Katz

Katz continued to show their dominance and their perseverance this past weekend.

Katz continued to show their dominance and their perseverance this weekend. In league play against San Ramon, Katz managed to find themselves behind 3-1 at the start of the second half. However, they never game up and continued to fight back to a 4-4 tie. We saw great passing from Taylor Conover, Cailey Sasaki, and Natalie Miller, who managed to keep the ball in San Ramon territory through most of the first half with numerous attempted shots from the Katz. Fortunately, the Katz were finally able to sink a goal from Sydney Stephens, assisted by Addison McNeil, within the last two minutes of the first half. Second half we saw the Katz come out ready to fire, with Stephens managing to fire it in with a great pass from Karly Martins. The Katz defense, consisting of Bella Hansen, Addison McNeil, and Taylen Dayak refused to allow any shots from San Ramon, stopping them at their 3 goal lead. Amazingly, Stephens was able to head a shot right into the goal from a beautiful corner kick by Martins, helping the Katz tie the game. Unfortunately, San Ramon was able to sink another goal, but that still did not stop the Katz who continued their push towards victory. This time Martins had another corner kick opportunity that San Ramon was able to assist into their own goal. Katz tied San Ramon 4-4, but they would get their chance to face them again in the State Cup the next day. First game of the State Cup, Second Round, Katz faced San Ramon again. This time, Katz came out with full throttle. Katz unbreakable defense from Bella Hansen, Addison McNeil, and Taylen Dayak refused to allow any opportunity for San Ramon to take a shot in the box. Katz forwards Cailey Sasaki, Taylor Conover, Sophia Rodriguez, Natalie Miller, Sydney Stephens, and Alexis Zamora continued their driving dominance with shot after shot attempts. Katz midfielders Karly Martins and Delaeni Grajeda were set up every time San Ramon tried to cross the half. First half ended with no score from either team. Soon after the start of the second half, Martins was able to sink a shot made from a hand ball penalty just between the top of the box and the half field line, giving Katz a 1-0 lead. Katz defense continued their dominance and the Katz forward Karly Martins was able to score again with the assistance of Sophia Rodriguez. Katz beat San Ramon 2-0. Second game of the State Cup, Second Round, Katz faced San Carlos. We saw forward Taylor Conover try for pass after pass, with forwards Alexis Zamora, Cailey Sasaki, Sophia Rodriguez, Natalie Miller, and Sydney Stephens trying for shot after shot. Katz dominance kept the ball in San Carlos territory for most of the game. Midfielder Karly Martins was able to score again from a corner kick, this time with the assistance of San Carlos deflecting it in their own goal. Unfortunately, Katz shortly after allowed for a wide open shot from San Carlos, giving them their one and only goal of the game. Karly Martins was unstoppable though and managed to sink a goal with the assistance of Taylor Conover, and then again with the assistance from Alexis Zamora, giving the Katz a 3-1 lead. Katz defense refused to let the ball end up in home territory for even a second, thanks to Bella Hansen, Addison McNeil, and Taylen Dayak, who all managed to acquire shots on goals themselves. Delaeni Grajeda swapped places with Karly Martins at midfield and kept the defense on fire. Alexis Zamora was able to sink a goal with the assistance from Sydney Stephens and then Natalie Miller was able to end the game with a great goal from the box. Katz beat San Carlos 5-1.