Rage U11 Grey champions of state cup this morning! 3-0 win against santa rosa lightening.
Pleasanton Rage U9 Orange won the Gold division in the prestigious Boo Fest in Sacramento, the largest Halloween tournament in Northern California. Following a very strong performance in the opening round, Rage led by head coach Axel Thibodeau, drew Modesto Ajax in the tournament final. The team passed the ball incredibly well and quickly found Gianna Owens up top for a quick 1-0 lead. Rage continued to dominate possession and eventually Gianna Guerrero found net again early in the second half, putting Rage up 2-0. They would go on to win the game 2-1 on strong goalkeeping from Reese Gotchall and Eva Torrico; relentless defending and midfield play from Presley Cash, Ava Haviley, Abby Mai, and Alden Hofstede; and further offensive firepower from Riley Horn, Aleka Mandava and Aishwarya Anburaja. This is Rage’s second high profile tournament win and readies the Orange for the upcoming Norcal State Cup.
WORKING HARD, BEING HUNGRY, STAYING HUMBLE… Congratulations to the RAGE U12 Orange team as they battled to the last kick to win the consolation match against Novato United at the Soccer by the Bay Tournament. Coach NIna Cefalo showed a strong offensive front with Tiana Cello, Ashleigh Garcia, Olivia Martin, Alexa Ruiz, Riann Sarno, and Carolijn Steele. The opponents faced the pressure from the defensive force of Erica Haley, Analise Hernandez, Sierra O’Donnell, Kathryn Pearson, Lauren Reeves, and Ava Ricker. After regulation time and two periods of overtime had expired, the contest was tied 4-4. The game was decided by penalty kicks. The team united behind the feet of Kenna Asmussen, Kayla Cameron, Jasmine Cochiaosue, Shay McIntyre, Kayla Robertson and the hands of goalie Sadie Brown. RAGE lead 4-3 as goalie Sadie Brown clinched the win by blocking the last kick. The success of the RAGE team stems from their consistent hard work, defining themselves with their continuous improvement and growth. Congratulations again, RAGE U12 Orange!!!
U12 Orange “RAGE” through to win the VACAVILLE SHOOTOUT
Hustle and heart set the RAGE U12 Orange team apart from the competition as they went undefeated in the Vacaville tourney. They totaled 19 goals and allowed 0 making it a true championship run. When asked how it felt to win the championship… ”It’s GREAT, but we know that as a team and only as a team can we make a championship dream come true.”
Congratulations to the Pleasanton RAGE u9 Orange on winning the 2015 Pleasanton Rage Showcase. The team, coached by Axel Thibodeau, went undefeated (4-0) to win the championship. Following the Spring season where the girls played up at u10, this was their first time playing at their age group – and they didn’t disappoint. They beat Santa Rosa, Clovis, and Mustang Mercury before heading into the championship game against Mustang’s #1 team, Xplosion.Led offensively by Giana Owens, Giana Guerrero, Riley Horn and Aishwarya Anburaja – the girls went ahead early with two quick goals. Alden Hofstede, Ava Haviley and Aleka Mandava held down the midfield; while Abby Mai, Eva Torrico, Presley Cash and Reese Gotchall stellar defense limited Mustang’s scoring opportunities. At full time the game was 3-1, Orange on top and riding momentum into the Fall season.
The Pleasanton Rage U11 Orange 03 team placed 3rd in the NorCal Premier State Cup bracket, wrapping up a very successful U11 season. This team is the only team in their age group with 3 appearances in 3 years in the final four of the NorCal State Cup bracket.
The Pleasanton Rage Orange 03 team won the Consolation Final in the U11 Premier Division at the Rage Juniors Showcase. The team defeated an always competitive Walnut Creek Barcelona team to take 3rd place overall in a 12-team field.