanna Theobald kept Freedom's front line in check throughout the match. Both teams
Playing for the championship at Clayton Valley High, twins Morgan and Madison Murphy scored within minutes of each other to lead the Strikers past Casa Boca 98, 2-1. Madison scored the game winner unassisted in a weaving trek through the left side of Casa Boca's defense. After scoring her goal, Morgan took over as goalie and turned away several furious Casa Boca efforts to preserve the win.
Pleasanton Girls Softball League
Pleasanton Summer Classic
July 6-8, 2012
The Pleasanton Phantom 12B team placed first at the Pleasanton Summer Classic Tournament.
After scoring 26 runs and allowing just two, the Phantom earned the one seed and went undefeated (3-0) in pool play.
In their first game, the Phantom defeated the Livermore Smoke, 6-1, with pitcher Danielle Williams leading the way with six strikeouts. Nicole Riordan, Shelby Cabral, Courtney Dinelli, and Lauren HoTseung all had key RBI's. In the second game the Phantom defeated Rocklin, 7-0. Danielle Williams pitched again, and went 2 for 2 at the plate with a double. Nicole Riordan and Emily Trinidad also went 2 for 2, while Mary Rockwood and Sofia Molina drove in multiple RBI's. The Phantom cruised to a 13-1 victory in game three, behind a strong outing from Jessica O'Neal (5 K, 2 H). Offensively, Emily Trinidad was a perfect 4 for 4, Courtney Dinelli went 3 for 4 with four RBI's, and Michelle Wood drove in two runs.
In the next day of games, the Phantom defeated the Castro Valley Synergy, 3-1. Pitcher Jessica O'Neal struck out seven batters and added two triples. In game two, the Phantom faced off against the Almaden Lightning, and the game went to an International Tie Breaker. Center fielder Jenna O'Neal had a tremendous throw to Sofia Molina, who made the play at the plate for a key out that sealed the victory. The Phantom faced Rocklin in the Championship and won 7-5. The Pleasanton girls were led by a strong outing from pitcher Jenna O'Neal, who held Rocklin scoreless in the sixth inning.
Tri-Valley Swim League
On July 21st, the Del Prado Stingrays, out swam the Ruby Hill Killer Whales, 631-348. Stingray swimmers, Sam Jorgenson and Michael McMasters, both broke team records in their victory. Jorgenson (7-8) for the boys 25 butterfly in 18.80 and McMasters (9-10) in the 50 freestyle in 31.48. The Killer Whales had top performances from girls Emily Harris (9), Sarah Deplicth (5), Saylor Limkaken (6), Nicole Williams (8), and Ava Haubner (6). For the boys, Joey Vasquez (12), Andrew Maddalon (8), Evan Lee (16), Alec Gauthier (15), and Ethan Hunt (11). Top swimmers for the Stingrays were girls Elaina Gates (17), Megan Doi (14), Laura Klein (17), Shelby Hicks (9), and Hannah Loeffler (8). The top boys were Nathan Jetter (6), Michael McMasters (10), Tommy Juarez (12), Andrew Goard (16), and Ryan Hogue (15). Ruby Hill also had good performances from Alicia Vasquez (11), Kirsten Hewitt (13), Lexi Ewanich (14), Kaitlyn Schnierer (15), Lindsey Maddalon (10), Adan Amer (10), Colin Russell (8), Connor Moore (16), Sebastien Sannajust (17) and Michael O'Brien (10). Also turning in top performances for Del Prado were Alyssa Bardakos (12), Meghan (12), Amy Heath (8), Nikki White (13), Lauren Graham (9), John Lester (9), Jake Newman (14), Sam Jorgenson (8), Alex Glenn (12), and James Reimer (14).
100 medley relay: Ruby Hill (Dex Harkness, Greyson Campanella, Kush Arora, Zack Limkakeng), 2:50.72; 25 freestyle: Nathan Jetter (DP) 24.99; 25 butterfly: Nathan Jetter (DP) 36.06; 25 breaststroke: Nathan Jetter (DP) 33.46; 25 backstroke: Evan Pruss (DP) 31.99; 100 freestyle relay: Del Prado (Jac Jorgenson, Caden Stedman, Evan Pruss, Nathan Jetter), 2:03.98.
100 medley relay: Del Prado (Kenny Kasper, Sam Jorgenson, Andrew McMasters, Cole Stedman), 1:30.14; 25 freestyle: Andrew McMasters (DP) 17.95; 25 butterfly: Sam Jorgenson (DP) 18.80; 25 breaststroke: Sam Jorgenson (DP) 25.50; 25 backstroke: Andrew Maddalon (RH) 22.82; 100 freestyle relay: Del Prado (Kenny Kasper, Sam Jorgenson, Andrew McMasters, Timmy Lester), 1:14.56.
