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PAGE 6 - The Independent, OCTOBER 13, 2011Photo - Doug JorgensenThe Amador Valley High School varsity football team battled the visiting Livermore Cowboys in anEBAL game last week. Amador came away with a 14 to 12 win. In the photo, Livermore’s DemariayDrew (27) tackles Amador quarterback Ryan Mahoney (8).Livermore Fusion U11 GirlsWhite pulled off their firstvictory of the Norcal season onSaturday over MFC Barcelona.Lindsay Harnish led the teamwith three goals, while JosieBerg, Janessa Sanchez, andCassidy Herberth all addedsingles goals to push the finalscore to 6-2. Samantha Kwanand Grace Groeniger both heldtheir own in goal, keeping theopponents to only two goals;while Abby DeVries, KatherineLewis, Sophia Mylius, and JenWise helped their teammatessecure the win with their overallfield dominance. Pictured isLindsay Harnish heading tothe goal.West Coast Soccer Wrath U11 girls continue their season with anotherwin, this time against Pleasanton Rage. Anneliese Widdman was ingoal in the first half and Kylie Karter took over part way through thesecond half. With great goal-keeping and with the help from a strongdefence, Wrath continued their run of games with no goals conceded.The defenders worked hard against a strong Rage team. Defendersincluded Fran Hyde, Lindsey Phillips, Allyssa George and Kayli Lawsen.Wrath pressed hard with good midfield work from TylerRene Enderlein,and Abby Andrews. Wrath opened the scoring with a goal from HaleyThompson. Wrath pressed with chances for Kylie and Kate Wallacebut Kelsi Green then scored the second goal. Kate was rewarded forher hard work for the third goal and the win was rounded out by a goalfrom Abby Hoobing.Jason Campbell scored 3 goals over the weekend for thePleasanton BUSC U13 Premier 99 squad.WCOGA GymnasticsThe West Coast Olympic GymnasticsAcademy compulsory gymnasts competed inthe Meet by the Bay at Gymtowne Gymnasticsin South San Francisco on 10/2/11.The level 4 team won 2nd place. Standoutperformances: McKenzie Meyn -1st placebeam, 2nd place vault and floor and 2nd placeall-around. Juliette Gosselin- 1st place bars,3rd place beam and 3rd place all-around.Mariah Murphy - 2nd place bars and 3rd placeall-around. Amelia Liao - 3rd place bars andbeam. Rachel Shaw - 3rd place vault. AudreyOng - 2nd place bars. Claire Volkman - 3rdplace beam. Phoenix Cabuay - 3rd place bars.Deanna Chang - 3rd place vault.The combined level 5/6 team won 3rdplace Standout performances – level 5:Corrine Jackson – 1st place vault, beam andfloor, 2nd place bars and 1st place all-around.Lauren Swenson-Lennox – 1st place vaultand 3rd place all-around. Zoey Castillo – 3rdplace bars. Standout performances -level 6:Sara Ling – 2nd place vault and beam, 3rdplace floor and all-around. Jasmine Saucelo– 1st place beam and floor.Pleasanton SeahawksThe Pleasanton Seahawks competedat the WCAB Senior II Meet at DVC onOctober 1 & 2.The Senior Elite group turned in severalnoteworthy swims: Iris Brand swam earlyseason best times in the 100 back, 100 flyand 200 IM; Eva Chung swam BT’s in the100/200 free; 200 back and 200 IM; KirstenBrand swam BT’s in the 200 back, 100 fly& 400 IM; Nick Silverthorn swam BT’s inthe 200 breast and 100 fly; James Thompsonswam a BT in the 400 IM and Kristine Doanswam a BT in the 200 free.Fall BallFall Ball results include:AA Division: Livermore Giants vs. SanRamon Rivercats: All players were preparedto play on this warm Sunday afternoon.Defense: London Bishop pitched a greatinning. Michael Anolin caught an amazingpop-fly bringing the game to an end. Offense:Cooper Wilcox had a notable single. RileyScott pounded the ball for a single when hewas up at bat. Jonah Johnson sparked theteams enthusiasm when he hit a triple.West Coast SoccerWest Coast Soccer Waves U10 girlsenter the second half of the season undefeated.The Waves’ 2-2-0 record reflectsthe hard work and determination this brandnew Norcal team has to make their first yeara knock out season.The teams’ success has been accomplishedwith excellent defending by