Boys U10 Aftershocks won the Santa Cruz Classic two-day tournament on Sept. 28 and 29 in dramatic fashion. After winning their first two games on Saturday, 4-1 and 7-1, they played a tough Santa Cruz Sharks team Sunday morning, loosing a heart-breaker 0-1. Thinking they were out, the team was packing up when they learned they made the final on points, and would face the same Sharks team in a rematch in the final. That game was a battle on both sides, with the Aftershocks down 1-2 at halftime but storming back and taking the lead for good – 3-2 with only two minutes remaining. The team played equally strong on offense and defense throughout the weekend, out scoring their opponents 14-5 overall. With dramatic saves and support in goal were JJ, Noah, Tyler and Owen. Swarming defense all around allowed very few shots on goal, including hustle plays by Jaymeson, Cole, Gabe, Matthew D, Cruz, Adrian and Malakai. Offense was highlighted by great ball control and passing. Scoring were Tyler (3), Gabe (2), Cole (2), Aiden (2), Noah, Matthew R, JJ and Lucas, with an “own goal” off a corner kick by Gabe! West Coast Boys U11 Magnitude also won first place in the same tournament, and West Coast Boys U12 Earthquakes won the Pleasanton Fall Harvest Classic - great weekend West Coast!

West Coast Soccer Kryptonite 07 Pre NPL Girls continued play on Saturday in the top division in Norcal Premier League against SF Aftershocks Black. Kryptonite played with tenacity but could not get the goals to go their way. On Sunday, Team Kryptonite traveled to Danville to play Mustang Elite; the two teams were evenly matched resulting in a 1-1 tie.

West Coast Soccer Kryptonite 07 Pre NPL Girls continued play on Saturday in the top division in Norcal Premier League against SF Aftershocks Black. Kryptonite played with tenacity but could not get the goals to go their way. On Sunday, Team Kryptonite traveled to Danville to play Mustang Elite; the two teams were evenly matched resulting in a 1-1 tie.

“We have a very young team full of talented players. We are still developing and working on our club principles and building a solid foundation to prepare us for future NPL level play,” said West Coast Soccer DOC Troy Dayak. Next up, the Kryptonite 07 Pre NPL Girls will travel together to play in the Boofest Halloween tournament in Brentwood.

West Coast Soccer Wicked NPL 04 closed out October play with a decisive 4-0 State Cup Group play win over local rival San Ramon FC. West Coast started off quick when defender Allyson Thompson stepped up to take a free kick and smashed a 35 yard laser to get Wicked on the board within the first 5 minutes of the game for a 1-0 lead. Coupled with two more goals from forward Kaya Scott and mid-fielder Maddie Herrera, Wicked went into the break with a comfortable 3-0 lead. Looking to gain some momentum in the 2nd half, San Ramon turned up the intensity which resulted in a physical half with both teams frequently hitting the turf. Mid-fielder Mikaela Yancey found the back of the net one more time to slam the door on San Ramon’s hopes of a comeback and gave the Wicked girls a 4-0 victory. Solid teamwork by the defensive line, MaryJane Anzo, Allyson Thompson, Andrea Castillo and Sabrina Rogers. Mid-fielders Miranda Valle, Makeila Yancey, Madison Herrera, Alexi Ochoa, and Adrianna Martins moved the ball fast and worked hard to control the tempo of the game. The victory on Sunday puts West Coast at the top of the group with 14 goals for and no goals against, extended Wicked’s win streak to 8 games and sets up a NPL Champions League showdown on Nov. 3 against Pleasanton Rage.

