During the November 2 weekend, Fusion’s 2011 (U9) Girls Maroon enjoyed an extremely successful NorCal State Cup road trip. Playing in Manteca, Fusion swept three Round 2 matches, defeating Manteca Rangers 3-1, Lincoln FC 1-0, and Santa Rosa Empire SC 3-1. The team capped off the weekend with a 2-1 quarterfinal win over Mustang Soccer. The team resumes State Cup competition on November 16 with a semifinal match against Sacramento Soccer Alliance.
Fashionably attired in matching nerd outfits, Fusion’s 2010 (U10) Girls Gold took second place in the San Ramon FC Boo Cup. After starting tournament play with a tie and a loss, the nerds got their revenge by defeating Santa Rosa Empire SC 3-2 and Montclair Clippers 2-0 to finish as tournament runners-up.
Fusion’s 2007 (U13) Boys Select Bronze capped off a sensational season with a 2-0 win over Benicia Arsenal and a league championship. Ismael D and Tanner M scored for Fusion, with Hayden M setting up Tanner’s goal with a perfect crossing pass. Tanner also excelled at GK, keeping a clean sheet in the first half. Relentless energy from Dylan W and Kyle S spearheaded dominant play from Fusion’s midfield and defense.
On Nov. 2, Fusion’s 2008 (U12) Boys Gold played their final league match of the fall season against Albany Berkeley SC. It was a must-win game for both teams, as the victor would claim the league championship. Albany Berkeley started the match aggressively, dominating the first 15 minutes. Fusion withstood the onslaught, gained control and prevailed 3-0 to win the championship with a sterling 8-1 record. "Having a great season like ours requires a team of players who are driven to improve and who avoid complacency, even when they are winning regularly,” said Coach Daniel Vazquez. “Our success was a total team effort. I’m extremely proud of all of the boys."
Nikki Trucco (pictured at left) has been named to the Big West Conference All-Freshman Women's Soccer Team following her first season as a Cal Poly Mustang. Nikki played for Fusion SC for 6 years. For more information visit gopoly.com/sports/wsoc/2019-20/releases/20191106nt79v8