JovanaCenteno, Kaila Vazconez, Jessa Lyons, CaitlynGarrison and Ariel Conley. Holding thecore together with a strong midfield are JackieParker, Lyndsay Plant, Jessica “the grizz”Carlson. Goal scoring has been dominatedby Kara Kolte, Monique Reil and Jessica“J dawg” Keaney. Goal keeping has alsoshined with keepers Jessica Carlson, JackieParker, Ariel Conley, Jessica Keaney, JessaLyons, and Lyndsay Plant all contributing toan excellent “goals against” record.The team’s latest accomplishment cameSaturday against a seasoned Livermore Fusionteam. With great effort and precisionexecution, the West Coast Waves turned upthe offensive assault with a 4-1 win againsttheir opponent. The Waves dominate withball possession. Their defense put up anoutstanding wall that kept shot on goal toa minimum.Livermore FusionLivermore Fusion Soccer Club results:Youth/Recreation SoccerU-8 Girls: Soccer Sisters team had agreat game on Saturday, October 8, againstthe Mighty Squirrels. The top players for theSoccer Sisters were: Indianna Stoneberger,Claire McGinnis, and Erika Beakey.Livermore Jr. FootballLivermore Junior Football Leagueresults include the following:Junior Division: Texans 20, Bucs 6: Thisweek’s game was a battle of the defenses.Despite the final score the score remained6-6 through three quarters. Big tackles weremade Dylan Clinton, Elijah Hodgers, SilasVankirk, Andrew Waller, Kyle Winkler. Thetouchdown for the Bucs came from a fumblerecovery made by Hunter Kronmal who ranit in to score. The Bucs offense this weeksuffered from the short week of practice,however Jackson Brown managed to have afew break away runs that looks good.Vikings 25, Raiders 19: The Vikingsbeat the Raiders 25 to 19. Hunter Musgrave,quarterback, 16 scored three touchdowns,Jose Dominguez, 28 scored a touchdown,Colton Downs, 81 had a fumble recoveryand several tackles, Dylan Cole, 9 sacked thequarterback and Ian Humes, 99 also sackedthe quarterback. The Raiders played hardagainst the Vikings but were handed theirsecond defeat with a score of 19 – 25. TheRaiders’ O-line led by Harrison Meadows,Dylan Mesarchik, and Ethan Payne madeway for a Joe Doughty pitch-out and 20 yardrun to score their first touchdown. JaxenMcLaren had two long runs for touchdownsfor the Raiders in the second quarter. TheRaiders’ defense made up of D’Cy Ashford,Baker O’Dwyer, Duncan Maloney, DrewBraudrick, Royal Jones, and Elijah Nuddlemanstopped the Vikings causing them to turnthe ball over on downs with 4 seconds left inthe half. In the third quarter, the Vikings triedto make a two point conversion after theirtouchdown with a pass into the end zone butLogan Church dove to knock the ball downin front of the receiver. With the Vikingsthreatening another score on the Raiders’ 15yard, Caelan Roberts penetrated the backfieldand tackled the ball carrier for a huge losscausing the Vikings to punt the ball.Intermediate Division: Dolphins 18,49ers 13: In a game that saw 4 lead changes,the Dolphins held on to beat the 49ers, 18-13.49er quarterback Daniel Crisp accountedfor 45 yds offense on the final drive, whichended on the Dolphin 21-yard line as timeexpired. He also accounted for several hardhitting, bone jarring special teams tackles.49er middle linebacker Braden Jacksonlead the team in tackles, almost alwaysbeing in on or near the tackle. Dolphin runningback Jack Walker scored two rushingtouchdowns, while quarterback NicholasGrant ran for another. Dolphin defensiveback NolanMcCormick intercepted a 49erpass on the Dolphin 40-yard line, shuttingdown another 49er drive. 