West Coast U19 girls continue State Cup Group play with another win. On the evening of Oct. 27, West Coast geared up to play visitors Davis Legacy 01 girls team in the second match of group play in Norcal State Cup. Starting things off for West Coast, Heather Tarabini zipped by the Davis defenders and found Mia Mendoza who dink chipped the ball in the goal to put West Coast up 1-0. Mid-fielders Caitlin Carlton, Precious Martinez, and Ashleigh Ward kept the ball in play, creating several scoring opportunities. Second half West Coast forwards were on fire as Caitlyn Garrison and Jessa Lyons shined on the attack. Arianna Moore ignited the offense with multiple beautiful crosses, eventually finding Mia Mendoza who struck again this time with a beautiful header finding the back of the net. “Our team practiced crossing and finishing all week. We had amazing crosses and I did my job getting to the right spots to score,” said forward Mia Mendoza. Defenders Leila Ganz, Fayth Hinojosa, Holly McRitchie, Jordan Brown, Lindsey Plant and Julianne Munoz kept the Davis offense from scoring throughout the game. Goal keepers Tori Morfin had four saves in the first half, and Lia Bedford with three in the second half to help earn the shutout. West Coast is at the top of the table for Norcal state cup group play with one more game to go. Multiple players from the 01 Warriors team have verbally committed to play college ball including Mia Mendoza (Chico State), Caitlin Carlton (Chico State), Jessa Lyons (Indiana Tech), Leila Ganz (Humbolt State), Holly McRitchie (Masters University) Isabel Mello (Manhattanville College, N.Y.), Jaden Hall (Cal State Fullerton), Heather Tarabini (Sacramento State). West Coast Soccer Club was ranked #1 in NorCal for College Commits for the past five years

West Coast Krush 04 Girls Team faced off against San Ramon FC 04G White in NorCal State Cup, Group Stage play. In the first half, the possession game was controlled by Krush. The defensive line of Emani Araya, Susan Contreras, Brooke Gale and Victoria Rivera, along with goalie Cassidy Pearson, shut down the few opportunities San Ramon created in the first half, while the offensive front line of Francesca Rivera, Kaya Brown, Carly Singleton, Lauren Stoneberger and Kayla Robinson kept applying the pressure to San Ramon. Despite Krush’s best efforts, the game remained scoreless after the first half. Krush came close to scoring early in the second half after earning a corner kick; Carly Singleton sent the ball right into the box, where Kira Korsak leaped to get a head on it, sending the ball to the goal. Unfortunately for Krush, the ball bounced off the cross bar, straight down to the ground, without crossing the goal line, where San Ramon’s goalie grabbed it, stealing the opportunity away from Krush. Despite the continuous effort of Krush, San Ramon broke the deadlock with 10 minutes left in the game, taking a 1-0 lead on breakaway. Krush doubled their efforts, led with strong ball movement by mid-fielders Julia Morfin, Kimmie Keller, Taylor Salsman, Diana Guerrero, Korsak and Singleton. Their hard work paid off with three minutes remaining in the game. On a San Ramon goal kick, Korsak fought with a San Ramon mid-fielder to receive the ball, then maneuvered to deflect the ball away from San Ramon’s mid-fielder to Susan Contreras; Contreras passed the ball right back to Korsak, who, after taking a dribble, shot the ball high into the net from just outside the 18-yard box, tying the game 1-1. Krush kept applying pressure to San Ramon’s defense, but when the whistle blew the game ended in the 1-1 tie.

