The Pleasanton Rage U9 Orange team finished of the season winning the Norcal State Cup Championship. Coming into the semi final game
the team had an unbeaten run of 14 games. The previous weekend they finished their Norcal U9 Gold League schedule and finished in 1st place.
The semi final game against Modesto Ajax was a very hard-fought battle. The Rage team broke the deadlock with 10 minutes left with a great individual
goal by Katie O’Sullivan. The score was kept to 1-0 thanks to great defending and great goalkeeping by Katie Salonga and Paige Bennett.
The final game was a very tense game against a very fast San Juan team. The Rage team dominated most of the 1st half and scored before half time with a
goal by Angelina Ricupati assisted by Katie O’Sullivan. The San Juan team then scored two quick goals at the start of the 2nd half. With 10 minutes left
Rage equalized thanks to a long-range effort by Katie O’Sullivan.
The game then went into golden goal overtime and the Rage had many chances to score. Finally the game went into a penalty kick shoot out. The Rage
team scored 4 out of 5 kicks and 2 saves from Katie Salonga ensured the girls won the game and the State Championship.
For State Cup run the girls had a record of W6 L0 T3. In the Norcal League they had a record of W7 L0 T2. For the fall season including tournaments the girls
had a record of W23 L3 T7.