West Coast Soccer Club
Wild 6, Folsom Attack 1: The West Coast Soccer U15 Wild traveled to Folsom to take on the Folsom Attack in the first round of State Cup. Sydni Lunt scored the first goal for the Wild, but the Attack quickly responded with the equalizer on a corner kick. Lunt converted on a corner kick to give the Wild a 2-1 lead right before halftime. In the second half, the Wild controlled the tempo and broke the game open with four more goals. Tori Nicolo, Demi Gonis and Miciah Madison (2) scored the second half goals.
WCS Katz 0, Central Valley Alliance 0: National Premier League play was on display again as the U16 West Coast Katz traveled south to take on Central Valley Alliance at West Hills College. The match was a defensive battle between both teams. For the Katz, Nicole Lutz, Samantha Reich and Victoria Garza held the back line and allowed just eight shots on goal. Impressive play by goalie, Taylor Boren, kept all eight shots from making it to the back of the net.
WCS Katz 9, San Ramon Azuri 0: The Katz dominated both sides of the ball and scored nine goals. Sharan Singh scored two goals and Kamie Lipman contributed three assists. Keeper duties were split between Taylor Boren and Kylie Long, who combined for the shutout. With the victory the Katz remained undefeated in the first three weeks of league play and the first round of state cup.
Ajax United Fall Invitational
The West Coast Katz U16 team traveled to Ripon this weekend for the Ajax United Fall Invitational. The Katz started off strong with three wins to advance to the championship game.
In their first game, the Katz defeated Bullard FC, 3-0. Kaitlin Lipman led the Katz with two goals and Sharan Singh scored the third. Niki Lutz, Karlee Hall and Victoria Garza held a tight back line and prevented any goals.
The second game showdown against East Valley FC ended in a 2-0 victory. Abby Dyer scored both goals on assists by Taylah Nusser and Niki Lutz. Mia Volpatti, Grace Lara and Kamie Lipman held East Valley's offensive line at bay.
The Katz moved into the semifinals and defeated American River FC-Sacramento, 4-0. Haley Houts, Kaitlyn Lipman and Abby Dyer scored goals. Strong defense was displayed by Samantha Reich, Victoria Garza, Kamie Lipman and goalie Taylor Boren.
In the championship, the Katz defeated Central Valley Alliance 3-1. Abby Dyer scored the first goal and was assisted by Kaitlyn Lipman. Central Valley responded with two nice passing sequences and they scored the equalizer before halftime. In the second half, the Katz offense scored twice while the defense shutdown Central Valley to secure the Championship.
West Coast Wonder 3, Elk Grove 1: In the first half, the Wonder's Lesly Jimenez took advantage of a loose ball and found the net for the first goal. In the second half, a beautiful cross by Madison Gannon was finished by Lauren Sandy for a 2-0 lead. Despite a goal by Elk Grove, the Wonder kept pushing and Esthepani Cano stepped up to bury the third goal. Clutch saves by both goalies, Sonia Nichols and Stevie Sobers, along with a stellar defense kept Elk Grove at bay. With the victory the Wonder improve to 4-0 in league play.
Ajax Fall Invitational
The Wonder girls started out the tournament with a 6-0 victory over the Tracy Futbol Vipers. The teams defense stood strong and got the shut out with great play by Marissa Pletschette, Jessica Mahabali and Kayla Brisco.
In game two, the Wonders defeated the Argentina-Fresno, 5-1. Goals were scored by McKenna Buti, Selina Cardoza, Lauren Sandy and Madison Gannon (2). Midfielders Lesly Jimenez, Amanda Silveira and Esthepani Cano helped seal the victory.
The semifinal game proved to be the toughest for the Wonder, as they had to work hard to earn a 2-0 victory over Central California. Goals were scored by McKenna Buti and Lauren Sandy, and goalies Stevie Sobers and Sonia Nichols combined for the shutout.
In the final game, the Wonder defeated Barcelona-Nevada, 6-0, and secured their second Championship win of the year. McKenna Buti scored in the first minute. Buti scored another goal as did Lauren Sandy and Selina Cardoza, which put the Wonder ahead 4-0 at the half. In the second half, Erica Diaz and Alexis Redens shut down the Barcelona offense, while Miciah Madison and Lauren Sandy added goals for the Wonder.
