Soccer

Pleasanton Rage

Girls U13-Division 3

Rage White 4, SACYSA Northstars 0: The Rage White scored on the opening kickoff when left forward, Lucia Castaneda, dribbled into the penalty box and sent a cross to Isabella Clark, who converted after her first attempt was deflected off the goalie. Rage midfielders Hunter Faria, Lauren Londono and Allison DeFazio demonstrated their ball control skills by keeping the ball in the Northstars' half of the field, until teammate Gabriella Smith scored on a deep blast from outside the box. Smith setup Brooke Delaney with a textbook cross for the third goal. In the second half, the Northstars made a strong push but were stymied thanks to Rage defenders Sarah McKeever, Emma Monsen, Ariyana Walling, and Julianna Pereira. Goalie, Cierra Lofthouse-Wolf, made several acrobatic saves and also setup Smith, with a crisp pass, for the fourth and final goal.

Boys-U18/19

Division 3

BUSC Select 5, Brentwood Ajax 2: The U19 Select traveled to Brentwood to face the Ajax and returned home with a 5-2 victory. Early in the game, the Select's high intensity pressure paid off. Luis Garcia stole a throw-in, sprinted towards the goal, and finished the unassisted score in the 15th minute. Five minutes later, Alex Williams made an alert quick restart on a throw-in and Drake Foote took it all the way for a 2-0 lead. The Select found the net six minutes later, when Jack Simmons fed Ogb Kanu, whose shot was deflected to Foote, who converted for his second goal of the game. The Select kept the pedal to the floor and upped their lead in the 34th minute. Collin LaPorte started and finished a give-and-go with Foote and the Select finished the first half with a commanding 4-0 lead. Defensively, Juan Anaya made a tricky save, and the back line of Joey Repac, Zac Pinard, and Williams were stout. The Ajax finally scored three minutes into the second half, but the Select added one more insurance goal by Arthur Kuo, which was assisted by Garret Leone and Simmons, to put the game out of reach.


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With the win, the Select improved to 8-7-1, 1-2-1 Norcal.

West Coast Soccer

Girls U16

WCS Wild 2, Boca Jr. 0: Miciah Madison put the Wild on the board with a 25 yard blast the found the upper corner of the net. The Wild added to their 1-0 lead in the second half and scored when Autumn Smithers took a corner kick and bent it to the near post, where Melissa Ellis volleyed a shot for the a 2-0 lead. The Wild Defense finished the game with a well deserved shut out and moved up to second in the NPL State Division 1 standings.

Water polo

On Oct. 12, the LARPD Lazers water polo team hosted their second fall tournament. The Lazers entered a record number of teams (four), and hosted six other local clubs, including teams from Tiburon, Alameda, Stockton, and the 680 Drivers.

The Level II boys team won all their games, and were led in scoring by Sean Croghan and Noah Pettit. Goalie's Ian Herbert and Scott Ragatz played well.

Two of the Lazers Level I teams (beginners) demonstrated great teamwork, and showed off their improving skills. Camden Kiernan and Ryan Weiglein led the teams in scoring, while new players Saige Aronson, Jackie Urban and James West also turned in strong play.