Katz came out on fire this weekend at the Morgan Hill Halloween Soccer Tournament. Facing four games, with the point-based system, the Katz came out and dominated the tournament. West Coast defense held steady throughout the weekend from Addison McNeil, Taylen Dayak, Bella Hansen, and Sydney Stephens. In the first game, Katz refused to let the Gilroy Infinity line up any shot in the first half. Katz only allowed one goal the whole game, made from a penalty kick by the Gilroy Infinity. Sophia Rodriguez scored, assisted by Alexis Zamora, then Sydney Stephens scored, assisted by Addison McNeil. Karly Martins and Sydney Stephens were each able to find the back of the net. Katz won 4-1. This gave the Katz 9 points in the tournament. The second game Taylor Conover fired a shot in the goal in the first five minutes of play. Then from a smart throw in by Taylen Dayak, Sydney Stephens was able to place it in the goal right away. Sydney assisted by Dayak again managed to sneak in another goal. That did not stop the Katz from fighting for more, as Sydney Stephens drove in an incredible header straight to the net! Katz continued their shots of terror, with Cailey Sasaki assisted by Alexis Zamora, not once but twice in the same game, bringing the Katz up 6-1. Second half saw much more passing by the Katz, but Hansen was able to drive in another goal with a penalty kick. Katz won 7-4, giving them 18 points in the tournament and a four point advantage going into Oct. 27's games. The Katz continue their domination with a 5-0 win against the OV Toros and outstanding defense all weekend and aggressive attack continued with four goals in the first half; Taylen Dayak, Cailey Sasaki, and Karly Martins each took perfect shots when the opportunity came up. In the second half, Natalie scored, assisted by Taylor Conover, and Karly Martins firing it in from midfield. This win gave the Katz another nine points in the tournament and an incredible lead. The final game the Katz faced a tough game against the Sentinels SC but Katz kept their solid defense in place and prevented the Sentinels from scoring in the first half. There were shots taken from Alexis Zamora and Karly Martins early on, but the only goal came when Sydney Stephens lined up a shot outside the box that hit the top of the goal post before bouncing down right in the zone where Zamora was standing by ready to capitalize- and capitalize she did! Parker Black had amazing saves from the goal, keeping the lead through the first West Coast Katz ended the game in a tie, but were able to walk away with four more points in the tournament. Head coach, Adaurie Dayak, stated after the tournament, “I am so proud of the Katz. They have improved so much since last year and have taken everything we have worked hard on in practice seriously and executed it in the games this weekend.”

The U17 West Coast Kaos girls took a break from their Norcal Premier Champions League season to compete in the annual Placer United Girls Cup. Kaos played up in the U19 super group and went undefeated to bring home the championship. They outscored all of their opponents with 15 goals and only three against. Kaos started the tournament with a 7-0 shutout against Capital Valley United Crossfire. The scoring started with forward Anaya Shelton and then followed additional goals from Jessie Sotelo, Bailey Gualco, and Haley Heffner. Game two followed with a 5-2 win over the top-ranked Rocklin Navy Heat. Rocklin claimed the first goal from a deflection off a penalty kick. West Coast answered with a penalty kick of their own by Allison Rickman. The half ended with the match even at 1-1. After a pep talk from Coach Troy Dayak, Kaos came out firing and didn’t stop until they had racked up 4 more goals. Kaos advanced to the semi-finals against the host team, Placer United 02 NPL, another Champions League team. In a feisty and physical match, both teams battled to claim the first goal. Kaos managed to take several shots on goal but couldn’t sink any into the back of the net. Regulation time ended with no score. The girls went straight to PKs where Kaos made 4 goals and West Coast Keeper Madeleine Mannina saved two. The match ended with a 1-0 Kaos win and a spot in the championship game. Late in the afternoon of Oct. 27, Kaos faced the 2019 USYS U18G State Champions San Jose Surf in the final match of the tournament. At the 16 minute mark in the first half, Kaos’ Shelton scored her first goal on a breakaway from the right. Shelton got into the top of the 18 and delivered a low shot to the left corner of the goal. Five minutes later, Shelton repeated with another breakaway and a high shot out of reach of San Jose Surf Keeper. With seconds on the clock, San Jose was awarded a penalty kick in the box which converted to their only goal of the match. Kaos closed out the tournament with a 2-1 win to claim the championship cup. Kaos heads into November with more Champions League play, the Norcal College Showcase, and a trip south to play in the Silverlakes College Showcase. Follow all the girls and boys teams of West Coast Soccer Club at www.westcoastsoccerclub.com, and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Krush’s tournament run started off against SF Vikings SFVSC 04G Raven. After a scoreless first half, Kaya Brown got Krush on the board after scoring off a SF Vikings deflection from Carly Singleton’s well-placed corner kick. That single goal was all Krush needed for the 1-0 victory. In game two Krush faced off against Elite Soccer 04G Orange, the first half ended 0-0 with both teams battling throughout the half. That changed in the second half when Kimmie Keller passed the ball to Indianna Stoneberger, who scored the only goal of the game. The 1-0 win for the second game in a row secured Krush’s position in the tournament final. Sunday’s championship game had Krush once again facing off with Elite, but this time Krush dominated the game, scoring four unanswered goals. Lauren Stoneberger started off Krush’s scoring attack, with an assist from Keller and a short time later, Stoneberger and Keller switched roles, with Keller scoring and Stoneberger earning the assist. Singleton’s penalty kick conversion put Krush up 3-0. Singleton followed her penalty kick with an assist on the final goal of the game, scored by Brown. Final score 4-2 and the championship victory for West Coast Krush. Coach Adaurie Dayak said, “It was a great weekend, both of my West Coast teams worked extremely hard and earned their place as tournament champions!” Throughout the weekend Krush, made up of Brown, Singleton, Keller, Lauren Stoneberger, Indianna Stoneberger, Pearson, Diana Guerrero, Emani Araya, Francesca Ramos, Julia Morfin, Miranda Valle, Susan Contreras, Victoria Rivera, Kira Korsak, and Brooke Gale, demonstrated strong teamwork and played with a lot of heart, which was rewarded with them walking away as the Halloween Thriller Tournament Champions!

