COMPETITIVE FEATURED NEWS
Coach Mike Beiler’s U18 Premier team had some success August 2nd and 3rd at the Sac United Suntan Classic. After only two weekends of playing together, the team brought home the U18/U19 Championship trophy! Besides battling the hot weather on Saturday the girls had to endure two rounds of penalty kicks in order to secure the First Place prize.
Well fought weekend win, girls!
The team also was the finalist in the Soccer by the Bay tournament August 16th and 17th. Facing the Marin FC team in the finals with limited substitutes, the team held the Marin to just one goal. Quite an accomplishment against a team who had outscored their opponents in bracket play 16-0.
Our girls are warriors – we are ready for league play!
Jarreth Chan’s U17 Premier team ended their season with a Nor Cal State Cup Gold Division Championship win on May 10th! With the wind being a formidable issue, Rage had to come from behind twice. Both Julia Amos and Kendyll Woolsey scored to tie the game for Rage. At the end of regulation Rage found itself tied 2-2. After two 5 minute overtimes, the team found itself in a penalty kick situation. Practice and cool heads prevailed: Madi Mills, Rachel Barta, Katelyn Kramer, Monica Medor and Allie Engberson all buried their balls in the net. Gabriella Tassiano made 3 amazing stops against Cal Odyssey’s kicks resulting in a Pleasanton Rage win!
Great job Coach Jarreth and team orange!
U14 Premier Team Wins National Premier League (State 3)
This weekend, the Pleasanton RAGE U14 Premier Team finished off a dream fall season and won the National Premier League State Three Title. At one point they went undefeated for fourteen games in a row! They also completed an undefeated State Cup run in Group Stage Play. They finished #1 in the powerful NPL State Three Division featuring teams from throughout Northern California. They resume play after the high school break in late February. The team is Coached by Axel Thibodeau. The Assistant Coach is Ray Hooft. They are also lead by their Age Group Head Coach and Technical Trainer Stephanie Wieger.
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.
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 04 White team finished off the spring season by taking 1st Place in the Silver East bracket. The team, coached by Luis Siu, has worked incredibly hard to achieve their early success. Way to go White 04!!!
The Pleasanton Rage Orange 03 team took 1st place the Spring Region 3/4 Premier bracket Sunday, by topping Livermore 4-2. The team known for their determined style of play includes
(front row, l-r) Natalie O’Sullivan, Kayli Shimanuki, Sophia Minnite, Maddie Benson, Leah Allari, (back row, l-r,) Coach- Tina Estrada, Ashley Belshe, Hayden Jolley, Caitlin Currie, Isabella Guerrero, Maggie Nostrand, Evette Allari and Ava Buckles. The team is moving onto the Spring Cross-Regional Playoffs held in Davis the weekend of June 7-8. Congratulations Orange 03 and play hard in Davis.
Pleasanton RAGE U11 White Team Wins NorCal League Championship
The RAGE U11 White team finishes league play with 10 wins 0 losses. They capped their championship run in the Region 3-4 Silver division with a decisive 3-0 victory this past Saturday against the Danville Mustang Stars. Rage White dominated their league with 6 shutout victories to carry a plus 16 goal differential, and a 4 game win advantage on the second place team.
Rage will play for the top State Cup in the White Flight in December.
Congratulations RAGE U11 White on an amazing season!