49er RenaissanceMan Lucas Montenegro continues to be a bigplay threatevery time he touches the ball. Hecaught a short pass from Crisp, broke twotackles and outraced the Dolphin defenders toturn a short pass into an exciting 45 TD catchto tie the game 6-6 late in the first quarter.He later scored on a one point conversionattempt. The Dolphins responded by drivingthe ball 46 yards for a go-ahead TD, cappedby Walker’s second rushing TD of the game,making the score 12-6, Dolphins. Luke Morrisroereturned the ensuing kickoff 10 yardsgiving the 49ers decent field position. The49ers needed only 5 plays to reach the endzone, the 5th play being a 16 yard TD passfrom Crisp to running back Isaiah Smith,giving the 49ers the lead 13-12, with 7:42remaining in the game. The Dolphins tookalmost 5 minutes off the clock and the leadfor good on a long drive ending with a 3yard TD run by Dolphin quarterback. Withonly 1:55 remaining, the 49ers drove the balldown field as time expired on their attemptedcomeback. Great game, there were no losers,everyone fought hard till the final whistle.The win improved the Dolphins record to4-1, the 49ers dropped to 2-3.Senior Division: Steelers 20, Packers 6:The first quarter was a defensive struggle asboth teams tested each other for weaknessesand played to a draw with no scoring. In thesecond quarter the Steelers got some offensegoing with a mix of running and passing andfinally scored on a 35 yard pass from JasonFrost to Ben Parker on a 8 yard out patternfollowed by a nice broken tackle and run forthe touchdown. Wesley Katz kicked the firstPAT of the year to make the score 8-0. TheSteelers kept their balanced attack going andscored at the end of the second quarter ona 25 yard touchdown pass from Jason Frostto Wesley Katz on a beautiful roll out andthrowback to make the score 14-0 with 12seconds remaining in the half. After bobblingthe ensuing kick off the Packers’ JacobGoodman returned the kick off 90 yards forthe touchdown to make the half time score14-6 in favor of the Steelers.In the second half the defenses continuedto dominate. The Packers were driving whenthe Steelers Clayton Bailey intercepted a passat the 25 yard line. The Steelers couldn’tcrack the Packers tough defense and wereforced to punt. Fortunately for the Steelersthe punt was fumbled by the Packers and wasthen recovered by Austin Brown in Packers’territory. The Steelers running attack thentook over as they drove the ball down to thegoal line and finally punched it in for a 2 yardtouchdown by Theo O’Ferrall as he drug 4defenders with him across the goal line. Inthe fourth quarter the Packers were drivingagain when Ben Thompson intercepted his3rd pass of the year. The Steelers then ranout the clock with powerful running by TheoO’Ferrall and Ben Parker. The offensive linewas impressive all day with strong blockingby Kyle Neves and Sean Stavert. The Steelersdefense was their usually strong selvesas their book ends Will and Stephen Mohlercontained everything inside the tackles andpressured the quarterback all day. Aaron Andrewsharassed the quarterback and smashedball carriers all day to lead the defense andthe line backers were led by Clayton Bailey,Ben Thompson, and Jack Lutz. The Steelerssecondary, led by Tyler Gonzales, ConnorMcCormack, and AustinBrown, blanketedthe Packers receiving corps all day. The winraised the Steelers record to 5-0 and they willface a dangerous Giants team this week.California GymnasticsThe Level 4, 5 and 6 girls from CaliforniaGymnastics Academy competed at theAloha Gymfest in Santa Clara on October2, 2011.CGA’s Level 5 team won the first placeteam award. Daniela Mendiola took secondplace all-around in her age group and firstplace on beam with a score of 9.350. AlexandraKim won first place all-around, takingfirst on beam with a score of 9.625. MayaMid-way through the Norcal Premier Soccer season, the WestCoast Fury U9 girls soccer team leads the league with anundefeated record. This past weekend the girls traveled to UnionCity to play the UC Premier Strikers on turf. The West Coastgirls dominated the game with an offensive barrage that wouldnot stop. In the final seconds of the game, a penalty was calledon West Coast which set up a direct shot on goal. Pictured isWest Coast's Kate Zeck stopping the penalty kick to ultimatelyend the game in a 0-0 tie.