100 medley relay: Del Prado (David Reimer, Michael McMasters, Jack Bell, Max Jorgenson), 1:19.10; 50 freestyle: Michael McMasters (DP) 31.48; 25 butterfly: John Lester (DP) 18.38; 25 breaststroke: Michael McMasters (DP) 20.80; 100 IM: Michael McMasters (DP) 1:30.07; 25 backstroke: Adan Amer (RH) 22.02; 200 freestyle relay: Del Prado (Joseph Nazareno, James Dormer, Aidan Jetter, John Lester), 2:39.64.
200 medley relay: Del Prado (Steven Reimer, Tommy Juarez, Alex Glenn, Vincent McMasters), 2:42.99; 50 freestyle: Tommy Juarez (DP) 32.52; 50 butterfly: Alex Glenn (DP) 40.69; 50 breaststroke: Tommy Juarez (DP) 41.12; 100 IM: Tommy Juarez (DP) 1:22.60; 50 backstroke: Alex Glenn (DP) 42.86; 200 freestyle relay: Del Prado (Steven Reimer, Alex Glenn, Matt Loeffler, Will Proud), 2:18.15.
200 medley relay: Del Prado (Jacob Banke, Tommy Sabatini, Michael Howard, James Reimer), 2:12.62; 50 freestyle: Tommy Sabatini (DP) 27.47; 50 butterfly: Michael Howard (DP) 33.42; 50 breaststroke: James Reimer (DP) 38.55; 100 IM: James Reimer (DP) 1:14.67; 50 backstroke: Jake Newman (DP) 33.22; 200 freestyle relay: Del Prado (Michael Howard, Seth Glenn, James Reimer, Tommy Sabatini), 1:54.32.
200 medley relay: Del Prado (Andrew Goard, Joshua Cole, Ryan Hogue, Joseph Lindley), 1:58.12; 50 freestyle: Ryan Hogue (DP) 25.44; 50 butterfly: Ryan Hogue (DP) 28.01; 50 breaststroke: Andrew Goard (DP) 32.90; 100 IM: Andrew Goard (DP) 1:01.92; 50 backstroke: Andrew Goard (DP) 28.92; 200 freestyle relay: Del Prado (Gabriel Burke, Anthony Sabatini, Billy Rogers, Steven Rogers), 1:59.16.
100 medley relay: Ruby Hill (Sarah Deplitch, Lauren O'Rourke, Ava Haubner, Saylor Limkakeng), 2:04.34; 25 freestyle: Saylor Limkakeng (RH) 24.67; 25 butterfly: Ava Haubner (RH) 29.56; 25 breaststroke: Sarah Deplitch (RH) 35.45; 25 backstroke: Sarah Deplitch (RH) 30.99; 100 freestyle relay: Del Prado (Janet Xing, Rylee Whitehouse, Cindy Xing, Tracy Ivey), 2:18.06.
100 medley relay: Del Prado (Isabella Rule, Kaylyn Vahey, Hannah Loeffler, Amy Heath), 1:25.40; 25 freestyle: Hannah Loeffler (DP) 16.60; 25 butterfly: Hannah Loeffler (DP) 19.59; 25 breaststroke: Amy Heath (DP) 23.38; 25 backstroke: Nicole Williams (RH) 21.01; 100 freestyle relay: Del Prado (Hannah Loeffler, Sierra Rogers, Isabella Rule, Amy Heath), 1:21.07.
100 medley relay: Del Prado (Isabella Foster, Lauren Graham, Isla Griston, Shelby Hicks), 1:16.25; 50 freestyle: Shelby Hicks (DP) 33.86; 25 butterfly: Shelby Hicks (DP) 17.44; 25 breaststroke: Emily Harris (RH) 21.32; 100 IM: Lauren Graham (DP) 1:37.87; 25 backstroke: Emily Harris (RH) 18.71; 200 freestyle relay: Del Prado (Isla Griston, Melissa Garcia, Isabella Foster, Shelby Hicks), 2:34.94.
200 medley relay: Del Prado (Lacey Hicks, Meghan Hogue, Alyssa Bardakos, Sara Jeffrey), 2:21.11; 50 freestyle: Meghan Hogue (DP) 29.49; 50 butterfly: Alyssa Bardakos (DP) 35.09; 50 breaststroke: Meghan Hogue (DP) 37.23; 100 IM: Alyssa Bardakos (DP) 1:19.75; 50 backstroke: Madeline Foster (DP) 39.88; 200 freestyle relay: Del Prado (Alyssa Bardakos, Madeline Foster, Lacey Hicks, Meghan Hogue), 2:06.05.
