Island sports: Alameda Soccer Club scores
Alameda Soccer U7 Team USA (Abe) vs. Team Ireland
Team USA played Team Ireland for the final game of the season. It was the second battle for these two titans. Benji Abe demonstrated good passing skills. Nicholas Robertson exhibited a new skill level in the goalie position. Jacob Ackiron had a great shot only to be blocked by Team Ireland’s outstanding goalie defense. Teyo Snyder-Aguigui scored one goal with Dillon Clark and Wyatt Kha each scoring two goals. Team USA ends the 2010 season undefeated.
ASC U10B Harvest Food Products Kao Destroyers 9, Meteors 4
In their last effort of the season, the Destroyers sent the Meteors into outer space with a 9-4 win! The dedication and determination was palpable as the morning sun shone on their victory. It was an exciting game and a great send-off to a super fun season. Fifteen boys, supportive coaching, lush green grass and lots of positive energy on the pitch and sidelines made for some gritty excitement for all. Thanks to Coach Sam and assistant coaches Andy and Sal! Look out for them in the U12 fall season!!
ASC U10G Sushi House Firepower 9, OSC Lighthouse 1
The Firepower’s Molly Clem opened the games scoring with the first of her three goals on the day on a nice trailing pass from Jackie Lim. Kaitlyn Ogata made it 2-0 with the first of her three goals on the day. Morgan Devlin, who also had two goals, made it 4-0 on a nice assist from Maddie Wilson. Hannah Corpuz capped the Firepower’s scoring at 9-0 with her first goal of the season. Kaelyn Adams had a pair of assists and narrowly missed a pair of goals. Keely McFall supported the defense with her relentless pursuit on the field.
ASC U10G Sushi House Firepower 4, Fast Flying Fireflies 0
The Firepower’s Maddie Wilson made it 1-0 on a nice pass setup by Kaitlyn Ogata. Ogata would score the next two goals to make it a 3-0 game and it would be Maddie Wilson again to cap the scoring at 4-0. Annika Stenstedt peppered the Lighthouse goalie all day with at least three shots on goal, but came up just shy. Caroline Gee also had a near miss in front of the Lighthouse goal in the first half. Sophia Cowan and Emma Low grounded the Fast Flying Fireflies attack with their stellar play on defense and helped keep the Firepower undefeated.
U11B Alameda Islanders 8, MPHFC Vortex 2
The Vortex scored in the opening minute, breaking an Islander run of 23 unanswered goals over six shutout games. On the ensuing kickoff, the Islanders responded immediately when Conor Neal advanced the ball to Cameron Ba who scored from a difficult angle on the right wing. Naseem Gaskin unleashed a scoring fury of four goals with a dazzling display of fancy footwork and blazing speed. Eduardo Franco scored on a pass from Gaskin and later assisted to Luca Altaffer to finish the Islander scoring explosion and lead the Islanders to a 7-0 record.
U11B Alameda Islanders 3, FCA Gremio 2
In a hard-fought battle later that afternoon, the Islanders came from behind twice to clinch the NorCal Premier division title with a record of 8-0. Down 1-0, the Islanders tied the score when Conor Neal lofted a high arching corner kick that Eduardo Franco headed in to the back of the net. The gritty Gremio team again took the lead 2-1, sneaking a slow dribbler in to the goal. Blasting a penalty kick, Conor Neal tied the game 2-2. Late in the game, attacker Cameron Ba ran down a lead pass to provide the winning score. With a solid defense and a blazing fast offensive attack, the U11 Islanders are poised to advance from the sweet 16 and make a run at the upcoming State Cup championship.
U12B ASC Nightmare 3 RSC Infernos 2
In a rematch game, ASC scored first with a direct kick by Sven-Erik Said which glanced off a defender and past the goal to take a 1-0 lead. Rockridge came back to tie the game at 1-1 at the half. The defensive strength of Noah Han, Jack Davis and Alex English kept the Infernos away from the ASC goal in the early second period. Cody Lim and Daniel Waldman moved the ball upfield to striker William Ardourel, who put Alameda ASC back in the lead 2-1. The Infernos came back again to tie the game at 2-2 with minutes remaining. Lukas Pecson used his quickness and passed to a waiting Alex Orla-Bukowski on the left side but was soon smothered by the Inferno defense. William Ardourel managed to steal the ball from a defender, then took a shot through numerous defenders and found the net for a ASC Nightmare 3-2 victory.
U13G Alameda Islanders
The U13 Islander girls finished what they started in the Norcal Premier League with a tie and two wins in their final weekend of league play, the first a 1-1 tie with Benicia Arsenal, the second a 5-1 win over Lamorinda United and the third a 2-1 win over the Montclair Red Rockets. With those results they were champions of their Norcal division, and remained undefeated in league play. They were also finalists in three of the four tournaments they played in this season. The team set high standards for themselves and worked hard, and were rewarded with an excellent season. Congratulations on a job well done!!
BuildASofa.com Alameda U14G Firebirds 3, Montclair Dynamites 2
The BuildASofa.com Firebirds came to their last game of the regular season prepared to give their best efforts. And that is what they needed against a bigger Montclair team. The first half was filled with many good shots and plays but ended in a nil-nil score. Second half adjustments resulted in the Dynamites breaking the deadlock with a goal five minutes into the half. The Firebirds responded with the equalizer a few minutes later on a beautiful cross from midfielder Sidney Faust to Kendall Miller, scoring the first of her three goals in the game. Miller scored her second goal on a penalty kick after being taken down in the box on a breakaway. The Dynamites would not say die and tied the score near the end of the game. But in keeping with their late-game determination, the Firebirds scored the winner on a pass from midfield to a breaking Miller just before the final whistle. Strong play from midfielders Leana Guion and Marisa Renner along with defenders Inna Broadbent and Lizzie Allan reflected the improved teamwork of the entire team.
U14G Alameda Islanders 2 Vallejo Strikers 0
Emma Canalin and Maddy Lewis scored goals late in the first half, and the Islanders remained in a first-place tie with the Montclair Clippers, with 6-1-1 records, atop the Gold flight. Canalin’s goal in the 34th minute came after a series of perfect one-touch passes from Taylor Crooker to fellow defender Emily Woo, to outside right midfielder Carrie Simmons, to forward Canalin, who scored from 10 yards out. Lewis’s goal, in the 39th minute developed after a lovely through ball from defender Claire Drewery. Lewis took it on the run, dribbled ahead, and beat both the trailing defender and the keeper with a laser shot into the back left side of the net.
MDB Construction, Inc U14B Alameda Islanders 5, Delta United 0
A determined Delta team gave Alameda a hard first-half battle in Antioch, surrendering only a breakaway goal by Alex Achramowicz on a long pass by Wesley Cheung. But Alameda seized the momentum in the second half, scoring in the first 20 seconds on a Jano Heljo goal off a Daniel McCormick feed, and the visitors never looked back. Cheung scored on a put back, Achramowicz and Heljo each added second goals, and goalkeeper Joe Hausner deflected numerous shots to preserve the shutout.
MDB Construction, Inc U14B Alameda Islanders 3, Piedmont Highlanders 2
Alameda won its final game of the season and finished first in its division, going undefeated in league play. Michael Woodworth scored two first-half goals for his dad’s birthday and Jano Heljo added his team-high 17th goal of the season on a beautiful assist from Pancho Mendoza. Carl Penney, Sam Yuen, and Ray Ly were strong on defense for Alameda, as Piedmont fought hard in the second half.