The Independent, OCTOBER 13, 2011 - PAGE 7Rage Grey U-11 forward Hannah Gossett takes an early shot ongoal inside the San Jose Magic Blue's box. (Photo courtesy of WarrenMcCarty)The Pleasanton Rage Lady Rebels battled the Mustangs in aU18/19 match last Saturday. Lady Rebels were victorious, 6 to1.The West Coast Wild Fire U12G team has recorded a 2-0 record inNorcal State Cup preliminary play. The girls were on fire against thePleasanton Rage, beating them 3-0. The West Coast girls came outfiring with forward Isabella Barbero sending one in for the first score.Forward, Jenna Tidwell, netted goal number two on a breakaway frommidfield. Meghan Giamona pounded in the third and final goal withjust seconds left on the clock. Pictured is Isabella Barbero sendingthe ball up from the midfield.focus and ability to play multiple positions.Top Offensive Players: Natshelly Campos- Pumas; Top Defensive Players: KaamnaShankar - PumasUnder-10: The Jaguars and Jazz playeda tough battle, only to have the Jaguars comeout on top 5-2. The Jaguars were led byGracie Osie who played shut-out soccer ingoalie in the first half and scored two goalsin the second half. Eunice Jung continuedto lead the offense with patient ball controland pin point passing. Cameron Perez andMarissa Fredricks also scored to round outthe victory. The Jazz were led by MiyumiSmalheiser and Constanze Huebner.Score: Jaguars 5, Jazz 2; Jokers 2, Jitterbugs1: Top Offensive Players: UniceJong – Jaguars; Kaela Lee, Jasmine Sahabi,Shauna Chen, Keyan Bahadori - Jitterbugs;Top Defensive Players: Gracie Osie – Jaguars;: Kaylee Dillon, Stefani Deines, MaddieBolt, Gianna Varner Isabella Montiel,Hannah Deckinger – JitterbugsUnder-12: The Bay Cats met the Blazerson the warm and humid sports field fora spirited match between two tough teams.The players explored their developing skillsfueled by their coaches’ instruction.Score: Blazers1, Bay Cats 2; Out-Rage-Us 1, Her-ricanes 2: Top OffensiveFrank won first place all-around in her agegroup, placing first on beam with 9.350 andfirst on floor with 9.375. Alexandra McMillinwon first in bars with 9.475. Sabrina Kheirolomoomscored a 9.325 on floor, takingSecond Place. Lily Cuyler earned Secondplace on bars with 9.35 and Second Placeon beam with 9.425. Julieta Mendiola scored9.375 on beam and Yasmine Diyab scoreda 9.0 on beam.CGA’s Level 4 team won the second placeteam award. Anna Foehner placed second inher age group on floor with a score of 9.4and placed second all-around. Carly Onikiplaced first all-around in her age group withfirst place wins on bars with a score of 9.7and beam with a score of 9.1. Julia Humphreywon Second Place all-around with a scoreof 9.1 on vault and 9.375 on bars. KarinnaStevenson took third all-around with a scoreof 9.4 on the beam. Delaney Watkins scored9.3 on floor and Calli Renner scored a 9.0on floor.At Level 6, Naomi Chin placed secondall-around, winning first place on floor with9.476. Emily Balicanta placed second allaround,winning first place on beam with9.375. Allison Tietz took second on floorwith a score of 9.275 and Jasmyn Chenghad a score of 9.025 on vault.Pleasanton RageRage Black U10 girls: The Rage turnedin one of its best halves of the season inNovato on Sunday against NYSA NovatoUnited, but had to settle for a scoreless tieat intermission against the Novato United01G Green.However, Emma Clark providedthe exclamation points in Novato’s betterhalf, using strong individual performancesto score a pair of second-half goals to helpbeat Pleasanton 4-0 in a State Cup preliminaryseeding game.Sophia Shiblaq, LydiaO’Brien, Olivia Murphy and Amanda Dilgerled Pleasanton’s efforts offensively, but theRage couldn’t prevent Novato from securingits first win of the regular season.Paige Oniki, Andrea Harding, SamanthaLipsker, Lacy Becker and Julia Damiani allturned in fine games for the Rage, whosefirst-half efforts including a pair of sterlingsaves by goalie Kelly Meyrath.Clark brokethe scoreless tie by weaving her way past apair of Rage defenders and finding the backof the net from 10 yards out two minutesinto the second half. Before the Rage couldrecover, Josie Shaw was streaking free andscoring from 15 yards for a lighting-quick 2-0Novato lead.Shaw and Ashley Urrea addedgoals to close out the Novato scoring.West Coast SC 8, Pleasanton