During the October 26 weekend, Fusion’s 2008 (U12) Girls Gold traveled to Hopkins Junior High School in Fremont to compete in Fremont Youth SC’s Kick or Treat Tournament. Led by rookie Coach Aulani Fernandez, the team opened tournament play with impressive wins on Saturday over Mavericks SC and Valley United SC. Fusion started quickly against Mavericks, with Rowan W scoring just 30 seconds in and Jenna L adding a second goal two minutes later. Savanah C and Keira W scored for Fusion in the second half to make the final score 4-0. Fusion continued its strong play against Valley United, as Keira W’s hat trick led the maroon and gold to a 5-0 victory. Jenna L and Savanah C also scored for Fusion. On Sunday, Rowan W scored twice to lead Fusion to a 2-1 win over Rohnert Park SC and a berth in the championship round against Roar FC of San Francisco. In the finals, Rowan W scored the game’s only goal as Fusion prevailed 1-0 to win the tournament. Fusion excelled on both offense and defense throughout the tournament. Bella K, Jenna T, Kaitlyn S and Olivia A starred for the offense, while Catherine DL, Harper P and Michaela L led a superlative defensive effort that conceded only one goal in four matches.
Fusion’s 2009 (U11) Boys Select Bronze are Brentwood Impact SC Boo Fest champions. The team opened the tournament by downing Marin FC 7-0, then tied San Pablo United 1-1 and beat Ross Valley Breakers FC to advance to the finals against Dublin United SL. Fusion shut out Dublin 2-0 to claim the championship. Luke C, Austin S, Brayden R and Shamus M led the defensive, while Max R led the team in scoring. The team has compiled a 14-1-2 record with three league games remaining.