Ajax Fall Invitational
The U10 West Coast Fury girls added another Championship to the West Coast Soccer Club trophy case. The girls battled top ranked premier teams from Northern California to claim the 2012 Ajax Fall Invitational. The Fury girls showed their strength on all fronts with the offense firing shot after shot, and the defense keeping opponents at bay. The girls won the Fall Invitational without allowing a goal.
The team consists of: Head Coach Sara Girotto, Asst. Coach LeeAnn Alfonzo and players Gracie Alfonzo, Madeline Allum, Haiden Arruda, Kalena Brongiel, Jamie Conklin, Alina Garcia, Alyssa Garza, Laura Gonzalez, Kourtney Kessler, Allison Rickman, Trinity Sandridge, and Kate Zeck.
Fall Harvest Tournament
Boys U19 Select
BUSC Select 2, Walnut Creek 0: The BUSC Select team defeated Walnut Creek in the Championship game of the Fall Harvest Tournament. In the fourth minute, off a throw-in, Drake Foote dropped the ball back to Collin LaPorte, who found pay dirt for a 1-0 lead. A foul late in the half found the Select lining up from about 25 yards. Simmons put a laser into the right upper corner for a 2-0 halftime lead. In the second half, the Select turned to their battle-hardened defense. Wings Josh Regal, Alex Codik, Christian Nahaolelua and Arthur Kuo made life difficult for any Chelsea attack while keeping pressure in the attacking third.
BUSC Select 3, Dublin United 1: In game one, the Select found themseleves down early, after Dublin converted a corner kick in the seventh minute. The Select responded with two goals by Drake Foote and one by Wes Rager. The defense, led by Dustin Lacy, Grant Petrie, Andrew Natsch, Kevin Faggiano, and Alex Williams, shut the door for the rest of the tournament, allowing no further goals.
BUSC Select 1, MVLA Firestorm 0: Game two was a hard fought rematch against the MVLA Firestorm, who had taken the Select in a prior tournament. This time, the Select stood tall and made a Collin LaPorte penalty kick stand up for the 1-0 final. Garrett Leone played with an injured leg and made a huge tackle at midfield, which shutdown a Firestorm attempt to the tie the game.
BUSC Select 0, San Carlos Flames 0: Both teams ramped up their attack and intensity for the full 60 minutes. The best Select attempt came early in the second half, when Chris Ford led Jack Simmons to the goal, but Simmons was stoned by a terrific defensive play from point blank. Player of the game was goalie, Bailey Roberts, who made five acrobatic saves. None were bigger than the last five minutes, when the Flames pushed for the winner. Roberts rejected one from in close with the striker dead on, and had another header that he punched over the crossbar.
BUSC Elite 2, Napa SC lOBOS 1: Addison Orr scored two goals, with Henrick Petterson assisting on one. Peterson also played strong defense in the 2-1 victory.
BUSC Elite2 4, Mission Valley United Black 0: For BUSC, Shanth Gopalswamy played solid defense, clearing out several balls and thwarting every Mission Valley attack. Derek Fietz also played strong defense, with good crosses and hustle.
Lamorinda United Soccer 3, BUSC Elite2 0: Joseph Lemus played strong defense and made several nice passes behind the Lamorinda defense. Djahi Walker took multiple shots on goal, and was consistently in the right place at the time.
BUSC Elite2 4, Mission Valley United Black 2: For BUSC, Antonio Chavez scored two goals in extra time and Michael O' Brien led a strong defensive effort.
Pleasanton Rage Soccer
Rage Orange 1, Walnut Creek Earthquakes 0: In their first game against the Earthquakes, Kiera Hegarty scored first for the Rage Orange, after sending a cross over the middle that was deflected off an Earthquakes player for an own goal. In the second half, Rage players Holly Judson, Leila Shafi, Kasey Cring, Keira Hegarty and Eknoor Kaur stepped up their defense and thwarted any chance of a game game-tying goal. Goalie, Haley Roundtree, notched her third shutout of the season and the Rage Orange improved to 2-1 in Norcal league play.
Rage Orange 9, Bay Oaks Bears Blue 0: For the Rage Orange, Delaney Soble scored the first goal after blasting a shot from 20 yards out. Minutes later, Maggie McPeak followed up with another 20 yard shot that found the net. Isabella Huyler got in on the action and scored on a cross from McPeak. Midfielder Sarah Mirr took care of the next two goals by dribbling through the middle of the Bay Oaks defense to give the Rage Orange a 5-0 halftime lead. In the second half, the Rage Orange didn't let up. Lilly Fehrmann, Mirr, Huyler and Soble each tallied another goal to give the Rage Orange a 9-0 shutout. Goalies, Haley Roundtree and Karin McCarty, combined for the shutout victory.