Rage 0:Speedy Monique Reil provided a rude, earlymorning wakeup call for the Rage as shescored three goals within an eight-minutespan of the first half, leading Livermore’sWest Coast SC Girls 01-02 to a resounding8-0 win over Pleasanton in U10 Girls BronzeEast league play.The Rage’s constant hustling couldn’tprevent the offensive onslaught by WestCoast SC, which had 30 shots on goal.Despite the score, the Rage got constanthustling from its players, particularly OliviaMurphy, Julia Damiani and Paige Oniki. Reilpunched in a short shot to break a 0-0 tie eightminutes into the game, then quickly scoredtwice more. Reil scored from the top of thebox after pouncing on a loose ball and twominutes later she found the net again fromshort range. Jessica Carlson, Ariel Conley andKaila Vasconez also scored for Livermore.Top Offensive Players: Sophia Shiblaq, LydiaO’Brien, Amanda Dilger, Olivia Murphy;Top Defensive Players: Paige Oniki, AndreaHarding, Julia DamianiPleasanton Rage Grey U-11 played adouble-header this past weekend, with bothgames resulting in tie scores.Saturday’s league game in San Leandroagainst the SACYSL California Northstarsfeatured Grey offensive players attackingthe net after the first few minutes. ForwardsIsabella Clark, Emily Esparza, IsabellaHuyler, and twin sisters, Emily and MaryTincher, took multiple shots on goal. It wasmid-fielder Eknoor Kaur who found the netPictured is West Coast Soccer Waves U10 player CaitlynGarrison bringing the ball upfield.in the 13th minute, kicking a high shot outof reach of the Northstars’ goalie. Esparzatapped a grounder in the 17th minute, but thereferee ruled that the ball failed to cross theline completely, so no score was recorded.The Calif. Northstars answered with twogoals in the 21st and 28th minutes.Grey’s first-half goalie, Karin McCarty,who played forward in the second half,evened the game’s score in the third minuteof the second half, off an assist from HannahGossett. Thirteen minutes later, Greydefender Julianna Pereira powered a free kickthat narrowly missed its target. Inspired, Kaurfound the net in 17th minute for her secondgoal of the game. Refusing to let Grey remainin the lead for long, the Northstars respondedwith a goal of their own in the 18th minute.No more shots found their targets in thesecond half, thanks to consistent defensiveplay by Grey defenders Devyn Baldus, ZoeMoura, Pereira and second-half goalkeeperClark. The game ended in a 3-3 tie.On Sunday, Grey played its third preliminaryNorCal State Cup seeding gameat home against San Jose Magic Blue. Theteams aggressively moved the ball up anddown the field, but the game proved to bea defensive battle, with the final score: 0-0.Rage Grey girls take their second placefinish in their flight into the next round ofState Cup, which is scheduled to begin onDec. 3 in Manteca.In league play on Saturday, the U10 Greydefeated the ACC Mavericks Thunderbirds3-1 with a strong team effort. A strongdefensive effort by the whole team featuredstrong play from Hanna Lurie, who also set upone goal, Lexi Whitney and Brooke Delaney.On the offensive end, the Grey got goalsfrom Alexis Gundermann, Bella Mayo andAnnika Laberge-Shusterman, who also set upanother goal. Top Offensive Players: AnnikaLaberge-Shusterman, Alexis Gundermann,Bella Mayo; Top Defensive Players: HannaLuri, Lexi Whitney, Brooke Delaney.Pleasanton Rage Division 4Under-8: The Mountain Lions hostedthe Monkeys in a fast paced offensive matchupof two energetic teams on a warm fallafternoon. Each team gave it their all as theybattled for supremacy. Top Offensive Players:Livy S., Olivia M., Jewels S. - MountainLions; Top Defensive Players: Leila L., GwenB., Julia B. - Mountain LionsUnder-9: The U9 Pumas fought backagainst the tough playing Polka-Dots. Afterfalling behind by 2 goals, Kaamna Shankarput on her game-face in goal and stoppedthe Dots cold. Natshelly Campos put thePumas on her back and led them to victoryby personally scoring 5 times in an amazingshow of determination and skill. SophieKeegan came up big for the Pumas with her