This past weekend, West Coast Soccer's U14 NPL team, Krossfire, traveled to the Sacramento area to compete in the Super Group of the prestigious Placer Girls Cup tournament. The competition started early Saturday morning as Krossfire saw a familiar foe in Burlingame BSC 2006G NPL. Burlingame's tactical attack challenged the Krossfire defense throughout the entire first half. Krossfire would give up two goals and go into half down 0-2. After halftime adjustments by Coach Troy Dayak, West Coast attack came alive. Macy Kreighbaum, Kayla Robinson, and Paige McLean would all net goals while the defense held strong to get the come-from-behind 3-2 victory. Saturday afternoon saw Krossfire facing another familiar foe in Folsom Lake Earthquakes Premier '06G. Both teams battled throughout the midfield trying to gain control. Payton Hoover would strike first, netting a goal off a drop kick pass from Jordan Oshana to give Krossfire the 1-0 lead. The second half West Coast began to pull ahead in all areas of the game but Folsom found a hole and knock in the equalizer goal. Not to be outdone, Krossfire answered back with two more goals of their own from Gianna Ramirez and Robinson. Krossfire would take the 3-1 victory and control of their bracket. Sunday morning started early for Krossfire as they faced a new challenge in Cook Inlet Velocity 06G from Alaska. The winds were strong, but the Krossfire attack was stronger. Ava Coverdale would get Krossfire on the board early, knocking in a deflected shot to take a 1-0 lead. From that point on, Krossfire never looked back. Gabby Carlton and Jasleen Gasca would each add goals for Krossfire in the second half, sealing the 3-0 victory and a trip to the Super Group Championship. The Super Group Championship pitted Krossfire against a very physical FC Sporting Chaos. With winds of 30+ mph and gusts over 50 mph, scoring opportunities were at a premium. Nearing the end of the first half, Payton Hoover split the Sporting's defense and got Krossfire a goal. The second half was a back and forth battle as both defenses worked overtime to stop any offensive attack. About halfway through the half, Kayla Robinson burst past two defenders for the second Krossfire goal. The Krossfire defense would then hold strong and take the 2-0 victory and the tournament championship. West Coast Soccer Krossfire U14 Girls will resume NPL Champions League play followed by the SilverLakes College Showcase down south over Thanksgiving weekend.