Island sports: Alameda Soccer Club update
Team USA (Abe) vs. Team Spain
Team USA (Abe) took on a strong competitor in Team Spain with Team USA dominating the first half and Team Spain dominate the second half. Teyo Snyder-Aquigui returned from an illness to play forceful defense. Benji Abe, Amaan Kanji, and Justin DeMarco demonstrated a growth in awareness of the benefits of passing and teamwork. As we enter the mid-season, Team USA continues to mature demonstrating a will to work together and the value of sportsmanship.
U10 Boys Devils 8, Rockridge Meteors 0
The Devils got off to a quick start with the first of three goals from Padraig Lane. Within minutes, Logan Carnerie scored off a pass from Padraig. The first half continued in the Devils’ favor when Jacob Anderson scored in traffic with a pass from winger Julian Sayen. Before the first half ended, Jacob put away his second goal. At the end of the first half it was 6-0, Devils. Meteors offense improved in the second half and the team had several unsuccessful tries. But it was not enough to stop Liam Rooney’s great defense and the Devils got an additional two goals, one each from Logan and Jake DeMarco.
U10 Boys ASC Destroyers 1, ASC Jedi Knights 1
Destroyers, in red, started strong with near goals by Aeneas and Sam K. The Destroyers’ goal was safely guarded by Nico, and Ethan made a beautiful goal. Tension rose with-near goals by Griffin, Sam and Spencer. Matthew, Jabaar and Eneko offered powerful defense. It was a huge team effort.
U11 Alameda Islanders 5, Bay Oaks SC Arsenal 0
Early in the match, Bay Oaks Arsenal led possession of the ball with an impressive display of precision ball handling. But the momentum soon shifted towards the Alameda Islanders, when Cameron Ba persistently attacked the goal, finishing with a hat trick scoring total of three goals. Midfielder Naseem Gaskin utilized his blazing speed to win possession of many loose balls. Creating many scoring opportunities, Cooper Teare prowled the midfield and helped switch the field of play. With excellent anticipation, Cameron Spaulding fielded a rebound and scored his first goal of the season. Outracing the Bay Oaks defenders, Matthew Yep ran down a long pass from Fahmi Ibrahim and closed out the Islander scoring with a late goal.
Everett & Jones BBQ U12 ASC Nightmare 2, RSC Dogfish 2
Rockridge struck first in a first game of the gold flight division. A penalty kick from a handball in the box gave the Dogfish a 2-0 lead into the first period. The Nightmare came out the second period and dominated the game on offensive with Kaelin Rooney driving past multiple defenders to close the score to 2-1. Sven-Erik Said playing the sweeper position took control of the game in mid-field and fed the offense, which made multiple shots on the Rockridge goalie. Jack Davis received a cross pass from Alex Orla-Bukowski and muscled his way through the defenders to place the ball into the net, tying the game. Midfielders Lukas Pecson and Evan Salsbury kept moving the ball into Dogfish territory to preserve the comeback and tie the game.
U13 Girls Islanders 4, Benicia Arsenal FC Premier 0
The Islander girls continued their undefeated run in the Norcal Premier League, with a win on Saturday against the Benicia Arsenal FC. Alexa Hansen opened the scoring for the Islanders in the first half and closed it in the second, with Nina Erquiaga and Erica McDonald providing goals in the middle, for a final score of 4-0. Clara Maxim, Laila Adranly and Briahn Brown all provided assists. Goalie Claire Attias kept a clean sheet for her third game in a row, protected by an offensive-minded back line of Chrissy Minor, Simone Willcox, Suheir Ibrahim and Lauren Jones. The U13s are undefeated in league play and at the top of their division in Norcal. Last weekend, the Islanders brought home fourth place medals in the competitive Golden Gate Invitational tournament, missing the championship game by one point and enjoying a hot, sunny weekend at Beach Chalet fields in San Francisco. The Islander U13Gs continue to shine, playing good soccer and showing teamwork, spirit and good sportsmanship on and off the pitch.
Golden Gate Invitational Scores
Islanders 6, SC Jaws 1
Islanders 6, SF Vikings Dream Team 0
Islanders 1, Elk Grove Illusion 1
SV/SLV Pride 2, Islanders 1
U14 Girls Alameda Islanders 3, Vallejo Strikers 1
The Islanders stayed on top of the Gold Flight by tallying three first-half goals, and then coasting on the Strikers’ home field. Erynn Naccarelli put the Islanders ahead to stay by taking a beautiful through-pass from Annie Kelly and putting the ball into the opposite corner of the net. Emma Canalin made it 2-0 by poking home a gorgeous corner kick from Naccarelli. And outside mid Kaitlin Yee drilled a 20-yard shot from the right side after a nice individual run. Midfielders Kelly, Sarah Beilman, Katherine Hanover and Lilly Bramble controlled the center of the field. Jordan Cenidoza had five saves, brilliantly supported by defenders Emily Woo, Sasita Knauer, Claire Drewery and Taylor Crooker.
MDB Construction, Inc. U14 Boys Alameda United Select 5, Montclair Clippers 0
Alameda’s U14 Select Boys maintained their momentum from the previous week’s Concord tournament championship, improving their league record to 3-0 with an impressive road win early Saturday. After taking a 1-0 halftime lead, preserved by a goal-line save by defender Sam Yuen, Alameda unleashed a furious second-half assault, including goals by Markus Gilbert, Cameron Burns, and Michael Woodworth. Alameda’s attack started with outstanding defense, including point-blank saves by goalie Joe Hausner, midfield dominance by Elijah Williams, and shutdown sweeper play by Carl Penney.
U16 Boys Alameda Red Bulls 5, Piedmont 1
The Red Bulls offense came alive by dominating all aspects of the game against Piedmont. Hindovee Bullie was the first Alameda player to drive past the defense and scoring to take the lead. Hindovee went on to score another two goals for his first hat trick of the season. Zachary Pecson and Alex Adranly controlled the midfield providing the Red Bull offense with plenty of scoring opportunities. Goalie Glen Van Winkle held Piedmont scoreless during the first period and provided good ball placement on his booming kicks. Andrew Morris scored in the second period to add to a lead of 4-0. The Red Bulls coach used the sportsmanship rule pulling Alameda players off the field after a fifth Red Bull goal then Piedmont scored at the end to make it 5-1 Alameda.