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U16 Hot Shots

hotshotssThe U-16 Hot Shots took 3rd place in the Walnut Creek Fall Classic. The team got off to a rocket start with a 7-1 win over a team from Danville. Scoring started early in this match up with the Hot Shots stampeding to a 3-0 advantage in the first 89 seconds. After a highly competitive game against the Walnut Creek Fury, the Hot Shots were in 1st place going into Sunday.’s play. After losing a heart-breaker to the Walnut Creek Swat 1-0, the team advanced to the playoffs against another Pleasanton team, the Ladyhawks, and won.

Offensively the team was led by Emily Santiago, Mrinalini Narayan, Kaitlyn Antilla and Chelsea Burke . Denell Jackson, April Maestas, Katie Zieker and Tayler Clopton anchored a stout defensive effort.

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RAGE U14 Hawks Claim Sonoma Honey Invitational 2nd Place

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Pictured front row, Jacqueline Templeman Second Row, Bridget O’Sullivan, Caoilinn Dwyer, Sofia Wreden, Samantha Nimmo, Aly Lee, Natalie McDaniel Third Row, Kristen Greene, Kyra Shah, Colleen Eichhorn, Ashley Frans, Carly Muser, Annecy Rocca, Cindy Zhao, Meena Alexander Coaches, Jeff Wreden, Steve Nimmo, Tom Zhao

The RAGE U14 Hawks flew into Sonoma for the Sonoma Honey Invitational tournament last weekend and walked out with 2nd place trophies!

On the opening day of pool play, The Hawks faced a pair of Sonoma teams in their first test of the tournament.  In game 1, The Hawks got off to a fast start with a fast driving goal from Bridget O’Sullivan.  The defense, anchored by Colleen Eichhorn frustrated the Sonoma Rush attackers and turned away all advances.  The second half became a defensive battle as the Hawks’ Caoilinn Dwyer and Kristen Greene provided plenty of protection for the keeper as the Hawks grabbed a 1-0 victory.  In the second game of the day, Carly Muser posted an early lead for the Hawks with a shot from way outside that found the net.  The Sonoma Huskies stormed back for 2 goals to grab the half time lead.  With time running out in the game, Samantha Nimmo sent a well placed long ball to Carly Muser for the equalizer, and the Hawks ended the game tied.

Day 2 opened with an early match up against the Sonoma Scorpions.  The game opened in a tight defensive battle.  The Hawks keeper, Jacqueline Templeman, made several outstanding stops with Sofia Wreden and Aly Lee anchoring a strong defense to maintain a 0-0 halftime score.  Injured forward, Ashley Frans, saw an opportunity and recommended a offensive adjustment which paid off as Cindy Zhao pushed to ball forward to a waiting Carly Muser and the game winner for a 1-0 finish.  The tight battle earned the Hawks a spot in the Championship game!
The wear of the tournament took its toll on the Hawks as they entered the final game with no subs available, but injured teammates remained on the sidelines cheering loudly.  Injured Captains, Ashley Frans and Meena Alexander, motivated their team before taking the field.  Annecy Rocca got things going for the Hawks with several strong drives up the field.  Kyra Shah kept the ball on the offensive side throughout the game.  Natalie McDaniel cut off numerous attacks to protect her keeper.  In the end, the Hawks fell just short of the championship, but claimed well deserved 2nd place trophies.
After the final whistle, the coaches, Steve Nimmo, Jeff Wreden, and Tom Zhao watched as the Hawks hugged each other and celebrated a successful tournament. The Hawks, with their outstanding team play and support throughout the tournament, earned them the well-deserved 2013 Sonoma Honey Invitational 2nd place finish!

posted 10/1/13

 

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The RAGE Flight teams attended a San Jose Earthquakes practice.

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Rage U12 Orange Crush Wins the 2012 Mission Valley United Super Cup Tournament

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The Pleasanton Rage U12 Flight Orange Crush completed their season by capturing the Mission Valley United Super Cup tournament.

The Orange Crush began Saturday pool play with a 1 – 1 tie against the FC Fremont Flash.  The first half was a strong defensive battle on both sides.  Kayla Baughman and Emilie Clark led the Orange Crush, but were unable to put the ball past the excellent Flash goalie.  At half time, neither team was able to score.  The Flash broke through 10 minutes into the second half to take a 1 – 0 lead.  Ten minutes later, Jenna Brown scored on an assist by Gracie Ose to knot the game at 1 – 1 and neither team was able to score again. The Orange Crush won their second match 3 – 0, against Adrenaline.  Jenna Brown led the way with 2 goals with an assist from Megan Gee in the first half.  In the second half, Hana Malar made a determined effort through the Adrenaline defense to score on a through ball from Jenna Brown.  On Sunday morning, the Orange crush defeated the Pleasanton Rage team 3 – 0.  Jenna Brown scored 2 minutes apart in the first half on another assist from Megan Gee. Mollie McKay completed the scoring in the second half in a scramble in front of the net.  Midfielders Lindsey Schroeder and Elisabeth Balicanta kept the offensive pressure all game long.  The Orange Crush won pool play and qualified for the championship game.

The Orange Crush went up against the Adrenaline in the title match.  Mollie McKay opened up the scoring 10 minutes into the match on an assist a great cross from Megan Gee to lead 1 – 0 at halftime.  Marissa Fredricks provided consistent offensive pressure with the help of midfielders led by Gabby Smith, Sammi Ayoob Ahmad, and Marissa Lawrence.  The second half was another defensive struggle with neither side able to take advantage.  The Orange Crush defense was able shut down the Adrenaline and allowed no shots on goal.  The Orange Crush completed their amazing run for a 1 – 0 shutout of the Adrenaline for the championship win.

The defense for Orange Crush was strong once again allowing only one goal the entire tournament. Emma Tsztoo, Noe Jue, and Alyssa Wu led them along with their number one goalie, Jamison Gray.

After the final whistle, the Orange Crush fans were cheering in awe as the team celebrated their championship win with hugs all around.

Coaches Bob Gee, and Cliff Wu most pleased with how much fun and camaraderie the team had.  It showed up at each and every game.  They played so well as a team and they all contributed towards its success.  Congratulations to the Orange Crush for winning the 2012 U12 Mission Valley United Super Cup tournament!

 

Posted: 12/10/12

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