Pleasanton Weekly

Sports - April 30, 2010

Ballistic U14 makes top 4 in State Cup

47 teams entered in North State soccer tournament

Pleasanton Ballistic United U14 Premier reached the semifinals of the CYSA-North State Cup tournament at the Morgan Hill Soccer Complex last weekend.

The boys won their 4-team bracket in the preliminary round in Rio Linda in early April, then advanced to the Sweet 16 round, where they defeated Heritage Manchester 5-2. They then advanced to the quarterfinals, where they bested Almaden Storm 4-2.

Premier then met Santa Clara Sporting in the semifinal game where, despite a playing some of their best soccer all season, they fell short 0-1 but finished in the top 4 of the 47 U14 teams entered.

The Ballistic U14 team that made the top four in State Cup included Marco Neves, Kamron Crow, Scott Simpson, Jackson Adams, Rob Rowenhorst, Tommy Thompson, Connor Clark and coach Todd Higley, Coach Pablo Espinosa, Nathan Howald, Michael Paiva, Collin Blaney, Aaron Trujillo, Thomas Lee, Nate Grixti, Max Molz, Brenden Inchauspe and Pablo Espinosa.

--Jeb Bing


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