Alameda Islanders at State Cup
The under-12 girls team brought home the State Cup championship in the Silver Flight division of Northern California State Cup in Woodland, Calif.
The Islanders shut out the Montclair Clippers 2-0 in the finals, and in the semifinals defeated the Danville Mustangs 2-1. In the finals, the defense of Ashley Chu, Kendal Adams, Annina Jordan, Julia Verdict, Anya Baltasar and goalie Michaela Wong dominated the Mustangs and kept them scoreless throughout the entire game. Offensively, both of the Islanders' goals were scored in the first half. The first score found the net after Maddie MacAskill converted on a penalty kick, and the second and final goal was scored by Annina Jordan, from well outside the penalty box, with less than a minute remaining. In the semifinals, the Islanders trailed 1-0 early, but scored the equalizer on Holly Teeters rocket shot off a corner kick by Julia Verdict. The winning goal was setup by a long pass from Kendal Adams, who found Kaelyn Adams and finished for the 2-1 win.
The NorCal State Cup title capped a triumphant season that included tournaments win in Santa Cruz, Central Marin, Tiburon and Fremont.
Big Island Gymnastics at State Cup
Big Island Gymnastics had a successful showing at the State Cup and many gymnasts set new personal bests along with top 10 finishes.
Mulan McNabb -- All-Around: 7th. 35.175; Nichole Sanchez -- All-Around: 11th 33.425
Theodora Uzozie -- 1st. Bars, 1st. Floor, 4th. 36.150 (ranked 4th in state); Shavase Shine -- Vault: 1st., All-Around: 4th. 36.425; Naya Olivera -- All-Around: 7th. 35.525; Alia Owens -- All-Around: 9th. 34.925; Grace MacLean -- All-Around: 10th. 35.275.
Kamryn Beene -- All-Around: 3rd. 37.800; Katherine Higgins-Kiang -- All-Around: 5th. 36.950; Helen Doyle -- All-Around: 7th. 36.050; Eliana Dyas-Cray -- All-Around: 8th. 35.950, Toni Anderson -- All-Around: 9th. 35.100; Isabella Ma -- Beam: 2nd. 9.650; All-Around: 1st. 37.750; Sarah Ifcher -- Bars: 4th. 9.500, Beam: 6th. 9.600, All-Around: 37.725.; Kamryn Beene -- All-Around: 3rd. 37.800; Katherine Higgins-Kiang -- All-Around: 5th. 36.950; Helen Doyle -- All-Around: 7th. 36.050; Eliana Dyas-Cray -- All-Around: 8th. 35.950; Toni Anderson -- All-Around: 9th. 35.100.