200 medley relay: Del Prado (Cameron Huber, Healey Suto, Megan Doi, Lucy Bell), 2:11.78; 50 freestyle: Lexi Ewanich (RH) 27.79; 50 butterfly: Megan Doi (DP) 31.02; 50 breaststroke: Healey Suto (DP) 37.23; 100 IM: Megan Doi (DP) 1:14.81; 50 backstroke: Kirsten Hewitt (RH) 32.86; 200 freestyle relay: Ruby Hill (Lexi Ewanich, Kirsten Hewitt, Nawa Yar, Juliet Allen), 1:57.77.
200 medley relay: Del Prado (Megan Banke, Elaina Gates, Madi Beatty, Laura Klein), 2:12.07; 50 freestyle: Laura Klein (DP) 27.89; 50 butterfly: Elaina Gates (DP) 31.20; 50 breaststroke: Elaina Gates (DP) 37.24; 100 IM: Elaina Gates (DP) 1:11.43; 50 backstroke: Laura Klein (DP) 35.39; 200 freestyle relay: Ruby Hill (Olivia Lair, Kimberley Sannajust, Dana Fasman, Kaitlyn Schnierer), 2:08.14.
Pleasanton Meadows 501, Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center 499: Summer League swim meets rarely come down to the final set of relays, much less the final relay of the meet, but such was the case in the Pleasanton Meadows victory over DBAC in Tri-Valley Swim league action.
DBAC held a slim 493-491 lead, after winning both the boys 13-14 and girls 15-18 free relays, setting a "winner take all" in the final race of the meet featuring the 15-18 boys. The Sharks team of Chris Mowry, Chris Iniguez, Chris Azuma, and Perry Cheney swam their best time of the year, posting a five second victory, to bring the win home for the Meadows.
The victory itself was huge for the Sharks, who had not recorded a win over the Aquatic Center in many years, but it was also a record setting day for the team as five team records fell; three of them in the breaststroke. Talia Florio, Adriana Harris, Alyson Isaacs, and Haley Isaacs started the trend by breaking the girls 13-14 medley relay record. The three breaststroke records fell in quick succession. Haley Isaacs broke the 13-14 girls record, Justin Lee followed with a record in the next event and Mowry followed by breaking the 15-18 boys record. The final record fell to Kaala Cheney in the 15-18 IM. In addition to their record breaking swims, four swimmers won other events. Lee, in fact, took a trio of events, also winning the backstroke and butterfly, while Cheney additionally took the fly. From the relay team, Florio won the butterfly and Harris won the backstroke.
Although he didn't set any records, David Azuma had a triple win day taking the 11-12 back, fly, and free. Winning two events for the Sharks were the brother and sister team of Jack and Lauren DuBos. Jack (7-8) took the backstroke and butterfly, while Lauren (6U) won the backstroke and freestyle. Harry Herlich (6U) took the back and free. The girls also had two other double winners, Courtney Olivier (7-8) took the backstroke and breaststroke, and Sidney Vaeth (11-12) took first in the IM and butterfly. Trent Pozzi (9-10) won the breaststroke and freestyle, while Nick Tucker (13-14) won the IM and the freestyle.
Rounding out Pleasanton Meadows first place finishers were Parker Brown (15-18 backstroke), Perry Cheney (15-18 freestyle), Samantha Herlich (7-8 butterfly), and Jared Lem (11-12 breaststroke).
Santa Cruz Classic
The Lazers 14U girls team went 2-1 at the Santa Cruz Classic Tournament and they finished in fifth place, after defeating Central Coast. Top offensive players with multiple goals were Emily Hawkins, Mia Battillega, Elizabeth Bukus and Maddie David. Defensively, the Lazers were guided by Hannah Borjon, Gianna Paden and goalie Miara Pipe.
The Lazers 14U boys had two heart stopping games on their way to second place finish in the tournament. They won their first game against Lamorinda in overtime, and lost the championship, in overtime, against Legacy-Monterey. The Lazers were led by top scorer Andrew Kettenhofen and teammates Harry Yee, Josh Tarr, Rory Cartwright, Nathan Fish and Sean Croghan. Defensively, Calvin David created some nice turnover opportunities and Scott Ragatz did an outstanding job as goal tender.
The Lazers 18U boys team also took second place, after losing to Alameda in the Championship. Stephen Mackanic won the majority of sprints and scored multiple goals for the Lazers. The whole team played great drop defense and limited their opponents scoring chances. Goalie Jesse Farrens did an amazing job stopping a majority of the outside shooting.
The Lazers 18U girls team took third place in the tournament. They won their first game against Central-Fresno, 3-2, thanks to an overtime goal by Stephanie Divida, lost their second game to Santa Cruz, 13-3, but bounced back for a 5-3 victory against De Anza Cupertino. The Lazers were led by top scorer Stephanie Divida, and also Christine Kunzler, Kelsey Nannini, Mikayla McNair. Goalie Faith Badertscher made several key stops.