Rage Black vs. Dublin United Firecrackers: The Rage Black dedicated the game to Joselito Gonzaga, the father of goalie Kayla Gonzaga, who passed away unexpectedly this month. Wearing blue and white ribbons emblazoned with Joselito's coaching motto: "No excuses", the girls came together to support each other on a very emotional day. Gonzaga made several critical saves and the girls displayed excellent teamwork and spirit.
Dolphins 5, Doodlebugs 5: For the Dolphins, Elisabeth Gersich played great defense and Natalie Williams stayed with the ball. Top players for the Dolphins were Kate Hopkins and Sloan Harrison.
The LARPD Lazers U14 water polo team hosted their first tournament of the fall session, at the Robert Livermore Community Center on Sept. 29. The tournament brought together teams from all over the Bay Area. For many of the Level 1 players, it was their first time playing in a tournament. First time players, Robert Sutter, Talia Florio, Natalie Dallos demonstrated strong offensive skills, and made shots on goal which helped propel the Lazers to an undefeated (3-0) tournament. They were assisted by Level II players, Shelby Cruikshank, Luca Cuppoletti and David Brooks, who also scored goals. Nathan Fish, Sean Croghan, Scott Ragatz, Maddie David, and Mia Battilega played great offense, while Miara Pipe and Luca Cupoletti worked hard defending the goal.
The Lazers will host their next tournament on Oct. 13 at Robert Livermore.
Gymnasts from Edge Gymnastics competed in the Vineyard Classic in Pleasanton on Sept. 30th.
Individual results (Edge Gymnastics only):
Younger Division: Sydney Foon -- 1st. Beam (9.20); Michella Diebenow -- 2nd. Vault, 2nd. Floor.
Middle Division: Madison Shasky -- 1st. Floor (9.50), 2nd. Beam, 3rd. Vault, 3rd. All-Around.
Older Division I: Amanda Chau -- 1st. Vault (9.325), 1st. Floor (9.150), 1st. All-Around (36.20), 2nd. Bars, 2nd. Beam; Amanda Fingerut -- 1st. Bars (9.125), 2nd. Beam, 2nd. All-Around; Samantha Foon -- 1st. Beam (9.350).
Older Division II: Emily Devane -- 2nd. Beam, 2nd. Floor, 3rd. All-Around; Emily Reed -- 3rd. Bars.
Level 5-Session 5B
Team result: First place.
Younger Division: Mei-Ling Wong -- 1st. Vault (8.875), 2nd. Bars (9.150), 3rd. Beam (8.850), 3rd. Floor (8.800), 1st. All-Around (35.650); Katie Corbett -- 1st. Bars (9.450), 2nd. Beam (9.000), 2nd. All-Around (35.350); Lily Madrigal -- 3rd. Bars (9.075), 1st. Beam (9.100).
Middle Division: Katelyn Lewis -- 1st. Bars (9.000), 1st. Beam (9.125), 3rd. Floor (8.775), 2nd. All-Around (34.800); Elizabeth Wegrecki -- 3rd. Bars (8.600); Alexa Naegele -- 2nd. Beam (9.025).
Older Division: Kacie Donaldson -- 2nd. Vault (8.575), 3rd. Beam (8.775), 1st. Floor (9.050), 3rd. All-Around (34.125); Julie Greene -- 3rd. Bars (8.650), 1st. Beam (9.075); Kayley Clesen -- 2nd. Beam (8.900); Arianna Standish -- 3rd. Bars (8.650t).
Level 5-Session 7A
Team result: Sixth place.
Younger Division: Lillian Lewis -- 2nd. Beam (9.425), 1st. Floor (9.525); Caroline Paul -- 3rd. Beam (9.325).
Middle Division: Isabel Castillo -- 2nd. Vault (8.750).
Older Division: Bailey Dodgion -- 2nd. Vault (8.500), 2nd. Bars (8.975), 3rd. Beam (8.750), 3rd. Floor (8.875), 2nd. All-Around (35.100); Carli Collopy -- 3rd. Bars (8.925).
Older Division: Tracy Zhao -- 1st. Vault (9.375), 3rd. Floor (8.725t), 3rd. All-Around (34.950); Lindsay Gewirtz -- 3rd. Floor (8.725t).