The Pleasanton Rage U12 D3 captured its league title with a thrilling 1-0 win over the Walnut Creek Raptors on Nov. 15.
The game was a hard fought event, with both sides having a number of scoring opportunities. Pleasanton GK's Maddie Aston and Mo Baker each had to make saves on direct kicks from outside the penalty box. Both girls came up big with their saves. The goal came in the second half by Liz Unpingco, as she nailed a high corner finish from 18 yards out off a beautiful assist from Julia Amos. The game was fast paced and physical, as the defensive back line of Jessica Amos, Natalie Reichenback, Ally Nickel and Lauren Epps did their best to help keep Walnut Creek off the scorecard.
The Rage U12 D3 players ended their season with a 10-1-1 league record and title and a super season. Players include Jessica Amos, Julia Amos, Maddie Aston, Madalyn Baker, Kate Berrigan, Kamryn Brown, Devon Buteau, Anna Copenhagen, Kalyn Epps, Lauren Epps, Nicole Lindke, Allison Nickel, Jordan Niermeyer and Sarah Peas.
Predators win Crossroads Tournament
The Ballistic United U14 Predators took first place in the Crossroads recreational tournament. They were undefeated for the weekend with three shutouts and only allowing one goal against them. Goals were scored by Brett Lewis, Daniel Reedy, Jake Williams, Daehee Kwack, Kevin Faggiano, Kevin Crispell, Eric Crispell and Grayson Meurrens.
In the championship game the Predators faced the Livermore Mustangs. Late in the first half Grayson Meurrens was on a breakaway, drew the keeper out, took a shot which deflected right into Kwack's path. Kwack tapped it in for the only goal in the Championship game. In the final game, the wall that stopped Livermore from scoring was led by keeper, Kyle Wiest and fullbacks Eric Crispell and Bryson Sherman.
Seahawks continue to break records
The Pleasanton Seahawks traveled to Palo Alto for a swim meet this past weekend. Once again Nick Silverthorn broke another National Age Group record in the 11-12 boys Short Course 400 IM (4:11.77). This is his third NAG in two weeks. New Pacific Swimming record in 11-12 boys Short Course 200 IM (1:59.91).
Rachel Knowles is the proud owner of the PLS Team Record 11-12 girls 200 Fly (2:24.64). New Far Western Cuts include Lillian Sun, Brian Lee, Tony Shen and Alex Wang. New JO cuts include Chris Dourov. Other great swims were made by Caleb Wang, 50/100 Free, Cassidy Booe, 50/100 Free, Roshni Nair, 200 Breast, Alicia Brown, 100 Free/200 Fly and Jon Ong, 100 Back.